IBM announced a bunch of new cloud data services on Monday, including an intelligent data-preparation tool, an in-memory analytic database and even a local version of a historically cloud-based database. It’s an impressive and in some cases even unique set of capabilities that complements the work IBM has been pushing with its Bluemix platform since February.
Here’s what’s new:
- DataWorks seems potentially very useful as a cloud-based take on the handful of new data-preparation technologies currently emerging from software startups.
- Cloudant Local is, as far as I know, the only NoSQL database offered both as a cloud service and a local deployment by the same company that built it. (Cloudant launched as a cloud database startup in 2008 and IBM acquired the company in 2014.)
- With the Netezza-powered dashDB, IBM joins Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft with a homegrown analytic service built atop columnar database technology.
Already on Bluemix, IBM…
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