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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

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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

Chapter 7: IBM and Partner Extension Services

The ecosystem is a critical component of any successful platform, and Cloud Pak for Data is no exception. As explained in Chapter 2, Cloud Pak for Data: A Brief Introduction, it has a two-tiered packaging structure comprising "a base platform that comes with a set of modular services, but priced and packaged collectively as a single unit, allowing clients to tap into what they need" and "Premium extension services that are optional and priced/packaged separately."

This chapter focuses on the extension services from IBM, also known as cartridges and capabilities from our ecosystem partners. The IBM extension services are tightly integrated into Cloud Pak for Data and include the platform services that enable them to operate independently or as part of an integrated platform. On the other hand, third-party extensions require Cloud Pak for Data and Red Hat OpenShift.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the...