Deploying a big data solution using IBM Spectrum Scale (GPFS)
Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and businesses are realizing tangible results from investments in big data analytics. IBM Spectrum Scale (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. Spectrum Scale 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 Spectrum Scale in such environments to help ensure optimal performance and reliability.