IBM launches Watson Data Platform, putting the power of data in your hands
Date: 26/10/2016

By Marco Meisert

Today IBM announced IBM Watson Data Platform, designed to help organisations gain more valuable insights from their data. Watson Data Platform delivers the world's fastest data ingestion engine and cognitive-powered decision-making to data professionals, allowing them to collaborate in the IBM Cloud, with the services they prefer.

In a nutshell:

  • No hardware required
  • Single subscription fee
  • Maintenance, support, and upgrades included
  • Self-service starting at USD 50/month for 20GB

IBM is also making IBM Watson Machine Learning Service available - making machine learning simple with an intuitive, self-service interface.

Built on Apache Spark, Watson Machine Learning intelligently and automatically builds models from structured and unstructured data and open machine learning libraries, while accelerating model deployment into business operations. Its patented Cognitive Assistance for Data Science technology scores each machine-learning algorithm against the data provided, to recommend the best match for the need. It also includes the most comprehensive set of algorithms in the industry.

As part of the Watson Data Platform solution, Cornerstone provides a free workshop to help you get started on your data discovery journey. To register your interest for this workshop, or for more information about Watson Data Platform, please get in touch.

Stay tuned for further updates from IBM World of Watson 2016.