Create smarter applications

IBM Watson® APIs help you enable your apps and products with Al capabilities. Watson Data Platform provides the persistence layers to power your Al app and get the most out of your Watson services.

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Pull in diverse data through streaming and batch ETL, and prepare it for analytics and operational use

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Choose the storage option best suited to your data — from RDBMS to every type of NoSQL

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Allow every type of user to perform the right kind of analysis

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Build smarter applications with embedded intelligence

Build apps that talk back

Learn how to create a chatbot that provides recipe suggestions and instructions using the Watson Conversation Service and the IBM Cloudant database service within Watson Data Platform.
Total time: 30-60 minutes

Find the right database for your app

The right databases are empowering, the wrong databases are limiting. Each IBM-hosted database can be deployed in the cloud, on premises or in a hybrid environment. All Watson Data Platform solutions take just minutes to set up and connect to your data. Strong security (2FA, SSL, encryption), multi-node replication, high availability, auto-scaling, failover, backups, database logs, user permissions and roles, and many more features come standard with most offerings.


A NoSQL JSON document store optimized for heavy workloads of concurrent reads and writes.


A database engine powering over 10 open source SQL and NoSQL databases.

Elasticsearch by Compose

Combines the flexibility of a full-text search engine with the power of JSON indexing.

etcd by Compose

A key/value store that holds the always-correct data needed to manage server clusters.

JanusGraph by Compose

A scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying highly-interconnected data.

MongoDB by Compose

Powerful indexing and querying combined with automated scaling and backup.

MySQL by Compose

A fast, easy-to-use RDBMS with connectors including Python, PHP and C++.

PostgreSQL by Compose

An object-relational SQL database with indexable JSON, pub/sub functions and drivers.

Redis by Compose

Use counters, queues, lists and hyperlogs to handle complex data issues simply.

RethinkDB by Compose

A distributed database optimized for JSON documents and the real-time web.

ScyllaDB by Compose

A NoSQL column-store that boasts 1 million transactions per second per node.

Data Catalog

Securely discover, catalog, and govern your enterprise data.

Data Refinery

A self-service data preparation client to transform raw data into data ready for analytics.

Db2 Hosted

An on-demand, multi-workload SQL database with full admin access.

Db2 on Cloud

A fully-managed SQL cloud database configured and optimized for robust performance.

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

A fully-managed, cloud data warehouse service powered by IBM BLU Acceleration.

Informix on Cloud

High-performance engine that integrates TimeSeries, Spatial, NoSQL and SQL data together.

Master Data Management (MDM) on Cloud

Gain a trusted view of data in a hybrid computing environment.

Information Server on Cloud

Understand, govern, create, maintain, transform and deliver quality data.


Migrate data quickly, easily and securely via a CLI.

Question about which one to choose?

Customer successes


Interloop built its sales-execution platform in the cloud on Watson and Compose for MongoDB. Watson leverages the data in MongoDB to provide better recommendations and a faster user experience.

Campus Discounts

Campus Discounts offers students around the world a simple way to discover great deals close to them. It uses Watson to provide intelligent audio search and a chatbot. Behind the scenes it's using IBM-hosted MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, MySQL and RabbitMQ.

Cloud Therapy

A powerful dose of cognitive cloud analytics helps Cloud Therapy accelerate diagnosis of rare diseases to improve patient outcomes. Cloud Therapy is harnessing cognitive analytics in the cloud through the IBM Cloudant and Watson Natural Language Classifier.

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