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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

Data – the world's most valuable asset

The fact is, every company in the world is a data company. As the Economist magazine rightly pointed out in 2017, data (not oil) is the world's most valuable resource and unless you are leveraging your data as a strategic differentiator, you are likely missing out.

If you look at successful companies over time, all of them had sustainable competitive advantages – either economies of scale (Apple, Intel, AWS) or network effects (Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and so on). Data is the new basis for having a sustainable competitive advantage. Over 90% of the world's data cannot be googled, which means most of the world's valuable data is private to the organizations that own it. So, what can you do to unleash the potential that's inherent to your proprietary data?

As we discussed in Chapter 1, Data Is the Fuel that Powers AI-Led Digital Transformation, CEOs and business leaders know they need to harness digital...