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Comparison of IBM Platform Symphony and Apache Hadoop Using Berkeley SWIM Benchmark (STAC)
IBM has created a runtime engine for the popular big data analytics framework MapReduce that it claims can augment and accelerate various open source and commercial MapReduce implementations, including Apache Hadoop.
IBM asked technology research and benchmarking firm STAC to conduct a study comparing Apache Hadoop to Apache Hadoop accelerated by its runtime engine in the same hardware environment, using an off-the-shelf workload written to the Hadoop MapReduce API.
Read this STAC Report to examine the study results and analysis.