IBM and Deloitte Looking DAPPER with New AI Offering

A new AI-enabled managed analytics solution has been launched for data scientists and business users alike. 

Long-time buddies IBM and Deloitte have unveiled a new AI-enabled managed analytics solution to attract the attention of data scientists and business users. 

The solution, called DAPPER, reinforces the two organisations’ 21-year global alliance – as they seek out action in the popular markets of hybrid cloud and AI across the enterprise.

They don’t explain the name choice of DAPPER, but in a stylish move it will offer businesses insights into data via a managed service offering.

Evaristus Mainsah, GM, Hybrid Cloud and Edge Ecosystem, IBM, states: “Together, Deloitte and IBM have created a flexible hybrid cloud engine that can extract real value for clients by using AI to make the most of their data. DAPPER will drive transformation, spur innovation, and reshape business to pave a pathway to digital dominance.”

According to IBM, clients across industries report they are struggling to accelerate the value of AI and analytics – due to lack of trust in data, domain expertise, and the resources to create a solution that can work across business environments – while simultaneously meeting security and compliance requirements.

DAPPER combines the Deloitte Analytics Platform with IBM Cloud Pak for Data on Red Hat OpenShift. It is built upon IBM’s hybrid cloud architecture and AI technology, and DAPPER is a managed service run by Deloitte in the IBM Cloud, and available on premises or in multi-cloud environments.

DAPPER contains three core elements – a cloud-enabled analytics platform, an analytics development factory (offering “a DevOps experience”) and a catalog of subscription service offerings. The latter comprises a selection of analytics services including dashboards, enterprise reporting, data management tools, and orchestration and consumption of AI.

For example, with DAPPER, a government organisation can address fraud, such as tax fraud or those related to employment benefits, pension or money laundering.

IBM is well known (and busy) in the worlds of hybrid cloud and AI, and has clients in more than 170 countries. According to the tech titan, more than 3,200 clients use its hybrid cloud platform. Its client list includes nine out of 10 of the world’s largest banks.

In other news, there has been plenty of recent activity from IBM.

Last week, IBM and Honda Motor Europe continued their love-in with a new five-year agreement under which IBM plans to manage and run Honda’s finance and procurement operations across Europe.

Last month, it unveiled its new IBM Power E1080 server, the first in a new family of servers based on the new IBM Power10 processor, designed specifically for hybrid cloud environments.

The IBM Power E1080 server is built around its IBM Power10 processor. Designed by IBM and manufactured by Samsung using 7nm EUV process technology, Power10 is IBM’s first commercially available 7nm processor.

Power10 took more than five years to develop and resulted in hundreds of new and pending patents.

In August, IBM had fraud in its sights with the unveiling of its new Telum Processor, designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads.

The company announced the news at its annual Hot Chips conference. Three years in the making, Telum is IBM’s first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for artificial intelligence inferencing while a transaction is taking place. IBM is looking to offer customers business insights across banking, finance, trading, insurance applications and customer interactions. A Telum-based system is planned for the first half of 2022.

Antony Peyton
Antony Peyton is the Editor of eWeek UK and has 17 years' journalism and writing experience. His career has taken him to China, Japan and the UK - covering tech, fintech and business. Follow on Twitter @TonyFintech.

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