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Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Tensor Flow

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.
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • You can get several common packages including keras, pytorch and tensorflow setup within an environment ready to code on any AWS instance which saves time
  • Great for virtual applications that helps communicate between various pieces of software
  • Not need to worry about compatibility or any major aspects of setup e.g. GPU configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Tensor Flow

  • 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.
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Tensor Flow

  • 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.
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Tensor Flow

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.
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • It has made our Data Science/ Machine Learning Courses easier to manage/ need less human input therefore allowing us to increase the cohort size for this degree
  • It has unified a lot of technologies reducing the load on our IT team
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Amazon Tensor Flow

  • 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.
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon Tensor Flow

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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