Avnet and IBM have unveiled a turn-key Hadoop solution -- hardware, software and support -- designed for on-premises big data deployments. It's the first of multiple Hadoop bundles that Avnet apparently intends to promote.

The platform -- dubbed Avnet Enabled Hadoop -- combines enterprise-class servers, storage, network, OS and Hadoop software into an integrated, validated, optimized and tested package, Avnet asserts. The initial Avnet offering features IBM BigInsights -- big blue's version of the Hadoop open source platform.

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