Anaconda and IBM Watson Team to Simplify Enterprise Adoption of AI Open-Source Technologies

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 04, 2020


Anaconda and IBM Watson Team to Simplify Enterprise Adoption of AI Open-Source Technologies

IBM integrates Anaconda Team Edition repository with Watson Studio; Anaconda will feature IBM's Watson Studio no-charge plan to its community of 20 million data scientists.

Anaconda, provider of the Python data science platform, and IBM Watson announced a new collaboration to help simplify enterprise adoption of AI open-source technologies. By working together, the two companies plan to help fuel innovation and address the AI and data science skills gap that many enterprises face today.

To help enterprises overcome this challenge, Anaconda Team Edition repository will be integrated with IBM Watson Studio on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, enabling organizations to better govern and speed the deployment of AI open-source technologies across any cloud. Additionally, Anaconda's community of 20 million users will now be able to access a no-charge lite plan of Watson Studio1, offering the opportunity to manage their data science projects within IBM's enterprise-grade environment.

The collaboration includes an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement to market the Anaconda Team Edition solution with IBM Watson Studio as part of?IBM Cloud Pak for Data?, an automated AI lifecycle platform that is designed to make it easy for businesses to build and operationalize AI.

The solution is expected to be available June 19, ? ?2020 and is designed to help data scientists take advantage of comprehensive, managed, and curated open-source libraries and tools. As part of the agreement, Anaconda will also feature Watson Studio on the Anaconda Navigator interface.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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