Mendix natively integrates with IBM Cloud to open Watson AI access

Cloud computing

Mendix has optimised its platform for IBM Cloud, adding support for Kubernetes and single sign-on onboarding.

Mendix now works with IBM’s Watson AI capabilities, allowing developers to take advantage of its low-code system to create AI-ready applications and services. Developers can integrate a range of services into their creations, including Weather Channel content, App ID, and App Launch on IBM Cloud.

Integrated support for Kubernetes means developers can use containerised infrastructure to build their apps, too, whether a business is deploying apps on private, public, or hybrid cloud services. Mendix explained it will reduce costs associated with cloud app development, with automatic scaling across environments.

All applications businesses built on IBM’s cloud service using Mendix can be monitored from a single dashboard, making it much easier to develop and maintain multiple applications, the company claimed.

“The goal of the Mendix-IBM Alliance is to place the ease of drag-and-drop, low-code application development into the hands of the Enterprise cloud market, leverage Watson’s AI capabilities for the largest number of users, and vastly accelerate the time-to-value deployment of business innovation,” said Erno Rorive, senior product manager at Mendix.

“The integration of the Mendix platform with IBM Cloud and Watson represents a golden triangle of enterprise-ready solutions that will power the next wave of smart applications to focus the power of AI on vertical industry solutions.”

The final addition to Mendix on IBM Cloud platform is support for integrated billing. Because Mendix is integrated into the IBM Cloud catalogue, businesses can be invoiced for all their IBM services together.

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