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IBM Cloud Pak for Data

By : Hemanth Manda, Sriram Srinivasan, Deepak Rangarao
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Book Image

IBM Cloud Pak for Data

3 (1)
By: Hemanth Manda, Sriram Srinivasan, Deepak Rangarao

Overview of this book

Cloud Pak for Data is IBM's modern data and AI platform that includes strategic offerings from its data and AI portfolio delivered in a cloud-native fashion with the flexibility of deployment on any cloud. The platform offers a unique approach to addressing modern challenges with an integrated mix of proprietary, open-source, and third-party services. You'll begin by getting to grips with key concepts in modern data management and artificial intelligence (AI), reviewing real-life use cases, and developing an appreciation of the AI Ladder principle. Once you've gotten to grips with the basics, you will explore how Cloud Pak for Data helps in the elegant implementation of the AI Ladder practice to collect, organize, analyze, and infuse data and trustworthy AI across your business. As you advance, you'll discover the capabilities of the platform and extension services, including how they are packaged and priced. With the help of examples present throughout the book, you will gain a deep understanding of the platform, from its rich capabilities and technical architecture to its ecosystem and key go-to-market aspects. By the end of this IBM book, you'll be able to apply IBM Cloud Pak for Data's prescriptive practices and leverage its capabilities to build a trusted data foundation and accelerate AI adoption in your enterprise.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Product Capabilities
Section 3: Technical Details

Foundational services and the control plane

IBM has a broad portfolio of products that are now available as Cloud Paks on OpenShift Container Platform. With every such product, there is a common need to operate in different data centers, both on-premises and in the cloud, and the requirement to integrate with existing enterprise systems. To that end, a set of shared services has been developed called the Cloud Pak foundational services (CPFS).

Cloud Pak foundational services

CPFS is also known as "Bedrock." It provides key services that run on top of OpenShift Container Platform to power all Cloud Paks, including Cloud Pak for Data, and serves as a layer to support integration between all Paks.

These capabilities enabled by the CPFS services include the following:

  • Certificate Management Service: This service enables Cloud Paks to generate TLS certificates, manifest them as Kubernetes secrets, and be mounted in Pods that need them. This helps in securing inter...