Web Exclusive | December 2016
Siemens and IBM to bring Watson Analytics to MindSphere
Siemens and IBM plan to integrate IBM's Watson Analytics and other analytics tools, powered by Cognos Analytics, into MindSphere, the cloud-based Siemens operating system for the Internet of Things. MindSphere enables industrial enterprises to improve the efficiency of systems through the acquisition and analysis of large quantities of production data. The integration of IBM technologies aims to further ease the use of advanced analytics by providing visualisation and dashboards for business customers and analytics tools via Application Programming Interface for app-developers and data analysts. Siemens and IBM's goal is to couple powerful analytics technologies with the expertise in automation and digitalisation of industry to help customers on the path to digitalisation. MindSphere can be used by industrial enterprises as the basis for their own digital services, in fields such as predictive maintenance, energy data management or resource optimisation. MindSphere also provides the foundation for data-based services from Siemens such as predictive maintenance of machine tools (Machine Tool Analytics) or integrated drive systems (Drive Train Analytics).