Analytics seems to be like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow—hugely valuable but generally difficult (or impossible) to reach. It was always too hard, too slow, too expensive and too technical to be used on a widespread basis.
Then things started to change. The rise of APIs meant that getting data into and out of core solutions became easier. The advent of cloud computing meant that standing up infrastructure on a short-term basis was easier, and a bunch of new approaches helped to make things far easier. One of the biggest proponents of this new way of driving analytics out to the business users is SAP, who is pushing hard for its HANA in-memory analytics service.
And then something new arises, this time in the form of in-chip analysis. Sisense, a little-known but impressive vendor, is looking to enable business PCs to become the analytic tool for the modern workforce. Sisense's "In-Chip" analytics optimizes modern CPUs to enable analysis within a standalone PC that formerly would have needed external infrastructure and resource. When tested with Intel’s newly released 6th Generation Core vPro processor, Sisense delivered a 300 percent improvement in speed over older chips.
“Our unique In-Chip approach allows every employee with a PC to participate in the Big Data revolution,” said Sisense CEO Amir Orad. “With the amazing processing power of the 6th Generation Intel Core vPro, everyday business users can now tackle the same volume and complexity of data as the world’s leading data scientists to uncover business insights with ease and agility.”
There are some interesting trends going on here.;