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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

User access and authorizations

Cloud Pak for Data is a platform into itself, is a multi-user system, and thus also provides access control for users. It also integrates with Enterprise LDAP or Active Directory and other identity providers to ensure secure access to its services. Auditing is also supported for tracking access to the Cloud Pak for Data platform as well.

As with any multi-user system, Cloud Pak for Data identifies roles and permissions that are granted to specific users or groups of users. A suitably privileged user is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that only authorized users can access the services and content hosted by Cloud Pak for Data.


While Cloud Pak for Data includes a simple out-of-the-box mechanism to identify users and grant them access, this is only for initial runs and is not meant for secure production use, and will fail to meet any compliance regulation requirements. For example, password policies or multi-factor authentication...