28 February, 2013
Intel Drops A Big Data Shocker
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Intel surprised the Big Data world by announcing its own Hadoop distribution. Aptly named the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the distribution includes several Intel contributed enhancements that it claims will improve performance and security. Namely, it has contributed enhancements to HDFS, YARN, HBase and Hive projects. Intel also announced its proprietary Intel Manager for Apache Hadoop software.