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To trust a model to power mission-critical operations, you must have confidence in all aspects of model deployment. By closely tracking the performance of models in production, you can identify potential issues before they impact business operations. Monitoring ranges from whether the service is reliably providing predictions in a timely manner and without errors to ensuring the predictions themselves are reliable.

The predictive performance of a model typically starts to diminish as soon as it’s deployed. For example, someone might be making live predictions on a dataset with customer data, but the customer’s behavioral patterns might have changed due to an economic crisis, market volatility, natural disaster, or even the weather. Models trained on older data that no longer represents the current reality might not just be inaccurate, but irrelevant, leaving the prediction results meaningless or even harmful. Without dedicated production model monitoring, the user cannot know or detect when this happens. If model accuracy starts to decline without detection, the results can impact a business, expose it to risk, and destroy user trust.

Topic Describes how to
Service health Track model-specific deployment latency, throughput, and error rate.
Data drift Monitor model accuracy based on data distribution.
Accuracy Analyze performance of a model over time.
Fairness Monitor deployments to recognize when protected features fail to meet predefined fairness criteria.
Usage Track prediction processing progress for use in accuracy, data drift, and predictions over time analysis.
Custom metrics Create and monitor up to 25 custom business or performance metrics or add pre-made metrics.
Data export Export a deployment's stored prediction data, actuals, and training data to compute and monitor custom business or performance metrics.
Monitoring jobs Monitor deployments running and storing feature data and predictions outside of DataRobot.
Deployment reports Generate reports, immediately or on a schedule, to summarize the details of a deployment, such as its owner, how the model was built, the model age, and the humility monitoring status.

Updated April 3, 2024