What is Kubeflow Pipelines?¶
Kubeflow Pipelines is a platform for building and deploying portable, scalable machine learning (ML) workflows based on Docker containers. It works by defining pipelines with nodes (Kubernetes objects, like pod or volume) and edges (dependencies between the nodes, like passing output data as input). The pipelines are stored in the versioned database, allowing user to run the pipeline once or schedule the recurring run.
Why to integrate Kedro project with Pipelines?¶
Kubeflow Pipelines’ main attitude is the portability. Once you define a pipeline, it can be started on any Kubernetes cluster. The code to execute is stored inside docker images that cover not only the source itself, but all the libraries and entire execution environment. Portability is also one of key Kedro aspects, as the pieplines must be versionable and packagebale. Kedro, with Kedro-docker plugin do a fantastic job to achieve this and Kubeflow looks like a nice addon to run the pipelines on powerful remote Kubernetes clusters.