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Learn Amazon SageMaker

By : Julien Simon
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Learn Amazon SageMaker

By: Julien Simon

Overview of this book

Amazon SageMaker enables you to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models at scale, without managing any infrastructure. It helps you focus on the ML problem at hand and deploy high-quality models by removing the heavy lifting typically involved in each step of the ML process. This book is a comprehensive guide for data scientists and ML developers who want to learn the ins and outs of Amazon SageMaker. You’ll understand how to use various modules of SageMaker as a single toolset to solve the challenges faced in ML. As you progress, you’ll cover features such as AutoML, built-in algorithms and frameworks, and the option for writing your own code and algorithms to build ML models. Later, the book will show you how to integrate Amazon SageMaker with popular deep learning libraries such as TensorFlow and PyTorch to increase the capabilities of existing models. You’ll also learn to get the models to production faster with minimum effort and at a lower cost. Finally, you’ll explore how to use Amazon SageMaker Debugger to analyze, detect, and highlight problems to understand the current model state and improve model accuracy. By the end of this Amazon book, you’ll be able to use Amazon SageMaker on the full spectrum of ML workflows, from experimentation, training, and monitoring to scaling, deployment, and automation.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Amazon SageMaker
Section 2: Building and Training Models
Section 3: Diving Deeper on Training
Section 4: Managing Models in Production

Discovering the built-in frameworks in Amazon SageMaker

SageMaker lets you train and deploy your models with all major machine learning and deep learning frameworks:

  • Scikit-Learn is undoubtedly the most widely used open source library for machine learning. If you're new to this topic, start here:
  • XGBoost is an extremely popular and versatile open source algorithm for regression, classification, and ranking problems ( It's also available as a built-in algorithm, as presented in Chapter 4, Training Machine Learning Models. Using it in framework mode will give us more flexibility.
  • TensorFlow is the #1 open source library for deep learning ( SageMaker supports both the 1.x and 2.x versions, as well as the lovable Keras API (
  • PyTorch is another highly popular open source library for deep learning ( Researchers in particular enjoy its flexibility...