IBM Covers the Board for Big Data Solutions
IBM STG (the hardware group) will tell you infrastructure matters for big data solutions. This is correct. The capabilities of servers and storage, networks, and clouds will all definitely have a significant impact on a number of characteristics of an analytics environment, including but not limited to performance, scalability, reliability, and cost.
So when customers and prospects are looking to build an enterprise-grade solution, they need to think beyond the development of functionality of applications and supporting data platforms (not necessarily just traditional structured databases) and engage all the various lines of IT operations and infrastructure to select the optimal hardware.
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