Watson Discovery

Surface answers and rich insights from your enterprise data.

Pricing plans

Lite

Free

The starter plan. Kick the tires and try us out.

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Advanced

Starting at $500 USD per month for up to 50,000 documents

The plan for organizations that require a large number of concurrent users, and have complex query needs.

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Premium

Recommended

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The plan for organizations that desire a single tenant instance of one or more Watson services for better isolation and security.

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Deploy Anywhere

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The plan for organization that want o build a robust AI-powered search application behind your firewall or on any cloud

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Pricing Details

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Features

Lite

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Advanced

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Premium

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Deploy Anywhere

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Document limit

1000

unlimited

unlimited

unlimited

User-friendly Tooling

Pre-built connectors

Smart Document Understanding

Passage Retrieval

Relevancy Training

Custom natural language processing (NLP)

Project-based User Interface (UI)

Content Mining

Table Identification & Retrieval

Reusable UI Components

Dynamic Facets

Analyze API (Real-time NLP)

Content Intelligence (Optional add-on)

Deployment

Data isolation

Mutual Authentication

HIPAA enabled

Availability SLA

99.50%

99.90%

Data Reside On-Site

Run on any cloud, including IBM, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and on-premises environments

Lite

Advanced

Premium

Deploy Anywhere

Language Support

Watson Discovery currently supports 12 languages with the Lite and Advanced plans, 22 languages with the Premium and Cloud Pak for Data plans. However, support coverage differs from feature to feature. For a detailed view of the product’s support coverage by feature, go here.

    Features

  • Document limit

    1000
  • User-friendly Tooling

  • Pre-built connectors

  • Smart Document Understanding

  • Passage Retrieval

  • Relevancy Training

    Features

  • Document limit

    unlimited
  • User-friendly Tooling

  • Pre-built connectors

  • Smart Document Understanding

  • Passage Retrieval

  • Relevancy Training

  • Custom natural language processing (NLP)

  • Availability SLA

    99.50%

    Features

  • Document limit

    unlimited
  • User-friendly Tooling

  • Pre-built connectors

  • Smart Document Understanding

  • Passage Retrieval

  • Relevancy Training

  • Custom natural language processing (NLP)

  • Project-based User Interface (UI)

  • Content Mining

  • Table Identification & Retrieval

  • Reusable UI Components

  • Dynamic Facets

  • Deployment

  • Data isolation

  • Mutual Authentication

  • HIPAA enabled

  • Availability SLA

    99.90%

    Features

  • Document limit

    unlimited
  • User-friendly Tooling

  • Pre-built connectors

  • Smart Document Understanding

  • Passage Retrieval

  • Relevancy Training

  • Custom natural language processing (NLP)

  • Project-based User Interface (UI)

  • Content Mining

  • Table Identification & Retrieval

  • Reusable UI Components

  • Dynamic Facets

  • Analyze API (Real-time NLP)

  • Content Intelligence (Optional add-on)

  • Deployment

  • Data isolation

  • Data Reside On-Site

  • Run on any cloud, including IBM, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and on-premises environments

Language Support

Watson Discovery currently supports 12 languages with the Lite and Advanced plans, 22 languages with the Premium and Cloud Pak for Data plans. However, support coverage differs from feature to feature. For a detailed view of the product’s support coverage by feature, go here.here.

Frequently asked questions

How are Watson Discovery, Watson Natural Language Understanding and Watson Knowledge Studio related?

All three products can be used together or independently of one another depending on your use case. Natural Language Understanding is a best of breed text analytics service that can be integrated into an existing data pipeline. Watson Discovery incorporates Natural Language Understanding, but also offers storage of data with multiple ingestion options and provides the opportunity of powerful queries to extract insights, serving as a powerful cloud native insight engine. Watson Knowledge Studio can be used with both Discovery and Natural Language Understanding to customize text extraction of entities and relations using machine learning models.

How do Watson Discovery and Watson Assistant work together?

An IBM Watson Assistant uses a search skill to route complex inquiries to IBM Watson Discovery. Watson Discovery treats the user input as a search query. It finds information that is relevant to the query from data inside its collections and returns it to Watson Assistant.

How can I calculate pricing based off of my usage?

Please visit our pricing calculator here which gives a monthly estimate of your costs based on the plan you choose.

 

How can I upgrade my plan?

Please visit the Watson Discovery subscription page here, which provides the opportunity to upgrade your plan.

How can I customize Watson Discovery?

Watson Discovery provides many ways to add customization. You can accomplish this by customizing your natural language processing (NLP), customizing your relevancy model, and customizing your ingestion pipeline.

What data types are supported?

Lite plan: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, JSON, HTML

Advanced, Premium, and Deploy Anywhere plans: PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PNG, TIFF, JPG, JSON, HTML

What are some pre-built connectors / supported data sources?

IBM Cloud: Box, Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft SharePoint 2016 (On-Premise), IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM FileNet, IBM AppConnect, and Web Crawl

Cloud Pak for Data: Box, Salesforce, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft SharePoint 2016 (On-Premise), Web Crawl, Database, Windows File System, Local File System, FileNet P8, Upload your own data, and Cloud Pak for Data custom connector