IBM’s New Cloud Data Service Targets Enterprise AI, Could Capture Microsoft’s Attention


IBM unfurled a cloud-based data service targeted at integrating data science, engineering, and application building into a product built on a Kubernetes-based container platform. Analysts noted that the platform is initially aiming for a small target market, but if successful could draw a quick response from competitors like Microsoft.

The data service is dubbed the IBM Cloud Private for Data. It’s designed to allow companies to glean insight from their data resources on their way to supporting enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) services. Enterprises can manage the platform from a user interface that is consistent across elements of the environment.