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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


Managed services/SaaS is an absolute must these days, and Cloud Pak for Data has a comprehensive and evolving set of capabilities that addresses end-to-end customer requirements. With simplified packaging and pricing and incentives to modernize, IBM makes it easy for existing and new clients to embrace Cloud Pak for Data as a Service. In this chapter you learned the different deployment options for Cloud Pak for Data, supported third-party clouds and an overview of its managed service (Cloud Pak for Data SaaS offering). You have also learned that IBM's vision is to deliver the Cloud Pak for Data managed service on any infrastructure of your choosing, including third-party cloud providers. This is made possible using Cloud Satellite, IBM's answer to AWS Outposts and Azure Stack/Arc.

Finally, IBM is making significant investments in its data fabric to access, govern, manage, and secure data and AI workloads across clouds to address the evolving requirements of a...