IBM has rolled out a series of new cloud data services on Bluemix – a PaaS platform to help businesses accelerate their migration and glean better insights from their data.
The new announcement includes three new services – first, the snappily-titled IBM Decision Optimisation on Cloud, which is in beta, helps organisations digest a large amount of data, including predictions, business goals and transactional figures, and spit them out as decision points. IBM gives the example of a retailer in need of restocking a clothing supply; by using the new feature, the retail planner can instantly get a recommendation based on all suppliers, warehouses, and other costs.
Second, IBM Bluemix Lift, a data migration tool for the Watson Data Platform, is more concerned with protection as opposed to the data itself. It can encrypt data being transferred, at a rate of up to 225GB per hour, and can continue transferring in the event of an outage or connectivity loss.
Lastly, IBM dashDB for Transactions, on the other hand, is a fully managed SQL database on Bluemix.
Citing on the new rollout, John Murphy, vice president of IBM Watson Data Platform, said, “Cloud is the platform that enables cognitive intelligence. We’re continuing to grow our catalogue of cloud data services on Bluemix so that we can help developers and data scientists better manage and more quickly interpret data for business innovation.”