Lenovo Big Data Reference Architecture for IBM BigInsights for Apache HadoopReference Architecture (withdrawn product)

15 Feb 2017
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This document describes the Lenovo Big Data Reference Architecture for IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop V4.1. The reference architecture is a predefined and optimized hardware infrastructure.

IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop is a complete Hadoop platform and is designed to enhance in-Hadoop analytics for data scientists and analysts. It offers three new modules (IBM BigInsights Analyst, IBM BigInsights Data Scientist and IBM BigInsights Enterprise Management) and runs in IBM Open Data Platform. The reference architecture provides a predefined hardware configuration for implementing IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop V4.1 on Lenovo System x hardware.

The predefined configuration is a baseline configuration. It can be modified based on the specific customer requirements, such as lower cost, improved performance, and increase 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.

Withdrawn: This reference architecture is now withdrawn.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Business problem and business value
  3. Reference architecture use
  4. Requirements
  5. IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Overview
  6. Architectural overview
  7. Component model
  8. Operational model
  9. Deployment considerations


Change History

Changes  in the February 15 update:

  • Updated the management node OS/local HDD count in Table 2 on page 19

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