Lenovo Big Data Validated Design for IBM BigInsights SQL AnalyticsReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

29 Jun 2017
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This document describes the reference architecture for the Lenovo Big Data Validated Design for SQL analytics using IBM BigInsights software. It provides a predefined and optimized hardware infrastructure for IBM BigInsights, a distribution of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark software from IBM along with extended capability such as IBM Big SQL.

This reference architecture provides the planning, design considerations, and best practices for implementing IBM BigInsights with Lenovo, Intel and Mellanox products. Running SQL analytics for Data Lakes and optimization of Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) modernization are areas of significant interest and focus. The BigInsights SQL Analytics solution described in this document is very well suited for implementing the infrastructure to support these modern analytics initiatives.

The predefined configuration provides a baseline configuration for an SQL on Hadoop solution which can be modified based on specific customer requirements such as lower cost, different storage needs and increased reliability. The intended audience of this document is IT professionals, technical architects, sales engineers, and consultants to assist in planning, designing, and implementing the big data solution with Lenovo hardware. It is assumed that you are familiar with Hadoop, Spark and SQL concepts.

Withdrawn: This reference architecture is now withdrawn. The replacement is Lenovo Big Data Validated Design for IBM SQL Analytics on ThinkSystem Servers.

Table of Contents

Business problem and business value
Architectural overview
Component model
Operational model
Deployment considerations


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