Amazon SageMaker in Machine Learning

Amazon SageMaker in machine Learning
Machine Learning (ML) has become the talk of the town. Its use has become inherent in almost all spheres of technology these days. As more and more applications are beginning to employ the use of ML in their functioning, there is a tremendous value add to the businesses. But the problem worth noting is that developers till date have a lot of issues in trying to develop ML based applications.

Keeping the difficulty of deployment in mind, many developers are turning to the AWS cloud services to access and store the power used in ML deployment. Some of the challenges include, but are not limited to, come to force with collecting, cleaning and formatting the available data. Once the dataset is available, it needs to be processed, which is one of the biggest blockers. Post processing, there are a lot of other procedures which need to be followed before the data can be significantly used.

Why should developers use the AWS Sagemaker?
Developers need to visualize, transform and prepare their data, before drawing insights from it. What’s incredible to note is that even simple models need a lot of power and time to train and compute different algorithms. Right from choosing the algorithm, to tuning the parameters to measuring the accuracy of the model, everything requires a great deal of power and time in the long run.

With the use of AWS Sagemaker, data scientists provide easy to build, train and use Machine learning models, which don’t require extensive training knowledge for deployment. Being an end-to-end machine learning service, Amazon’s Sagemaker has enabled endless users to accelerate their machine learning efforts, thereby allowing them to setup and install production applications efficiently.

Bid adieu to heavy lifting along with the guesswork, when it comes to using machine learning techniques. Amazon’s Sagemaker is trained towards providing easy to handle pre built development notebooks, while up-scaling popular machine learning algorithms aimed at handling petabyte-scale datasets. It further simplifies the training process, which translates into shorter model tuning time. In the words of the AWS hotshots, the idea behind the Sagemaker was to remove the complexities, while allowing developers to use the concepts of Machine Learning more extensively and efficiently.

Amazon SageMaker helps developers in the following ways:

Build machine learning models aimed at maximizing performance-optimized algorithms: Being a fully managed notebook environment, it’s easier for the Sagemaker to help developers in visualizing and exploring the stored data. In other words, the data can be transformed with all the popular libraries, frameworks, and interfaces. Sagemaker has been designed to include the ten most commonly used algorithm structures, some of which include the likes of the k-means clustering, linear regression, principal component analysis and factorization machines. All of these algorithms are designed to run ten times faster than their usual routines, making the processing power reach up to efficient speeds.

Fast, fully managed training: Amazon SageMaker has been geared to make training all the more easier. Developers can simply select the quantity and the type of Amazon EC2 instances, along with the location of the data. Once the data processing process begins within the Sagemaker, a distributed compute cluster is setup, along with the training, as the output is setup and directed towards Amazon S3. The cluster is torn down, as soon as the process comes to an end. Amazon SageMaker is prepared to fine tune the models with a hyper-parameter optimization option, which helps adjust different combinations of algorithms, allowing the developers to arrive at the most precise predictions.

Push models into production mode, all with one click: Amazon SageMaker, as mentioned before, takes care of all the launching instances, which are used for setting up the HTTPS end-points. This way, the application achieves high throughput with a combination of low latency predictions. At the same time, it auto-scales various Amazon EC2 instances across different availability zones (AZs) to quicken the processing speeds and results. The main idea is to eliminate the need of heavy lifting within machine learning, so that developers don’t have to indulge in complex coding and program development.

Amazon’s Sagemaker services are changing the way data is stored, processed and trained these days. With a variety of algorithms in place, developers can wet their hands with the various concepts of Machine Learning, allowing them to understand what really goes on behind the scenes. All this can be achieved without bothering about the algorithm preparations and logic creation. An ideal solution for companies which are looking forward to help their developers focus more on drawing analysis from tons and tons of data.

Related Stories

Overcoming Cloud Security Threats with AI and Machine Learning
aws reinvent 2017 product announcements
5 exciting new database services from aws reinvent 2017