Reference Architecture: Predictive Analytics and Interactive Queries on Big Data

The business potential of big data analysis is enormous across virtually every business sector. The Intel IT organization has implemented use cases delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in business value. This paper discusses a few of those use cases and the technologies and strategies that make them possible. It also defines the architecture we use for big data analysis and provides an in-depth look at one of the most important components—an Apache Hadoop* cluster for storing and managing large volumes of poly-structured data.