In Big-Data, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Chooses To Patient And Thoughtful
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s big-data play is not publicly known as those of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and the International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). However, Intel’s confinement to the background of big-data is out of choice not weakness. According to the officials of the company, Intel lets partners do much of the big-data job while it supports them behind the scenes.
You won’t see Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) doing the kind of deep big-data projects you have seen in IBM, Microsoft and most other technology companies. However, don’t mistake that for Intel’s incompetence. The company is only trying to be different, if not patient and thoughtful, in its big-data strategy.
According to Guy Bar-Ner, Intel’s VP of sales at the Israeli subsidiary, Intel is always interested in implementations that make everyone a winner. That explains why the company isn’t keen to compete with partners in big-data projects, choosing to render them support in the background. Intel’s strategy is clearly in sharp contrast to IBM’s big data agenda.
IBM, Microsoft in deep big-data
With its famous cognitive computing technology known as Watson, IBM is shaping up to be a big-data powerhouse, doing everything from data gathering and analytics. A significant portion of IBM’s big-data play is focused on healthcare technology.
Microsoft is another heavyweight in deep big-data space. The company’s Azure Machine Learning also handles almost everything between data collection and analytics. Medical technology is also part of Microsoft’s big-data agenda.
Intel active in big-data in-house
Make no mistake, though, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) isn’t a sleeping giant. As much as the company’s big-data projects aren’t out there for everyone to see, Intel is active in big-data internally. Last year, the company poured $740 million into a big-data platform called Cloudera. According to Intel’s big-data architect, Assaf Araki, internally they use big-data to create solutions covering a wide range of issues. Intel’s other big-data plays can be seen in the company’s partnership with the Michael J Fox Foundation in efforts to battle Parkinson’s disease.
By choosing to remain “inside” in big-data, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is clearly trying to avoid some sort of conflict of interest.
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