DataRobot has made its AI Cloud platform available in the Google Cloud Marketplace and integrated technology with GitHub and other online services in a move that could boost independent vendor appeal to large businesses.
The AI and machine learning provider also updated its AI Cloud with new automation tools for compliance with regulated industries, and added more algorithmic bias detection and prevention capabilities and special tool of data scientists.
Mike GualtieriAnalyst, Forrester
“It’s important that each independent AI platform runs effortlessly on the Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and AWS,” said Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri. “DataRobot official in the Google Cloud Marketplace will allow customers to test, use and measure BPCs. »
DataRobot is now available in the cloud marketplaces of the two largest cloud service providers, with the AI Cloud Platform on Azure and the DataRobot Automated Machine Learning platform available on AWS.
The full market availability of the third largest cloud provider is a milestone that DataRobot has been forced to achieve, even as DataRobot competes with Google’s own AI system, Gualtieri said.
“From a market perspective, I don’t think it changes the competitiveness of DataRobot,” Gualtieri said. “It’s something they have to do. They are not early. They are not late.
AWS, Microsoft and Google are eager to accept smaller competitors as they expand the ecosystems of these tech giants, he said.
DataRobot announced the availability of AI Cloud in the Google Cloud Marketplace and new integrations with the GitHub online software development repository and other platforms on Tuesday. The announcement was made before the vendor’s two -day virtual conference, the DataRobot AIX 2022, began.
A subscription for the Google Cloud DataRobot Platform, which includes AutoML and MLOps functionality, is listed at $ 5,416.67 per month or $ 65,000 per year.
Connection to other platforms
In addition to GitHub, DataRobot said it has integrated log management provider Sumo Logic, cybersecurity and IT operations provider Splunk, IT monitoring provider Datadog, and customer service technology provider Zendesk. .
Although DataRobot has introduced many updates and new features for the AI Cloud, vendor platform upgrades are widely expected, Gualtieri said.
Among the new features and capabilities in the latest phase of the DataRobot upgrade are what the vendor calls built-in code-first notebooks, which allow data scientists to do coding work.
Now in the preview, the technology came from DataRobot’s May 2021 acquisition of cloud-based data science and analytics platform provider Zepl.
Additionally, DataRobot has added geospatial functionality to its no-code predictive AI applications for business users. The vendor also highlighted some upgraded or expanded features. These include in particular the following:
- Automated compliance documentation for all AI and machine learning models, including those developed outside of DataRobot;
- bias mitigation capabilities that automatically identify and adapt models before they reach deployment;
- Enterprise MLOps to support entire model lifecycles and provide open models that IT groups can connect to third-party software platforms and services;
- more support for DevOps skills, with integration with GitHub Actions to automate machine learning workflows in accordance with continuous integration-continuous delivery principles.
Boston -based DataRobot competes with other independent AI vendors, including open source H2O.ai, Dataiku, Databricks, SAS and Jupyter Notebook.
While DataRobot raised $ 1 billion in venture capital in 10 rounds, acquired seven small vendors and reached a market valuation of up to $ 6.3 billion, it faced significant setbacks during its rapid growth over the course. of the last decade.
Recently, the private provider laid off about 70 staff – 7% of its workers – in early May amid a declining market for technology companies.
In March 2020, DataRobot went down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not disclose how many employees it was hiring. that roet will be fired.