Apache Spark

Putting Spark to work in the enterprise

Integrated infrastructure, Software-defined computing, Storage...

In a world where global mobile data traffic grew an estimated 74 percent in 2015, and every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, analyzing that data for valuable insights can be a daunting task. Business leaders have long understood that such insights, derived from these oceans of data, are where companies can gain ...read more

Creating the foundation for a secure hybrid cloud

Mainframes, Security, z14

Companies across all industries are increasingly turning to a hybrid cloud model, combining their on-premise systems with the public cloud to open new opportunities for their businesses. By 2017, more than 80 percent of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). These enterprises see the potential for ...read more

IBM + Spark = Blazing fast analytics

Big data & analytics, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions...

 In June 2015, IBM announced its support for Spark, calling it potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade. Since then, key advancements have been made by IBM, all aimed at helping enterprise clients to advance their analytics speed so they can derive business insights faster. Why Spark? Apache Spark is an ...read more

Optimized, integrated systems for Spark and Hadoop

OpenPOWER, Power servers, Power Systems

As medium and large-enterprise clients look to expand their business insights by applying analytics to big data, they require a cost-effective, high-performing, resilient and secure infrastructure. These businesses are taking various approaches to organizing their structured and unstructured big data for analytics, including the following: Offloading their historical operational data from a data warehouse to ...read more

6 must-haves for making Apache Spark live up to the hype

Software-defined computing, Storage, System software...

What’s driving the viral growth of the cluster-computing framework Fortune calls the “Taylor Swift” of big data software? Performance. Enterprises able to harness Apache Spark can run critical analytic applications up to 100 times faster than before. Once deployed, the framework helps organizations make crucial decisions rapidly as they process ever-growing volumes of data needed ...read more

SUSE offers elastic pricing for Enterprise Linux on LinuxONE

Cloud computing, Software, Virtualization

The push for customized offerings is found everywhere in the business world, especially in the IT systems that underpin organizations. Companies want to choose the resources that best meet their needs, and they want to make the most of their IT spending on those resources. When we launched IBM LinuxONE in August, providing companies a ...read more

Spark Summit 2015: Is Spark the real deal for enterprise environments?

Software-defined computing, System software

If you are wondering whether Spark is “for real” as an enterprise solution, the Spark Summit 2015, held recently in San Francisco, strongly suggested that we will be seeing a lot more of it in enterprise environments in the coming months. ...read more