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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

IBM and third-party extension services

The concept of extension services is best explained using the simple analogy of an iPhone. When someone buys an iPhone, in addition to the hardware and Apple iOS operating system, you also receive several pre-installed and pre-integrated apps from Apple, such as Camera, Maps, Phone, iMessage, Music, and more. These pre-installed and tightly integrated apps enable clients to get started on day one and address the majority of their day-to-day needs. These day-one apps are included as part of the initial purchase. In addition, you can also download third-party premium apps from the App Store that are priced and packaged separately. These are optional apps that address specific requirements and enhance the overall value of an iPhone.

The two-tiered packaging structure of Cloud Pak for Data (shown next) is somewhat analogous to the iPhone. When you buy Cloud Pak for Data, you are entitled to a number of data and AI capabilities required to collect...