Enterprise IT vendor IBM is offering ThinkData Works open data solution on Bluemix platform-as-a-service to application developers in Canada.
IBM and ThinkData Works’ Namara.io will provide resources to the developers, business and citizens to innovate and build data driven applications and services which can help solve industry problems and address new challenges.
The company said businesses of all sizes from blue chip organizations which provide services to millions of people to small startups which aim to innovate within a specific sector leverage new access to high value data.
The availability of data by government organizations in multiple locations, on separate portals and in conflicting formats makes it difficult to access in user-friendly ways.
Namara.io aggregates and catalogues all available data from multiple public sources and organizes them on a searchable platform.
This apart, Namara.io provides a common application program interface (API) to all its open data to make it simple to maintain content sharing among users and applications.
Bluemix provides developers with a broad range of IBM, third-party and open source APIs and services.
The clients can choose where their applications, data, and other services reside without compromising on the speed and economics of the cloud.
Additionally, developers can mix and match different services and tools that best fit their strategy.
Also, IBM recently announced new Bluemix services to make it easier for developers to create cloud applications for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), supply chain analytics and intelligent infrastructure solutions.
The new services will be added to over 100 services already available in the Bluemix catalog.