Intel and BlueData team up on big data

Intel and Mountain View startup BlueData are teaming up to offer a chip to software solution for companies deploying software to manage mountains of data.

The relationship combines Intel’s Xeon processor used in data centers with BlueData’s software that simplifies the deployment of big data applications and infrastructure. BlueData will optimize its software for Intel’s architecture.

“We are focused on bringing big data into the mainstream and unlocking the value for our enterprise customers,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a statement.

Intel Capital also announced a $20 million round of investment in Blue Data, with other investors, which BlueData said it will use to expand its engineering, sales, business development and marketing teams. It’s Intel’s third investment in the company since 2012.

BlueData’s software works with most Hadoop and Spark deployments and integrates with most data analysis applications and runs with any shared environment, the company says.

Photo: Intel campus (Len Lahman, Mercury News)


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