What’s New in DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0 Release

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DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0 is Here

DataRobot AI Cloud has expanded capabilities designed for all users that enable AI-driven decisions across all lines of business—within a single platform. In the AI Cloud 8.0 Release, we have focused on the following key themes:

Predictive AI Apps

In DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0, we’ve extended our market-leading Time Series capabilities to our AI App Builder. With Automated Time Series, you can create robust, AI-driven forecasts using advanced algorithms, automation, and time-aware guardrails. Then, you can immediately deliver them to your front lines with flexible deployment options that natively embed AI-driven forecasts anywhere in your ecosystem. And now, with our No-Code AI App Builder, you can select any of your deployed Time Series models and build a fully customized AI Application with absolutely no coding required. Within the app, you can compare forecasts with actual values for new data, provide insights on prediction explanations over time, and dig deeply into the reasons driving each forecast. And, thanks to the intuitive interface, quickly and effortlessly share insights drawn with the key decision-makers who need them most.

Optimize for Peak Results

Delivering peak results for AI—while continuously optimizing every model—allows businesses/the business to adapt to changing market dynamics. With DataRobot 8.0, we’re extending our powerful Continuous AI and MLOps capabilities for all environments, even those deployed on premises. DataRobot 8.0 continuously monitors all models in production—keeping every model running at peak performance while adapting for data drift and shifting ethical standards. With the world changing due to challenging triggers—from COVID, to changing economic climates, and more—supporting good governance policies is more important than ever. DataRobot’s Continuous AI capabilities automatically recommend new models to more effectively reach business goals, taking into account changing market conditions and new modeling techniques. Continuous AI automatically adapts and recommends the best solution for your business now, protecting your performance in the future. 

Best-In-Class Connectivity

With the massive growth in data, every business is struggling with a broad range of data widely distributed across traditional enterprise systems, on-premises environments, Data Clouds, and more. But getting the most accurate picture of your data requires the ability to access the widest range of data, bringing together multiple sources to build a more comprehensive, higher quality, higher fidelity model. By delivering best-in-class connectivity, DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0 is giving every business the ability to work with more types of models, while accelerating the time to value and removing barriers through a complete set of pre-built integrations along with write-back capabilities to the most popular cloud data stores, including Snowflake.  

  • Active Directory Connect with Azure SynapseTo ensure that you have a seamless end-to-end experience, we’ve invested time and resources to build best-in-class connectivity. In the AI Cloud 8.0 Release, we’ve added Active Directory Connect with Azure Synapse. This connector allows you to connect to Azure Synapse Analytics for Library imports and exports. For export, the connector uploads data into Azure’s Data Lake service and then exposes the data as a table in the SQL Data Warehouse.
  • Scoring Code for Snowflake—Available now, DataRobot Scoring Code supports execution directly inside of Snowflake using Snowflake’s new Java UDF functionality. This capability removes the need to extract and load data from Snowflake, resulting in a much faster route to scoring large datasets. You can perform predictions on DataRobot models anywhere you want, by exporting a model to a Java file.

These are just some of the major highlights of DataRobot AI Cloud 8.0. For a complete list of new and enhanced features, please visit the DataRobot documentation release center. In addition, be sure to read Nenshad Bardoliwalla’s new blog to learn more about this mission critical innovation. Make sure to join the conversation and ask questions in the DataRobot Community by replying to this post. We’ve created a series of demo videos to help you understand the changes and guide you through many of the new and updated features. (Note that some features are public preview—contact your DataRobot representative or administrator for information on enabling them.)

Note: Features described here as part of Release 8.0 (released 3-17-202) are available for both DataRobot on-premise and Managed AI Cloud users.

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