Datawatch and IBM Partner on Self-Service Data Prep


A collaboration between Datawatch and IBM brings self-service data prep to IBM Watson and Cognos analytics users.

Data management solution provider Datawatch announced March 14 that they have teamed with IBM to deliver self-service data preparation capabilities to users of IBM’s Watson and Cognos analytics tools. A key component of the deal is that IBM will resell Datawatch Monarch, the company’s self-service data prep solution.

In their announcement, Datawatch stated that business analysts and data scientists spent about 80 percent of their time manually preparing data, but only about 12 percent of enterprise data is actually being used to make decisions.

“Many organizations … are spending entirely too much time preparing data and not enough time analyzing,” said Marc Altshuller, vice president of IBM Watson Analytics and Business Intelligence, in a press release. “The ability to simply send data accessed and prepared in Datawatch directly to Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics will enable businesses to quickly select any data source and automatically convert it into structured data for analysis.”

Monarch offers the capability to quickly prepare data from nearly any source and also will also provide security and governance, disparate data integration, and sharing and automation to Watson and Cognos users, Datawatch said.

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