We are in the midst of an AI revolution where organizations are seeking to leverage data for business transformation and harness generative AI and foundation models to boost productivity, innovate, enhance customer experiences, and gain a competitive edge. IBM and AWS have been working together since 2016 to provide secure, automated solutions for hybrid cloud environments. This partnership gives clients the flexibility to choose the right mix of technologies for their needs, and IBM Consulting can help them scale those solutions enterprise-wide. The result is easier, faster cloud transformation, technology deployment, and more secure operations, which can help drive better business results. This powerful synergy is revolutionizing how businesses harness the potential of data-driven AI to stay ahead in the digital age.
Data and AI as the Pillars of the Partnership
At the heart of this partnership lies a deep appreciation for the role 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 businesses forward. This understanding forms the cornerstone of the IBM and AWS collaboration, creating an environment where data and AI are seamlessly integrated to yield remarkable results. IBM and AWS has worked together to bring all of IBM data management portfolio namely Db2, Netezza and IBM watsonx.data to work on AWS in cloud native fashion with convenience of SaaS for our 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 isn’t just a union of convenience; it’s a strategic alliance that capitalizes on the synergies of data and AI.
All in on IBM Data Store portfolio
Over the last 6 month The IBM and AWS partnership has launched 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 slashes Data Warehouse costs by half, grants instant access to all your data in just 30 minutes on AWS, and incorporates a fit-for-purpose data store based on an open lakehouse architecture. 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 is designed to simplify data migration, ensuring frictionless 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 rapid data processing is met by Db2 Warehouse SaaS, which promises 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 watsonx.data integration underscores 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 emerges as a lighthouse of innovation. Together we are reinforcing to our customers that data and AI are pivotal to progress. As businesses seek to 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 a collaboration; it’s a movement towards harnessing the full potential of data and AI. The symphony of their expertise creates a harmonious blend of innovation that transcends industries and reshapes possibilities. With data as the bedrock and AI as the engine, this partnership sets a precedent for a future where businesses thrive on the power of insights, intelligence, and innovation.
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