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Cisco UCS Delivers Big Benchmark Results for Big Data

April 8, 2016 - 1 Comment

BenchmarkCisco UCS benchmarking success in the Big Data space continues. We invest and lead in Big Data workload benchmark tests as these workloads are commonly found in UCS-oriented Data Centers around the world.

The guiding principles our Cisco UCS teams follow for benchmarking in the Big Data arena are:

  • A Commitment to Industry Standards

Cisco continues to demonstrate its commitment to industry-standard benchmarks by being the first vendor to publish TPC Express Benchmark-HS (TPCx-HS) results using the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 family

  • Drive Accelerated Big Data Benchmark Results

Cisco was the first vendor ever to publish TPCx-HS results. These new results establish Cisco as the industry performance leader at scale factors of 1 and 10 terabytes (TB).

  • Deliver A Fair Comparison Standard

Test against the TPCx-HS benchmark as it is designed to provide a fair standard of comparison for big data hardware and software configurations.

  • Showcase Performance and Scalability

The benchmark results reported highlight the performance and scalability of Cisco UCS® Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data.

Benchmark Table

From our March 2016 Cisco UCS Performance Brief, Table 1 above lists our most recent results based on our fourth-generation Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data architecture. As you can see Cisco provides a proven variety of UCS configurations that deliver industry-leading performance. For Big Data, speed is paramount and Cisco UCS delivers the speed you you need.

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  1. These results are excellent but only represent a portion of the strength of the UCS for Big Data solution. The other ways which UCS ensures success in Big Data environments are through the use of two key capabilities, UCS Director Express for Big Data and Common Platform Architecture. This You Tube Video is helpful to understand these two capabilities.
    In addition, this page is where data sheets and additional information can be obtained.