- IBM announced Thursday the release of several new developer tools to help try and grow its cloud offerings.
- The company’s Cloud Data Services portfolio added more than 25 services to the IBM Cloud and made 150 datasets publicly available.
- The new services are designed to “help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud,” IBM said a news release.
Cloud has been the one bright spot for IBM. When the company reported its financial results last month, it said cloud revenue grew 43%, while revenue overall fell to $81.7 billion for 2015. With more tools made available for data and analytics, IBM can grow its offerings and potentially expand its customer base.
IBM said the hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are “based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services.”
The new tools include IBM Compose Enterprise, a managed platform designed to help development teams build modern web-scale apps faster by enabling them to quickly deploy business-ready open source databases on their own dedicated cloud servers.
Another tool, IBM Graph, delivers the only enterprise-grade graph database as a service. All of the new offerings build on IBM’s investment in Apache Spark.
“Data is the common thread within the enterprise, regardless of where its source might be,” said Derek Schoettle, General Manager, IBM Analytics Platform and Cloud Data Services. “In the past, data handlers have relied on disparate systems for data needs, but our goal is to move data into the future by providing a one-stop shop to access, build, develop and explore data.”