Accelerate your journey to AI to transform how your business operates with an open, extensible data and AI platform that runs on any cloud 

IBM Cloud Pak for Data (ICP4D) is a fully integrated data and AI platform that allows you to modernize how you collect, organize and analyze data and infuse AI throughout your organizations. The platform integrates capabilities from IBM Watson AI with IBM Hybrid Data Management Platform, data ops, governance and business analytics technologies. Together, these capabilities provide the information architecture for AI that meets your ever-changing enterprise needs. 

Make your data ready for AI

ICP4D delivers a prescriptive, cost-effective approach to climb the AI ladder. The platform is used to collect, organize and analyze all your company’s data and prepare it for the successful infusion of AI. As a result, AI can be operationalized throughout your business with trust and transparency, transforming your business processes and experiences to become more intelligent, automated and adaptable. 

What is IBM Cloud Pak? 

ICP4D is one of a set of IBM Cloud Paks. IBM Cloud Paks are enterprise-ready, containerized software solutions that give clients an open, faster and more secure way to move core business applications to any cloud. Each IBM Cloud Pak includes containerized IBM middleware and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer — designed to reduce development time by up to 84 percent and operational expenses by up to 75 percent. IBM Cloud Paks run wherever Red Hat OpenShift runs and are optimized for productivity and performance on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud. 


ICP4D is comprised of containerized software pre-integrated with Red Hat OpenShift. The platform is deployable in just hours and easily extendable with a growing array of IBM and third-party microservices. 

Key Features

  • Single, unified platform: A single platform that integrates data management, data governance and analytics for greater efficiency and improved use of resources. 
  • Best-in-class data virtualization: Query data more easily and more securely across multiple sources, on cloud or on premises. 
  • Built-in data governance: Efficiently respond to changing regulations with tools that facilitate the automated discovery and classification of data, masking of sensitive data, data zones and data lifecycle management. 
  • Unified data and AI services: Ensure that your data is high-quality to deliver accurate, automated insights and decisions – all in a collaborative environment. 
  • Cloud-native agility: Benefit from Kubernetes containerization to provision, accelerate application development and deployment, and scale services in minutes instead of months, inside a more secure, governed environment. 
  • Extensible APIs and ecosystem: Benefit from built-in models and accelerators for various industries including finance, insurance, healthcare, energy, utilities and more. 
  • Industry accelerators: Benefit from a broad ecosystem of complementary hardware, software and services through a growing service catalog. 
  • Continuous intelligence: Develop real-time streaming applications and enable continuous and rapid analysis of massive volumes of data in motion or at rest. 
  • All in one: Deploy a hyper-converged system with all necessary software in less than 4 hours, with no assembly required. 

Additional Resources

Accelerate your Journey to AI with a Hyper Converged Data and Analytics Platform
Read the Blog
Eliminate Data Silos – Data Virtualization in IBM Cloud Pak for Data
Read the White Paper

Why IBM Cloud Pak for Data?

  • ICP4D is one of a set of IBM Cloud Paks that speed up your move to cloud, lowers your total cost of ownership and accelerates innovations based on open-source technologies.  
  • Built on open, cloud-native technology and pre-integrated with Red Hat Open Shift, the solution can be deployed and run on any environment – on premises or on cloud (including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud™ and private clouds)The open ecosystem promotes tool interoperability, reducing vendor lock-in. 
  • Deployable in just hours, it is easily extendable with a growing array of IBM and third-party microservices. 
  • As organizations accelerate their digital transformations to better predict and shape future outcomes, empower higher value work and automate experiences, the need to embrace AI is growing ever more critical. ICP4D allows you to eliminate data silos, connect all data, automate and govern the data and AI lifecycle and operationalize AI with trust and transparency. 
  • With certification by IBM to run on Red Hat OpenShift, Cloud Paks provide full software stack support, and regular security, compliance and version compatibility updates. 

To learn more about what IBM Cloud Pak for Data can do for your company

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