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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

Cloud Pak for Data as a Service

Most of IBM's data and AI products are currently available as a service and packaged under a single Cloud Pak for Data subscription that is consumption-based, allowing customers to only pay for what they use. Furthermore, to accelerate the modernization of existing workloads and help customers with moving to the cloud/managed services, IBM has launched an initiative called Hybrid Subscription Advantage (HSA) that offers existing software customers discounts to use SaaS instead of software. In this section, we will cover a detailed overview of Cloud Pak for Data as a Service, including the capabilities available, how it's priced and packaged, and how IBM is enabling its customers to modernize through HSA.

As mentioned before, Cloud Pak for Data as a Service allows customers to modernize how they collect, organize, analyze, and infuse AI with no installation, management, or updating required. In other words, it helps deliver all the benefits...