Deprecation of BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan)

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We’d like to inform you about the deprecation of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) service. The Basic plan of this service will be retired on December 7, 2017. This does not apply to the Enterprise plan which will continue to be available.
The IBM Analytics Engine, built on an advanced architecture and integration points, provides similar functionality to BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) and is now GA. IBM Analytics Engine provides a better experience to spin up Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark clusters, integrate with Data Science Experience and work with data in cloud object storage. It also features newer versions of Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop and related ecosystem components.
The BigInsights for Apache Hadoop service will be sunset on December 7, 2017. Here’s what you need to know:

Service Retirement Announce Date: November 7, 2017

End of Marketing Date: December 7, 2017

As of December 6, 2017, new BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) instances cannot be provisioned. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.

End of Support Date: November 7, 2018

For a period of 12 months after the End of Marketing Date, through November 7, 2018, all existing instances will continue to be available on the Services dashboard in the Bluemix console. All existing instances will also continue to be supported by BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan).

  • Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Support Date will be deleted.
  • Please delete your BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) service instances before the End of Support Date, i.e. November 7, 2018.

We strongly recommend you to move your applications to IBM Analytics Engine in order to get access to the latest versions of Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop ecosystem components, in addition to a more stable service and better user experience.

As always, we’re here to help! Reach out to us in the support forums or on Twitter.

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