IBM has unveiled major new analytics technology, which the firm said can sift through vast amounts of real-time data to provide executives with the necessary insight to make speedy decisions.
IBM InfoSphere Streams, or System S, uses algorithms and a new streaming architecture to provide customers with forward-looking analysis of data such as stock prices, retail sales and weather reports, according to the vendor.
The technology has been seven years in development by IBM Research, and is able to analyse multiple streams of unstructured data in real time.
System S could be used by public and private sector organisations to improve the speed and accuracy of decision making, and make organisations more agile, IBM said.
"System S software is another example of IBM helping clients through our long-term investments in business analytics and advanced mathematics," said John Kelly, IBM senior vice president and director of IBM Research.
"The ability to manage and analyse incoming data in real time, and use it to make smarter decisions, can help businesses and other enterprises differentiate themselves."
IBM also announced that the System S trial code, including developer tools, adapters and software to test applications, will be made available to help clients understand the capabilities of the software.
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