ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta. See Vine (vine.co/v/Ov6uvi1m7lT) for a sneak peek now. IBM Watson Analytics automates the once time-consuming tasks such as data preparation, predictive analysis, and visual storytelling for business professionals. Offered as a cloud-based freemium service, all business users can now access Watson Analytics from any desktop or mobile device. Since being announced on September 16, more than 22,000 people have already registered for the beta. The Watson Analytics Community, a user group for sharing news, best practices, technical support and training, is also accessible starting today.
This news follows IBM's recently announced global partnership with Twitter, which includes plans to offer Twitter data as part of IBM Watson Analytics.
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As part of its effort to equip all professionals with the tools needed to do their jobs better, Watson Analytics provides business professionals with a unified experience and natural language dialogue so they can better understand data and more quickly reach business goals. For example, a marketing, HR or sales rep can quickly source data, cleanse and refine it, discover insights, predict outcomes, visualize results, create reports and dashboards and explain results in familiar business terms.
On Thursday, Dec. 4, at 12 p.m. ET, IBM will host a Google Hangout, Go Inside Watson Analytics: Big Data Experts Discuss First-hand Experiences Live. For more details and to watch the live video chat, visit and bookmark: IBMBigDataHub.com/video-chat.
To access the beta, visit: watsonanalytics.com
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