The company announced the new offerings Thursday, when it declared that it is now "open for data." Highlights of the additional services include:
- IBM Compose Enterprise, a managed platform for creating Web applications that require open source databases.
- IBM Graph, a TinkerPop-based service for real-time data analytics.
- IBM Predictive Analytics, which the company says allows users to create their own learning models and integrate them into applications.
- IBM Analytics Engine, which leverages more than 150 publicly available datasets for data analytics.
The new services signal IBM's eagerness to embrace Data-as-a-Service, as well as meet demand for managed open source data tools.
The company also hopes to stand out by offering high-performance data analytics. It reported in the new product announcement that many of its data services now take advantage of Spark for in-memory processing, making it much faster to work with big data.