RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – IBM is hooking up with hot big data firm Palantir Technologies for a new partnership focusing on hybrid cloud utilizing artificial intelligence and Red Hat Open Shift.

It’s the latest move by IBM, which recently launched a big advertising campaign touting hybrid cloud solutions that mix private and public cloud services for clients.

Palantir, which went public last year, offers what it calls next generation means of building applications.

The “global partnership with IBM that will expand Palantir’s sales reach. The deal will also augment IBM’s artificial intelligence offerings and make them easier to use. Palantir saw its shares more than quadruple since its September public market debut,” CNBC reported.

Adds RTI News: “The product is expected to simplify how businesses build and deploy AI-infused applications with IBM Watson and help users access, analyze, and take action on the vast amounts of data that is scattered across hybrid cloud environments, without the need for deep technical skills.”

Palantir Foundry will integrate with IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM Watson and Red Hat OpenShift, and “Palantir is adopting Red Hat OpenShift, allowing it to run anywhere in the hybrid cloud,” RTI adds.

The cloud is the big focus for IBM since its acquisition of Raleigh-based Red Hat two years ago.

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