Which type of analytics solution is right for you?
Mark Scapicchio 270000CV2J SCAPICCH@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  analytics data-warehouse pureapplication ibminterconnect puresystems big-data
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What follows is the third in a three-part series of blogs by Bernie Spang, Director of Strategy and Marketing, IBM Database Software and Systems.
There’s no shortage of data these days. At IBM, we estimate that as much as 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. Greater use of the cloud will be a big part of how organizations manage and apply their data. Gartner, for example, estimates that by 2016, 50 percent of data will be stored on the cloud.
The challenge is to make sense of this data—no wonder more organizations are making analytics part of their processes. The problem is that no one type of analytics solution can meet everyone’s needs. Various companies have been working to fill the gaps with multiple solutions for different requirements for years.
If you’re analyzing huge data sets for pharmaceutical research or weather modeling, for example, you might choose the IBM big data analytics solution and team it up with an IBM supercomputer capable of performing trillions of calculations per second. Or maybe you need enterprise-class analytics for your business in the form of an appliance you can drop right into your infrastructure, like the IBM Netezza® data warehouse appliance.
Need the simplicity and quick deployment of an appliance plus the flexibility and control of a custom-tuned system? IBM has now filled that gap with IBM PureSystems™. I predict you’ll hear more and more about PureSystems as businesses reap the benefits of built-in expertise. We’ve distilled “patterns of expertise” from thousands of successful deployments and embedded them into these systems.
Take the IBM PureApplication™ System, for instance. It not only includes servers, storage and networking, but it also has preintegrated middleware and patterns of expertise that let you deploy an analytics application in just minutes—optimized for your particular needs. In fact, patterns for more than 80 applications are available through the IBM PureSystems Centre. The PureApplication System simplifies every step from procurement to deployment to data analysis. And it makes getting to the cloud faster and simpler.
If you’d like to find out how IBM PureSystems can make capturing value from your data faster, simpler and more cost-effective, you can read more at http://ibm.com/ibm/puresystems. Better yet, see them demonstrated in person and talk to IBM PureSystems experts. We’re rolling out the latest member of this family of expert integrated systems at InterConnect 2012 in Singapore October 9-11 and other events around the globe and online. I think you’ll be as excited about PureSystems as I am.