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IBM Arms ‘Sparta’ for Big Data & the Cloud

Sparta is supposed to “make capturing value from data faster, simpler and more cost-effective”

IBM will be adding another one of its Oracle Exa-like converged PureSystems in a webcast from Boston on October 9.

AllThingsD broke the news in a piece that has mysteriously disappeared from the Wall Street Journal's site.

It said the thing - which IBM is advertising as an integrated solution for Big Data and the cloud - was developed under the codename Project Sparta, which makes some sense since the first PureSystems - PureFlex and PureApplications - announced in April, were reportedly codenamed Project Troy.

Sparta is supposed to "make capturing value from data faster, simpler and more cost-effective."

IBM has reportedly poured $2 billion into a four-year R&D effort to create the PureSystems line based on the Flex System hardware architecture.

The Register wonders if Big Blue will use its new Power7+ processors to munch on Hadoop Big Data but the curious will have to wait, there are no details.

PureFlex combines computing, data storage, systems management and networking components in a pre-configured data center box,

PureApplications is designed for database and web transactions.

They are supposed to cut the aggravation of setting up a data center from four months to maybe 10 days and save customer a heap of money on storage.

IBM is supposed to spend $100 million on Big Data issues over the next five years. IDC said six months ago that the Big Data market should be worth $16.9 billion in 2015.

See www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems/us/en/index.html.

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