Retirement: BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan)
  • BigInsights
  • US South
  • Description
    We would like to inform you about the retirement of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) service. The Basic plan of this service will be retired on December 7, 2017. This does not apply to the Enterprise plan, which will continue to be available.

    The IBM Analytics Engine, which is built on an advanced architecture and integration points, provides similar functionality to BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan). IBM Analytics Engine provides a better experience to spin up Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark clusters, integrate with Data Science Experience, and work with data in cloud object storage. It also features newer versions of Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop and related ecosystem components.

    Here’s what you need to know:
    • The End of Marketing Date is December 7, 2017.
    • As of December 6, 2017, new BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) instances cannot be provisioned. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.
    • The End of Support Date is November 7, 2018.
    • For a period of 12 months after the End of Marketing Date, which is through November 7, 2018, all existing instances will continue to be available on the Services dashboard in the IBM Cloud platform console. All existing instances will also continue to be supported by BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan).
    • Any instance that is still provisioned as of the End of Support Date will be deleted.
    • Delete your BigInsights for Apache Hadoop (Basic plan) service instances before the End of Support Date.
    We strongly recommend that you to move your applications to IBM Analytics Engine. You can get access to the latest versions of Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop ecosystem components in addition to a more stable service and a better user experience.