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Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure

By : Thomas K Abraham, Parashar Shah, Jen Stirrup, Lauri Lehman, Anindita Basak
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Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure

By: Thomas K Abraham, Parashar Shah, Jen Stirrup, Lauri Lehman, Anindita Basak

Overview of this book

Implementing Machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the cloud had not been possible earlier due to the lack of processing power and storage. However, Azure has created ML and AI services that are easy to implement in the cloud. Hands-On Machine Learning with Azure teaches you how to perform advanced ML projects in the cloud in a cost-effective way. The book begins by covering the benefits of ML and AI in the cloud. You will then explore Microsoft’s Team Data Science Process to establish a repeatable process for successful AI development and implementation. You will also gain an understanding of AI technologies available in Azure and the Cognitive Services APIs to integrate them into bot applications. This book lets you explore prebuilt templates with Azure Machine Learning Studio and build a model using canned algorithms that can be deployed as web services. The book then takes you through a preconfigured series of virtual machines in Azure targeted at AI development scenarios. You will get to grips with the ML Server and its capabilities in SQL and HDInsight. In the concluding chapters, you’ll integrate patterns with other non-AI services in Azure. By the end of this book, you will be fully equipped to implement smart cognitive actions in your models.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Setting up an HDInsight cluster with Spark

It's crucial to provision an HDInsight Spark cluster in order to start the work.

Provisioning an HDInsight cluster

If you already have a Spark HDInsight cluster running, you can skip this procedure.
  1. In a web browser, navigate to and, if prompted, sign in using the Microsoft account that is associated with your Azure subscription.
  2. In the Microsoft Azure portal, in the Hub Menu, click New. Then, in the Data + Analytics section, select HDInsight and create a new HDInsight cluster with the following settings:
    • Cluster Name: Enter a unique name (and make a note of it!)
    • Subscription: Select your Azure subscription
    • Cluster Type: Spark
    • Cluster Operating System...