|Developer(s)||Amazon, Amazon Web Services|
|Initial release||29 November 2017|
|Type||Software as a service|
Amazon SageMaker is a cloud machine learning platform that was launched in November 2017. SageMaker enables developers to create, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models in the cloud. SageMaker also enables developers to deploy ML models on embedded systems and edge-devices.
SageMaker enables developers to operate at a number of levels of abstraction when training and deploying machine learning models. At its highest level of abstraction, SageMaker provides pre-trained ML models that can be deployed as-is. In addition, SageMaker provides a number of built-in ML algorithms that developers can train on their own data. Further, SageMaker provides managed instances of TensorFlow and Apache MXNet, where developers can create their own ML algorithms from scratch. Regardless of which level of abstraction is used, a developer can connect their SageMaker-enabled ML models to other AWS services, such as the Amazon DynamoDB database for structured data storage, AWS Batch for offline batch processing, or Amazon Kinesis for real-time processing.
History and features
- 2017-11-29: SageMaker is launched at the AWS re:Invent conference.
- 2018-02-27: Managed TensorFlow and MXNet deep neural network training and inference are now supported within SageMaker.
- 2018-02-28: SageMaker automatically scales model inference to multiple server instances.
- 2018-07-13: SageMaker adds support for recurrent neural network training, word2vec training, multi-class linear learner training, and distributed deep neural network training in Chainer with Layer-wise Adaptive Rate Scaling (LARS).
- 2018-07-17: AWS Batch Transform enables high-throughput non-realtime machine learning inference in SageMaker.
- 2018-11-08: Support for training and inference of Object2Vec word embeddings.
- 2018-11-27: SageMaker Ground Truth "makes it much easier for developers to label their data using human annotators through Mechanical Turk, third party vendors, or their own employees."
- 2018-11-28: SageMaker Reinforcement Learning (RL) "enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily develop reinforcement learning models at scale."
- 2018-11-28: SageMaker Neo enables deep neural network models to be deployed from SageMaker to edge-devices such as smartphones and smart cameras.
- 2018-11-29: The AWS Marketplace is launched. The AWS Marketplace enables 3rd-party developers to buy and sell machine learning models that can be trained and deployed in SageMaker.
- 2019-01-27: SageMaker Neo is released as open-source software.
- NASCAR is using SageMaker to train deep neural networks on 70 years of video data.
- Carsales.com uses SageMaker to train and deploy machine learning models to analyze and approve automotive classified ad listings.
- Avis Budget Group and Slalom Consulting are using SageMaker to develop "a practical on-site solution that could address the over- and under-utilization of cars in real-time using an optimization engine built in Amazon SageMaker."
- Volkswagen Group uses SageMaker to develop and deploy machine learning in its manufacturing plants.
- Peak and Footasylum use SageMaker in a recommendation engine for footwear.
- Intel, H2O, and Persistent Systems provide SageMaker-enabled algorithms to other developers via the AWS Marketplace.
- Alex Smola, Director of AI at AWS.
- Anima Anandkumar, former Principal Scientist in Amazon SageMaker group.
- Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon AI.
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