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March 17, 2023

Anodot, oneDAL Optimize Anomaly Detection Services

March 17, 2023 — Using Intel hardware, Intel Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel IPP) and Intel oneAPI Data Analytics Library (oneDAL), Anodot improved the performance of its autocorrelation function (ACF) and XGBoost algorithms, significantly reducing machine learning (ML) compute time and costs associated with autonomous business monitoring and anomaly detection.

The data analytics company created a solution for its customers that identifies revenue-critical business incidents in real time through models that analyze hundreds of millions of time series metrics every minute. For the anomaly-detection platform, unlimited scalability and effective management of compute costs are needed as it grows – in addition to improving upon the speed, efficiency and accuracy of model training and inferencing.

While Anodot already runs its AI platform on Intel CPUs, the team ran performance tests on the Intel Xeon Scalable processor platform in an extended collaboration. Through optimizations to ACF using Intel IPP for anomaly detection, the team recorded up to 127 times faster training performance and a 66% reduction in the overall cost of running the training algorithm in a cloud environment – achieved by cutting the ACF runtime by almost 99%. Optimizations to XGBoost algorithms using oneDAL and the baseline XGBoost model for forecasting resulted in 4 times faster inferencing time, as well as enabling the service to analyze 4 times the amount of data at no additional cost for inference.1

“When choosing a machine learning platform, you need to think about scale as your business grows,” said Ira Cohen, chief data scientist at Anodot. “So, model efficiencies and compute cost effectiveness become increasingly important. Our performance tests show the Intel software and Xeon platform provide us efficiency gains that will allow us to deliver an even higher quality of service at lower cost.”

More: Read the full case study, “Anodot Optimizes Anomaly Detection Services.”

About Intel

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, Intel continuously works to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, Intel unleashes the potential of data to transform business and society for the better.

About Anodot

Anodot was founded in 2014 by a team with deep experience in AI and DevOps with the goal of taking a completely new approach to analytics and business monitoring. Anodot enables organizations to leverage the transformational power of AI to optimize their business. Anodot’s AI-driven, autonomous business monitoring solution identifies revenue-critical business incidents in real time. Anodot’s cloud cost management solution helps companies manage and optimize their cloud cost and resource utilization across AWS, GCP, Azure and Kubernetes.

Source: Intel