Apple and IBM recently announced a partnership which will allow enterprise level iOS native apps to integrate IBM Big Data analytics engines on iOS devices. This will give IBM access to the rich data consistantly collected on 800 million devices.
These cloud services are poised to improve management, security, and analytics for participating companies. IBM technology is already being implemented to create solutions for the healthcare, retail, aviation and even alcohol consumption verticals.
With this deal, Apple is able to take advantage of big data analytics while at the same time respecting it’s commitment to user privacy. TechWorld predicts this partnership will have huge implications on increasing Apple’s hold on the IOT, allowing devices to not only share information, but have simultaneous access to some of the most powerful big data processing available.