Intel and Dell To Deliver Real Value from Big Data Analytics with SAP Foundation for Health

'All in One Day by 2020' - it's a phrase I hear often here at Intel, and this vision of a single 24 hour period in which a cancer patient’s tumor DNA can be sequenced, to ultimately come up with a better, personalized treatment plan, is a major driving force behind what we do. Doctors and researchers should be enabled to find all the information they need from all the structured and unstructured healthcare data, that will improve patient outcomes, and we want to help them do that quickly.

With that in mind, it's fantastic to bring you news of how Intel and Dell have joined forces to deliver a blueprint architecture for SAP Foundation for Health and SAP Medical Research Insights. SAP Foundation for Health serves as a platform for a number of new applications targeted at personalized medicine and allows the analysis of large amounts of data from disparate sources; and in in real-time using SAP HANA.

The new reference architecture will enable customers across the globe to deploy this solution quickly and with full confidence in its capabilities. Speed is a critical factor in personalized medicine, and with the SAP HANA infrastructure, optimized for Intel® Xeon® Processor E7, it is possible to deliver fast-paced analysis of the mission critical structured and unstructured data.

Much of the commentary around big data analytics in healthcare seems to focus on what might be possible, at some time in the future. The joint efforts of Intel, Dell and SAP in building this software-hardware blueprint shows that it is possible to deliver real value to researchers and clinicians today, in an easy and uniform manner. Delivering value to researchers and clinicians means that jointly we will deliver maximum benefit to patients, and impact the quality of life.

To learn more about how Intel and Dell are working together in the field of health and life sciences I highly recommend watching this Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) video, which highlights how high performance computing is helping doctors and researchers better understand data to treat and prevent diseases.

We want to continue this conversation with you at HIMSS16 (Feb 29 – Mar 4, Las Vegas) where we will be happy to discuss Intel, Dell and SAP’s work in personalized medicine in more detail; all three companies have booths on site. To meet with Intel, contact me below to arrange a suitable day and time to meet. I look forward to seeing you.