Discover Financial Services has been granted a patent for a computing platform that enables users to deploy new data science environments by selecting applications and configuration parameters through a user-friendly interface. The platform determines deployment templates based on user selections and uses them to deploy the environment efficiently. GlobalData’s report on Discover Financial Services gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Deploying new data science environments using computing platform

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Discover Financial Services

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11893375B2) discloses a computing platform designed to facilitate the deployment of new data science environments. The platform includes a network interface, at least one processor, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program instructions. These instructions enable the platform to present a user with a list of data science applications and user-defined configuration parameters for deployment. Upon receiving the user's selections, the platform determines a deployment template, including an executable environment package and predefined configuration parameters, to deploy the new data science environment. Additionally, the platform can track the deployment status, display it to the user, and automatically terminate the environment based on a lifecycle policy.

Furthermore, the patent describes a method carried out by the computing platform, where a client device displays an interface for deploying a new data science environment to the user. The user selects a data science application and configuration parameters, leading to the determination of a deployment template for deployment. The method also includes considerations for computing resource allocation, user access credentials, and automatic termination based on a lifecycle policy. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system and method for efficiently deploying and managing data science environments, enhancing user experience and operational efficiency in this domain.

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