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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

Hostway (Ntirety)

Well suited when your product is used by millions of customers and less appropriate where the application is based on performance or execution speed
Anonymous | 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

Hostway (Ntirety)

  • Easy Maintenance
  • Highly Scalable
  • High Availability
Anonymous | 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

Hostway (Ntirety)

  • Load Balancing across nodes
  • Single point Failure
  • Performance issues
Anonymous | 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

Hostway (Ntirety)

For the ease of storing and managing Terabytes of data
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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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hostway (Ntirety)

  • provided quick and easy solutions
  • Quick maintenance of our application
  • Negative impact is about performance handling issues and slowness of OS
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Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

General

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

Hostway (Ntirety)

General

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

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