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IBM Offers Cloud Data and Analytics “Marketplace” for App Developers


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IBM has expanded its Cloud Data Services portfolio with 25 new services now available on the IBM Cloud that are designed to help developers build, deploy, and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud.

The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures.

In addition to self-service capabilities for everything from data preparation, migration, and integration, to tools for advanced data exploration and modeling, IBM also introduced new cloud data services, including IBM Compose Enterprise, a managed platform designed to help development teams build modern web-scale apps faster; IBM Graph, a fully managed graph database service built on Apache TinkerPop;IBM Predictive Analytics, a service that allows developers to self-build machine learning models to help deliver predictions for specific product use cases, without the help of a data scientist, and IBM Analytics Exchange, a data exchange that includes a catalog of more than 150 publicly available datasets that can be used for analysis or integrated into applications.

"Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where its source might be. In the past, data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs, but our goal is to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, build, develop and explore data," said Derek Schoettle, general manager, analytics platform and cloud data services. "IBM's integrated Cloud Data Services give developers greater scalability and flexibility to build, deploy and manage web and mobile cloud applications, and enable data scientists to apply information across businesses efficiently."

The new offerings build on IBM's investment in Apache Spark. IBM has redesigned more than 25 of the company's core analytics and commerce solutions with Apache Spark to accelerate their real-time processing capabilities.

For more information on IBM's Cloud Data Services portfolio, go to www.ibm.biz/open-for-data.


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