The Foundation for Better Business Intelligence Big data is changing the way organizations make business decisions. To transform petabytes of data into strategic insights, organizations need systems that can quickly handle their current data- demanding workloads, in addition to those yet to be developed. By using fast, reliable servers that are optimized for the Intel® Xeon® ...processor E7 v2 family, you can process and analyze vast quantities of data in real-time, extract value, make smart business decisions, and gain competitive advantage. The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family offers leadership performance that allows you to outpace the speed of today’s business, the scalability to handle virtually any workload, and advanced reli- ability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features for maximum system uptime. Elevated Performance for Faster Time-to-Insight Today’s data centers require top-of- the-line performance to handle critical workloads for business intelligence (BI), business analytics, virtualization, and traditional large enterprise databases, such as those for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and supply chain manage- ment (SCM). The Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800/2800 v2 product families use native In-Memory analytics to bring substantial amounts of data to the proces- sors’ CPUs, significantly reducing latency and leading to faster data analysis. With up to 15 cores and 30 threads per socket and 25% more cache, the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers up to +,1 double the average performance of previ- ous versions (see Figure 1). Three times the memory capacity of previous versions also enables advanced BI and analytics with 2 their transaction-intensive workloads. To learn more about how processor performance can boost BI capabilities, please see the Intel® Xeon® E7 processor v2 family solution brief. The Reliability to Handle Mission-Critical Systems A company’s systems—especially for demanding workloads—are only as good as they are dependable. Even a little +,1 FIGURE 1: INCREASE PERFORMANCE TO ACCELERATE CRITICAL BUSINESS PROCESSES AND ANALYTICS ® ® 2.5 Intel Xeon Processor E7-4890 v2 .0 2.4 er 2.0 12.3 (4P/60C/120T, 2.80 GHz) ett 2.1 to ® ® 1.5 b1.8 Intel Xeon ed1.7 is Processor E7-4870 aliz er 1.0 (4P/40C/80T, 2.40 GHz) High orm 1.0 0.5 Relative performance improvement. Source: N Intel internal measured results as of November 2013. 0 tpm Ratio Ratio GB/s tps NOTE: tps = transactions per second; Warehouse Commercial HPC Memory Brokerage tpm = transactions per minute OLTP General Application Bandwidth OLTP Database Purpose Throughput Database The Foundation for Better Business Intelligence 2 +,4 FIGURE 2: UPTIME EVOLUTION IBM AIX/Power Suse SLES/x86 Windows Server 2008 R2/x86 Red Hat RHEL/x86 Oracle Solaris/SPARC 78% 74% 75% 75% 59% 2013 2012 2009 UPTIME = +99.99% 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Unplanned downtime (hours/year) 3.5 downtime adds up: ITIC’s May/June 2013 Technology Trends and Deployment Survey polled 600 businesses worldwide. Of those surveyed, 63% of the large enterprises with 1,000 or more workers reported that one hour of downtime costs their business from $101,000 to $400,000 per hour, exclusive of any litigation or 3 compliance penalties. According to industry analysts, more and more enterprises are migrating their mission- critical systems from proprietary RISC-based platforms to industry standards–based Intel 4 architecture. The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family offers uptime equivalent to best-in-class RISC-based platforms (see +,5 Figure 2). At the same time, it delivers considerable cost savings on overall total cost of ownership and maintains operating system flexibility. That combination of performance and cost-effectiveness makes the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family the right choice for your highest-priority systems. 6 With Intel® Run Sure Technology and advanced RAS features, you can reduce the frequency and cost of planned and unplanned downtime while protecting data integrity. For example, the Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Recovery Read the full Product Brief Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800/4800/2800 v2 Product Families Data Center.