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IBM Cloud Pak for Data

By : Hemanth Manda, Sriram Srinivasan, Deepak Rangarao
3 (1)
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)
1
Section 1: The Basics
4
Section 2: Product Capabilities
11
Section 3: Technical Details

Organize extension services

While the Collect rung of the AI ladder is about putting your data in the appropriate persistence store and enabling easy access, the Organize extension services are all about building a trusted analytics foundation. This entails data prep, data transformation, data governance, data privacy, master data management, and life cycle management of data across the enterprise. While Cloud Pak for Data includes a set of rich capabilities for data prep, data governance, and data privacy as part of the base offering, the rest of the Organize rung is available through the following four extension services (AKA cartridges):

DataStage

Data integration is a critical facet of any enterprise, and it is becoming even more important given the increasing scale and distributed nature of enterprise data assets (often spread across multiple clouds and data centers). IBM DataStage is an enterprise-leading Extract Transform and Load (ETL) offering that has thousands of customers...