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Generating Demand Infrastructure Worldwide

Hortonworks Data Platform on IBM Power Systems

Hortonworks Data Platform on IBM Power Systems

Delivering open source Hadoop on the leading open server for cognitive computing and Artificial Intelligence.

Organizations across industries and around the world agree that cognitive computing with artificial intelligence is poised to deliver significant business value and change the way they engage customers. In fact, according to IBM’s IBV survey of over 6,000 business leaders worldwide, 88 percent of outperformers expect cognitive computing to play an important role in their organizations’ future, and 46 percent of them have already started investing in cognitive technologies.[i]

To help IBM Business Partners better address the IT infrastructure needs of their customers’ cognitive computing solutions, IBM continues to expand its modern data platform offerings by partnering with key industry leading open source innovators. This helps us find new ways to enable organizations to unlock the value of their data and deliver new insights that can fuel growth and help them beat their competitors.

Open source Hadoop now runs on open hardware
On April 5, Hortonworks announced support for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.6 available on IBM Power Systems, offering a secure, enterprise-ready 100 percent open source Hadoop platform on an open server platform. HDP on Power Systems delivers a superior solution with industry-leading performance and IT efficiency combined with open technologies to accelerate cognitive computing and artificial intelligence, enabling organizations to unlock and scale data-driven insights for their business like never before.

  • Maximum efficiency: Reduce storage infrastructure requirements by 3x compared to HDFS when integrating with IBM Elastic Storage Server with IBM Spectrum Scale software.[iii]
  • Committed to client success and open innovation: Complete, enterprise-ready solution is built on open hardware and software technology that is fully tested and offered with industry-leading support and expertise.


HDP on Power Systems is ready for cognitive
HDP on IBM Power Systems customers can seamlessly integrate with IBM’s fully optimized and supported PowerAI platform for deep learning. Optimized for blazing performance on the Power Systems S822LC for HPC with NVIDIA NVLink Technology and Tesla P100 GPUs, PowerAI includes the most-popular deep learning frameworks, pre-compiled and easily deployed for maximum throughput.

IBM and Hortonworks: Innovation in open source
Watch this video and hear what Scott Gnau, Hortonworks CTO, says about the value of being closely aligned to the OpenPOWER community and IBM Power Systems. With 100 percent commitment to the open source community, Hortonworks and IBM focus on bringing innovative solutions and value to customers.

Capturing the cognitive systems opportunity
With over 80 percent of all data being unstructured, Hortonworks Data Platform on IBM Power Systems provides a great opportunity for IBM Business Partners. Companies are looking for open, innovative, enterprise-ready solutions to address their most demanding cognitive computing data challenges, and IBM and Hortonworks are uniquely able to address those challenges.

IBM is always looking for new and existing Business Partners interested in helping their customers accelerate their digital transformation. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to your IBM representative or to me at [email protected].

Read what Hortonworks is saying about the announcement: http://bit.ly/2obijpx

Learn more about Hortonworks on IBM Power Systems: https://ibm.co/2omp1ah

Bob Friske (@bobfriske)
Global Channel Marketing Manager, IBM Power Systems

[i] IBM Institute for Business Value: Fast start in cognitive innovation, Top performers share how they are moving quickly https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=GBE03795USEN

[ii] The 1.7x performance advantage is based on IBM internal testing https://ibm.co/2omp1ah

[iii] HDFS makes 3 copies of data for data protection and availability; IBM ESS uses erasure coding for data protection and availability; it also allow sharing the same data over NAS and object protocols with other enterprise applications. https://ibm.co/2omp1ah

Bob Friske, Global Channel Marketing Manager for IBM Power Systems, has three decades of experience with IBM—half of that time as an IBM Worldwide Big Data, Analytics and Cloud Specialist, and half as an IBM customer working for one of the big three auto companies in Michigan. Bob currently works for IBM Power Systems, helping Business Partners bring new, open, innovative solutions to the market that help clients expand their business opportunities while delivering exceptional client experiences.

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