IBM is named a Leader in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms

By | 3 minute read | March 4, 2021

The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms has just been released, and IBM is delighted to be recognized as a Leader in the space. Watson Studio on IBM Cloud Pak for Data, a modular, open and extensible platform for data and AI that combines a broad set of descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive capabilities. Organizations seeking to more efficiently run and manage AI models, simplify their AI lifecycle management, and empower their data scientists with technology that can help optimize their data-driven decision-making can turn to IBM Watson® Studio. The product builds upon trusted solutions, because of that IBM now delivers a modern and comprehensive solution that leverages its roots in SPSS, ILOG CPLEX and other earlier products, complemented by a stream of innovations from IBM research, comprising a well-rounded vision.

IBM Watson Studio has three main strengths — multi-persona support, composite AI vision, and comprehensive attention to responsible AI and governance. Together, these features allow for organizations to increase workflow efficiency. Garter mentions that “IBM Watson Studio offers a visual workflow interface or ‘graphic canvas,’ as well as a choice of notebooks, thus enabling data engineers, expert data scientist and citizens data scientists to work together on the same project.” Additionally, it makes it easy to share and use models amongst those users with an embedded catalog that’s used for sharing and re-use of (meta)data and models. By combining multiple AI techniques such as AutoAI and visualization to more deeply interpret data and efficiently solve a wider range of business problems, IBM Watson Studio ensures faster, more secure data governance.  As a result, users can make better business decisions with their data and increase their ROI by upwards of 480%, all while ensuring they are meeting regulatory compliance standards.

Further, IBM Watson Studio helps organizations to build and scale AI across their organization with trust and transparency by automating AI lifecycle management. Deploying AI with continuous model governance enables users to accelerate time to discovery, prediction, and outcomes while keeping AI explainable and tuned to any organization’s business demand. It empowers customers to organize data, build, run and manage AI models, and optimize decisions across any cloud using IBM Cloud Pak® for Data. To ensure that an organization’s AI automated technology is helping make sound decisions, IBM offers extensive support for explainability, bias, fairness, accuracy and drift monitoring, synthetic data and differential privacy. Because of this, you can use your data with confidence and peace of mind.

Finally, the entire IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform is designed to provide customers with the flexibility to deploy IBM’s offerings such as IBM Watson Studio, IBM Knowledge Catalog, IBM Db2, and IBM DataStage on the vendors of their choice. Building on the hybrid-cloud foundation of Red Hat® OpenShift®, IBM Watson Studio on IBM Cloud Pak for Data simplifies the process of deploying almost any open-source project to production with containerized resource and infrastructure management efficiency.

Learn more about Gartner’s decision to name IBM a Leader by reading the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms.

You can also dive deeper into Cloud Pak for Data products like IBM Watson Studio by visiting:

The 2020 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platforms to learn more IBM Watson Studio’s prescriptive analytics capabilities for the design and deployment of optimization models.

The IBM Watson Studio Portfolio by visiting the IBM Watson Studio page.

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