IBM Solution for Hadoop – Power Systems Edition

With more and more intelligent and interconnected devices and systems, the data companies are collecting is growing at unprecedented rates. As much as 90% of that data is unstructured, coming from social media, electronic documents, machine data etc..., and growing at rates as high as 50% per year. This is big data.

Extracting insights from big data can make your business more agile, more competitive and provide insights that, in the past, were beyond reach. The emergence of recent technologies such as the real-time analytics processing capabilities of stream computing and the massive MapReduce scale-out capabilities of Hadoop® has opened the door to a world of possibilities. This has also created the need for robust infrastructures that combine computing power, memory and data bandwidth to process and move large quantities of data -- fast.

Based on this need, IBM Power Systems designed a solution to create a big data environment built on a heritage of strong resiliency, availability and security -- the IBM Solution for Hadoop - Power Systems Edition.

The IBM Solution for Hadoop - Power Systems Edition

With a data-centric design, this solution offers a tightly-integrated and performance-optimized infrastructure for MapReduce-based big data workloads. Unlike traditional x86 infrastructures, the IBM Solution for Hadoop can be tailored specifically to meet your Big Data workloads by using a simple building block approach to match the mix of CPU and storage to application requirements. This approach gives you the best possible infrastructure for your big data workload, and at a price that’s competitive with x86 servers.

Features and benefits

Power Systems are proven to be more reliable with 73% fewer outages and 92% fewer performance problems than x86.1

POWER8 delivers 2.5x performance on Big Data/Hadoop compared to the best x86 published result.2

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Next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing are providing unprecedented insights into opportunities, threats and efficiencies. IBM Power Systems is at the forefront of delivering solutions to gain faster insights from analyzing both structured information and unstructured big data. With the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems plus solutions and software, organizations can outpace their competitors by delivering faster services, providing differentiated offerings and turning operational cost into investment opportunity.

To draw insights and make better decisions, businesses rely on the secure, flexible and open platform of IBM Power Systems. Built with the first processor designed for big data workloads, the design of Power Systems combines the computing power, memory bandwidth and I/O in ways that are easier to consume and manage, building on strong resiliency, availability and security.

IBM Power Systems deliver flexibility and choice of operating systems to enable your business to support the next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing that are transforming how organizations work today. Whether running 1, 2, or all 3 - coupled with PowerVM, they maximize the benefit of Power Systems in your business.

Transform your business with Systems Software that enables virtualization, high availability, flexibility, security and compliance on Power Systems™. IBM’s integrated approach to developing Systems and Systems Software together delivers optimized results with Power Systems.

As an open innovation platform, Power Systems is optimized for big data and analytics performance and to deliver scale-out economics and security for the cloud. IBM and IBM Business Partner solutions exploit key capabilities in IBM Power Systems.

Over the last five years thousands of clients have migrated to IBM Power Systems. Learn how Power Systems has helped them support next generation applications for big data and analytics and cognitive computing on an open platform for choice while improving business performance, reducing risk, and establishing a platform for growth.


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