NVIDIA MDX Early Access - Getting Started

Generating business insights and automating infrastructure requires perception and situational awareness combined with higher level reasoning. Detection and classification of objects is just the beginning. Making sense of the spatial and temporal context of streaming sensor metadata, understanding behavior, plotting trends and estimating what might happen next is critical to modern AI applications.

NVIDIA MDX (Metropolis Data Analytics Toolkit) is a complete AI data analytics SDK to help build higher levels of reasoning and understanding into applications leveraging data generated from streaming sensor perception metadata. It can unlock business insights like building occupancy, heatmap, flow of traffic and identify anomalies, then turn them into an action plan.


From Perception to Reasoning

The journey starts with sensors, especially cameras which have been deployed all over businesses and cities. To extract business insights, you start by doing perception - where you convert sensor data to metadata. Data analytics is taking this metadata from 10s/100s of sensors, fusing the data, applying spatio-temporal context for behavior understanding, and creating alerts and data visualization. MDX accelerates the data analytic portion of the solution - taking unstructured sensor data and generating actionable business insights.


MDX is now open for early access by invitation only.

Metropolis Data Analytics Toolkit (MDX) EA

  • Reference applications including:
  • Analyzing city wide traffic with 100+ cameras, and turning it into searchable traffic behavior
  • Measuring pedestrian utilization of space, people counts, heat-maps and behavior
  • Includes pre-built rules for creating line crossing and Region-of-interest anomalies
  • Extract geo-spatial information with browser based camera calibration
  • Analyze object behaviors like speed, distance, direction and anomalies
  • Explore raw and filtered data with Kibana dashboards
  • Connect to any edge “perception” apps using MDX connectors
  • REST APIs to extract and visualize insights
  • Cloud-native deployment using Helm Charts and Kubernetes
Operating System
  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • NVIDIA Driver v470.57.02+
  • Nvidia Container Toolkit
  • Docker 19.03+

Getting Started Resources


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Developer Forums

  • Post your MDX related questions or feedback in the MDX EA developer forum.

Ethical AI

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