This document details the deployment of Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software on the PowerEdge R720XD. The intended audiences for this document are customers and system architects looking for information on implementing Apache Hadoop clusters within their information technology environment for Big Data analytics. The reference configuration introduces all the high-level components, hardware, and software that are included in the stack. Each high-level component is then described individually. Dell developed this document to help streamline deployment, provide best practices and improve the overall customer experience.