The Best IBM Cloud Books to Add to Your Reading List

The Best IBM Cloud Books to Add to Your Reading List

Solutions Review compiles the top IBM Cloud books that any cloud or IT professional needs to add to their reading list.

Is your business running applications and workflows in IBM Cloud? Are you an IT professional who wants to brush up on their IBM Cloud knowledge? Books, whether hardcover or digital, are an excellent source for people looking to learn about a specific field of technology, and IBM Cloud is no exception. We’ve listed the best cloud computing books that you should add to your reading list. These books are intended for beginners and experts alike and are written by authors with proficiency and/or recognition in the field of IBM Cloud.

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Developing and Hosting Applications on the Cloud

by Alex Amies, Harm Sluiman, Qiang Guo Tong, and Guo Ning Liu

“Key developers of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise share indispensable insights for developing and operating cloud-based solutions on any cloud platform. Drawing on their unsurpassed in-the-trenches experience, the authors help you develop the new mindset and skills needed to succeed in cloud environments, where development, business, and system operations are linked more tightly than ever. Using examples based on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise, the authors cover a wide variety of cloud “use cases,” while also introducing general principles for automating and optimizing IT infrastructure in any cloud environment.”


IBM Business Analytics and Cloud Computing

by Anant Jhingran, Stephan Jou, William Lee, Thanh Pham, and Biraj Saha

“Business intelligence and analytics software enable businesses to analyze performance data in order to make better decisions through the use of cloud computing—an Internet-based model for convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. This book is a practitioner’s guide for successful evaluation and design for implementation of Cognos Business Intelligence cloud solution, for either Cognos 8 BI or Cognos Business Intelligence Version 10. […] This guide for solutions and IT architects includes detailed screenshots, code samples, and input instructions.”


IBM Cloud A Complete Guide – 2021 Edition

by IBM Cloud Publishing

“Unless you’re talking about a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. That process needs to be designed by someone 4with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’ This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO, etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make IBM Cloud investments work better.”


IBM Cloud Object Storage A Complete Guide

by Gerardus Blokdyk

“Unless you are talking about a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’ This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO, etc… – they are the people who rule the future.”


IBM Cloud Pak for Data

by Hemanth Manda

“This book helps you to learn how Cloud Pak for Data enables DataOps to deliver trusted, business-ready data to data citizens, operations, and applications quickly. By understanding the key concepts and working with customer use cases, you’ll explore IBM’s data and AI portfolio and the artificial intelligence (AI) Ladder, and find out how Cloud Pak for Data helps effectively pursue the AI Ladder to Collect, Organize, Analyze, and Infuse data and AI within your business.”


IBM Cloud Platform Primer

by Ashok K. Iyengar

“This book introduces technology and business professionals to IBM’s cloud-computing product offerings, including IBM PureApplication System, Bluemix, and SoftLayer. It gives IT professionals and decision-makers concepts essential to understanding how to develop, deploy, and manage business applications in an IBM cloud environment. The primer teaches novice to intermediate users how to work with private, public, and hybrid clouds; employ cloud software patterns; and architect and orchestrate cloud topologies.


IBM WebSphere Portal 8: Web Experience Factory and the Cloud

by Chelis Camargo and Helmar Martens

“This book is written in simple, easy-to-understand format with lots of screenshots and step-by-step explanations. If you are an IBM WebSphere Portal developer, looking to develop and enhance enterprise portals by understanding the complete portal project lifecycle, then this is the best guide for you. This book assumes that you have a fundamental knowledge of working in the WebSphere Portal environment.”


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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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