Domino Data Lab Upgrades Enterprise MLOps Platform to Support Model Monitoring at 100x Scale Across all Major Public Clouds
September 16, 2021
Domino 4.6 with Elastic Monitoring Engine helps customers prevent financial loss from rogue models, and sets industry first with DevOps-free support for Dask, Ray and Spark
SAN FRANCISCO — September 16, 2021 — Domino Data Lab, provider of the leading Enterprise MLOps platform trusted by over 20% of the Fortune 100, today announced a major upgrade to its model monitoring capabilities so companies can place greater trust in the models they deploy. This and other enhancements — including Domino Model Monitor (DMM) support for AWS, GCP, and Azure — are part of Domino 4.6, available today.
New in this release, DMM can automatically compute data drift and model quality across billions of daily predictions, more than 100x the scale of previous versions. This is made possible by the new Domino Elastic Monitoring Engine, a groundbreaking technology advancement that scales model monitoring capacity infinitely to support the most demanding monitoring requirements. Customers gain broad visibility and control across a limitless number of models with hundreds or even thousands of features to help them avoid unwanted outcomes across their business.
“Successful model-driven businesses have thousands of models driving critical business processes,” said Nick Elprin, co-founder and CEO of Domino Data Lab. “By helping our customers detect drift faster and across more of their models, Domino is reducing risk while freeing up data scientists’ time for new research.”
A recent survey by Wakefield Research and Domino Data Lab revealed that 82% of data executives at US companies with more than $1 Billion revenue say their company leadership should be concerned that bad or failing models could lead to severe consequences for the company.
Further underscoring the need for visibility at scale, respondents said they worry that their models — if not monitored and maintained — could lead to a variety of unwanted outcomes including lost revenue or security, or compliance breaches.
“Domino Model Monitor saves us significant time spent on monitoring model performance, automatically detecting data drift that previously took months to identify, and it enables us to confidently continue to scale our use of machine learning, said Stig Pedersen, head of Machine Learning at Topdanmark. “We’ve already automated 65 percent of cases for approving new coverage and processing claims, enabling us to give customers a decision in seconds rather than days.”
DMM now supports a broad range of deployment options including major cloud platforms (AWS, GCP and Azure), as well as on-premises deployments. DMM can also now connect directly to Amazon S3 and Hadoop Compatible File Systems (HCFS), which include Azure Blob Store, Azure Data Lake (Gen1 and Gen2), Google Cloud Storage, and HDFS. This powerful new capability allows production data to be analyzed directly from its native storage location, eliminating the need to copy data from place to place with the potential to introduce version control, security, and other issues. By maintaining compatibility with a wide array of infrastructure options, companies can analyze more data and predict data drift and model quality issues with greater accuracy.
Expanding Self-Serve Distributed Compute
Domino 4.6 also introduces easily deployable access to Ray.io and Dask distributed compute frameworks, which along with existing Spark support, builds on Domino’s vision for allowing data scientists to work the way they want with the tools and infrastructure they need. Distributed compute allows data scientists to process large volumes of data for machine learning and other complex mathematical calculations such as deep learning.
Domino’s new DevOps-free support for the three most popular distributed compute frameworks at true enterprise scale is an industry first. Teams can select the best framework for the job at hand – without being limited to the single choice provided by other platforms – and then dynamically provision and orchestrate workloads directly on the infrastructure backing a Domino instance without the need for DevOps skills or IT intervention.
This added support also makes it easy for data science teams to leverage pre-packaged machine learning libraries and scale the data handling capacity of their applications with little or no changes to existing models.
"At Evidation we continuously measure health in everyday life by harnessing user-permissioned, patient-generated health data, including data from wearable technology. Our customers and research collaborators turn to us for a platform that enables them to experiment quickly with large volumes of information using the latest data science tools and frameworks," said Luca Foschini, Ph.D., co-founder and chief data scientist at Evidation. "Domino gives us the openness and flexibility we need to seamlessly experiment and collaborate rapidly, using our choice of scalable compute and infrastructure. Enterprise MLOps is critical to the future of our business, which ultimately leads to better health outcomes.”
Continuing to Evolve Enterprise MLOps
Domino 4.6 builds on the company’s mission to help the world’s most sophisticated companies solve the world's most important problems by further breaking down silos and barriers to data science velocity. Additional features in Domino 4.6 include:
- Domino Certification of Amazon EKS. Amazon’s managed Kubernetes offering is now part of the “Certified” family of highly secure, comprehensively tested, and performance-optimized Domino offerings to streamline installation and upgrades.
- Git Repository Creation & Browsing with CodeSync. Users can now create Git repositories, then browse and edit their files easily – all without leaving the Domino environment.
- Read/Write Domino Datasets. Significant improvements in the user experience of Domino Datasets allow them to read, write, and share large amounts of data seamlessly across the entire Domino platform.
- Single Sign-On. Additionally, customers can leverage Single Sign-On (SSO) across the entire Domino Enterprise MLOps Platform for a seamless experience, from model development to deployment to monitoring.
Existing Domino customers can upgrade to Domino 4.6 immediately. New users who would like to try Domino can do so at dominodatalab.com/trial. DMM can be added to any existing Domino installation.
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About Domino Data Lab
Domino Data Lab powers model-driven businesses with its leading Enterprise MLOps platform that accelerates the development and deployment of data science work while increasing collaboration and governance. More than 20 percent of the Fortune 100 count on Domino to help scale data science, turning it into a competitive advantage. Founded in 2013, Domino is backed by Sequoia Capital and other leading investors. For more information, visit dominodatalab.com.