According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, the annual global datacenter traffic will reach 6.6 zettabytes by the end of 2016, and global IP traffic will reach 554 exabytes per month. Putting this number in perspective, experts believe mankind has created 5 exabytes of information since the dawn of civilization until 2003.
Intel is at the intersection of the forces driving the explosion of data, such as the increase of mobile devices generating Web-scale data, the growth of high-performance computation and a growing range of sensors and embedded devices that collect data from automobiles, digital signs and more. To help organizations draw new insights from data, Intel recently announced its Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software that delivers optimizations to performance and security, to help more organizations and people take advantage of the vast amounts of data being generated. Intel’s Hadoop efforts originated in China.
Improving Safety, Reducing Congestion: Bocom, a leading supplier of traffic management solutions, is collaborating with Intel to transform its end-to-end solution from point video capture to a big data analytics solution. Using Intel Xeon, Bocom can extract data from video and send that information to an Intel-based Hadoop cluster for distributed storage and analytics. Individuals can use this information to streamline their traffic plans, while urban planners can prioritize capital investments and better allocate public safety resources.
Real-Time Call Data: With China’s huge population, and the high rate of calls and SMS messages, China Mobile was challenged with offering accurate, timely billing and usage information to subscribers. Using Intel Distribution for Hadoop, China Mobile was able to ensure quality updates and optimal performance. The result is a system that delivers inquiry results 30 times faster and with a greater ability to scale capacity for future growth.