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3 Ways Model Management Helps You Get Organized

Ginger Phelps June 20, 2017
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Imagine tracking data for multiple models by hand. How long would this process take you? Hours? Days? This question mainly depends on how many models you need to track and how much information there needs to be maintained within the models.

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How to Install Docker and FastScore in a Blank System [VIDEO]

Blair Fleming June 16, 2017
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Install Docker and FastScore in 5 minutes!

Want to install FastScore but not sure how to get it up and running?  Watch this 5 minute instructional video with Rehgan Avon, Product Manager walk through how to install both Docker and FastScore into your blank system.  The video will lead you through what prerequisites you will need, as well as how to configure the FastScore fleet, and more.

  • How to install python and set-up tools
  • Installing Docker and FastScore CLI
  • Launch model manage and install the FastScore Fleet

Docker Containers allow for easy install and set-up of FastScore.  Once installed you can view the dashboard and start scoring models in minutes. 

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Why Agnostic Software Is Important

Ginger Phelps June 15, 2017
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Programming has redefined itself over the years from simply writing code to now finding effective solutions to any problem related to software development, algorithm, analytics, etc. These solutions have required the help of various software tools that are not always compatible with one another.

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Simultaneous Python and R Deployment in FastScore [VIDEO]

Garrett Long June 7, 2017
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run any model anytime regardless of its native data science language

Did you know FastScore, our agnostic analytic deployment engine, can run any model, any time, regardless of its native data science language?  Watch this 4 minute video, and see a gradient boosting machine model built in python, and the same model built in R, deployed to an AWS instance with three easy steps.  With the right abstractions, and leveraging microservices, you can easily deploy a model simply by:

  1. Loading models in any language into the scoring engine.
  2. Selecting an input stream that delivers data into the model.
  3. Selecting an output stream for where the data goes after scoring has been completed

Supported through both the FastScore dashboard and the command line, you are now able to load and started scoring models in minutes.

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FastScore Introduces Jupyter Integration

Garrett Long May 15, 2017
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Maximize flexibility to design models and ensure they are ready for deployment.

We are excited to make placing models into FastScore simple.  Watch a step-by-step demo of our new Jupyter integration with Matthew Mahowald, Product Manager/Data Scientist.

A simple restful API with Jupyter allows you to verify how models are behaving before they are uploaded into FastScore engines.  Prepare and upload models, validate data schemas, identify potential production failures and errors, leverage your full data science stack, including libraries like Pandas and data.table, as well as validate, score and gain feedback.  Watch and get answers to our most frequently asked questions, and more.

  • What languages does the Jupyter platform support for FastScore?
  • Can I check and validate my models before uploading them to FastScore engines?
  • How can I ensure my model deploys before I hand it to the production team?

Jupyter integration allows the data science team maximum flexibility to design their models in familiar environments while simultaneously ensuring they are ready for deployment.   With Jupyter and FastScore you can test locally, and deploy globally.

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Analytic Deployment via FastScore Enables an Analytic Operations Center

Garrett Long May 5, 2017
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Simultaneous analytic iteration and deployment with FastScore.  

In our first post in a series of video blogs, listen in as George from our engineering staff takes Brooke from our customer team through a demo of FastScore and creates an Analytic Operation Center.  In the demo, you will see two gradient boosting machine models deployed and scored in real time.  Both model instances are deployed in FastScore, then the two model inputs and outputs are combined in a dashboard using Grafana - and we can start to monitor the analytics scoring as well as some key performance metrics of the deployment.  Watch as they discuss several interesting concepts including:

  • How can you quickly change models in production from Python to R?  
  • What happens to the compute resources when I change model languages?
  • How can I leverage more analytic engines to increase scoring rates?
  • Are there differences in running models in Azure vs AWS?

Centralized deployment, iteration and monitoring of analytics enables an Analytic Operation Center for the business - a single place to understand, manage and extract value from the data science investment.

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Webinar - Create and Deploy Gradient Boosted Machines

Garrett Long January 12, 2017
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Is your organization ready to deploy analytic models at scale? Are your existing systems connected in the right ways to leverage the latest analytics capabilities? Join us for a live webinar detailing the creation and deployment of gradient Boosting machine models using Python, Kafka and FastScore. This webinar, led by Open Data’s Matthew Mahowald, will increase your understanding of the benefits of gradient boosting as well as the easiest way to deploy and maintain a live streaming gradient boosting machine model in production systems. 

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FastScore v1.2 - We live to deploy your data science models

Garrett Long November 10, 2016
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It's been a little while since we had a blog post, as we've been heads down on software development.  We've been working on improving FastScore with our partners and customers, as well as the input we are receiving from the market.  It's really exciting to announce FastScore v1.2 today, which marks the 3rd release in 6 months of the product.  The feature velocity is gaining steam, as are the demos.  

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