Intel confirmed plans to buy Saffron, a company that provides a cognitive computing platform.
Saffron's platform absorbs data from various repositories and makes connections between them to provide insight. The company has customers in industries such as insurance, healthcare and manufacturing.
In a blog post, the chip giant said Saffron will continue as a standalone business, but roll up into the company's new devices group. Saffron's analytics efforts will play into Intel's Internet of things, big data and security efforts.
Saffron has two primary applications, Streamline and Advantage. Saffron's aim is to combine intelligence and machine learning in multiple contexts. Saffron's technology can run independently or integrate into existing big data architecture on premise or in the cloud.
Here's a look at the Saffron stack.