Quoted from today’s news, IBM is going to offer machine learning capabilities:
IBM is putting considerable resources behind Apache Software Foundation’s Spark to ready the platform for machine learning duties such as pattern recognition and object classification. The company plans to offer Spark as a service and has devoted 3,500 researchers and developers to help in its upkeep and further development. It is also contributing some of its own software to the Apache project, namely SystemML, a programming language for machine learning tasks, and will work with Databricks, the company that has largely shepherded the development of Spark to date. In machine learning, computer systems can refine their performance on given tasks as they acquire new information.