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Model release management for batch and web-service scoring

In CP4D analytics project, there is no model release management framework like SPSS Collaboration and Deployment Services (CaDS).

We need,

1. LEARNING - Running batch script for model re-training at some intervals(weekly or monthly), and save new model as the LATEST version.

2. EVALUATION - Running batch script for model evaluation that executes scoring model (both LATEST and PRODUCTION version) with test data and save predicted data to database. Analyst can check the result of predicted data (MAE, MAPE, and predicted data graphs) on BI tool after running batch.

3. RELEASING NEW VERSION - Running batch script of replacing PRODUCTION version. This batch makes LATEST version to PRODUCTION.

In case of batch scoring, there must be unique named scoring model/script because this scoring script is called by other program out of CP4D.

In case of real time scoring (web-service scoring), there must be unique URL for model/script because this URL is called by other program out of CP4D.

CaDS can address to these requirements by using CadS label feature. I use "LATEST" label to latest version, and "PRODUCTION" label to production version. After LEARNING, the LATEST label moves to the new version, but PRODUCTION label is kept on the version without moving. I can run RELEASING NEW VERSION batch script to move PRODUCTION label to any version I specified.

CP4D seems not to have these feature. Every creating new version of model, I have to create new project release with another name. It causes that the scoring web service URL of new version is not same as old version, so I have to change our scoring program that send REST request to the scoring URL in CP4D.

I strongly hope CP4D to add model release version management feature such as CaDS.

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Sep 17 2019
  • Planned for future release
Who would benefit from this IDEA? All person who use CP4D for continuous model developing and deployment.
How should it work?

(added on 9th Mar 2020)

I think these 4 detailed features are needed for above requirements.

(1) Same endpoint URL for both old and new version of online deployments

(2) Deployment versioning in Deployment Space

(3) Model versioning in Deployment Space

(4) Any version of deployments can be switched as "in use" at any time.

For the details of (4), please refer the sample scenarios in attached file.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification It is necessary for continuous model creation and deployment system such as CP4D.
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    16 Jul 02:20am

    Please create an epic for this idea. I heard that features of (2)(3)(4) will be added in v3.5 release in Nov.


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