Inference APIsedit

This functionality is in technical preview and may be changed or removed in a future release. Elastic will work to fix any issues, but features in technical preview are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

The inference APIs enable you to use certain services, such as built-in machine learning models (ELSER, E5), models uploaded through Eland, Cohere, OpenAI, or Hugging Face. For built-in models and models uploaded though Eland, the inference APIs offer an alternative way to use and manage trained models. However, if you do not plan to use the inference APIs to use these models or if you want to use non-NLP models, use the Machine learning trained model APIs.

The inference APIs enable you to create inference endpoints and use machine learning models of different providers - such as Cohere, OpenAI, or HuggingFace - as a service. Use the following APIs to manage inference models and perform inference: