Preparing for the Future with IBM Watson and Cognitive Computing

A new era of computing is unfolding with big data, cloud, and cognitive all converging at once. This confluence will transform how we do business and it's impacting all industries.

DBTA recently held a webinar featuring Tom Hronis, global sales leader, Watson data platform persistence layer, Hadoop and Streams at IBM Cloud Data Services, who explained the key components of the Watson Data Platform, its embedded cognitive-assisted, machine-learning capabilities, and its user-specific tools and data and analytics services on IBM Cloud.

Digital businesses are disrupting industries and professions, Hronis explained. The goal is to make data simple and accessible to all.

IBM Watson can help enterprises build a transformation strategy that embraces risk taking, adopt an agile iterative approach to innovation, and promote a data-driven culture organization-wide.

The Watson data platform includes self-service data preparation, ground to cloud data migration, and stream computing.

IBM Bluemix Data Connect is a fully managed self-service data preparation and integration service enabling users to easily put data to work.

IBM Bluemix Lift makes it easy to quickly, securely and reliably migrate data from private on-premises data centers to an IBM cloud data property.

IBM Streaming Analytics can quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of data stream sources. The solution can handle very high data throughput rates, up to millions of events or messages per second.

The Watson Platform also provides production-ready database hosting, managed NoSQL database, managed relational database, managed Hadoop platform, Spark computing, machine learning, and streaming analytics.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.