Big data solutions on System x

Delivering insights with faster time to value

Discover higher quality business analytics with a reliable and secure foundation


You have more data from more sources – this combination should lead to better decisions, right? But many organizations are analyzing a smaller percentage of their data than before. Applications and IT infrastructures can’t keep up. You need to manage the volume, variety and velocity of data, apply analytics for better insight and use this insight to help make better business decisions faster than the competition. And you need to accomplish these goals cost effectively.

Reference architecture solutions for big data analytics from IBM can help. These solutions offer the following advantages:

Big data projects are not all alike. But with a reference architecture, you can take advantage of the experience IBM has with thousands of IT infrastructure engagements with companies of all sizes in virtually every industry.

Big data solutions on System x:


  • IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: InfoSphere BigInsights –

delivers scale-out computing based on cost-effective, high performance System x servers for analysis of both unstructured and structured data. Increased performance, storage and memory capacity accelerates discovery of insights from analysis of large scale data. Hardware platform is available pre-integrated from IBM.

  • IBM System x Reference Architecture for InfoSphere Streams –

performs complex, real-time analytics on unstructured data-in-motion allowing organizations to run large-scale, distributed analytic workloads on clusters of cost-effective, high performance System x servers. The hardware platform is available pre-integrated from IBM.

IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: Cloudera – delivers Cloudera certified reference architectures for Apache Hadoop environments based on CDH, Cloudera’s market-leading distribution. These tested configurations perform complex analytics on structured and unstructured data using cost-effective, high performance System x servers. The hardware platform is available pre-integrated from IBM.

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