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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

The case of a data and AI platform – recap

In the previous chapter, we introduced IBM's prescriptive approach to operationalizing data and AI in your enterprise, and subsequently, we introduced you to the broad capabilities of Cloud Pak for Data. In this section, we will outline how Cloud Pak for Data powers the implementation of the AI Ladder practice in your enterprise.

Cloud Pak for Data, as an open platform, breaks down silos between different products, enabling them to be manifested as cloud-native services on top of the same OpenShift Kubernetes platform. Cloud Pak for Data enables such services to easily integrate through a common control plane and, importantly, provides a personalized, integrated user experience for end users to collaborate naturally, without even being aware of product or service boundaries.

On this one platform, capabilities such as data virtualization help modernize data access for the hybrid cloud and data can be easily accessed in place...