OpenShift Commons Briefing: Introduction to MLFlow on OpenShift – Mani Parkhe (Databricks) and Zak Hassan (Red Hat)

 

In this OpenShift Commons Briefing, DataBricksMani Parkhe gave an excellant introduction to MLFlow, an open source platform to manage the Machine Learning lifecycle, including experimentation, reproducibility and deployment.

MLFlow currently has three components:

  • MLflow Tracking – Record and query experiments: code, data, config, and results.
  • MLflow Projects -Packaging format for reproducible runs on any platform.
  • 
MLflow Models – General format for sending models to diverse deployment tools.

Following the introduction, Red Hat’s Zak Hassan gave an demonstration of the MLFlow operator for deploying MLFlow on Kubernetes.  Building machine learning systems is not just a one-off effort; the process is iterative, and therefore, managing the lifecycle of the machine learning algorithms and applications is a key factor for success. Naturally, an operator for MLFlow to helps  it better integrate into a Kubernetes environment.

Databricks MLFlow Intro Slides from the briefing: MLflow at OpenShift Commons ML SIG meeting Feb 2019

Red Hat’s Zak Hassan’s MLFLow Operator Slides from the briefing: OpenShift Commons ML Sig – Experiment Tracking On OpenShift With MLFLow

Additional Resources:

  • https://mlflow.org
  • https://github.com/mlflow
  • https://github.com/mlflow/mlflow/pull/932
  • https://github.com/zmhassan/mlflow-tracking-operator
  • https://www.operatorhub.io/what-is-an-operator
  • https://www.operatorhub.io/contribute

 

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