The Dataiku Python APIs#

Code-savvy users of the Dataiku platform can interact with it using a complete set of Python APIs that are split between two packages, respectively called dataiku and dataiku-api-client. While they are often used together, their underlying primitives serve distinct purposes:

  • dataiku is for internal operations for data processing and machine learning tasks within the platform. It allows low-level interactions with core items such as datasets and saved models.

  • dataiku-api-client is a client for Dataiku’s public REST API, which is helpful in programmatically maintaining the platform or making it interact with other applications or systems.

Both packages can be used from the Dataiku platform’s web interface out of the box.


If you edit code outside the platform (e.g., using the VSCode or PyCharm editor plugins), don’t forget to install the Dataiku Python APIs locally.

  • If you are a beginner user looking to get more familiar with the basics of Dataiku’s public API, start with this tutorial.

  • Check out the API reference section for complete documentation of the dataiku and dataiku-api-client packages.

In the rest of this Developer Guide, for the sake of simplicity we won’t make the distinction between dataiku and dataiku-api-client unless absolutely needed: we will refer to the “Dataiku Python APIs” instead.