AWS SageMaker: Train your machine in an easy way!

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AWS SageMaker

  • AWS SageMaker is a fully managed, modular machine learning service to build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models quickly.
  • SageMaker removes the heavy lifting from each step of the machine learning process to make it easier to develop high quality models.
  • AWS SageMaker is designed for high availability with no maintenance windows or scheduled downtime.
  • SageMaker APIs run in Amazon’s proven, high-availability data centers, with service stack replication configured across three facilities in each AWS region to provide fault tolerance in the event of a server failure or AZ outage
  • AWS SageMaker provides a full end-to-end workflow, but users can continue to use their existing tools with SageMaker.
  • SageMaker supports Jupyter notebooks.
  • AWS SageMaker allows users to select the number and type of instance used for the hosted notebook, training & model hosting.

AWS SageMaker Machine Learning Working Principle

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  • Involves exploring and pre-processing, or “wrangling,” example data before using it for model training.
  • To pre-process the data, you typically do the following:
    • Fetch the data
    • Clean the data
    • Prepare or transform the data

Train the Model

  • Model training includes both training and evaluating the model, as follows:
    • Training the model
      • Needs an algorithm, which depends on a number of factors.
      • Need compute resources for training.
    • Evaluating the model
      • determine whether the accuracy of the inferences is acceptable.

Training Data Format – File mode vs Pipe mode

  • Most Amazon SageMaker algorithms work best when using the optimized protobuf recordIO format for the training data.
  • Using RecordIO format allows algorithms to take advantage of Pipe mode when training the algorithms that support it.
  • File mode loads all of the data from S3 to the training instance volumes
  • In Pipe mode, the training job streams data directly from S3.
  • Streaming can provide faster start times for training jobs and better throughput.
  • With Pipe mode, reduce the size of the EBS volumes for the training instances is also reduced Pipe mode needs only enough disk space to store your final model artifacts.
  • File mode needs disk space to store both the final model artifacts and the full training data set.

Build the Model

  • SageMaker provides several built-in machine learning algorithms that can be used for a variety of problem types
  • Write a custom training script in a machine learning framework that AWS SageMaker supports, and use one of the pre-built framework containers to run it in SageMaker.
  • Bring your own algorithm or model to train or host in SageMaker.
    • SageMaker provides pre-built Docker images for its built-in algorithms and the supported deep learning frameworks used for training and inference
    • By using containers, machine learning algorithms can be trained and deploy models quickly and reliably at any scale.
  • Use an algorithm that you subscribe to from AWS Marketplace.

Deploy the model

  • Re-engineer a model before integrating it with application and deploy it.
  • It supports both hosting services and batch transform.

Amazon SageMaker Autopilot

  • Automatically create machine learning models with full visibility.
  • Autopilot automatically trains and tunes the best machine learning models for classification or regression.
  • AWS SageMaker Autopilot allows you to automatically build machine learning models without compromises.

Autopilot working principle:

  • Benefits
    • Generate high quality models quickly
    • Maintain visibility and control
    • Easy to deploy
  • Use cases
    • Price Predictions
    • Churn Prediction
    • Risk Assessment


  • provides an HTTPS endpoint where the machine learning model is available to provide inferences.
  • supports Canary deployment using Production Variant and deploying multiple variants of a model to the same SageMaker HTTPS endpoint.
  • supports automatic scaling for production variants. Automatic scaling dynamically adjusts the number of instances provisioned for a production variant in response to changes in your workload.

It is advisable to refer AWS documentation on AWS Sagemaker while building your concepts.

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