From zero to Big Data in less than 1 hour

You will be a big data wizard before you know it

The Hardware

Your BigBoards device is a portable micro-cluster that sits on your desk! But beware: its sleek design hides a full-blown data center - right at your fingertips! Fully pre-assembled by us, so you can concentrate, not on the hardware, but on your data.

Your Hex or Cube is by far the most productive learning and development platform for Big Data. Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3 ...

1. Connect power and network

To boot your BigBoards cluster, you have to plug it into a wall outlet and hook it up to your network.

2. Browse to integrated tools

Our integrated tools help you to manage and monitor your BigBoards cluster from our dashboards!

3. Install any big data technology

The BigBoards appstore contains pre-packaged technologies, datasets and tutorials. Apps are downloaded, installed and configured within minutes, so you can simply run your distributed programs!

Easily provision any Big Data technology


The Software

    App Store

    The BigBoards Library is like the appstore on your smartphone

    Click to install

    Just click to download, install and configure any app on your cluster

    Different types

    An app can be any big data technology, but also datasets and tutorials

    Design app

    You can design your own app by completing just a few webforms

    Front-end integration

    Your app specific tools and panels integrate with our dashboard


You are in good company

  • The CTO of IBM's analytics platform is the proud owner of an nHex
  • Two Sigma Investments
  • galvanize
  • Australian Government - Department of Defence
  • edgelabs
  • Spark Technology Center
  • AdGoji
  • Infofarm
  • dataminded
  • VSN Systemen
  • PWC Belgium
  • Deloitte
  • Cisco
  • iMinds
  • Fraunhofer
  • ING
  • T-Systems
  • Know Center
  • HTW Berlin
  • Columbia University
  • Heilbronn University

The Features

Your BigBoards device is your portable cluster, that sits on your desk! We take care of the infrastructure, the operational management and the provisioning of software, data and tutorials. So you should not worry, but focus on building and testing your Big Data solutions.


Unpack, connect to power and to network, and boot. Our integrated tools allow you to monitor, operate and provision your Hex, so you can access its full potential. Our library is like the app store on your smartphone: download and install any new big data stack by just 1 click

Your BigBoards micro-cluster is the most productive tool to learn, experiment or develop for big data.
You will be up and running in less than 1 hour!

Engage With Us

Our focus is on building products that you love. If you have questions or suggestions for BigBoards, you can start a discussion in our support forum, join us on Slack, develop with us on GitHub and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.