What you missed in Big Data: Shared goals
The analytics ecosystem saw a welcome change of pace last week when IBM Corp. and Box Inc. turned the limelight to collaboration with the introduction of the first fruits of the strategic alliance they announced earlier this year. The new services employ the former’s analytics technology to make it easier to manage business information stored in the public cloud.
One of the solutions, a repurposed version of Big Blue’s Datacap file extraction software, allows organizations to scan the content of files and programmatically export the important parts to Box’s platform, while another offers to fetch related details. Workers are able to access the enriched data via a search capability that can be embedded into business applications to improve usability. The business users that IBM and Box are targeting with the new functionality share the need for data accessibility with the analysts supporting their work, who also received a major boon on that front when Pivotal Inc.
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