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Azure Machine Learning

Use an enterprise-grade service for the end-to-end machine learning lifecycle.

Business-critical machine learning models at scale

Azure Machine Learning empowers data scientists and developers to build, deploy, and manage high-quality models faster and with confidence. It accelerates time to value with industry-leading machine learning operations (MLOps), open-source interoperability, and integrated tools. This trusted platform is designed for responsible AI applications in machine learning.

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Rapid model development and training, with integrated tools and support for open-source framework and libraries

Responsible AI model development with built-in fairness and explainability, and responsible usage for compliance

Quick ML model deployment, management, and sharing for cross-workspace collaboration and MLOps

Built-in governance, security, and compliance for running machine learning workloads anywhere

Data labeling

Label training data and manage labeling projects.

Data preparation

Use with analytics engines for data exploration and preparation.

Datasets

Access data and create and share datasets.

Notebooks

Use collaborative Jupyter notebooks with attached compute.

Automated machine learning

Automatically train and tune accurate models.

Drag-and-drop designer

Design with a drag-and-drop development interface.

Experiments

Run experiments and create and share custom dashboards.

CLI and Python SDK

Accelerate the model training process while scaling up and out on Azure compute.

Visual Studio Code and GitHub

Use familiar tools and switch easily from local to cloud training.

Compute instance

Develop in a managed and secure environment with cloud CPUs, GPUs, and supercomputing clusters.

Open-source libraries and frameworks

Get built-in support for Scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, Ray RLLib, and more.

Managed endpoints

Deploy models for batch and real-time inference quickly and easily.

Pipelines and CI/CD

Automate machine learning workflows.

Prebuilt images

Access container images with frameworks and libraries for inference.

Model repository

Share and track models and data.

Hybrid and multicloud

Train and deploy models on premises and across multicloud environments.

Optimize models

Accelerate training and inference and lower costs with ONNX Runtime.

Monitoring and analysis

Track, log, and analyze data, models, and resources.

Data drift

Detect drift and maintain model accuracy.

Error analysis

Debug models and optimize model accuracy.

Auditing

Trace machine learning artifacts for compliance.

Policies

Use built-in and custom policies for compliance management.

Security

Enjoy continuous monitoring with Azure Security Center.

Cost control

Apply quota management and automatic shutdown.

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Accelerate time to value with rapid model development

Improve productivity with the studio capability, a development experience that supports all machine learning tasks, to build, train, and deploy models. Collaborate with Jupyter Notebooks using built-in support for popular open-source frameworks and libraries. Create accurate models quickly with automated machine learning for tabular, text, and image models using feature engineering and hyperparameter sweeping. Use Visual Studio Code to go from local to cloud training seamlessly, and autoscale with powerful cloud-based CPU and GPU clusters.
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Operationalize at scale with MLOps

Streamline the deployment and management of thousands of models in multiple environments using MLOps. Deploy and score models faster with fully managed endpoints for batch and real-time predictions. Use repeatable pipelines to automate workflows for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). Share and discover machine learning artifacts across multiple teams for cross-workspace collaboration using registries. Continuously monitor model performance metrics, detect data drift, and trigger retraining to improve model performance.

Deliver responsible machine learning solutions

Evaluate machine learning models with reproducible and automated workflows to assess model fairness, explainability, error analysis, causal analysis, model performance, and exploratory data analysis. Make real-life interventions with causal analysis in the responsible AI dashboard and generate a scorecard at deployment time. Contextualize responsible AI metrics for both technical and non-technical audiences to involve stakeholders and streamline compliance review.
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Innovate on a hybrid platform that's more secure and compliant

Increase security across the machine learning lifecycle with comprehensive capabilities spanning identity, data, networking, monitoring, and compliance. Secure solutions using custom role-based access control, virtual networks, data encryption, private endpoints, and private IP addresses. Train and deploy models on premises to meet data sovereignty requirements. Govern with built-in policies and streamline compliance with 60 certifications, including FedRAMP High and HIPAA.

Build your machine learning skills with Azure

Learn more about machine learning on Azure and participate in hands-on tutorials with a 30-day learning journey. By the end, you'll be prepared to take the Azure Data Scientist Associate Certification.
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Key service capabilities for the full machine learning lifecycle

  • Data labeling

    Create, manage, and monitor labeling projects, and automate iterative tasks with machine learning–assisted labeling.

  • Data preparation

    Quickly iterate on data preparation at scale on Apache Spark clusters within Azure Machine Learning, interoperable with Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Collaborative notebooks

    Maximize productivity with IntelliSense, easy compute and kernel switching, and offline notebook editing. Launch your notebook in Visual Studio Code for a rich development experience, including secure debugging and support for Git source control.

  • Automated machine learning

    Rapidly create accurate models for classification, regression, time-series forecasting, natural language processing tasks, and computer vision tasks. Use model interpretability to understand how the model was built.

  • Drag-and-drop machine learning

    Use machine learning tools like designer for data transformation, model training, and evaluation, or to easily create and publish machine learning pipelines.

  • Reinforcement learning

    Scale reinforcement learning to powerful compute clusters, support multiple-agent scenarios, and access open-source reinforcement-learning algorithms, frameworks, and environments.

