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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

Collect extension services

Data is the foundation for businesses to drive smarter decisions and is instrumental in fueling digital transformation. The Collect rung of the AI Ladder is about making data simple and accessible, and Cloud Pak for Data includes a number of base capabilities that address most of the customer requirements, such as data virtualization, Db2 Warehouse, Big SQL, and more. In addition, customers can also tap into the extension services detailed in the following subsections.

Db2 Advanced

IBM Db2 provides advanced data management and analytics capabilities for transactional workloads. Db2 was the world's first relational database and has no processor, memory, or database size limits, which makes it ideal for any size of workload. The Db2 service enables you to create these databases in your Cloud Pak for Data cluster so that you can govern the data and use it for a more in-depth analysis:

Figure 7.2 – Db2 cartridge