Intel announced today a new distribution for Apache Hadoop Software ""built from the silicon up to deliver industry leading performance and security to better access and use big data." Dell is pleased to be a significant part of this announcement as our award winning PowerEdge R720xd server and cloud enabled PowerEdge C8000 series servers are particularly well suited for customer environments running Hadoop. 

"People and machines are producing valuable information that could enrich our lives in so many ways, from pinpoint accuracy in predicting severe weather to developing customized treatments for terminal diseases," said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel's Datacenter Software Division. "Intel is committed to contributing its enhancements made to use all of the computing horsepower available to the open source community to provide the industry with a better foundation from which it can push the limits of innovation and realize the transformational opportunity of big data."

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Intel Press Release