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Python utilities for compliant Azure machine learning

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Shrike: incubation for Azure ML

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The shrike library is a set of Python utilities for running experiments in the Azure Machine Learning platform (a.k.a. Azure ML). This library contains four elements, which are:

  • shrike.compliant_logging: utilities for compliant logging and exception handling;
  • shrike.pipeline: helper code for managing, validating and submitting Azure ML pipelines based on azure-ml-component (a.k.a. the Component SDK);
  • helper code for packaging, building, validating, signing and registering Azure ML components.
  • shrike.spark: utilities for running jobs, especially those leveraging Spark .NET, in HDInsight and later Synapse.


For the full documentation of shrike with detailed examples and API reference, please see the docs page.

For a list of problems (along with guidance and solutions) designed specifically to help you learn how to use shrike, please refer to the information in this README file (located in another GitHub repository).


The shrike library is publicly available in PyPi. There are three optional extra dependencies: pipeline, build, and dev. The pipeline dependency is for submitting Azure ML pipelines, build is for signing and registering components, and dev is for the development environment of shrike.

  • If you are only planning on using the compliant-logging feature, please pip install without any extras:
pip install shrike
  • If you are planning on signing and registering components, please pip install with [build]:
pip install shrike[build]
  • If you are planning on submitting Azure ML pipelines, please pip install with [pipeline]:
pip install shrike[pipeline]
  • If you would like to contribute to the source code, please pip install with all the dependencies:
pip install shrike[pipeline,build,dev]

Alternatively, for local development, you may use the Conda environment defined in environment.yml. It pins the appropriate versions of pip, Python, and installs all shrike together with all extras as an editable package.

:warning: If you are using a ZSH terminal, please consider adding quotes, e.g., pip install "shrike[pipeline,build,dev]" to avoid the accidental shell expansion.

Migration from aml-build-tooling, aml-ds-pipeline-contrib, and confidential-ml-utils

If you have been using the aml-build-tooling, aml-ds-pipeline-contrib, or confidential-ml-utils libraries, please use the migration script ( to convert your repo or files and adopt the shrike package with one simple command:

python --input_path PATH/TO/YOUR/REPO/OR/FILE

:warning: This command will update files in-place. Please make a copy of your repo/file if you do not want to do so.

Need Support?

If you have any feature requests, technical questions, or find any bugs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

  • For bug reports and feature requests, you are welcome to open an issue.
  • If you are a Microsoft employee, please refer to the support page for details;
  • If you are outside Microsoft, please send an email to


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

To contribute, please start by creating a self-assigned issue giving a high-level overview of what you'd like to do. Once any discussion there concludes, follow up with a PR.

Please send an email to to request a "contributor" access to this repository, if you have difficulty in creating a branch. When you submit a pull request, a CLA bot will automatically determine whether you need to provide a CLA and decorate the PR appropriately (e.g., status check, comment). Simply follow the instructions provided by the bot. You will only need to do this once across all repos using our CLA.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


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