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February 13, 2024

Anaconda Partners with IBM watsonx to Deliver Enterprise Scale AI Solutions

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 13, 2024 — Anaconda Inc., provider of the world’s most popular platform for data science and modern AI development, today announced a new partnership with IBM to embed Anaconda’s curated repository of open-source Python packages into IBM watsonx, IBM’s newly released AI and data platform for the enterprise.

Together, Anaconda and IBM watsonx will help accelerate and scale the impact of AI by providing an innovative Enterprise-grade Foundation Model solution.

Through this partnership, IBM watsonx users gain access to Anaconda’s base open-source software (OSS) repository as well as the option to upgrade to Anaconda’s premium repository with advanced security features for the enterprise. Natively built within IBM watsonx, Anaconda empowers users to access the open-source Python libraries at the heart of modern AI development. Whether it’s generative AI applications or advanced statistical modeling, with Anaconda’s secure repository, both individuals and large enterprises can build, test, and deploy AI innovations at scale.

With Anaconda and IBM watsonx, users can:

  • Build AI applications in a fraction of the time, choosing from thousands of the latest and most secure OSS Python packages and AI frameworks.
  • Guide foundation models to meet enterprise needs, with easy-to-use tools for building and refining performant prompts to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Tune models with enterprise data while keeping data private and secure.
  • Leverage OSS frameworks, tools, and models from data ingestion and model selection to AI app building and deployment.
  • Secure the enterprise AI software supply chain with the Anaconda Repository by IBM, which provides additional security with vulnerability analysis, an open-source policy engine, channel management, and open-source security best practices.

“Open-source Python and its rich ecosystem have become essential foundations for modern AI and that’s why it’s never been more important to find partners you can trust,” said Anaconda CEO Barry Libert. “This partnership with IBM watsonx will help solve many of the challenges surrounding deploying AI in the enterprise, particularly when it comes to governance. We’re thrilled to partner with IBM watsonx to bring new AI and data solutions to partners.”

Enterprises can now enjoy both the benefits of IBM watsonx AI expertise and Anaconda’s streamlined collaboration, development and deployment of AI applications created within a managed lifecycle. For more information, contact your IBM representative or visit here.

Learn more about partnering with Anaconda here.

About Anaconda 

With more than 45 million users, Anaconda is the most popular operating system for AI providing access to the foundational open-source Python packages used in modern AI, data science and machine learning through a seamless platform. We pioneered the use of Python for data science, championed its vibrant community, and continue to steward open-source projects that make tomorrow’s innovations possible. Our enterprise-grade solutions enable corporate, research, and academic institutions around the world to harness the power of open-source for competitive advantage, groundbreaking research, and a better world. To learn more visit

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