Big data users rejoice: IBM’s new Project DataWorks platform plans to kill the silo

Image: Brandon Vigliarolo/TechRepublic Data analysts know the problem all too well: Two sets of data need to be merged but they’re formatted completely differently. Getting them to play well together ends up taking a bunch of extra time—and money. Imagine if all those datasets were formatted the same way. Then imagine that they were all housed in one central repository that allowed anyone in a company to pull, filter, and analyze data from other departments. SEE: Big data and IoT matter to 56% of organizations (Tech Pro Research) Big data isn’t going away, and the currently fractured landscape is going to have to come together to truly make progress, which is exactly what IBM is hoping to accomplish with its newly announced Project DataWorks. What is it? Project DataWorks is…


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