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Available APIs

The APIs that you have access to depend on the services that are installed in your environment.

IBM® Cloud Pak for Data and several of the services that run on the platform provide open and extensible APIs that you can use to collect, organize, and analyze your data and to infuse your applications with AI. With this collection of REST APIs, you can:

  • Automate and govern your AI lifecycle in business applications so that you can operationalize AI.
  • Implement data-driven processes and operations that feed your AI and ML applications.

You can authenticate to the IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform and all of the APIs by using a single authentication token. See Generating an authorization token.

For more information about the APIs that you can use, see:

  • Apache Spark jobs API

    Description

    In IBM Cloud Pak for Data, you can run Spark jobs or applications on your IBM Cloud Pak for Data cluster without installing Watson™ Studio by using the Spark jobs REST APIs of Analytics Engine Powered by Apache Spark.

    You can submit any Spark application that runs Spark SQL or data transformation, data science, and machine learning jobs by using the Spark jobs REST API. Each submitted job runs in a dedicated cluster.

    Requirements
    To use this API, an administrator must install this service on the IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform. To determine whether the service is installed, open the Services catalog and check whether the service is enabled.
    API reference
    Spark jobs API syntax, parameters and return codes

  • Data Virtualization REST API

    Description
    The Data Virtualization REST API connects to your service deployment, so that you can manage your virtual data, data sources, and user roles. Additionally, by using the Data Virtualization REST API, you can virtualize and publish data to the default catalog in Watson Knowledge Catalog.
    Requirements
    To use this API, an administrator must install this service on the IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform. To determine whether the service is installed, open the Services catalog and check whether the service is enabled.
    API reference
    Data Virtualization REST API

  • IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform API

    Description

    The IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform API is an administration API that you can use to:

    • Authenticate to the platform.
    • Manage the users who have access to the platform.
    • Manage the roles that are defined on the platform.
    • Update your user account on the platform.
    • Monitor the status of the IBM Cloud Pak for Data platform.
    Requirements
    To use this API, the Cloud Pak for Data control plane must be installed.
    API reference
    IBM Cloud Pak® for Data Platform API

  • IBM Match 360 with Watson API

    Description
    Use the IBM Match 360 with Watson API to connect its powerful master data matching capabilities to your systems and processes. Use the API and corresponding SDKs to develop applications that interact with the service.
    Configure master data
    Configure the data model, manage project metadata, suggest mapping and matching attributes, and initiate the data matching process.
    View and change master data
    Search for and modify the data in the system. Use the API to search, view, edit, and export records and entities.
    Match data
    Manage the data matching process by initiating matching and visualizing matching results and master data entities.
    Manage the data model
    Manage the metadata in the IBM Match 360 system. Use the API to view and modify the model, the matching algorithm, and the composite view rules.
    Requirements
    To use this API, the IBM Match 360 with Watson service must be installed.
    API reference
    IBM Match 360 with Watson API reference
    Learn more
    See Managing master data.

  • OpenPages® APIs

    Description
    The OpenPages APIs provide access to OpenPages data and metadata. You can use the APIs to develop solutions that extend the application.
    Requirements
    To use these APIs, the OpenPages service must be installed.
    API reference

  • Product Master API

    Description
    Product Master provides REST API layer to access and manage master data and related entities. A complete REST API definition is available to use as an OpenAPI Specification. REST API can be used for integration with various upstream and downstream systems and to create or retrieve content from the Product Master.
    You can use the Product Master REST APIs to:
    • Create and enrich master data (for example, products, locations, vendors, or customers).
    • Categorize master data into domain-specific taxonomies.
    • Search and view master data.
    • Create and manage data model (for example, specifications, catalogs, or scheduled jobs).
    • Manage reference data (for example, taxonomies or lookups).
    • Generate reports and collect audit information.
    • Upload digital assets and manage linking to the master data.
    Requirements
    To use this API, the Product Master service must be installed.
    API reference
    Product Master REST APIs

  • Watson Data API

    Description

    The Watson Data API provides collect and organize capabilities. You can use the API to manage data-related assets and the people who need to use these assets. For example, you can use the API to:

    • Manage analytics projects.
    • Manage catalogs.
    • Manage the connections that are available to analytics projects and to catalogs.
    • Manage governance policies.
    • Discover assets from a connection.
    • View the lineage of an asset.
    Requirements

    To use this API, the following services must be installed:

    • Watson Knowledge Catalog
    • Watson Studio
    API reference
    Watson Data API

  • Watson OpenScale API

    Description

    The Watson OpenScale API provides infuse capabilities. You can use the API to:

    • Measure the outcomes of your AI models.
    • Ensure that your models are fair.
    • Ensure that your models are explainable.
    Requirements
    To use this API, the Watson OpenScale service must be installed.
    API reference
    Watson OpenScale API

  • Watson API Kit

    The Watson API Kit combines several Watson services. You can choose which services to install. You can combine the features from these services to build AI applications or to enhance your existing applications with AI.

  • Watson Machine Learning APIs

    Description
    You can train, store, deploy, and score models and functions using the Watson Machine Learning API or Python client library. You can:
    • Build, and train analytical models and neural networks
    • Deploy your analytical models and neural networks for use in other applications
    Requirements
    To use this API, the Watson Machine Learning service must be installed.
    API reference