IBM and SAP just got glowing third-party endorsements when it comes to their offerings around cloud-based enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platforms.
Data and analytics company Global GlobalData has released a report, Cloud-based Enterprise AI Platforms: Competitive Landscape Assessment, that sings praises for IBM’s and SAP’s AI offerings – and acts as a nice little buying guide for tech decision makers.
The report says both:
- Offer a full suite of AI capabilities and features, function- and industry-specific tools
- Boast portfolios that include complementary offers, such as professional services to help customers identify and implement use cases
Cloud-based Enterprise AI Platforms
“AI deployments range in complexity depending on the details of a particular project or use case,” says Rena Bhattacharyya, research director, GlobalData.
“Cloud-based enterprise AI platforms consist of tools and resources that allow enterprises to incorporate cognitive functions into their applications and business processes more easily and quickly.”
Potential use cases are vast, and include deployments that improve efficiency and productivity, facilitate better and faster decision-making, uncover relationships in large data sets, and provide more personal, contextualized customer interactions. In addition to horizontal applications, such as those that manage sentiment, monitor security or perform sales related projections, AI is also making its way into industry-specific applications. It is being used by pharmaceutical companies to speed drug development, by the financial community to review loan documentation, and by retailers to suggest product purchases.
Other Cloud-based Enterprise AI Contenders
The market is flooded with companies that offer AI-infused solutions or provide AI-centric tools, but few competitors provide a complete platform that includes API’s, operationalized services, toolkits, libraries and processing power, according to GlobalData.
In addition to IBM and SAP, GlobalData’s report includes profiles on platforms from:
GlobalData says it will offer analysis of other vendors in future reports.
For tech decision makers, GlobalData expects the assessments will help select vendors to assist with leveraging AI technology, whether they are looking for pre-built solutions for non-AI specialists or integrated toolkits and libraries for data scientists.
“Companies of all sizes are exploring options for incorporating artificial intelligence into their business processes,” Bhattacharyya adds. “AI platforms allow non-data scientists to incorporate AI features into their solutions quickly, and streamline deployment and management of custom machine learning or deep learning models.
“Enterprise AI platforms provide an integrated environment that facilitates the development of AI solutions for a range of audiences. Pre-built solutions are more readily accessible to non-AI specialists, and integrated toolkits, libraries, and resources help streamline deployments for data scientists.”
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