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    Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

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  • Table of ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

    About This Book ........................................................................ 2Icons Used inThis Book ............................................................ 2Beyond theBook ........................................................................ 3

    Chapter 1: Getting to Know Big Data and Analytics . . . .5Looking atBig Data and Analytics ........................................... 6

    Volume .............................................................................. 6Velocity ............................................................................. 7Variety ............................................................................... 7

    Examining Types ofAnalytics .................................................. 8Understanding theBusiness Need forBD&A ......................... 8

    Competitive advantage ................................................... 9Enhanced ROI ................................................................. 10Improved customer experience ................................... 10

    Introducing BD&A Infrastructure ........................................... 10Promoting success ........................................................ 11An approach you can follow......................................... 12

    Chapter 2: Looking at Infrastructure for Big Data and Analy tics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

    Looking ata BD&A Hardware Infrastructure........................ 15Customer business goals .............................................. 16Needs analysis................................................................ 16

    Introducing theInfrastructure Components ofBD&A ........ 16Scalability ofinfrastructure .......................................... 17Parallel processing ........................................................ 17Low latency resources .................................................. 18Data optimization .......................................................... 18

    Understanding theAspects ofa Well-Architected Infrastructure........................................................................ 20

    Speed/performance ....................................................... 20Availability ...................................................................... 20Access ............................................................................. 21

    Chapter 3: Looking at IBM Infrastructure Choices . . . .23IBM Servers ............................................................................... 23

    IBM Power Systems ....................................................... 24IBM System z .................................................................. 25

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  • Big Data Analytics Infrastructure For Dummies ivIBM PureSystems ........................................................... 25IBM System x .................................................................. 26

    IBM Storage ............................................................................... 26Looking atstorage basics ............................................. 27IBM FlashSystem ............................................................ 27

    IBM System Software ............................................................... 29GPFS ................................................................................. 29Platform Computing .......................................

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