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Azure Machine Learning

Enterprise-grade machine learning service to build and deploy models faster

Azure Machine Learning

Enterprise-grade machine learning service to build and deploy models faster

Business-critical machine learning models at scale

Empower data scientists and developers to build, deploy and manage high-quality models faster and with confidence. Accelerate time to value with industry-leading MLOps (machine learning operations), open-source interoperability and integrated tools. Innovate on a secure, trusted platform designed for responsible machine learning (ML).

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

Support for the end-to-end machine learning lifecycle

Data labelling

Label training data and manage labelling projects.

Data preparation

Use with analytics engines for data exploration and preparation.


Access data and create and share datasets.


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.


Run experiments, and create and share customised 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.

Optimise models

Accelerate training and inference and lower costs with ONNX Runtime.

Monitoring and analysis

Track, log and analyse data, models and resources.

Data drift

Detect drift and maintain model accuracy.

Error analysis

Debug models and optimise model accuracy.


Trace machine learning artifacts for compliance.


Use built-in and customised policies for compliance management.


Enjoy continuous monitoring with Azure Security Centre.

Cost control

Apply quota management and automatic shutdown.

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.

Operationalise at scale with machine learning operations (MLOps)

Streamline the deployment and management of thousands of models on premises, at the edge and in multicloud 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). Continuously monitor model performance metrics, detect data drift and trigger retraining to improve model performance. And throughout the lifecycle, enable auditability and governance with out-of-the-box tracking and lineage for all ML artifacts.

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.

Innovate on a hybrid platform that is more secure and compliant

Increase security across the machine learning lifecycle with comprehensive capabilities spanning identity, data, networking, monitoring, and compliance. Secure solutions using customised 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.

Key service capabilities for the full ML lifecycle

Data labeling

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

Data preparation

Perform interactive data preparation with PySpark, using built-in integration 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.


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


Use organisation-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 ML workflows.

Managed endpoints

Use managed endpoints to operationalise 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 Centre 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.

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

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.

The Forrester WaveTM 2020 report

See why Forrester named Azure Machine Learning a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Notebook-Based Predictive Analytics And Machine Learning, Q3 2020.

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 realise with Azure Machine Learning.

Machine Learning solutions white paper

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

Responsible AI whitepaper

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

Machine learning operations (MLOps) whitepaper

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

Azure Arc–enabled Machine Learning white paper

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

Comprehensive security and compliance, built in

How to use Azure Machine Learning

Go to your studio web experience

Build and train

Deploy and manage

Step 1 of 1

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

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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.

Step 1 of 1

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

Pay only for what you need, with no upfront cost

Get started with an Azure free account

Start free. Get $200 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 40+ other services that are always free.

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.

After 12 months, you'll keep getting 40+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.

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

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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
Seven Bank

Azure Machine Learning updates, blogs and announcements

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 centralised place for data scientists and developers to work with all the artifacts for building, training and deploying machine learning models.

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