IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data enables AI-powered search to help surface information on-premises and in a self-managed third-party cloud

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-287
June 25, 2019

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
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PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM Watson® Discovery for IBM Cloud™ Private for Data, formerly IBM Watson Assistant Discovery Extension for IBM Cloud Private, offers organizations:

  • An AI-powered insight engine that finds answers in both structured and unstructured data, unified from multiple data silos in the enterprise, by letting users search all of their various data repositories in one place
  • Ability to be used to surface information for support agents, knowledge workers, procurement specialists, an organization's customer base, and more, across industries
  • Industry-leading AI tools, such as smart document understanding and relevancy training, to visually train the structure and relevancy of your information to extract answers from business content
  • Capability to easily integrate with on-premises and self-managed virtual assistants, such as IBM Watson Assistant for IBM Cloud Private for Data, to help scale the return of answers to the diverse set of questions their users may ask
  • Option of deployment on IBM Cloud Private for Data to store and process data within an organization


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Overview

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Watson™ Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data, formerly known as Watson Assistant Discovery Extension for IBM Cloud Private, enables organizations to leverage an AI-powered insight engine that delivers answers to natural language questions across unified enterprise datasets. Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data brings new AI technology to IBM Cloud Private for Data, including smart document understanding. Smart document understanding lets users train structured extraction of fields in your document, using visual tools to define the visual structure of the documents. This, in turn, creates machine learning models, which improve the output and relevancy of results.

Further, the addition of AI relevancy training helps users train a custom relevancy model, which re-ranks the best results for your organization, without the need for complicated scoring algorithms or manual spotlighting.

IBM Watson Knowledge Studio is also included that lets users easily build neuro-linguistic programming models, using a visual interface for training machine learning for entity, relationship, and category extraction.



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Key requirements

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  • IBM Cloud Private

For details, see Technical information.



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Planned availability date

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June 28, 2019



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Description

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Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data capabilities:

  • Provides the ability to ingest different types of documents (including JavaScript™ Object Notation, HTML, PDF, Microsoft™ Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, plain text, Portable Network Graphics (PNG), TIFF, JPG), in order to enrich, query, and find insights about their data
  • Can train custom smart document understanding models to extract structure, split documents, and manage indexing of fields based on a visual model trained for an organization's domain
  • Makes it possible to rapidly build cognitive applications that unlock actionable insights hidden in unstructured data, including your own proprietary data , as well as public and third-party data
  • Takes only a few steps to prepare unstructured data, create a query that pinpoints the information you need, and then integrates those insights into a new application or existing solution
  • Lets users build custom models with Watson Knowledge Studio (included in the bundle) to enrich their documents with the entities and relations that are specifically trained for their domain


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Reference information

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For information about IBM Watson Assistant Discovery Extension for IBM Cloud Private, see 218-481, dated November 6, 2018.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-I51 2.0.0 IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM® Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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No publications are shipped with this program.

Organizations can access online documentation on the Watson Discovery Service website and under the IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data section on the planned availability date.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Technical information and supported features by platform can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

Software requirements

Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data requires IBM Cloud Private. All of the required software is bundled in a package for download.

At least 24 Virtual Processor Cores (VPCs) are required for a minimally viable operating environment. Less than 24 VPCs will not be warranted or supported.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.


Passport Advantage

New part numbers

Part number name and description Part number
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Base 24 Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D234ULL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Base 24 Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D234VLL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Base 24 Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D234WLL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Base 24 Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0Q66LL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D234XLL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Resource Value Unit SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D234YLL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Resource Value Unit Monthly License D234ZLL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Resource Value Unit Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0Q67LL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Additional Capacity 8 Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D2362LL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Additional Capacity 8 Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D2363LL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Additional Capacity 8 Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D2364LL
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data Additional Capacity 8 Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0Q6PLL

Charge metric

The charge metric for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program name PID number Charge metric License Information document number
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data 5737-I51 Virtual Processor Core L-SCAO-B93UFP
IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data 5737-I51 Resource Value Unit L-SCAO-B93UFP

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

New clients are to order a minimum of the one 24 Virtual Processor Core Base, plus one Resource Value Unit.



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Terms and conditions

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This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

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License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-I51 IBM Watson Discovery for IBM Cloud Private for Data L-SCAO-B93UFP

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program support

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Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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