As technology evolves, Intel’s worldwide factories have experienced growing complexity in products and processes. We use data analysis and sensors to improve product quality, reduce capital costs, and speed time to market. Often a single tool is equipped with multiple sensors, each collecting specific, unique data. We also use Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect additional data not ...associated with tools. These sensors collect tens and sometimes hundreds of data points per second, and each factory contains thousands of sensors, resulting in massive amounts of data. Understanding the data life cycle (store, mine, integrate, notify, report) is necessary for solving complex business problems while protecting and managing the IT environment.