Introducing Hopsworks.ai

April 27, 2020
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Product Updates
by
Steffen Grohsschmiedt
Jim Dowling
Edited: First published 

Palo Alto, 22nd April 2020 - We are pleased to introduce Hopsworks.ai, a managed cloud service providing Hopsworks and the Feature Store. Hopsworks is a platform for the design and operation of AI applications at scale. Hopsworks.ai allows you to effortlessly launch and manage Hopsworks clusters in your AWS account and integrate them with third party platforms such as Databricks and AWS SageMaker. For users of Databricks and AWS SageMaker, it enables your organisation to manage and share your machine learning data with the Feature Store and gives your Machine Learning teams the ability to develop, train and deploy AI applications at scale following best practices established by industry leaders such as Uber (Michelangelo) and Airbnb (Zipline).

Product overview

Hopsworks.ai offers two product tiers, a free version and an enterprise version. The free version is for individuals or organisations that want to get started with Hopsworks and the Feature Store. The enterprise version provides advanced features and support to organisations building production machine learning applications at scale. The enterprise version is in early access and available upon request.

The free and enterprise versions have the following features, respectively:

Free

  • Industry’s first Feature Store for ML
  • Integration with Sagemaker, Databricks, Kubeflow and other ML platforms
  • Jupyter Notebooks for development
  • End-to-end Machine Learning workflows, orchestrated with AirFlow
  • Parallel Hyperparameter optimisation with Maggy
  • Online Model serving for TensorFlow and Scikit-Learn
  • Advanced security and privacy with Dynamic Role-based Access Control
  • Runs in your AWS account
  • EBS-based storage
  • Single cluster with one node and no GPUs

Enterprise (Early Access)

  • All features of Free
  • Unlimited clusters scaling to any size
  • Elastic sizing of clusters
  • Distributed Deep Learning with GPUs
  • Scalable consistent storage backed by S3
  • Kubernetes-based online model serving
  • Automated backups and upgrades
  • High Availability for mission critical services
  • Pay-per-use
  • First class support included

Getting started with Hopsworks.ai

Sign up for free. If you quickly want to try the platform without connecting an AWS account, then you can make use of 30 days of free demo access. All you have to do to go further and get your own cluster is to connect your AWS account, see Getting started with Hopsworks.ai.

If you are interested in the enterprise version of Hopsworks.ai, then reach out to us to apply for the early access program: Contact Logical Clocks.

For technical questions regarding Hopsworks.ai you can reach out to us on Hopsworks Community.

A Feature Store for Databricks and AWS Sagemaker

Hopsworks.ai seamlessly integrates with Amazon SageMaker and Databricks, providing them with a Feature Store, usable directly from notebooks in those platforms.  The Hopsworks Feature Store also offers Python, Scala and Java libraries to support custom integrations. For detailed information, see Feature Store Integrations.

Databricks

To connect from Databricks, we offer both a native PySpark/Spark SDK based on Dataframes and a Python SDK based on Pandas. The native PySpark/Spark SDK is recommended for production workloads but requires you to establish network connectivity by either setting up VPC peering or placing your Hopsworks cluster in the same VPC and availability zone as the Databricks cluster. See Databricks Quick Start for documentation for how to connect to the Feature Store from Databricks.

AWS SageMaker

We provide a Python SDK based on Pandas that supports integration with Amazon SageMaker. See SageMaker Quick Start for documentation on how to connect to the Feature Store from Amazon SageMaker.

Custom integrations

The Cloud, Python and Scala/Java SDKs can be used to build custom integrations. See Using the Feature Store from any Python environment (KubeFlow) for documentation on how to connect to the Feature Store. For any technical questions, you can reach out to us on Hopsworks Community.

Get Started with Hopsworks

AWSOn-Premises

Book a demo

Get an introduction to Hopsworks and Hopsworks Feature Store for your Machine Learning projects together with one of our engineers.

A comprehensive walk-through
• How Hopsworks can align with your current ML pipelines
• How to manage Features within Hopsworks feature store
• The benefits of Hopsworks Feature Store for your teams

Let us know if your specific wishes and pre-requisites for your personal demonstration.