IBM is bringing the Python data science platform Anaconda to the company’s LinuxONE and IBM Z customers.  

Anaconda is the world’s most popular Python distribution platform and boasts over 25 million users worldwide. This announcement is the latest part of IBM’s effort to bring popular data science frameworks and libraries to its enterprise platforms.  Barry Baker, VP of Product Management for IBM Z & LinuxONE, commented:

“Data scientists who already know and love Anaconda can now expand their open-source data science experience to include IBM Z & LinuxONE while continuing to work with their favourite tools and frameworks like conda, XGBoost and SciKit-Learn. This expands and enables choice in AI frameworks and tooling for end-to-end data science directly on the platform, including development, training, testing and production. Data scientists can benefit from the security capabilities, high availability and scalability of the IBM Z & LinuxONE platforms when implementing AI deployments targeting time-sensitive workloads or transactions when they are taking place.”

According to new research commissioned by IBM in partnership with Morning Consult, 90% of respondents said that being able to build and run AI projects wherever their data resides is important.  Workloads running on IBM Z & LinuxONE often need to adhere to strict latency and SLA requirements to support transactions that are key to our modern life such as online purchases. With Anaconda for Linux on Z & LinuxONE, organizations can perform AI analysis in close proximity to their data, addressing latency to deliver insights where and when they are needed.

Customers can start using Anaconda Individual Edition and Anaconda Commercial Edition by downloading the Individual Edition or Miniconda installer, and following the associated installation documentation:

  • Individual Edition
  • Miniconda

For more information on using Anaconda Individual or Commercial Edition, you can visit docs.anaconda.com.

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