Recognition for Cisco UCS continues! Forrester Research recently positioned Cisco as a “Leader” in their report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016. Built on innovation, designed for business acceleration, and engineered with scale and performance in mind, our Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data solutions continue to grow in all major industry segments and geographies. We believe Forrester’s evaluation of Cisco provides yet more evidence of our strength and capabilities.

In their own words, here is how Forrester summarizes Cisco for Hadoop: “Cisco Systems provides a viable midsized system at attractive price point. Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data provides a secure and scalable infrastructure to support enterprise requirements. Cisco’s UCS solution comes pretested and prevalidated for Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, and MapR, providing a lower-cost and scalable storage platform to support Hadoop deployments. Management tools such as Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco UCS Director allow for simple configuration of big data Hadoop clusters that can adapt dynamically to changing workloads. Cisco’s key differentiators lie in its ability to offer a wide range of configurations, its strong focus on internet-of-things (IoT) use cases, and its broad partner ecosystem.

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, a set of reference architectures optimized for performance, scalability and TCO, is the foundation for our Big Data and Analytics offerings. This solution, as mentioned by Forrester, supports and is available for the leading Hadoop distributions: Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, and MapR. Additionally, we collaborate with leading analytics providers such as Platfora, SAP, SAS, and Splunk providing even more choice, which highlights our openness and breadth. Investigate our Big Data and Analytics offerings by visiting the Cisco Big Data Design Zone here.

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data delivers a spectrum of value, too as these customer comments reflects:

  • “We chose the Cisco Unified Computing System because of its dense form factor, scalability, and high performance. Our computational power is now about 80 times greater than our legacy server infrastructure.”

Brad Anderson, Vice President, Big Data Informatics, Liaison Technologies

  • “Data scientists can design complex queries that run against multi-terabyte data sets and get more accurate results in just minutes rather than hours or days.”

Alex Shaw, Head of Technology Operations, Quantium

We are not done yet! We will continue to innovate and bring new Big Data oriented solutions to the market, which will afford Data Scientist productivity gains, reduced risk via our validation and support processes, and of course, easily scale as your data volume grows. Stay tuned! Feel free to visit www.cisco.com/go/bigdata to learn more.



Raghunath Nambiar

No Longer with Cisco