We are experiencing an AI revolution where organizations are looking to use data for business transformation and utilize generative AI and foundation models to improve productivity, innovation, customer experiences, and gain a competitive advantage. IBM and AWS have been collaborating since 2016 to provide secure, automated solutions for hybrid cloud environments. This partnership gives clients the flexibility to choose the right technologies for their needs, and IBM Consulting can assist in scaling these solutions across the enterprise. The result is faster and easier cloud transformation, technology deployment, and more secure operations, all of which can contribute to improved business outcomes. This powerful collaboration is revolutionizing how businesses utilize data-driven AI to stay ahead in the digital era.
Data and AI as the Pillars of the Partnership
At the core of this partnership is a deep understanding of the importance of data as the catalyst for AI innovation. Data is the fuel that powers AI algorithms, enabling them to generate insights, predictions, and solutions that drive business growth. This understanding forms the foundation of the IBM and AWS collaboration, creating an environment where data and AI seamlessly work together to achieve remarkable results. IBM and AWS have worked together to bring all of IBM’s data management portfolio including Db2, Netezza, and IBM Watsonx.data to work on AWS in a cloud-native fashion with the convenience of SaaS for customers. This collaboration recognizes that data and AI are inseparable allies in driving digital transformation. Data provides the raw materials for AI algorithms to learn and evolve, while AI extracts actionable insights from data that shape business strategies and customer experiences. Together, they amplify each other’s potential, creating a virtuous cycle of innovation.
IBM’s expertise in data management, AI research, and innovative solutions aligns perfectly with AWS’s cloud infrastructure and global reach. This partnership is not just a convenient union; it is a strategic alliance that leverages the synergies of data and AI.
All in on IBM Data Store portfolio
Over the past 6 months, the IBM and AWS partnership has introduced a suite of groundbreaking data and AI solutions that empower businesses to thrive in a data-driven world. These offerings focus on data management, AI development, and seamless integration, enhancing the capabilities of organizations across various industries.
Watsonx.data on AWS: Imagine having the power of data at your fingertips. Watsonx.data is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that revolutionizes data management. It reduces Data Warehouse costs by 50%, provides instant access to all data within 30 minutes on AWS, and incorporates a fit-for-purpose data store based on an open lakehouse architecture. Its multiple query engines, built-in governance, and hybrid cloud deployment models further elevate its capabilities.
Netezza SaaS: Transitioning to the cloud has never been easier. Netezza SaaS simplifies data migration, ensuring smooth upgrades and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Its support for open table formats on COS and integration with Watsonx.data streamlines data operations, making it a powerful asset for businesses in need of seamless cloud integration.
Db2 Warehouse SaaS: The need for fast data processing is met by Db2 Warehouse SaaS, which offers up to 7 times faster performance and a remarkable 30 times reduction in costs. Whether dealing with tens or hundreds of terabytes, this solution scales effortlessly. Its support for native and open table formats on COS and integration with Watsonx.data highlights its versatility.
A glimpse of real-world impact: Data-driven success
The true power of this partnership and its offerings becomes evident when considering real-world scenarios. One notable example is a prominent Japanese insurance company that leveraged Db2 PureScale on AWS. This partnership allowed them to enhance customer service, gaining insights that reshape how they interact with their clients.
A call to embrace data-driven AI transformation
For our customers, business data is king and AI is the game-changer. The IBM and AWS partnership is a beacon of innovation, reinforcing to our customers the importance of data and AI in driving progress. As businesses navigate the complexities of the digital landscape, this partnership offers them a roadmap to data-driven AI solutions that fuel growth, innovation, and sustainable success.
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The future unveiled through data and AI unity
The partnership between IBM and AWS signifies more than just collaboration; it represents a movement towards unlocking the full potential of data and AI. The combination of their expertise creates a harmonious blend of innovation that transcends industries and redefines possibilities. With data as the foundation and AI as the driving force, this partnership sets the stage for a future where businesses thrive on the power of insights, intelligence, and innovation.
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