The PureData Systems are pre-configured solution bundles of server hardware and software that are designed for specific use cases. IBM first announced the PureSystems approach in April of this year with the PureFlex and PureApplication bundles. The three new bundles are specifically built to deal with data.
“The volume and velocity of data is just huge today, and the challenge is how to get the right data at the right time,” Pete McCaffrey, Director, PureSystems Category Marketing, told ServerWatch. “Pure Data is basically designed to address the influx of data and to simply the whole process.”
Bernie Spang, Director of Database Software and Systems at IBM, explained that the first new PureData system is for handling transaction processing. He noted that on transactional websites there is a transaction database that sits behind the site keeping track of actions and then committing the transaction. A transactional database behind a site can support thousands of shoppers simultaneously with lots of reads and writes to the database.
The PureData system features Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 as the core underlying operating system. IBM then packs in its own DB2 version 10 Enterprise Server edition, together with IBM InfoSphere and the Tivoli Storage Manager client.