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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

Platform connections – streamlining data connectivity

Cloud Pak for Data also includes the concept of platform connections, which enable enterprises to define data source connections universally. These can then be shared by all the different services in the platform. This not only simplifies administration but enables users across different services to easily find and connect to the data sources. Cloud Pak for Data also offers flexibility to define connections at the service level to override platform connections. Finally, administrators can opt to either set user credentials for a given connection or force individual users to enter their respective credentials. The following is a screenshot of the platform connections capability of Cloud Pak for Data v4.0, which was released on June 23, 2021:

Figure 3.10 – Platform connections in IBM Cloud Pak for Data v4.0

Now that we have gone through the collect capabilities of Cloud Pak for Data, let&apos...