DataRobot Acquires Zepl to Enhance Enterprise AI Platform Capabilities for Advanced Data Scientists

May 11, 2021 by DataRobot

Self-service notebook experience facilitates additional democratization of AI and collaboration for AI projects   

May 11, 2021 – BOSTON – DataRobot, the leader in enterprise AI, today announced the acquisition of Zepl, a cloud data science and analytics platform. The acquisition — unveiled today at DataRobot’s virtual conference, AI Experience Worldwide — will unlock new capabilities within DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform for the world’s most advanced data scientists. 

“We have always known that to lead the AI market, we must embrace all creators of AI systems, from analysts and citizen data scientists who prefer using a GUI to advanced data scientists who love to code,” said Dan Wright, CEO of DataRobot. “Through the addition of Zepl, we now give advanced data scientists more flexibility to use our enterprise AI platform within their existing workflows, including the ability to use their own code. By incorporating Zepl into the DataRobot platform, we plan to further democratize data science across every enterprise and significantly accelerate our code-centric roadmap.”

Zepl was founded by the creators of Apache Zeppelin, an open source notebook for data and analytics that has been downloaded more than 500,000 times by data scientists from some of the biggest brands in the world. Zepl provides a self-service data science notebook solution for advanced data scientists to do exploratory, code-centric work in Python, R, and Scala with enterprise-ready features such as collaboration, versioning, and security. 

DataRobot will incorporate Zepl as a cloud-native, self-service notebook in its enterprise AI platform to drive productivity, efficiency, and collaboration for multiple personas. This will unlock additional flexibility for data scientists who prefer to code by allowing them to write their own tasks and custom models extending the out-of-the-box capabilities provided by DataRobot. With the integration of Zepl, business analysts will be able to build models using the power of DataRobot’s automation and then collaborate with their advanced data science colleagues for additional customization if desired, all on the same platform. It will also provide a more transparent view of the code behind DataRobot blueprints, further enhancing trust and explainability within the platform. 

“We created Zepl with a commitment to empowering the code-first data scientist, arming advanced users with the tools, customization, and flexibility needed for exceptional results,” said Dan Maloney, CEO of Zepl. “By embedding our self-service notebook solutions into DataRobot’s already frictionless platform, DataRobot cements its place as the de facto enterprise AI platform for users across the board, and at every skill level.”

In addition to the acquisition, DataRobot also unveiled new platform enhancements, including Composable AI, which was created with the most advanced data scientists in mind. To register for DataRobot’s virtual conference or to learn more about the event, visit the AI Experience Worldwide website.

About DataRobot  

DataRobot is the leader in enterprise AI, delivering trusted AI technology and enablement services to global enterprises competing in today’s Intelligence Revolution. DataRobot’s enterprise AI platform democratizes data science with end-to-end automation for building, deploying, and managing machine learning models. This platform maximizes business value by delivering AI at scale and continuously optimizing performance over time. The company’s proven combination of cutting-edge software and world-class AI implementation, training, and support services, empowers any organization – regardless of size, industry, or resources – to drive better business outcomes with AI. 

DataRobot has offices across the globe and funding from some of the world’s best investing firms including Alliance Bernstein, Altimeter, B Capital Group, Cisco, Citi Ventures, ClearBridge,  DFJ Growth, Geodesic Capital, Glynn Capital, Intel Capital, Meritech, NEA, Salesforce Ventures, Sands Capital, Sapphire Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, Snowflake Ventures, Tiger Global, T. Rowe Price, and World Innovation Lab. DataRobot was named to the Forbes 2020 Cloud 100 list and the Forbes 2019, 2020, and 2021 Most Promising AI Companies lists, and was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platforms Vendor Assessment. For more information visit https://www.datarobot.com/, and join the conversation on the DataRobot CommunityMore Intelligent Tomorrow podcastTwitter, and LinkedIn

About Zepl

Zepl’s data science platform is built for the cloud. In just minutes, data scientists, analysts and engineers can connect to Zepl and immediately build machine learning models and analyze results on massive quantities of data. Zepl provides a single place for your entire team to collaborate securely, with unlimited scale and zero management, while our modern architecture provides maximum simplicity, efficiency and value. Start for free today at www.zepl.com.

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