IBM SAYS it will soon launch software able to analyse real time data in, er... real time.
The tech giant has turned increasingly towards the lucrative software and services sector as hardware margins have tightened.
The software, dubbed IBM System S, will purportedly be able to analyse data streams ranging from medical monitors through financial market activity and road traffic to fab process manufacturing. (Hmmm... something like Global Foundries' APM perhaps?).
Head of IBM's stream computing project, Nagui Halim, added that System S will prove useful for "anything that has a situation where vast amounts of data are available at real-time."
IBM says it will show off its new money-maker at a financial analyst event later today before making it available on Friday after a mere six years of R&D. µ
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