The BIGbox Appliance is an engineered system optimized to run Big Data workloads using Apache Hadoop, NoSQL Database and R (and other key Big Data components). We have designed to offer unsurpassed performance, as well as pre-integrated and pre-configured application and hardware platform components, which are all engineered to work together (which is no small feat in the case of most Off-the-Shelf Big Data components).
The architectural approach of The BIGbox is for it to act as the single source of truth for business decision making because of its conceptual elegance and simplicity. Data locality within a single box for processing means that processing is done as close to the data as possible, i.e., instead of data being moved to nodes that do processing, the processing is moved to nodes that have the data, thus ensuring that vast data sets are not moved over the network.
The BIGbox comes as a standalone integrated environment that can be installed straight into your environment, as a cloud-based "Big Data Analytics As-a-Service" or simple plain software that you can install and configure for your own environment suited to your needs and budget. It also is available in Black, Indigo and Gold standards with Black as an entry level product and Gold our highest enterprise suite.