This solution brief introduces Dell Blueprints and explains how Dell can help you identify the right technologies and solutions for your use cases. With Dell Blueprints, Dell enables and accelerates your big data journey with reference architectures right-sized for your business. To accelerate business outcomes, your organization must overcome three top challenges: aligning IT and business priorities, choosing the right solution tailored to your use case, and integrating siloed data environments. Your journey first requires IT and business alignment—because without specific goals and the end in mind, data initiatives can get derailed or fail to achieve the expected ROI. Dell offers a focused big data and analytics portfolio to help you on every step of your journey. This end-to-end portfolio includes an unprecedented lineup of solutions and tools for advanced analytics, data integration, and data management.