IBM Research on Wednesday unveiled CodeFlare, a new framework for integrating and scaling big data and AIworkflows in a hybrid cloud environment. The open-source framework aims to help developers cut back the time they spend creating pipelines to train and optimize machine learning models.
CodeFlare was built on Ray, an open-source technology from UC Berkeley. It builds on Ray with specific elements that make it easier to scale workflows. Using a Python-based interface for pipelines, CodeFlare makes it easier to integrate, parallelize and share data. This helps unify pipeline workflows across multiple platforms without requiring data scientists to learn a new workflow language.