Hoping to capture business from fast-growing Bay Area firms such as Uber and Tesla, IBM Thursday will announce plans to open a center in San Francisco dedicated to its Watson artificial-intelligence-driven computing service.
Getting insights out of big data is typically neither quick nor easy, but Google is aiming to change all that with a new, managed service for Hadoop and Spark.
Cloud Dataproc, which the search giant launched into open beta on Wednesday, is a new piece of its big data portfolio that’s designed to help companies create clusters quickly, manage them easily and turn them off when they’re not needed.
Enterprises often struggle with getting the most out of rapidly evolving big data technology, said Holger Mueller, a vice president and principal analyst with Constellation Research.
“It’s often not easy for the average enterprise to install and operate,” he said. When two open source products need to be combined, “things can get even more complex.”