If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that the ability to turn organizational data into usable business insights is invaluable. Business intelligence is your competitive edge – by unlocking the mysteries hidden within huge swaths of data, your organization could have the information necessary to operate more efficiently and more effectively, and to better connect with your customers. And while imperative, business intelligence’s usefulness can be impeded by the processing time required by traditional datacenters. 39 percent of marketers say that their data is collected “too infrequently or not real-time enough.”
In-memory analytics can be the solution for organizations that can’t continue to wait for business insights. The impact of in-memory analytics on the enterprise can’t be overstated - IT Business Edge even goes so far as to call it “profound.”
Gartner predicts that by 2015, at least 35 percent of midsize and large organizations will have adopted a real time analytics program. Donald Feinberg, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, goes even further to say that “within the next 15 years, you will run your whole operation in memory. You won’t have tape drives, you won’t have disk drives. You’ll be using flash and memory. Flash will be your backup, your archive, and memory is where you’re going to run everything. And that’s absolutely a fact.”
If your organization is among those looking to transition to real-time analytics, the best move is to adopt servers based on the new Intel Xeon E7 v2 family of processors. Intel internal performance tests indicate that “servers based on Xeon E7 cut query processing times roughly in half for both SAP HANA and for IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration in comparison with previous-generation systems based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family. These gains not only speed time to insight, but also enable businesses to process twice as many queries in a given time frame.”
Interested in discovering more about the Xeon E7 v2 processor’s impact on data processing speeds? Learn more about infusing your business with real-time data-driven intelligence here.
Mike Moshier is a data center marketing strategist at Intel, where he has connected IT decision makers with the right data center solutions for more than 10 years. Prior to his time at Intel, Mike served in various engineering roles. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering and an MBA in marketing, both from the University of California, Davis. For more info, please check out his Linkedin profile.