Learn how to setup an import job using Snowflake

Step 1 - Start the Data Upload Wizard

Navigate to the 'Upload Data' page on the left navigation bar in the Arize platform. From there, select the 'Snowflake' card or navigate to the Data Warehouse tab to start a new table import job to begin a new table import job.
Storage Selection: ❄️ Snowflake
Upload Data Page in Arize

Step 2 - Warehouse Onetime Setup

A warehouse is an on-demand, scalable compute cluster used for executing data processing tasks, in this case, connect a warehouse to run queries and sync data from tables relevant to your model.
To gain access to your tables, first configure an initial setup to any new Snowflake Warehouse. If you've previously connected your warehouse, skip this step and proceed to specify the table configuration.
In Snowflake: Copy your Warehouse name
Warehouses in Snowflake
In Arize: Paste 'Warehouse Name' in the applicable field, and copy the code snippet
Warehouse Field in Arize
In Snowflake: Create a Snowflake 'SQL worksheet'
Worksheets Tab in Snowflake
In Snowflake: Paste code snippet from Arize, select the applicable Warehouse, and click 'Run All'
Example Worksheet to Run All

Step 3 - Specify Snowflake Table Configuration

Arize requires the following field inputs to enable access permissions.
Field Name
Account ID
The account identifier<organization_name>-<account_name> (ex. WOOGSCZ-ZV77179)
The high-level container for storing and organizing your schemas (ex. COVID19_EPIDEMIOLOGICAL_DATA)
The logical container that holds the target table within a database (ex. PUBLIC)
Table Name
The database object that stores structured data in rows and columns that Arize will sync from (ex. DEMOGRAPHICS)
Field heirarchy in Snowflake
In Snowflake: Create an 'Account ID' by combining your <organization name> with your <account name>, separated by a hyphen. Account information is located at the bottom left of any Snowflake page.
In the example below, the account ID in Arize isWOOGSCZ-ZV77179.
Account information located on the bottom left of any Snowflake page
In Snowflake: Copy the Database, Schema, and Table Names from the 'Databases' tab.
Snowflake databse information
In Arize: Input fields to Arize in the 'Dataset Configuration' card
Dataset configuration in Arize

Step 4 - Configure Table Permissions

Table permissions enable Arize to access, read, and sync your data.
In Arize: Copy the code snippet in the “Permissions Configuration” card
Copy Permissions Configuration in Arize
In Snowflake: Paste the 'Permissions Configuration' code snippet in a Snowflake SQL Worksheet and click 'Run All'. See docs on granting permissions to Arize's role for Snowflake.
Snowflake SQL Worksheet

Step 5 - Configure Your Model And Define Your Table’s Schema

Match your model schema to your model type and define your model schema through the form input or a json schema.
Set up model configurations
Map your table using a form
Map your table using a JSON schema
The unique identifier of a specific prediction. Limited to 128 characters.
Timestamp indicating when a row was added to the table. Used to automatically sync new rows(see example for details)
Required *(only applicable for table upload)
Column name for the prediction value
Required based on model type
Column name for the predicted score
Required based on model type
Column name for the actual or ground truth value
Optional for production records
Column name for the ground truth score
Required based on model type
The timestamp of the prediction in seconds or an RFC3339 timestamp
Optional, defaults to current timestamp at file ingestion time
Column name for ranking groups or lists in ranking models
Required for ranking models
Column name for rank of each element on the its group or list
Required for ranking models
Column name for ranking actual or ground truth value
Required for ranking models
Column name for ranking ground truth score
Required for ranking models
Column name for features. Features must be sent in the same file as predictions
Optional. Arize automatically infers columns as features if they are not specified. Choose between:
  • Inferred features
  • Feature prefixing (label features in your table)
  • Listing features (list feature column names in the Arize UI)
Column name for tags. Tags must be sent in the same file as predictions and features
Optional. Choose between:
  • Tag prefixing (label tags in your table)
  • Listing tags (list tag column names in the Arize UI)
A string prefix to describe a column shap/. SHAP must be sent in the same file as predictions or with a matching prediction_id
A column to specify model version. version/ assigns a version to the corresponding data within a column, or configure your version within the UI
Optional, defaults to 'no_version'
Distinguish different batches of data under the same model_id and model_version. Must be specified as a constant during job setup or in the schema
Optional for validation records only
A list of columns to exclude if the features property is not included in the ingestion schema
A list of embedding columns, required vector column, optional raw data column, and optional link to data column. Learn more here
Once finished, Arize will begin querying your table and ingesting your records as model inferences.

Step 6 - Add Model Data To The Table

Arize will run queries to ingest records from your table based on your configured refresh interval.

Step 7 - Check Table Import Job Status

Arize will attempt a dry run to validate your job for any access, schema, or record-level errors. If the dry run is successful, you can proceed to create the import job.
Successful import job summary
From there, you will be taken to the 'Job Status' tab. where you can see the status of your import jobs. All active jobs will regularly sync new data from your data source with Arize. You can view the job details by clicking on the job ID, which reveals more information about the job.
Job Status tab showing job listings
To pause or edit your table schema, click on 'Job Options'.
  • Delete a job if it is no longer needed or if you made an error connecting to the wrong bucket. This will set your job status as 'deleted' in Arize.
  • Pause a job if you have a set cadence to update your table. This way, you can 'start job' when you know there will be new data to reduce query costs. This will set your job status as 'inactive' in Arize.

Step 8 - Troubleshooting An Import Job

An import job may run into a few problems. Use the dry run and job details UI to troubleshoot and quickly resolve data ingestion issues.

Validation Errors

If there is an error validating a file or table against the model schema, Arize will surface an actionable error message. From there, click on the 'Fix Schema' button to adjust your model schema.

Dry Run File/Table Passes But The Job Fails

If your dry run is successful, but your job fails, click on the job ID to view the job details. This uncovers job details such as information about the file path or query id, the last import job, potential errors, and error locations.
Once you've identified the job failure point, append the edited row to the end of your table with an updated change_timestamp value.