3 out of 5 (2 Ratings)
Mar 21, 2017
They have a team of specialists in place to support the implementation and offer standard components from the Apache Hadoop stack with additional IBM specific options. However, we ran into trouble combining the standard with other vendor solutions, mainly because different (older) versions of open source components were used.
Mar 6, 2017
Was OK as a pilot because IBM provided lots of hands-on assistance. As we moved away from that phase, we had limited support and because to have technical issues. Upgrade took far longer than expected and there were bugs in the platform (BigR specifically). There are positive aspects to their offering (BigSQL), but we haven't been convinced that IBM is serious in this space - either as a cloud vendor or in the general Hadoop space. Focus is far more on Cognitive, Watson, etc.