The IBM Watson DataWorks project is part of IBM's DataFirst initiative, an IBM project launched in October 2016 aimed to boost collaboration and advancement on the use of data worldwide.
The DataFirst initiative highlights three crucial elements for success: (1) a platform, (2) an ecosystem, and (3) a method. The IBM Watson DataWorks project tackles the first (i.e., the platform).
- Connect: Get the data in easily & simplify the way data is loaded and interconnected. For this, IBM leverages IBM Bluemix Data Connect.
- Discover: Offer both (1) IBM Data Science Experience, a notebook solution for data scientists to discover their data through R, Python or Spark, and (2) IBM Watson Analytics, a cognitive-enabled visual discovery tool targeted to business analysts.
- Accelerate: Enable fast deployments and an iterative approach by enabling developers with the (IBM Bluemix) tools to instantly leverage e.g., IBM Watson APIs