  • Responsible building

    Get model transparency at training and inferencing with interpretability capabilities. Assess model fairness through disparity metrics and mitigate unfairness. Improve model reliability and identify and diagnose model errors with the error analysis toolkit. Help protect data with differential privacy.

  • Experimentation

    Manage and monitor runs or compare multiple runs for training and experimentation. Create custom dashboards and share them with your team.

  • Registries

    Use organization-wide repositories to store and share models, pipelines, components, and datasets across multiple workspaces. Automatically capture lineage and governance data using the audit trail feature.

  • Git and GitHub

    Use Git integration to track work and GitHub Actions support to implement machine learning workflows.

  • Managed endpoints

    Use managed endpoints to operationalize model deployment and scoring, log metrics, and perform safe model rollouts.

  • Autoscaling compute

    Use managed compute to distribute training and to rapidly test, validate, and deploy models. Share CPU and GPU clusters across a workspace and automatically scale to meet your machine learning needs.

  • Interoperability with other Azure services

    Accelerate productivity with Microsoft Power BI and services such as Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Cognitive Search, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake, Azure Arc, Azure Security Center, and Azure Databricks.

  • Hybrid and multicloud support

    Run machine learning on existing Kubernetes clusters on premises, in multicloud environments, and at the edge with Azure Arc. Use the simple machine learning agent to start training models more securely, wherever your data lives.

  • Enterprise-grade security

    Build and deploy models more securely with network isolation and end-to-end private IP capabilities, role-based access control for resources and actions, custom roles, and managed identity for compute resources.

  • Cost management

    Reduce IT costs and better manage resource allocations for compute instances, with workspace and resource-level quota limits and automatic shutdown.

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

  • Microsoft invests more than USD1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Get started with an Azure free account

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Start free. Get USD200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.

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After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.

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After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

Author new models and store your compute targets, models, deployments, metrics, and run histories in the cloud.

Use automated machine learning to identify algorithms and hyperparameters and track experiments in the cloud. Author models using notebooks or the drag-and-drop designer.

Deploy your machine learning model to the cloud or the edge, monitor performance, and retrain it as needed.

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Customers using Azure Machine Learning

"We make it our mission to try new ideas and go beyond to differentiate AXA UK from other insurers. We see managed endpoints in Azure Machine Learning as a key enabler for our digital ambition."

Nic Bourven, Chief Information Officer, AXA UK

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"Customers expect timely and accurate information on their packages and a data-based delivery experience. We're helping FedEx stay on the leading edge with Azure Machine Learning, and we're building expertise for future projects."

Bikram Virk, Product Manager, AI and Machine Learning, FedEx

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"As more of our groups rely on the Azure Machine Learning solution, our finance experts can focus more on higher-level tasks and spend less time on manual data collection and input."

Jeff Neilson, Data Science Manager, 3M

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"With Azure Machine Learning, we can show the patient a risk score that is highly tailored to their individual circumstances. …Ultimately, we aim to reduce risk, reduce uncertainty, and improve surgical outcomes."

Professor Mike Reed, Clinical Director, Trauma & Orthopedics, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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"We've used the MLOps capabilities in Azure Machine Learning to simplify the whole machine learning process. That allows us to focus more on data science and let Azure Machine Learning take care of end-to-end operationalization."

Michael Cleavinger, Senior Director of Shopper Insights, Data Science, and Advanced Analytics, PepsiCo

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"Using automated machine learning features of Azure Machine Learning for machine learning model creation enabled us to realize an environment in which we can create and experiment with various models from multiple perspectives."

Keiichi Sawada, Corporate Transformation Division, Seven Bank

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Mastering Azure Machine Learning guide

Mastering Azure Machine Learning guide

Learn expert techniques for building automated and highly scalable end-to-end machine learning models and pipelines in Azure using TensorFlow, Spark, and Kubernetes.

Engineering MLOps white paper

Engineering MLOps white paper

Discover a systematic approach to building, deploying, and monitoring machine learning solutions with MLOps. Rapidly build, test, and manage production-ready machine learning lifecycles at scale.

Forrester Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study

Forrester Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study

The Forrester Consulting Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study, commissioned by Microsoft, examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize with Azure Machine Learning.

Machine Learning solutions white paper

Machine Learning solutions white paper

Learn how to build secure, scalable, and equitable solutions.

Responsible AI white paper

Responsible AI white paper

Read about tools and methods to understand, protect, and control your models.

Machine learning operations (MLOps) white paper

Machine learning operations (MLOps) white paper

Accelerate the process of building, training, and deploying models at scale.

Azure Arc–enabled Machine Learning white paper

Azure Arc–enabled Machine Learning white paper

Learn how to build, train, and deploy models in any infrastructure.

 

Frequently asked questions about Azure Machine Learning

  • The service is generally available in several countries/regions, with more on the way.

  • The service-level agreement (SLA) for Azure Machine Learning is 99.9 percent uptime.

  • Azure Machine Learning studio is the top-level resource for Machine Learning. This capability provides a centralized place for data scientists and developers to work with all the artifacts for building, training, and deploying machine learning models.

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