Big data is everywhere and enterprises require an architecture that supports analysis and insight upon all data sets. The next generation architecture for big data and analytics helps illustrate this concept and ways organizations can harness the power of big data today.
Conceptually, big data can be difficult for people to understand. If they can't fully understand it, then it's difficult for them to see how it fits into their strategic IT plans. To help explain the concepts behind big data and its place in IT infrastructure, IBM has developed a "Zone Architecture