IBM System x Reference Architecture for Hadoop: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Reference Architecture
The IBM® System x® reference architecture is a predefined and optimized hardware infrastructure for IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ 2.1, which is a distribution of Apache Hadoop with value-added capabilities that are specific to IBM. The reference architecture provides a predefined hardware configuration for implementing InfoSphere BigInsights 2.1 on System x hardware. The reference architecture can be implemented in two ways to support MapReduce workloads or Apache HBase workloads.
•MapReduce is a core component of Hadoop that provides an offline, batch-oriented framework for high-throughput data access and distributed computation.