When’s the last time you considered if you’re operating in a truly predictive enterprise, furthermore, if it’s easy for your data consumers, models and apps to access the right data? More often than not the answer is a resounding “not very”. Between the proliferation of data types and sources and tightening regulations, data is often held captive, sitting in silos. Traditionally, strategies for overcoming this challenge relied on consolidating the physical data into a single location, structure and vendor. While this strategy seemed great in theory, anyone that has undertaken a migration of this magnitude can tell you it’s easier said than done.
Earlier this year at THINK we unveiled our plans for the next generation of IBM Cloud Pak for Data, our alternative to help customers connect the right people to the right data at the right time. Today, I’m excited to share more details on how the latest version of the platform, version 4.0, will bring that vision to life through an intelligent data fabric.