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UI pipeline quickstart

This quickstart shows you how to deploy a pipeline that multiplies a number by 2 twice using the UbiOps UI. In UbiOps it is possible to chain deployments together to form a pipeline, in this case the Multiplying a number ready deployment is chained together. In a pipeline, the output of the first deployment is the input of the second deployment and, so on. For more information about pipelines, you can visit our Pipelines documentation page.

Requirements

Running the example in UbiOps

To deploy this example to your UbiOps environment you can log in to the WebApp and create a new deployment by going to the deployment tab and hitting [+]Create.

You will be prompted to fill in certain parameters, like the name of the deployment, a description (this is optional), and you are required to define the input and output. The input and output field of the deployment defines what data the deployment expects when making a request i.e., run the model. The input for the first deployment is also the input for the pipeline, where the output of the last deployment is also the output of the pipeline.

For more information about deployments in general, please visit our Deployments page. For more information about input and output, see our Deployment Input & Output page.

First deployment

The parameters for the first deployment are given in the table below.

Create deployment

You can use the following in step 1:

Deployment configuration step 1
Name multiplication deployment-1
Description Multiplies input by a 2
Input fields: name = number, datatype = integer
Output fields: name = number_multiplied, datatype = integer

Create deployment

You can use the following in step 2:

Deployment configuration step 2
Version name v1
Description leave blank
Language python 3.8
Upload code deployment zip{target=blank} _do not unzip!
Deployment mode Express
Request retention Leave on default settings

The advanced parameters and labels can be left as they are. They are optional.

Second deployment

For the second deployment, the following parameters can be used:

Deployment configuration step 1
Name multiplication deployment-2
Description Multiplies input by a 2
Input fields: name = number, datatype = integer
Output fields: name = number_multiplied, datatype = integer

Create deployment

You can use the following in step 2:

Deployment configuration step 2
Version name v1
Description leave blank
Language python 3.8
Upload code deployment zip{target=blank} _do not unzip!
Deployment mode Express
Request retention Leave on default settings

Again, the advanced parameters and labels can be left as they are, they are optional.

After uploading the code for the first deployment (deployment_package_1) and the second deployment (deployment_package_2), and with that creating the deployment versions UbiOps will start deploying. You can check the building process from the logs, building a deployment can take several minutes.

Building the pipeline

After the deployments have finished building, go to the pipeline tab and click [+]Create.

pipeline_create

You can use the following for the pipeline:

Pipeline configuration step 1
Name multiplication-pipeline
Description Multiplies input by 2 twice
Input fields: name = number, datatype = double precision
Output fields: name = number_multiplied, datatype = double

Leave the version, labels, and Optional/Advanced settings as is and click Create.

Adding the deployments as objects

Now that the pipeline has been created, it is time to add the deployments that you have created as objects to the pipeline.

pipeline_add_objects

Do this by pressing the [+]Add new object and select multiplication-deployment-1 and version v1, do this for multiplication-deployment-2 as well. It is possible to edit the names of the objects but in this case, we leave them as is.

Connecting the objects

The final step is to create the connections. When clicking Create a connection you are asked to fill in the Source fields. This is where you can define how the output from the first deployment is connected to the input of the second deployment.

The order should be as follows:

Pipeline order
pipeline-start multiplication-deployment-1-v1
multiplication-deployment-1-v1 multiplication-deployment-2-v1
multiplication-deployment-2-v1 pipeline-end

After connecting the objects the pipeline should look like this:

pipeline_overview

Now that your pipeline is up and running, you can make requests to it by clicking the Create Request and entering an integer.

Next steps

If you finished this quickstart and want to know how to create a pipeline using the client library, visit our Github and follow the example shown there.