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In today’s Cloud Wars Minute, I share some takeaways on recent IBM acquisitions from Software AG.
00:24 — IBM recently disclosed plans to buy two important products, StreamSets and webMethods, from Software AG. StreamSets is a data integration platform designed to support data engineering teams in environments that are constantly changing, facilitating data integration across hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. StreamSets ensures that AI models will receive consistent high quality data, which is crucial for accurate and reliable AI outcomes.
02:06 — webMethods provides integration across various systems including custom mainframe applications both on-premises and in the cloud. This ensures fluid movement of data across different automated processes with an organization, which can be challenging when some systems or applications could have been built decades ago. It also offers generative AI integration builders that allow users to create integrations through a simple natural language interface.
03:40 — The products’ support for hybrid cloud infrastructure is important for companies such as manufacturers that have a reason for keeping some data and systems on premises. Their focus on ease of use and rapid development is especially important because this can accelerate development and deployment of AI applications.