Deploy models and applications#

One of the advantages of using MLRun, is simplifying the deployment process. Deployment is more than just model deployment. Models usually run as part of a greater system which requires data processing before and after executing the model as well as being part of a business application.

Generally, there are two main modes of deployment:

  1. Real-time deployment/serving: this is the process of having a data and models pipeline respond for real-time events. The challenge here is usually ensuring that the data processing is performed in the same way that the batch training was done and sending the response in low latency. MLRun includes a specialized serving graph that eases that creation of a data transformation pipeline as part of the model serving. Feature store support is another way of ensuring that feature calculations remain consistent between the training process and the serving process. For an end-to-end demo of model serving, refer to the Serving pre-trained ML/DL models tutorial.

  2. Batch inference: this includes a process that runs on a large dataset. The data is usually read from an offline source, such as files or databases, and the result is also written to offline targets. It is common to set up a schedule when running batch inference. For an end-to-end demo of batch inference, refer to the batch inference and drift detection tutorial.

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