IBM Cloud Private for Data Launches

IBM this week launched IBM Cloud Private for Data, which it describes as a "an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform" designed to help companies "create new business models...and pave the path to enterprise artificial intelligence."

The solution runs on IBM Cloud Private as part of the application layer and can be deployed on the open source Kubernetes container software or via Red Hat OpenShift, thanks to a recently announced partnership.

"In the future, the Cloud Private for Data will run on all clouds, as well as be available in industry-specific solutions, for financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and more," the company said when it originally announced the product back in March.

IBM is bullish on what the new solution can provide enterprises: "In this new environment data is readily available and accessible from across cloud platforms, infused with privacy capabilities to help meet rising regulations and strengthened by governance, analytics and machine learning. And, it begins enterprise-out," commented General Manager of IBM Analytics Rob Thomas in his blog post announcing the release.

"A modern data architecture, integrating all sources of data, paves the way for everyone from line of business executives to CIOs, to help create new business models based on rapid, data-driven insights. ... IBM Cloud Private for Data is a major step in that direction," he continued.

More information on the product is available here.

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