Amazon re:Invent will include IBM Watsonx a data and AI system, safety features, and adaptive AI advice services
“By 2026, more than 80% of enterprises will have deployed GenAI-enabled applications in production environments and/or used generative AI models or APIs, up from less than 5% in 2023,” a Gartner analysis states. They must, however, have the flexibility to operate it on their current cloud systems if they are to be successful.
For this reason, They are committed to growing the partnership between IBM and AWS, giving customers the freedom to design and manage their artificial intelligence initiatives using the IBM Watsonx AI and data platform and AWS AI assistants.
These AI initiatives are supported by vast amounts of data, therefore businesses are turning more and more to data lakehouses to consolidate this data into a single location that they can access, clean, and manage. In light of this, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenShift Services on AWS (ROSA), both of which are accessible via the AWS Marketplace, currently provide fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) on watsonx.data, a functional data store based on an open data lakehouse architecture.
Early in 2024, the watsonx.ai new generation studio for AI makers and the watsonx.governance toolset will be released, bringing the whole watsonx platform to AWS. With the help of reliable data, speed, and governance, customers can now train, fine-tune, and implement AI models with more flexibility, enabling them to operate their AI processes wherever they happen to be.
IBM Watsonx will demonstrate at AWS ReInvent how customers using AWS Sagemaker to access Llama 2 may leverage the watsonx.governance tools to control the AI and training data so that it can run transparently and safely as it grows. Additionally, Watsonx.governance may assist in managing these models in accordance with legal requirements and hazards related to the model and the application that uses it.
In addition, they will be revealing a number of noteworthy developments about our rapidly expanding collaboration and displaying the following collaborative innovations:
The Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and Cloud System Integrators may now implement IBM security products on AWS more quickly thanks to a new initiative from IBM Security designed specifically for service providers. With a focus on safeguarding SMB customers, this program assists security companies in creating and delivering threat detection and data protection services. Additionally, by using IBM Security software, which has built-in AWS connections that greatly speed up and simplify onboarding, service providers may provide services that can be advertised in the AWS Marketplace.
Teams have been working on integrating Apptio Cloudability, a cloud cost-management solution, with IBM Watsonx Turbonomic, an IT resource management tool, enabling continuous hybrid cloud optimization since IBM’s purchase of Apptio completed in August. Currently, the Cloudability interface allows for the visualization of important Turbonomic optimization parameters, enabling more in-depth cost analysis and cost reductions for Amazon Cloud setups.
Workload Modernization: They provide deployment and support tools and services to streamline and automate the process of migrating IBM Planning Analytics, Db2 Warehouse, and IBM Maximo Application Suite from on-premise to as-a-service versions on Amazon Web Services.
Expanding Software Portfolio: As of right now, they have 25 SaaS products on AWS, including IBM Watsonx Turbonomic, APP Connect, watsonx.data, Maximo Application Suite, and three new Guardium Insights SaaS versions. The Amazon marketplace now has over 70 IBM offerings. As part of our partnership’s continuous worldwide growth, our customers in Denmark, France, Germany, and the UK may now purchase IBM software and SaaS via the AWS Marketplace. The catalog is now available in restricted availability.
Besides software, IBM Watsonx is expanding its generative AI skills and knowledge with AWS to provide innovative solutions to customers and instruct thousands of consultants on AWS generative AI services. Additionally, IBM opened an Innovation Lab at the IBM Client Experience Center in Bangalore in partnership with AWS. By doing this, IBM is expanding on its current proficiency with AWS generative AI services, such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon CodeWhisperer, and Amazon Bedrock.
IBM is the only IT business with complementary technologies covering data and AI, automation, security, and sustainability capabilities, all built on Red Hat Open Shift Service on AWS and running cloud-native on AWS, in addition to consulting skills particular to AWS.