New technologies, such as Hadoop, use a map/reduce paradigm that enables parallel processing of massive volumes of differently structured data that is spread across potentially hundreds and thousands of nodes. This breaks down the analysis of seemingly unmanageable data volumes into small discrete analytics jobs, and then the reduced result sets are combined to provide the complete answer. This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide is intended to help organizations understand how IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights™ for Linux on System z® and other related technologies can help deliver improved business outcomes as part of a big data strategy.
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