Amazon Deep Learning AMIs vs. Amazon Tensor Flow

Overview
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Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Score 8.8 out of 10
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AMIs are Amazon Machine Images, virtual appliance deployed on EC2. The AWS Deep Learning AMIs provide machine learning practitioners and researchers with the infrastructure and tools to accelerate deep learning in the cloud, at scale. Users can launch Amazon EC2 instances pre-installed with deep learning frameworks and interfaces such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Apache MXNet, Chainer, Gluon, Horovod, and Keras to train sophisticated, custom AI models, experiment with new algorithms, or to learn new…N/A
Amazon Tensor Flow
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Amazon TensorFlow enables developers to quickly and easily get started with deep learning in the cloud.N/A
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Small Businesses
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
Score 7.8 out of 10
IBM SPSS Modeler
IBM SPSS Modeler
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User Testimonials
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Amazon AWS
Amazon AMIs has been very useful for the quick setup and implementation of deep learning for data analysis which is something I have used the service for in my own research. We commonly use the service to enable students to run intensive deep learning algorithms for their assessments. This service works well in this scenario as it allows students to quickly set up a suitable environment and get started with little hassle. If you are looking to run simple, surface level deep learning algorithms (kind of contradictory statement I know) then AMI is more complicated than most will need. When it comes to teaching the basics of Machine Learning, this kind of system is unnecessary and there are other alternatives which can be used. That being said this service is a must if you are looking to run complex deep learning via the cloud.
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Amazon AWS
A well-suited scenario for using AWS Tensor Flow is when having a project with a geographically dispersed team, a client overseas and large data to use for training. AWS Tensor Flow is less appropriate when working for clients in regions where it hasn't been allowed yet for use. Since smaller clients are in regions where AWS Tensor Flow hasn't been allowed for use, and those clients traditionally don't have enough hardware, this situation deters a wider use of the tool.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Setting up environment
  • Support for different types of machines
  • Perfect for Machine Learning / Deep Learning use cases
  • Nvidia / Cuda / Conda support easily
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Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) allows resizable compute capacity in the cloud, providing the necessary elasticity to provide services for both, small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Tensor Flow allows us to train our models much faster than in our on-premise equipment.
  • Most of the pre-trained models are easy to adapt to our clients' needs.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Some aspects of the User Interface are quite confusing and activating packages can be a bit convoluted
  • It can be a bit confusing to switch between frameworks for novice users
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Amazon AWS
  • SageMaker isn't available in all regions. This is complicated for some clients overseas.
  • For larger instances, when using a GPU, it takes a while to talk to a customer service representative to ask for a limit increase. Given this, it's recommendable to ask in advance for a limit increase in more expensive and larger cases; otherwise, SageMaker will set the limit to zero by default.
  • Since the data has to be stored in S3 and copied to training, it doesn't allow to test and debug locally. Therefore, we have to wait a lot to check everything after every trail.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Both of these services provide similar functionality and from my experience both are top class services which cover most of your needs. I think ultimately it comes down to what you need each service for. For example Amazon DL AMIs allows for clustering by default meaning I am able to run several clustering algorithms without a problem whereas IBM Watson Studio doesn't provide this functionality. They both provide a wide range of default packages such as Amazon providing caffe-2 and IBM providing sci-kitlearn. My main point is that both are very good services which have very similar functionality, you just need to think about the costs, suitability of features and integration with other services you are using.
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Amazon AWS
Microsoft Azure is better than Amazon Tensor Flow because it provides easier and pre-built capabilities such as Anomaly Detection, Recommendation, and Ranking. AWS is better than IBM Watson ML Studio because it has direct and prebuilt clustering capabilities AWS, like IBM Watson ML Studio, has powerful built-in algorithms, providing a stronger platform when comparing it with MS Azure ML Services and Google ML Engine.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Saves a lot of Infra Costs
  • Saves a lot of time in handling environment issues
  • Easy to start a new instance
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Amazon AWS
  • Positive: It has allowed us to work with our overseas teams without any large hardware investing.
  • Positive: Pre-trained models significantly reduce the time to develop solutions for our clients.
  • Negative: Since it's a relatively new tool, you have to be careful about not paying for large errors while learning to use the tool.
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