New DataRobot EU Cloud Accelerates the Creation of AI-Driven Enterprises Across Europe

New Ireland-Hosted Cloud Platform Supports Unique Needs of EU Customers and Upcoming GDPR Requirements

London – May 23, 2018 – DataRobot, a pioneer in automated machine learning, announced today the release of a new version of the DataRobot Cloud platform for the European Union (EU). The DataRobot EU Cloud, available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Ireland) Region, is able to support the unique needs of EU customers, whose data is tightly regulated, as well as help enterprises conform to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

With growing sensitivities over data privacy and breaches, the need for organisations to keep and process customer data at the point of origin is vital. With the introduction of GDPR and its 25 May 2018 enforcement date, organisations are also required to develop a strategy to prove compliance or face hefty fines. The DataRobot EU Cloud ensures European organisations adhere to enhanced data sovereignty requirements without sacrificing any enterprise-grade capabilities.

“The combined power of DataRobot and AWS have transformed our ability to build and deploy models in a fraction of the time, allowing us to deliver customer-based pricing when underwriting insurance policies,” said Paul Davies, Data Science Manager, Domestic & General. “As a UK-headquartered company, we are pleased we can not only store our data locally, but also that we can easily comply with the tight data restrictions in the EU.”

DataRobot Cloud, built on AWS, provides DataRobot customers in Europe with the potential of faster response times and all of the flexibility, agility, and convenience that the cloud provides. The new cloud environment provides full transparency into the automated machine learning process and full compliance with GDPR in four key ways:

  • Prediction Explanations: DataRobot Prediction Explanations provide context to individual decisions made by the models
  • Model Documentation: DataRobot’s automated model documentation process can be fully customised for any organisation
  • Feature Effects: Based on a technique called partial dependence analysis, DataRobot Feature Effects provide a straightforward way to explain to stakeholders and regulators how a specific feature impacts the overall prediction from the model
  • Safeguards to Prevent Bias: DataRobot trains models using dozens of predictive algorithms and maintains impartiality by applying guardrails based on data science best practices, instead of relying on individual (and potentially biased) experiences

“Our goal is to make the AI-driven enterprise a reality for any organisation by enabling users of all skill levels to build and deploy machine learning models,” said Paul Auffermann, VP, EMEA at DataRobot. “We’re pleased to expand our relationship with AWS and offer EU organisations a GDPR-compliant solution for automated machine learning.”

DataRobot helps enterprises embrace artificial intelligence (AI) and accelerate the creation of the AI-Driven Enterprises by automating the critical machine learning process. Besides being available as a service on AWS in the EU and North America, DataRobot can also be installed on-premises or on private clouds to meet the specific integration needs of customers.

To learn more about DataRobot, visit https://www.datarobot.com.

About DataRobot
DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users of all skill levels to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of the most powerful open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains, and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale. DataRobot provides the fastest path to data science success for organisations of all sizes. For more information, visit datarobot.com.

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