Data Management

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS

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Executive Summary

Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and businesses are realizing tangible results from investments in big data analytics. IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) offers an enterprise class alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for building big data platforms and provides a range of enterprise-class data management features. GPFS can be deployed independently or with IBM’s big data platform, consisting of IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ and IBM Platform™ Symphony. This document describes best practices for deploying GPFS in such environments to help ensure optimal performance and reliability.

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