Cloudera and IBM

IBM® System x® provides Cloudera-certified reference architectures for Apache Hadoop environments based on CDH. The Cloudera-certified reference architecture solution from IBM for Hadoop big data analytics is an easy to order, easy to implement, scalable solution that includes IBM System x hardware certified with Cloudera software and services along with a standardized blueprint based on IBM enterprise experience and expertise. You can quickly deploy this cost-effective business analytics solution to analyze data at rest.

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About IBM

International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
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The Benefits of Deploying a Reference Architecture Solution

Though big data projects are not all alike, it makes business sense to take advantage of what has already been proven. This is especially true when considering a reference architecture developed by IBM, a company with experience based on thousands of IT infrastructure engagements in wide-ranging environments for companies of all sizes in virtually every industry.

A reference architecture utilizing preconfigured hardware platforms from IBM and the certified Cloudera software stack helps you get the total solution up and running faster, and much less trial and error.