Unified MLOps: Feature Stores & Model Deployment

If you’ve brought two or more ML models into production, you know the struggle that comes from managing multiple data sets, feature engineering pipelines, and models. This talk will propose a whole new approach to MLOps that allows you to successfully scale your models, without increasing latency, by merging a database, a feature store, and machine learning.

Splice Machine is a hybrid (HTAP) database built upon HBase and Spark. The database powers a one of a kind single-engine feature store, as well as the deployment of ML models as tables inside the database. A simple JDBC connection means Splice Machine can be used with any model ops environment, such as Databricks.

The HBase side allows us to serve features to deployed ML models, and generate ML predictions, in milliseconds. Our unique Spark engine allows us to generate complex training sets, as well as ML predictions on petabytes of data.

In this talk, Monte will discuss how his experience running the AI lab at NASA, and as CEO of Red Pepper, Blue Martini Software and Rocket Fuel, led him to create Splice Machine. Jack will give a quick demonstration of how it all works.

About Jack Ploshnick

Jack Ploshnick is a Customer Data Scientist at Splice Machine. His work focuses on using analytics to support the sales and marketing teams, as well as onboarding new customers. Prior to Splice Machine, Jack worked in politics as a data scientist. Jack received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

About Monte Zweben

Monte Zweben is the CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine. A technology industry veteran, Monte's early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the deputy chief of the artificial intelligence branch, where he won the prestigious Space Act Award for his work on the Space Shuttle program. Monte then founded and was the chairman and CEO of Red Pepper Software, a leading supply chain optimization company, which later merged with PeopleSoft, where he was VP and general manager, Manufacturing Business Unit. Then, Monte was the founder and CEO of Blue Martini Software - the leader in e-commerce and omni-channel marketing. Monte is also the co-author of Intelligent Scheduling, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and various computer science journals and conference proceedings. He was Chairman of Rocket Fuel Inc. and serves on the Dean's Advisory Board for Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science.