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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 2: Cloud Pak for Data: A Brief Introduction

Cloud Pak for Data was launched in May 2018. It is a platform for IBM's modern data and AI that provides a unified experience and automation as its core tenants. It includes all of IBM's strategic offerings from its data and AI portfolio, delivering cloud-native benefits and the flexibility to deploy on any cloud.

In this chapter, you will learn about the platform in detail along with some of its key differentiators. We will discuss Red Hat OpenShift, the implied cloud benefits it confers, and the platform foundational services that form the basis of Cloud Pak for Data.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Cloud Pak for Data overview
  • Unique differentiators, key use cases, and customer adoption
  • Product details
  • Red Hat OpenShift