1. Serverless API Endpoints for Machine Learning with AliCloud FC


    Creating serverless API endpoints for a machine learning application on AliCloud involves the use of several services that AliCloud offers. The primary service used for this would be AliCloud Function Compute (FC), which allows you to run your code without provisioning or managing servers.

    Here's how you would create such an infrastructure:

    1. AliCloud Function Compute Service: This is effectively a serverless platform that enables you to run code in response to HTTP requests without managing servers. You define a function which includes your machine learning code, and FC takes care of the infrastructure.

    2. AliCloud Function Compute Function: This is the actual code for a machine learning model. It is executed in the FC environment when your service endpoint is accessed.

    3. AliCloud Function Compute Trigger: This is the configuration for an HTTP endpoint that will trigger your function. You can define methods (like GET, POST), and the URL path that will be accessible as an API endpoint.

    Pulumi Program in Python

    The following program will create a serverless API endpoint with a machine learning model using AliCloud Function Compute. The program is structured with detailed comments explaining each component and its role:

    import pulumi import pulumi_alicloud as alicloud # Create an AliCloud Function Compute service which acts as a container for functions. # Link to documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/docs/reference/pkg/alicloud/fc/service/ service = alicloud.fc.Service("myMlService", name="my-ml-service", description="Service for hosting machine learning API") # Create the serverless function that will contain your machine learning code. # Your code needs to be packaged into a zip file and uploaded to an OSS bucket, or provided inline. # You will specify the handler and runtime accordingly (e.g., Python for a Python ML model). # Link to documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/docs/reference/pkg/alicloud/fc/function/ function = alicloud.fc.Function("myMlFunction", service=service.name, name="my-ml-function", runtime="python3", # Assuming Python runtime handler="index.handler", # Assuming the entry point is `handler` in `index.py` memorySize=1024, # You can adjust the memory based on your ML model's requirements code=alicloud.fc.FunctionCodeArgs( # In this example, we're assuming you have your Python ML code in `ml_code.zip`. # You'd need to upload this zip file to an OSS bucket. ossBucket="my-oss-bucket-for-code", ossKey="path/to/ml_code.zip" ), description="Function to run ML model") # Create a trigger to invoke the function via HTTP. # This will create a specific path on your FC service that acts as an HTTP(S) endpoint. # Link to documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/docs/reference/pkg/alicloud/fc/trigger/ trigger = alicloud.fc.Trigger("myMlFunctionTrigger", function=function.name, service=service.name, name="my-ml-function-trigger", type="http", # Define the type of the trigger as `http` config=alicloud.fc.TriggerHttpConfigArgs( # Configure the trigger details authType="anonymous", # Assuming no auth required; you can set this as needed methods=["GET", "POST"] # Assuming your ML model uses both GET & POST requests )) # Export the final HTTP endpoint URL of the deployed machine learning API. pulumi.export("http_endpoint_url", trigger.http_trigger_url)

    In this program, we start by defining a service with alicloud.fc.Service, which serves as the foundation for our serverless setup. We then deploy our machine learning model code within a function using alicloud.fc.Function, where we specify the runtime, handler, and point to the package containing our machine learning code.

    To make our function accessible over HTTP, we define an alicloud.fc.Trigger, setting its type to "http" and configuring it to accept anonymous access for this example (in a production environment, you would likely require some form of authorization).

    With this setup, you'll have a scalable, serverless endpoint for your machine learning model that can be invoked via an HTTP request. You can then proceed to integrate this endpoint with front-end applications, other services, or simply use it standalone for model inference.