IBM and Datawatch Join Hands to Drive Enhanced Strategic Business Decisions

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 7, 2016

BEDFORD, MA: Datawatch announces that IBM will be reselling Datawatch Monarch as the self–service data preparation technology for IBM Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics. With this deal, the two companies look to deliver more efficient and rapid data access and self-service data preparation to users. Datawatch Monarch is a self-service data preparation solution which enables business analysts to promptly access, manipulate and blend data from the disparate sources.

IBM business intelligence users can now prepare data virtually from information sources such as traditional databases, multi-structured documents— PDFs, text reports, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), and log files. “Users can now spend their time in high-value analytic activities and harness the full power of IBM’s cognitive capabilities to derive new insights that have the potential to innovate and transform their business,” says Michael Morrison, President and CEO of Datawatch.

As an essential factor in effective analytics strategy, self-service data preparation technology allows users to create and develop reports and analyze them with minimal support from IT teams. The technology offers powerful analytical and visualization capabilities that support functionalities for accessing and integrating various data sources. Enterprises seek self-service data preparation solutions to support both business analytics and data scientists through business intelligence and data warehousing providers. Vendors such as Alteryx, ClearStory Data, Informatica, and Tamr have also ventured into offering solutions for the enhanced business intelligence.

Watson Analytics is a smart data discovery service available on the cloud, which guides data exploration, automates predictive analytics and enables effortless dashboard and infographic creation. It offers users the benefits of advanced analytics for improved and quick decision making. IBM Cognos Analytics offers smart self-service capabilities so that users can quickly identify and act on an insight. The engaging experience enabled by this analytics platform empowers business users to create and/or personalize dashboards and reports and provides IT with a scalable solution that is available on premise or on the cloud.