Amazon SageMaker data output

This article provides an introduction to Amazon SageMaker along with a guide on creating an Amazon SageMaker data output using Upsolver.

What is Amazon SageMaker?

Amazon 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 machine-learning (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.

Create an Amazon SageMaker data output

1. Go to the Outputs page and click New.

2. Select Amazon SageMaker as your output type.

3. Name your output and select whether the output should be Tabular or Hierarchical. After adding your Data Sources, click Next.

Click Properties to review this output's properties. See: Output properties

How many of the events in this data source include this field, expressed as a percentage (e.g. 20.81%).

The percentage distribution of the field values. These distribution values can be exported by clicking Export.

The number of fields in the selected hierarchy.

Toggle from UI to SQL at any point to view the corresponding SQL code for your selected output.

You can also edit your output directly in SQL. See: Transform with SQL

7. Add any required calculated fields and review them in the Calculated Fields tab. See: Adding Calculated Fields

8. Add any required lookups and review them under the Calculated Fields tab.

9. Through the Filters tab, add a filter like WHERE in SQL to the data source. See: Adding Filters

10. Click Make Aggregated to turn the output into an aggregated output. Read the warning before clicking OK and then add the required aggregation. This aggregation field will then be added to the Schema tab. See: Aggregation Functions

11. In the Aggregation Calculated Fields area under the Calculated Fields tab, add any required calculated fields on aggregations. See: Functions, Aggregation Functions

Click Preview at any time to view a preview of your current output.

12. Click Run and select a pre-exiting S3 connection or create a new one.

See: Running an output, How to create a new Amazon S3 connection

13. Click Next and complete the following:

Select the compute cluster to run the calculation on. Alternatively, click the drop-down and create a new compute cluster.

14. Finally, click Deploy to run the output. It will show as Running in the output panel and is now live in production and consumes compute resources.

Your output has now been added to your S3 bucket. To easily navigate to your output, click Properties then View output in AWS S3 Console, which will take you to the SageMaker outputs folder in your S3 storage bucket.

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