Doing More with Data

Organizations in all industries are looking to gain more business value out of the vast amount of data that is available. Database architects and developers who can tap into that data are in high demand.

Infrastructure Matters

Developers are working with many different types of data and tools. Those tools include NoSQL databases like Redis, Neo4J, and Cassandra alongside traditional SQL databases and new data frameworks like Hadoop and Spark. While these applications run on commodity hardware, they can be taken to the next level with purpose-built hardware.

Systems designed for the new demands on data can take your data application performance to the next level. They combine faster processors, accelerated RAM, and advanced I/O systems. These systems can provide benefits that could be essential to your data projects, you just might not have known they were available.

IBM PowerSystems Running Linux

IBM designed their new Linux on Power Systems from the ground up for data-intensive workloads. Power Systems are developed to be data engines. In fact, we offer two preconfigured solutions: IBM Data Engine for NoSQL and IBM Data Engine for Hadoop and Spark.

IBM Linux on Power Systems eliminates some of the most troublesome bottlenecks and roadblocks for developers. In-memory databases such as Redis can run in flash due to an advanced I/O architecture. This allows up to 56TB to appear and function as if it were RAM. 

IBM Linux on PowerSystems Quick FAQs

  • Are the open source databases I use available on IBM Power Systems running Linux?
    A. Yes! Redis Labs, Neo4J, MariaDB, MySQL, CouchDB, Derby, and many others are available. So are big data and analytics platforms such as Hadoop Core, Spark, Hive, Parquet, and others. All of the major application development tools are also available, including Ruby on Rails, Python, and PHP. To see an ever expanding list of supported databases, tools, and platforms, click here.
  • Where does IBM stand with the Open Source community?
    IBM is fully committed to open source. In 2013, IBM invested $1 billion dollars into the Linux ecosystem. We also created the OpenPOWER Foundation to provide access to the POWER CPU and advanced I/O. Redis Labs is an OpenPOWER Foundation member. IBM allows free access Linux on Power Systems resources for open source development.
  • Does IBM Power Systems running Linux support the tools that I rely on?

    Yes, all of the popular development tools are now supported on Linux on Power Systems.

    Your development environment does not need to be changed at all. Tools such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Pearl, Python, and others are available. Data tools such as Redis, MariaDB, Hadoop, and Spark are also optimized to run exponentially faster on IBM Power Systems.

    See the constantly expanding list of development tools and platforms.