Oracle launches Cloud Infrastructure Data Science Service

ZDNet: | February 12, 2020

Oracle on Wednesday announced the launch of the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Science Service, a native service on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) that's designed to let teams of data scientists collaborate on the development, deployment and maintenance of machine learning models. As Oracle grows the footprint of its "second generation" cloud, the new service aims to leapfrog the services other public cloud vendors offer for data scientists -- and the problems that come with typical data scientist workflows. "One of the traditional problems in data science, and I think it's still what you see typically in almost all organizations, is that [data scientists] are really working in silos, working in isolation," Greg Pavlik, Oracle's SVP for product development, Data and AI services, told ZDNet.

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Esat Sezer -Senior Vice President and CIO for Coca-Cola Enterprises explains why Coca-Cola Enterprises chose IBM's Cloud based technology solution and how the cloud capability provided significant flexibility for Coca-Cola Enterprises. He discusses how the cloud infrastructure is a link into those applications that are building to improve and increase the engagement of their employees within their company and the engagement with consumers and shoppers within the brand.

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Esat Sezer -Senior Vice President and CIO for Coca-Cola Enterprises explains why Coca-Cola Enterprises chose IBM's Cloud based technology solution and how the cloud capability provided significant flexibility for Coca-Cola Enterprises. He discusses how the cloud infrastructure is a link into those applications that are building to improve and increase the engagement of their employees within their company and the engagement with consumers and shoppers within the brand.

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