IBM launches Project DataWorks artificial intelligence platform

IBM on Wednesday unveiled Project DataWorks. The cloud-based platform is fueled with artificial intelligence capabilities from Watson, IBM’s supercomputer. Tapping into Watson’s cognitive capabilities, DataWorks automates deployment of data on the IBM Cloud, with help from IBM Machine Learning and open source Apache Spark, the company said. Moreover, the integrated, self-service platform allows for collaboration among users on the IBM Cloud. IBM executives asserted that DataWorks can incorporate information from multiple endpoints: enterprise databases, Internet of Things, streaming, weather and social media.  [Also: Big Data: Healthcare must move beyond the hype] Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform. DataWorks boasts an open ecosystem of more than 20 partners and technologies, such as Confluent, Continuum Analytics, Galvanize, Alation, NumFOCUS, RStudio, Skymind, and more.  “We are at an inflection point with…


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