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5 replies Latest Post - ‏2013-06-27T19:17:20Z by MelBak
thib
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Pinned topic New InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition on PowerLinux ?

‏2013-06-20T07:25:02Z |

IBM made available :

InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition, the latest edition to the InfoSphere BigInsights family, is a free, downloadable, non-production version.

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/biginsights/quick-start/index.html

Would this run on PowerLinux ?

I'm afraid not, but just to check... what's your opinion ? If not, could we request a PowerLinux version ?

Thibaud

  • Bill_Buros
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    Re: New InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition on PowerLinux ?

    ‏2013-06-20T13:54:15Z  in response to thib

    I downloaded the quick start package to see.

    It's a 1.8GB tar ball download.    I unpacked that on a POWER7 system running Linux and fired up the start.sh script (I'm not a big fan of reading the instructions..   let's see what happens..)

    The scripts fired up the included ppc64 Java engine, installed a local web server to manage the installation and configuration process, which I connected to from another system, and things looked to be good.     I did not proceed with the installation since this is someone else's system, but it did look promising.

    The first screen did point to the "system requirements" page..

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027565

    • Bill_Buros
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      Re: New InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition on PowerLinux ?

      ‏2013-06-20T15:19:03Z  in response to Bill_Buros

      Here's a screen shot of the web install page.   The installation package was started on the Power7 server, browser from another system.

      Updated on 2013-06-20T15:20:32Z at 2013-06-20T15:20:32Z by Bill_Buros
  • thib
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    Re: New InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition on PowerLinux ?

    ‏2013-06-21T06:55:38Z  in response to thib

    Thanks Bill for the testing... I'll give it a shot on my PowerLinux 7R2 when time permits.

    If it actually works on PowerLinux, I think it would be a good opportunity to promote PowerLinux if the requirements page of the free version mentions PowerLinux. this would promote PowerLinux for Big Data products.

    So far it states :

    InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition Native Software Installation

    System Requirements for Native software installation

    • 64-Bit Linux Operating System
    • Minimum RAM: 8 GB
    • Minimum free disk space: 80 GB
    • Processor: x86 64-bit systems

    Whereas the page you reached at installation step : "InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition 2.1 on Linux"

    States that PowerLinux RHEL 6.2 update 4 and above are supported.

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 POWER System
    Base
    Update 1
     
    These operating system levels are not currently supported
     
    Update 2 to Update 4
    and future fix packs
    2.1