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Import to Azure ML

You must complete the following before importing Scoring Code models to Azure ML:

  • Install the Azure CLI client to configure your service to the terminal.

  • Install the Azure Machine Learning CLI extension.

  • Login to Azure with the login command.

    az login
  • If you have not yet created a resource group, you can create one using this command:

    az group create --location --name [--subscription] [--tags]

    For example:

    az group create --location westus2 --name myresourcegroup
  • If you do not have an existing container registry that you want to use for storing custom Docker images, you must create one. If you want to use a DataRobot Docker image instead of building your own, you do not need to create a container registry. Instead, skip ahead to step 6.

    Create a container with the following command:

    az acr create --name --resource-group --sku {Basic | Classic | Premium | Standard}
    [--admin-enabled {false | true}] [--default-action {Allow | Deny}] [--location]
    [--subscription] [--tags] [--workspace]

    For example:

    az acr create --name mycontainerregistry --resource-group myresourcegroup --sku Basic
  • Set up admin access using the following commands:

    az acr update --name --admin-enabled {false | true}

    For example:

    az acr update --name mycontainerregistry --admin-enabled true

    And print the registry credentials:

    az acr credential show --name

    For example:

    az acr credential show --name mycontainerregistry


      "passwords": [
          "name": "password",
          "value": <password>
          "name": "password2",
          "value": <password>
      "username": mycontainerregistry
  • Upload a custom Docker image that runs Java:

    az acr build --registry [--auth-mode {Default | None}] [--build-arg] [--file] [--image]
    [--no-format] [--no-logs] [--no-push] [--no-wait] [--platform] [--resource-group]
    [--secret-build-arg] [--subscription] [--target] [--timeout] []

    For example:

    az acr build --registry mycontainerregistry --image myImage:1 --resource-group myresourcegroup --file Dockerfile .

    The following is an example of a custom Docker image. Reference the Microsoft documentation to read more about building an image.

    FROM ubuntu:16.04
    ENV PATH /opt/miniconda/bin:$PATH
    RUN apt-get update --fix-missing && \
        apt-get install -y wget bzip2 && \
        apt-get clean && \
        rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
    RUN wget --quiet${CONDA_VERSION} -O ~/ && \
        /bin/bash ~/ -b -p /opt/miniconda && \
        rm ~/ && \
        /opt/miniconda/bin/conda clean -tipsy
    RUN conda install -y conda=${CONDA_VERSION} python=${PYTHON_VERSION} && \
        conda clean -aqy && \
        rm -rf /opt/miniconda/pkgs && \
        find / -type d -name __pycache__ -prune -exec rm -rf {} \;
    RUN apt-get update && \
        apt-get upgrade -y && \
        apt-get install software-properties-common -y && \
        add-apt-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa -y && \
        apt-get update -q && \
        apt-get install -y openjdk-11-jdk && \
        apt-get clean
  • If you have not already created a workspace, use the following command to create one. Otherwise, skip to step 7.

    az ml workspace create --workspace-name [--application-insights] [--container-registry]
    [--exist-ok] [--friendly-name] [--keyvault] [--location] [--resource-group] [--sku]
    [--storage-account] [--yes]

    For example:

    az ml workspace create --workspace-name myworkspace --resource-group myresourcegroup
  • Register your Scoring Code model to the Azure model storage. Make sure you have exported your JAR file from DataRobot before proceeding:

    az ml model register --name [--asset-path] [--cc] [--description] [--experiment-name]
    [--gb] [--gc] [--model-framework] [--model-framework-version] [--model-path]
    [--output-metadata-file] [--path] [--property] [--resource-group] [--run-id]
    [--run-metadata-file] [--sample-input-dataset-id] [--sample-output-dataset-id]
    [--tag] [--workspace-name] [-v]

    For example, to register model named codegenmodel:

    az ml model register --name codegenmodel --model-path 5cd071deef881f011a334c2f.jar --resource-group myresourcegroup --workspace-name myworkspace
  • Prepare two configs and a Python entry script that will execute the prediction.

    Below are some examples of configs with a Python entry script.

    • deploymentconfig.json:

          "computeType": "aci",
          "containerResourceRequirements": {
              "cpu": 0.5,
              "memoryInGB": 1.0
          "authEnabled": true,
          "sslEnabled": false,
          "appInsightsEnabled": false
    • inferenceconfig.json (if you are not using a DataRobot Docker image):

          "entryScript": "",
          "runtime": "python",
          "enableGpu": false,
          "baseImage": "<container-registry-name><Docker-image-name>",
          "baseImageRegistry": {
              "address": "<container-registry-name>",
              "password": <password from the step 2>,
              "username": <container-registry-name>
    • inferenceconfig.json(if you are using a DataRobot Docker image):

          "entryScript": "",
          "runtime": "python",
          "enableGpu": false,
          "baseImage": "datarobot/scoring-inference-code-azure:latest",
          "baseImageRegistry": {
              "address": ""

      import os
      import subprocess
      import tempfile
      import json
      from azureml.core import Model
      # Called when the deployed service starts
      def init():
      # Handle requests to the service
      def run(data):
              result_csv = ''
              data = json.loads(data)
              # Access your model registered in step 6
              model_path = Model.get_model_path('codegenmodel')
              with tempfile.NamedTemporaryFile() as output_file:
                  p =['java', '-jar', model_path, 'csv', '--input=-',
      '--output={}'.format(], input=bytearray(data['csv'].encode('utf-8')), stdout=subprocess.PIPE)
                  with open( as result_file:
                      result_csv =
      # Return prediction
      return result_csv
      except Exception as e:
          error = str(e)
          return error
  • Create a new prediction endpoint:

    az ml model deploy --name [--ae] [--ai] [--ar] [--as] [--at] [--autoscale-max-replicas]
    [--autoscale-min-replicas] [--base-image] [--base-image-registry] [--cc] [--cf]
    [--collect-model-data] [--compute-target] [--compute-type] [--cuda-version] [--dc]
    [--description] [--dn] [--ds] [--ed] [--eg] [--entry-script] [--environment-name]
    [--environment-version] [--failure-threshold] [--gb] [--gc] [--ic] [--id] [--kp]
    [--ks] [--lo] [--max-request-wait-time] [--model] [--model-metadata-file] [--namespace]
    [--no-wait] [--nr] [--overwrite] [--path] [--period-seconds] [--pi] [--po] [--property]
    [--replica-max-concurrent-requests] [--resource-group] [--rt] [--sc] [--scoring-timeout-ms]
    [--sd] [--se] [--sk] [--sp] [--st] [--tag] [--timeout-seconds] [--token-auth-enabled]
    [--workspace-name] [-v]

    For example, to create a new endpoint with the name myservice:

    az ml model deploy --name myservice --model codegenmodel:1 --compute-target akscomputetarget --ic inferenceconfig.json --dc deploymentconfig.json --resource-group myresourcegroup --workspace-name myworkspace
  • Get a token to make prediction requests:

    az ml service get-keys --name [--path] [--resource-group] [--workspace-name] [-v]

    For example:

    az ml service get-keys --name myservice --resource-group myresourcegroup --workspace-name myworkspace

    This command returns a JSON response:

        "primaryKey": <key>,
        "secondaryKey": <key>

You can now make prediction requests using Azure.

Updated October 27, 2021
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