IBM Cloud Pak for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform built on top of IBM Cloud Pak (ICP). The latter is intended to a) provide all the benefits of cloud computing but inside your firewall and b) provide a stepping-stone, should you want one, to broader (public) cloud deployments. Further, ICP has a micro-services architecture, which has additional benefits, which we will discuss.
Going beyond this, ICP for Data itself is intended to provide an environment that will make it easier to implement data-driven processes and operations and, more particularly, to support both the development of AI and machine learning capabilities, and their deployment.
Author/s: Philip Howard