Data Science VM

The Data Science and Deep Learning Virtual Machines are customized VM images on Azure, loaded with data science tools used to build intelligent applications for advanced analytics. The Data Science VM is a customized VM image on Microsoft’s Azure cloud built specifically for data science work. It has many popular data science and other tools pre-installed and pre-configured to jumpstart building intelligent applications for advanced analytics. It is available on Windows Server and on Linux.
The Deep Learning VM is a specially-configured variant of the Data Science VM to make it more straightforward to use GPU-based VM instances for training deep learning models.
More details about the Data Science VMs are available in the Azure Data Science Virtual Machine Documentation. If you have a technical issue, please open a question on the developer forums through Stack Overflow.

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  1. Please add top Java Machine Learning frameworks

    The DSVM is currently missing a proper environment to develop enterprise applications for Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Java. Despite of the fact that all the Python frameworks are the best tools for modeling and research, to get ready for production the backend in most case is more suitable to be C++, C# or Java, to address performances, multi-threading and backward interoperability with enterprise systems (distributed or not).
    So I would suggest to add Java frameworks for Machine and Deep Learning like

    - DeepLearning4J (see benchmarks here: https://github.com/deeplearning4j/dl4j-benchmark/blob/master/README.md)
    - Weka: this is a powerful research tool, well known…

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    • Use JupyterLab by Default

      JupyterLab should be the default configuration when logging into the Jupyter server.

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      • Can you give us an idea how often the software packages in the VM image are updated?

        It would be helpful for us to know if we deploy a VM, we can expect that the software would have been updated within the last 30, 60, 90 days, etc.

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        • Keep the image up to date

          I deployed a Win 2016 DSVM yesterday, but have had so many issues with it i don't think it's worth continuing. So far...
          1. Can't connect with RDP due to a missing windows security patch on the image.
          2. My code won't run because python libraries are several versions behind. Tripped up so far by numpy (1.11 installed vs 1.14 current), tensorflow (1.5 installed vs 1.9 current), pandas (0.20 vs 0.23)
          3. Even on NC-series using GPU my tensorflow workload runs half the speed i get on my laptop CPU.
          This VM sounds great in theory but in practice didn't…

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          • where & how do I get a gpu???

            Why are there so many permutations... I need a GPU with the Data Science VM... I have to try all sorts of different locations/disk types just to find one. Any advice?

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            • Add Scala and sbt

              Particularly useful for Spark devlopment

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              • Jupyter Notebooks should be stable on Azure DSVMs/DLVMs

                Azure Data Science VMs and Deep Learning VMs should allow Jupyter Notebooks to run in a stable fashion.

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                • Make Python 3 the default

                  Currently, running just "python" on the Windows DSVM starts 2.7. When using this image in scenarios like Azure Batch then this is unexpected and inconvenient as modern code typically relies on Python 3. I know I can "activate py35" (btw why not Python 3.6?), but still. Is there any reason why Python 3 can't be the default? It's time...

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                  • Update Azure Storage Manager in Ubuntu image or at least remove current out of date version

                    I want to use Azure Storage Explorer to access Azure Data Lake. The current version included does not support this nor Azure Files, tiered blob storage. This gives a very bad impression of a very useful tool.

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                    • Interactive remove command

                      Include
                      alias rm='rm -i'
                      by default to ~/.bashrc

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                      • Keras is missing in the default environments Python 3

                        Need to fix the Python modules - Keras is missing from the default environments,

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                        • Have Tab on OS X + X2Go + Ubuntu work as intended

                          If you are using OS X and X2Go with an Ubuntu DSVM (as described in the Azure DSVM docs), the TAB key does not work.

                          It's a known issue for this combination, and short of remapping the keys manually, which is a process, the tab key will not work.

                          When indenting code, this can be an issue.

                          Windows + X2Go work fine however.

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                          • Jupyterhub set password doesn't show

                            Title says it ; I wanted to setup a jupyterhub this morning (the tool is very powerfull for collaboration purposes) ; I could not do it because the "set password" doesn't show anywhere, and the port doesn't answer :(

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                            • Useful to have script for post-provisioning config

                              It would be great to have some script examples for post-provisioning the DSVM with say VS Pro, SSRS

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                              • Please add top Java Machine Learning frameworks

                                The DSVM is currently missing a proper environment to develop enterprise applications for Machine Learning and Deep Learning with Java. Despite of the fact that all the Python frameworks are the best tools for modeling and research, to get ready for production the backend in most case is more suitable to be C++, C# or Java, to address performances, multi-threading and backward interoperability with enterprise systems (distributed or not).
                                So I would suggest to add Java frameworks for Machine and Deep Learning like

                                - DeepLearning4J (see benchmarks here: https://github.com/deeplearning4j/dl4j-benchmark/blob/master/README.md)
                                - Weka: this is a powerful research tool, well known…

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                                • R Studio is not stable on linux vm

                                  Hi Team,

                                  R studio is not stable on a Linux machine. R studio crashes. it tries to access a memory that either does not exist or should not be accessed.

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