As developers, we understand the desire to have full control and
access over every aspect of your project, all the way down to the
Here's a FAQ, for clarity on our project moving forward.
What is DataTorch Beta?
DataTorch Beta is the current version of DataTorch used by enterprises
and in the cloud here at DataTorch.io. We renamed it to DataTorch Beta
to distinguish it from the new, open-sourced rewrite of our platform.
What is DataTorch 1.0?
DataTorch 1.0 is the new, open-source rewrite of DataTorch. The code
is available on our GitHub and it is currently a work in progress. We
expect it to be functional in about 3 months and up to par with
DataTorch Beta in about 6 months.
What is the difference between DataTorch Beta and DataTorch 1.0?
DataTorch 1.0 will have all of the functionality of DataTorch Beta and
more. DataTorch Beta already has a robust data annotator, cloud file
browser, and agent/pipeline functionality. As we began to add more
features to DataTorch Beta, we began to reach limitations that
necessitated a rewrite of the underlying architecture. We envision
DataTorch 1.0 as a total ML development suite and community, with
features such as experiment tracking, artifacts, notebooks, and more.
Why are you open-sourcing DataTorch?
The official reason is "to make machine learning development as
flexible and accessible to everyone as possible". Unofficially, it has
always been something we considered, given our roots in the
open-source COCO Annotator. As we evaluated what we wanted the true
scope of DataTorch to be, it was determined that a rewrite of the
codebase was necessary, and so it made sense to simultaneously begin
switching to an open-source model at the same time.
Is the code for DataTorch Beta open?
Due to previous contracts, we are unable to open the code for
DatatTorch Beta. However, we can make it available to individual
clients on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more
information if that is something you are interested in.
I am a current user of DataTorch (now DataTorch Beta). How does this
change affect me?
For our enterprise customers, we offer support contracts for DataTorch
Beta and will aid in moving your organiztion over to DataTorch 1.0
when the time comes. DataTorch Beta will continue to be available for
use in the cloud here at DataTorch.io, and will continue to be
available after the release of DataTorch 1.0.