The data center business now includes “the cloud option for small and midsized businesses,” Kobielus said in his live interview with theCUBE co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante at IBM’s annual Big Data conference, Insight. That is why IBM is bringing all of its databases and data platforms into the cloud. “It spans our entire portfolio,” Kobielus said, including data, analytics, and applications.
People are taking these cloud platforms and building their businesses on them,” he added. This cloud-first approach includes new product releases, such as dashDB, a cloud, in-memory data service that is available right now as an on-demand, self-service data warehouse