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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

Chapter 1: The AI Ladder – IBM's Prescriptive Approach

Digital transformation is impacting every industry and business, with data and artificial intelligence (AI) playing a prominent role. For example, some of the largest companies in the world, such as Amazon, Facebook, Uber, and Google, leverage data and AI as a key differentiator. However, not every enterprise is successful in embracing AI and monetizing their data. The AI ladder is IBM's response to this market need – it's a prescriptive approach to AI adoption and entails four simple steps or rungs of the ladder.

In this chapter, you will learn about market dynamics, IBM's Data and AI portfolio, and a detailed overview of the AI ladder. We are also going to cover what it entails and how IBM offerings map to the different rungs of the ladder.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following main topics:

  • Market dynamics and IBM's Data and AI portfolio
  • Introduction to the AI ladder
  • Collect – making data simple and accessible
  • Organize – creating a trusted analytics foundation
  • Analyze – building and scaling AI with trust and transparency
  • Infuse – operationalizing AI throughout the business