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Announcing Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data


October 13, 2014 - 0 Comments

Big Data is expected to fuel the next industrial revolution; an early sign is the wide adoption across major sectors including agriculture, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and governments. The Big data technology and services market is growing about six times the growth rate of overall information and communication technology market, at 27% compound annual growth to $26 billion and expected drive 240 billion of  worldwide IT spending directly and indirectly in 2016, and moving towards a trillion dollars in 2020.

Through disruptive innovations Cisco UCS has demonstrated highest industry growth in the worldwide server market, and has been validated by analysts as a leading platform for business applications including big data and analytics. The Cisco solution for Big Data, the Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for Big Data, has already become a popular choice for enterprise Big Data deployments across major industry verticals. Today we are announcing the third generation of our solution, Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture for Big Data v3, extending on our vision of Integrated Infrastructure to help organizations deploy and scale applications faster to drive the revenue side of the business while reducing risk and TCO.

The new solution, Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, offers a set of reference architectures and solution bundles designed and optimized with  leading big data and analytics software partners including Actian, Cloudera, DataStax, Elastic Search, HortonWorks, MapR, MarkLogic, MongoDB, Pivotal, Platfora, SAP, SAS, Splunk, and others. These architectures can be used as is or customized to meet specific business requirements.

In addition, directly available from Cisco– Cloudera Enterprise Basic/Flex/Data Hub editions, HortonWorks Data Platform Enterprise/Enterprise Plus Subscriptions, MapR M5 Enterprise Hadoop Platform/M7 Enterprise MapReduce with HBase Platform, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Cisco also offers Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data, a software stack integrated with Hadoop distributions from Cloudera, MapR, and Hortonworks1, which automates deployment of Hadoop on C240 based Cisco UCS CPA v2 and v3for Big Data, providing a single management pane across both physical infrastructure and Hadoop software.

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data: Cisco UCS CPA v3 Reference Architectures and Single SKU bundles:

Big Data   Starter High Performance Performance Optimized Capacity Optimized Extreme Capacity
 Designed for Performance     and density for analytics engines, NoSQL databases, and entry-level Hadoop     deployments Extreme     performance and density for analytics engines Balance of compute and storage for scale-out applications including Hadoop, NoSQL, and MPP databases Storage-intensive Hadoop and scale-out storage deployments. Industry leading storage density with low cost per terabyte
Server  UCS C220 M4  UCS C220 M4 UCS C240 M4 UCS C240 M4 UCS C3160
CPU 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 (15M Cache, 2.40 GHz) 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 (30M Cache, 2.50 GHz) 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 (30M Cache, 2.50 GHz) 2 x Intel Xeon  E5-2620 v3  (15M Cache, 2.40 GHz) 2 x Intel Xeon  E5-2695 v2  (30M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
Memory 256GB 256GB 256GB 128GB 256GB
Storage  Controller Cisco 12-Gbps SAS Modular Raid Controller with 2-GB FBWC Cisco 12-Gbps SAS Modular Raid Controller with 2-GB FBWC Cisco 12-Gbps SAS Modular Raid Controller with 2-GB FBWC Cisco 12-Gbps SAS Modular Raid Controller with 2-GB FBWC Cisco 12-Gbps SAS Modular Raid Controller with 4-GB FBWC
Storage 8 1.2-TB 10K SAS  SFF HDD 2 1.2-TB 10K SAS SFF HDD, 6 400-GB SAS SSD 2 120-GB  SATA SSD, 24 1.2-TB 10K SAS SFF HDD 2 120-GB  SATA SSD. 12 4-TB 7.2K SAS LFF HDD 2 120-GB  SATA SSD, 60 4-TB 7.2K SAS LFF HDD
Network Controller Cisco UCS VIC 1227 2 10GE SFP+ Cisco UCS VIC 1227 2 10GE SFP+ Cisco UCS VIC 1227 2 10GE SFP+ Cisco UCS VIC 1227 2 10GE SFP+ 2 Cisco UCS VIC 1227 2 10GE SFP+
Network and Cluster Scaling 2 Cisco UCS 6248UP FIs, Scale up to 32 servers with no additional switching infrastructure 2 Cisco UCS6248UP FIs, Scale up to 32 servers with no additional switching     infrastructure 2 Cisco UCS 6296UP FIs, Scale up to 80 servers per domain, Scale to thousands of servers with Cisco Nexus 7000 or 9000 Series Switches 2 Cisco UCS 6296UP FIs, Scale up to 80 servers per domain, Scale to thousands of servers with Cisco Nexus 7000 or 9000 Series Switches Integrates into existing  or new Cisco UCS and Nexus infrastructure
Cisco Single SKU Smart Play Offers UCS-SL-CPA3-S
(8 servers)
UCS-SL-CPA3-H
(8 Servers)
UCS-SL-CPA3-P
(16 Servers) 
UCS-SL-CPA3-C
(16 Servers)
UCS-SL-CPA3-D
(2 Servers) 

 

Available 12/2014

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