IBM teams with Continuum Analytics to offer Anaconda data science platform for machine learning

Big Blue will make Anaconda available on its PowerAI software for developers creating cognitive computing tools.
By Bernie Monegain
11:10 AM
IBM Continuum Analytics Anaconda

IBM announced that it is working with Austin, Texas-based Continuum Analytics to offer the Anaconda open data science platform on on its cognitive systems.

Both Intel and Microsoft have also incorporated Anaconda into their machine learning and deep learning tools and, in fact, the Python-powered Anaconda platform counts more than 16 million downloads to date.

Anaconda is considered an important capability for developers building cognitive solutions, according to IBM executives. It is now available on IBM’s machine learning and deep learning platforms.

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“Anaconda on IBM Cognitive Systems empowers developers and data scientists to build and deploy deep learning applications that are ready to scale,” IBM senior vice president Bob Picciano said in a statement.

Developers will also gain access to the libraries in IBM’s PowerAI Platform for exploration and deployment in Anaconda Enterprise, added Travis Oliphant, Continuum Analytics co-founder and chief data scientist.

IBM developed PowerAI to speed enterprise adoption of open-source machine and deep learning frameworks used to build cognitive applications.

Anaconda is designed to help businesses across industries, including healthcare, identify patterns in data to uncover critical insights and extract predictive models, the companies said. 

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