IBM Accelerator Catalog
IBM Accelerator Catalog

Sales Prediction using The Weather Company Data

Use machine-learning models and The Weather Company data to help you predict how weather conditions impact business performance, for instance prospective sales.

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Key Challenges

What is an accelerator?
Industry Accelerators are a packaged set of technical assets used to help you tackle your next data science project by addressing your most pressing business challenges. With sample data, notebooks, scripts, a sample application and more, you can kickstart your own implementation and leverage the power of Cloud Pak for Data.

  • Weather patterns can have a large impact on retail business revenue
  • Sensitivity to changes in daily or/and seasonal weather conditions can impact consumer packaged goods, services, hospitality, entertainment, travel, and transportation
  • Shelving the right products with the right prices as per weather conditions and customer mood and need patterns

Expected Business Outcome


Understand Added Value of Weather Data

Improve Business Outcomes

Achieve Financial Success

Help organizations understand the added value of including weather data in their business analytics.

Help organizations improve business outcomes by predicting and quantifying the impact of weather on their business.

Help organizations achieve financial success by applying the insights of weather-driven outlooks for more business value.

Key Features

Information architecture

End-to-end AI Ladder application

Modular framework


An architecture enabling you to extract meaning from your data

From cataloging data through a glossary of terms to model development and deployment, simplify the lifecycle of your AI project

Composable and extensible pattern that can be applied to new data and industries

Get Started

Start experimenting today. Download and use this accelerator in your Cloud Pak for Data instance.

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Highlighted Products for this Accelerator

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Built on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, IBM Cloud Pak for Data accelerates your journey to AI to transform how your business operates with an open, extensible data and AI platform that runs on any cloud.

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Watson Knowledge Catalog

Help your data users quickly find, curate, categorize and share data, analytical models and their relationships with other members of your organization.

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Watson Studio

Empower your data science and AI teams to refine data and visually build and deploy models, using data on the desktop for anytime, anywhere access.

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IBM Knowledge Accelerators

IBM Knowledge Accelerators offer pre-created, extensive, curated glossaries to improve data classification, regulatory compliance, self-service analytics and other governance operations.

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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeCloud Pak for Data industry
  • IndustryRetail
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version Cloud Pak for Data,Watson Knowledge Catalog,Watson Studio - Current
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedSeptember 28th, 2020
  • Language English