IBM has launched a new cloud computing platform it calls Cloud Private for Data. It incorporates artificial intelligence, in-memory database, application development and data science features. “Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on a journey to AI as the ultimate driver of business transformation,” said Rob Thomas, general manager of IBM Analytics. “But for them to get there, they need to put in place an information architecture for collecting, managing and analyzing their data. With today’s announcements, we are planning to bring the AI destination closer and give access to powerful machine learning and data science technologies that can turn data into game-changing insight.”
As part of the same announcement, IBM also unveiled its new Data Science Elite Team, a group of consultants who will advise clients on AI and machine learning at no charge.