IBM: DataSkill’s No.1 Choice for Data Management

IBM is DataSkill’s No.1 choice for data management solutions. DataSkill has been an IBM Business Partner since 1996 and we have chosen IBM because of its expertise and technology. IBM has deep expertise, a strong track record and proven solutions to help organizations achieve their business goals. In the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tool, IBM was recognized as a Leader.  They noted that:

By providing an end-to-end experience rooted in metadata and policy management, the solution can be leveraged to support data readiness across various use cases, such as regulatory compliance or AI modeling.”

Gartner is not alone in this judgement. Recently, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2022 also named IBM as a leader. So, let’s take a deeper look at what makes IBM and their data fabric solution so attractive.

One of IBM’s key differentiators is how it is able to provide a single integrated intelligent solution that can unify data across hybrid and multicloud environments.  This enables the customer to deliver trusted data and speeds the time to business value.  IBM explained that its offerings are widely adopted as enterprise-wide standards that can be applied to a variety of use cases. Forrester scored IBM at 5 out of 5 on the key criteria “Use Cases”, highlighting that this is one of IBM’s key strengths.  With IBM Cloud Pak for Data, DataSkill is recommending an end-to-end solution, a one-stop solution for Data Scientists, Business Analysts and Data Engineers alike.

Forrester goes on to list IBM as strong in several data fabric capabilities including data modeling, data catalog, data governance, data pipeline, data discovery and classification, event and transaction processing, and deployment options. In fact, automated governance, is a key capability of IBM’s solution. IBM Cloud Pak for Data enables users to automate and enforce policies and rules automatically wherever the data resides. It provides increased visibility and collaboration at the same to as reducing compliance risks.

Gartner lists DataOps and AI life cycle support as an IBM strength.  It notes how IBM is well-positioned to support end-to-end DataOps and AI life cycle scenarios, especially when simplifying a series of processes of understanding, cleansing and preparing data. IBM customers comment that it’s easy to find, use, prepare and share data among the team members in a secure way.

Throughout DataSkill’s history data has always been at the core of everything we do. Our focus has been on helping businesses make the best decisions. So, for DataSkill, a key strength of IBM’s solution is its ability to deliver faster, more accurate insights. By consolidating data management tools, minimizing data duplication, IBM is able to provide faster access to higher quality, more complete data.  This enables deeper insights in a more timely fashion and ultimately leads to better decisions and a competitive advantage.

However, it is not just the current offering that it is being praised, rather both Gartner and Forrester acknowledge IBM’s commitment to investing in their data fabric solution. Gartner explains how IBM’s market understanding has already led to them building a solution that embeds active-metadata-based insights. While Forrester states that IBM’s roadmap (also scoring 5 out of 5) shows plans to extend capabilities around MLOps, knowledge graph, semantics, governance, automation, and self-service for IT and business. With IBM Cloud Pak for Data not only do you get a leading solution, but also the opportunity to upgrade to future versions as IBM continues to innovate and deliver on their promise of “A data fabric that dynamically and intelligently orchestrates governed data across a distributed landscape to provide a common data foundation for data consumers.”

Why IBM?

  • IBM provides a deep AI portfolio and the IBM Watson brand
  • Integrated and comprehensive governance, data quality and compliance solution
  • Market understanding and technology innovation
  • End-to-end DataOps and AI life cycle support
  • Recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions

IBM named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2022