IBM Launches New Cloud-Based Data Services
IBM's new cloud-based data services include IBM DataWorks and IBM dashDB, among others, to help provide a fluid cloud data layer for enterprises.LAS VEGAS--IBM this week launched a new generation of data services on the IBM Cloud that are designed to ensure more trusted information can be applied more readily across an organization. The new cloud-based services will enable organizations to simplify and automate the ability to find, refine and prepare data; warehouse data in the cloud, making it instantly available for analytics; curate unstructured data services to increase the confidence in analytics and enhance mobile and web applications with embedded analytics. IBM announced the new services at its IBM Insight 2014 conference here. In a world flooded with big data today, competitive advantage is gained by applying insight in the moment faster than your competitor. Analytics pays back $13.01 for every dollar spent – 1.2 times more than it did three years ago, according to a 2014 study by Nucleus Research. “All the data in the world is useless if you can’t put it to work,” said Beth Smith, general manager of big data at IBM, in a statement. “The new cloud-born services from IBM provide data professionals the ability to deliver data with speed and confidence as the fuel for applications and analytics. The ability to source and manage the right data will help organizations keep data management streamlined, while adhering to increasingly stringent regulatory demands, and produce results and analysis of real value to the business.”
Unlike other offerings that address only one aspect of the data problem, the new services introduced by IBM provide the key capabilities to help organizations shift from working on the data to putting data to work for their business.