Enterprise AI Platform

What is an Enterprise AI Platform?

An enterprise AI platform is an integrated set of technologies that enables organizations to design, develop, deploy, and operate enterprise AI applications at scale. Enterprise AI applications represent a new category of enterprise software. Developing and deploying this class of applications at scale involves significantly greater challenges than previous generations of enterprise software and requires a new technology stack.

In order to provide a complete solution, an enterprise AI platform must deliver 10 fundamental capabilities:

  • Data aggregation: Unified federated data image across the business
  • Multi-cloud computing and data persistence
  • Edge computing
  • Platform services and data virtualization for accessing data in place
  • Enterprise semantic model
  • Enterprise microservices
  • Enterprise data governance and security
  • System simulation using AI and dynamic optimization algorithms
  • Open platform
  • Common platform for collaborative development between software developers and data scientists

The hype cycle for AI is at a peak, with many products being positioned as an “enterprise AI platform.” But if any of these 10 core capabilities is missing, a product cannot be considered an enterprise AI platform.

 

Why is an Enterprise AI Platform Important?

Enterprise AI is the core enabler of digital transformation. In the coming years, nearly every enterprise software application will be AI-enabled. Just as organizations today would not be able to conduct business without a CRM or ERP system, organizations will not be able to effectively operate and compete without the use of enterprise AI capabilities. Developing competencies in the ability to build, deploy, and operate enterprise AI applications at scale, therefore, is becoming an imperative for business survival.

To achieve transformative value from AI requires deploying enterprise AI applications – dozens or hundreds of them – at scale to address numerous high-value use cases across an organization’s entire value chain. An enterprise AI platform provides the tools and capabilities that enable organizations to address the considerable challenges in building and operating these applications efficiently and effectively, with minimal time, effort, and overhead.

 

C3.ai’s Enterprise AI Platform: C3 AI Suite

C3.ai is the leading provider of enterprise AI software technology to drive and accelerate digital transformation. C3.ai provides the C3 AI® Suite a complete, end-to-end platform for designing, developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications at industrial scale. With the C3 AI Suite, organizations can accelerate development of enterprise AI applications on cloud platforms like AWS and Azure 25-fold and deploy them in one-tenth the time of other approaches.

Leading global organizations across multiple industries use the C3 AI Suite to develop and operate enterprise AI applications that address a growing number of use cases – including predictive maintenance, inventory optimization, fraud detection, and anti-money laundering. Organizations such as Shell, the US Department of Defense, Enel, and Koch Industries use the C3 AI Suite to drive digital transformation initiatives that significantly reduce costs, increase asset availability and reliability, improve human safety, and enhance customer satisfaction.