Watson Analytics is #22 in Top 34 Business Intelligence software

Last updated: December 06, 2014
IBM Watson Analytics helps you find and improve data sets with the touch of a button. You can get to work quickly instead of spending precious time cleaning up and preparing your data.

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#22 in Top 34 Business Intelligence software


The best alternatives to Watson Analytics are: Tableau, IBM Cognos, QlikView

Latest news about Watson Analytics

2014. IBM is now offering Watson Analytics for FREE

IBM is opening freemium analytics service Watson Analytics to all business users. The very limited beta of this service was launched in September. It lets business users send natural language questions and raw data sets into the cloud for Watson to crunch and visualize. Users are able to access the new service from any device, including mobile ones. It will also connect to a Watson Analytics Community, where users can exchange ideas on best practices and solicit technical support. This is the latest step on the road to actualizing Watson's potential for business users. It follows the Twitter partnership IBM signed in October, which involves using Watson to analyze Twitter data to discover insights, predict outcomes, visualize results, create reports and dashboards and explain results in familiar business terms.

2014. Twitter and IBM Watson team up help businesses better understand their customers

Twitter and IBM have partnered on a deal that will integrate Twitter data into various IBM software products and cloud services (including Watson Analytics) and will lead to 10,000 IBM consultants trained and certified on how to best use Twitter data and build systems to analyze it. "While companies have long listened to what their customers are saying on Twitter, complex enterprise decisions often require input from a lot of different systems," Chris Moody, Twitter's vice president of data strategy, wrote. "IBM’s expertise is in integrating complex systems and data to make better decisions." For IBM, the partnership provides a wealth of information for its business customers. Twitter data will now be available on IBM's cloud-based analytics services, its business decision tools including tracking customer sentiment, and through IBM's own consultants.

2014. Supercomputer IBM Watson becomes available for business. Even for small business

Untill now the artificial intelligence supercomputer IBM Watson was mainly used in scientific projects, but from November - it will become available for any business - as a cloud service Watson Analytics. This is potentially an ideal tool for executives. It works on computer or mobile devices and can respond to your questions asked in natural language. For example, you can ask: "Which customers bring us the biggest profit", "what marketings campaign bring more leads", "what leads are most likely to become customers," "which employees may leave the company", etc. In response, the supercomputer will show a list or build a beautiful chart. Of course, before asking questions, you need to load data arrays to the service. Or you can connect it to other business applications, such as Salesforce, Box, Google Docs, Oracle.