IBM targets data scientists with a new development platform based on Apache Spark

Making sense of data can involve a wide variety of tools, and IBM is hoping to make data scientists’ lives easier by putting them all in one place. The company on Tuesday released what it calls Data Science Experience, a new development environment in the cloud for real-time, high-performance analytics. Based on data-processing framework Apache Spark, Data Science Experience is designed to speed and simplify the process of embedding data and machine learning into cloud applications. Included in the new offering are tools such as RStudio and Jupyter Notebooks. INSIDER: How TD Ameritrade’s Chief Data Officer is driving changeDevelopers can tap Python, R and Scala; they can also view sample notebooks and watch tutorials while they code. Additional tools focus on data preparation and cleaning, visualization, prescriptive analytics, data connections,…


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