This code pattern describes a way to gain insights by using Watson OpenScale and a SageMaker machine learning model. It explains how to create a logistic regression model using Amazon SageMaker with data from the UC Irvine machine learning database. The pattern uses Watson OpenScale to bind the machine learning model deployed in the AWS cloud, create a subscription, and perform payload and feedback logging.


With Watson OpenScale, you can monitor model quality and log payloads, regardless of where the model is hosted. This code pattern uses the example of an Amazon Web Service (AWS) SageMaker model, which demonstrates the independent and open nature of Watson OpenScale. IBM Watson OpenScale is an open environment that enables organizations to automate and operationalize their AI. OpenScale provides a powerful platform for managing AI and machine learning models on the IBM Cloud or wherever they might be deployed and offers these benefits:

Open by design: Watson OpenScale allows monitoring and management of machine learning and deep learning models built using any frameworks or IDEs and deployed on any model-hosting engine.

Drive fairer outcomes: Watson OpenScale detects and helps mitigate model biases to highlight fairness issues. The platform provides plain text explanation of the data ranges that have been impacted by bias in the model and visualizations that help data scientists and business users understand the impact on business outcomes. As biases are detected, Watson OpenScale automatically creates a de-biased companion model that runs beside the deployed model, thereby previewing the expected fairer outcomes to users without replacing the original.

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Explain transactions: Watson OpenScale helps enterprises bring transparency and auditability to AI-infused applications by generating explanations for individual transactions being scored, including the attributes that were used to make the prediction and weightage of each attribute.

Automate the creation of AI: Neural Network Synthesis (NeuNetS), currently available as a beta, synthesizes neural networks by fundamentally architecting a custom design for a given data set. In the beta, NeuNetS supports image and text classification models. NeuNetS reduces the time and lowers the skill barrier required to design and train custom neural networks, thereby putting neural networks within the reach of non-technical subject matter experts, as well as making data scientists more productive.

When you have completed this code pattern, you will understand how to:

Prepare data, train a model, and deploy using AWS SageMaker
Score the model using sample scoring records and the scoring endpoint
Set up an Watson OpenScale data mart
Bind the SageMaker model to the Watson OpenScale data mart
Add subscriptions to the data mart
Enable payload logging and performance monitoring for both subscribed assets
Use data mart to access tables data through subscription


The developer creates a Jupyter Notebook using data from the UCI machine learning database.
The Jupyter Notebook is connected to a PostgreSQL database that stores the Watson OpenScale data.
A machine learning model is created using AWS SageMaker and deployed to the cloud.
Watson Open Scale is used by the notebook to log the payload and monitor performance.


Find the detailed steps for this pattern in the readme file. The steps show you how to:

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Clone the repository.
Create a Compose for PostgreSQL database.
Create an Watson OpenScale service.
Run the notebooks.

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