IBM Launches Environment to Help Developers Embed Big Data into Cloud Apps

Want to read more about big data? Check out Penton Technology’s special report: Drowning in Data. Building on its investment in Apache Spark, IBM launched a cloud-based real-time, high performance analytics development environment on Tuesday called the Data Science Experience. The new open and collaborative environment is designed to make it easier and faster for developers on the IBM Cloud Bluemix platform to embed data and machine learning into cloud applications. IBM made a $300 million investment in Spark last year to grow the ecosystem of what the company calls the “analytics operating system.” To that end, the company has made contributions to SparkR, SparkSQL, and Apache SparkML to extend Spark to the R statistical programming language. This will give R data scientists faster access to more data, and therefore…


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