IBM unveils new data refinery services on IBM Cloud

IBM has unveiled 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 said.

The new innovations will help ensure that data flows seamlessly to applications and analytics, making them portable and accessible, no matter where the data resides.

One of the innovations is IBM DataWorks, a set of cloud-based data refinery services that shape, cleanse, match and secure data.

IBMIBM dashDB, another solution, is a cloud-based data warehousing and analytics service with in-memory technology built-in to deliver answers faster. A new integration of dashDB with Cloudant, IBM’s NoSQL database as a service (DBaaS), allows Cloudant clients to embed analytics in their applications with a few clicks.

IBM Cloudant  Local is an on-premise edition of the fully managed cloud database-as-a-service that enables a fluid hybrid cloud data layer that spans private data centers, mobile devices and third-party cloud providers.

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IBM also introduced today Watson Curator, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that increases confidence in the delivery of quality content collections and governance for IBM Watson Solutions.

“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,” said Beth Smith, general manager, Big Data, IBM.

“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,” Smith added.

IBM DataWorks, dashDB and Cloudant are available on IBM Bluemix.

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