LAKE WALES, Fla.—Contributing cognitive computing resources to the open-source community within the year will be the ultimate end of IBM's recently release Spectrum Computing suite. Last year it opened its software-defined-storage environment called Spectrum Storage—used by Netflix and 100,000 other servers worldwide—to non-IBM storage hardware. Now it promises to follow-up with donating cognitive analytics and machine learning to the open-source community.
IBM last year promised to invest $1 billion in redefining the next-generation of the software-defined-storage and now wants to follow-up with the cognitive analytics and machine learning software that uncovers insights from that data using a software-defined infrastructure (SDI). IDC claims that SDI will be a $51 billion market by 2019, according to IBM, which wants to ride that wave with its Spectrum Computing resources for Apache Spark, Hadoop and other open-source tools.
"Organizations of all types are realizing that data is a highly valuable business asset, and that extracting full value from that data provides a critical competitive advantage. However, the volume of data pouring in makes it difficult for businesses to take advantage of the insights it can provide,” Bernard Spang, vice president, IBM Software Defined Storage told EE Times. “IBM Spectrum Computing helps clients adopt and manage Apache Spark analytics and improves predicable application performance to achieve faster results."
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