Intel has released a beta version of new tool for building big data applications. Called GraphBuilder, the open source tool will "help data scientists in industry and academia to rapidly develop new applications that draw insights from big data," said Intel's Connie Brown. "Developed by Intel Labs, GraphBuilder is the first scalable open source library to take large data sets and construct them into 'Graphs,' web-like structures that outline relationships among data."
According to Intel's Ted Willke, GraphBuilder greatly simplifies the process of building applications that create graphs from huge datasets. "In fact, GraphBuilder makes it possible for a Java programmer to build an Internet-scale graph for PageRank in about 100 lines of code and a Wikipedia-sized graph for [machine learning] in about 130," he said.