New Business Intelligence Solutions on the IBM System x3850 X5 Using XIV Storage
Business Intelligence (BI) is defined as the technology used to extract useful information from the vast amount of data that a business has been collecting over time. The information extracted can then be used by decision makers to guide their business to success. IBM builds, tests, and publishes reference configurations to provide clients with guidelines when sizing their BI configurations. With the release of the new IBM eX5 servers with more processors and memory than ever before in an x86 platform, this paper shows the users how they can get the most out of one of these high performance servers in a BI configuration.