- IBM's hybrid cloud data platform and Palantir's application building platform are partnering to launch a new product simplifying AI deployment for the enterprise, according to an announcement Monday.
Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data will go live in March and provide an environment to build no-code/low-code applications using AI for data-driven decision making. IBM and Palantir intend to help industries managing vast amounts of data — such as retail and financial services — govern and automate it across a hybrid environment.
The Palantir-IBM partnership could stand to benefit businesses seeking automated solutions through the appeal of no-code/low-code AI.
The partnership will help the enterprise put AI projects in production, said Chirag Dekate, VP analyst at Gartner.
"This IBM-Palantir partnership is a net win for enterprise end users because it enables them to look at AI not just theoretically, but it actually helps them look at AI from their enterprise context," said Dekate.
Across Gartner surveys, enterprises repeatedly report that they are struggling to move beyond the pilot phase of AI products, according to Dekate. The combination of IBM and Palantir's specialties provide a platform for enterprises to effectively operationalize AI projects.
Palantir for IBM Cloud Pak for Data's low-code/no-code model can streamline enterprise digital transformation efforts as it requires minimal lift to tailor applications.
"The low code part is really there to solve for a lot of the repetitive building processes," Brian Metzger, CMO at low-code platform Caspio, told CIO Dive last week in comments about the business benefit of the technology unrelated to the Palantir-IBM news. For example, "Why hand-code a login when it's been built literally millions of times before?"
For businesses, the IBM-Palantir partnerships translates to custom AI applications without the need to hire specialized technical knowledge.
"At the very least, demand a demo," Dekate said. "That will help them [businesses] validate the relevance of these vendors and the solution in their enterprise context," added Dekate.
Clarification: This article has been updated to reflect Brian Metzger's comments were not in connection to the Palantir-IBM deal, but rather the low-code market at large.