# Inference Runtimes¶

Inference runtimes allow you to define how your model should be used within MLServer. You can think of them as the backend glue between MLServer and your machine learning framework of choice.

Out of the box, MLServer comes with a set of pre-packaged runtimes which let you interact with a subset of common ML frameworks. This allows you to start serving models saved in these frameworks straight away. To avoid bringing in dependencies for frameworks that you don’t need to use, these runtimes are implemented as independent (and optional) Python packages. This mechanism also allows you to rollout your own custom runtimes very easily.

To pick which runtime you want to use for your model, you just need to make sure that the right package is installed, and then point to the correct runtime class in your model-settings.json file.

## Included Inference Runtimes¶

Framework

Package Name

Implementation Class

Example

Documentation

Scikit-Learn

mlserver-sklearn

mlserver_sklearn.SKLearnModel

Scikit-Learn example

MLServer SKLearn

XGBoost

mlserver-xgboost

mlserver_xgboost.XGBoostModel

XGBoost example

MLServer XGBoost

Spark MLlib

mlserver-mllib

mlserver_mllib.MLlibModel

Coming Soon

MLServer MLlib

LightGBM

mlserver-lightgbm

mlserver_lightgbm.LightGBMModel

LightGBM example

MLServer LightGBM

Tempo

tempo

tempo.mlserver.InferenceRuntime

Tempo example

github.com/SeldonIO/tempo

MLflow

mlserver-mlflow

mlserver_mlflow.MLflowRuntime

MLflow example

MLServer MLflow