Intel and BlueData today announced a strategic technology and business collaboration to accelerate the adoption of big data solutions by simplifying deployment. Additionally, Intel Capital announced an equity investment in BlueData. Intel and BlueData will work together on infrastructure software for big data with the leading data center architecture based on Intel® Xeon® processor technology. This builds upon Intel’s existing investments and initiatives in the big data market, including Intel’s strategic collaboration with Cloudera for Apache Hadoop as well as recent projects focused on Apache Spark. For more information about the collaboration and how the companies will unlock value and bring big data into the mainstream, visit the Intel blog and the BlueData blog.