Enterprise IT vendor IBM on Wednesday unveiled a group of new and enhanced technologies designed to keep track of the 2015 US Open tennis tournament.
This includes a combination of predictive analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies that will enable tennis fans to follow every US Open serve, volley and match point in real-time.
— IBM (@IBM) September 2, 2015
The key features of the IBM technologies to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) include streaming analytics technology, SlamTracker application and redesigned and refreshed mobile apps – for Apple iPad and iPhone, and Android devices.
The streaming analytics technology will automatically identify and alert the USTA to record-breaking player achievements and milestones in real-time.
At the same time, SlamTracker application is designed to get deeper analysis of player and ball position data to provide a better understanding of emerging player and match dynamics.
In addition to analyzing real-time data, SlamTracker delivers historical player, match, tournament data, and provides a new social sharing feature that allow fans to share insights via Facebook.
The latter one will better inform and keep fans connected to US Open matches and insights.
Apart from the tools, IBM also designed and developed the US Open tournament website, USOpen.org. The website carries new data sets and advanced data visualizations that are powered by IBM SlamTracker analytics and cloud computing technologies.
The US Open is the most highly attended annual sporting event in the world. The IBM Cloud will ensure the accommodation of the overwhelming spike in traffic to the USTA’s digital platforms as the tournament progresses.
Few days ago, IBM bagged AU$450 million IT deal with ANZ. The five-year deal aims to drive productivity and innovation at ANZ, improve capacity to deal with the growing number of customers and transactions across branch, digital and mobile channels and support ANZ’s regional expansion.