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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


In this chapter, we discussed how Cloud Pak for Data is developed and the IBM secure engineering practices that are employed. We also looked at how container images are delivered from trusted locations for customers to pull from or download.

Once Cloud Pak for Data is installed, care must be taken to ensure that it is operated in a secure manner. We looked at constructs with which RHEL and OpenShift provide a secure foundation for workloads and the security posture of Cloud Pak for Data on OpenShift Container Platform.

We also looked at how administrators are tasked with the responsibility of managing user and group access to ensure authorization is enforced in addition to configuring appropriate identity managers for authentication, as well as defining appropriate roles or modifying out-of-the-box user roles.

Security is critical to any software installation and Cloud Pak for Data is no exception. This chapter, in addition to describing the technology, also provided...