Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud service providers, which can be seen from the fact that according to Business Insider, its annual run rate has now reached $18.9 billion. The explosive growth has made Microsoft Azure one of the best cloud service providers out there. Among many services, one of the services offered by Azure is cognitive services of AI and Machine learning which can be connected through means of an API.
Azure cognitive services are also offered as containers, to be used in any organization’s private on-premise datacenter.
This post will give you a brief on what are cognitive services and how you can use Azure cognitive services on-premise. Moreover, we will introduce VIDIZMO, a ready-made application that you can opt for if you need to use Azure cognitive services for videos on-premise.
What Are Azure Cognitive Services?
"AI within reach of developers"; this is what Azure Cognitive Services are. These services include a set of machine learning algorithms from which you can solve all sorts of problems through Artificial Intelligence. It provides you with the following benefits and empowers developers around the globe to add AI capabilities to software applications.
- No machine learning expertise is required.
- Add AI capabilities to existing applications easily.
- Containers for deploying in the cloud or on-premise datacenters.
It offers the following services:
- Vision – For image recognition, face recognition, object recognition etc.
- Language – To identify natural language and learn from human interactions
- Speech – Convert speech to text and text to speech easily
- Decision – Identify patterns in data and take necessary actions
- Search – Allows you to integrate web search APIs with your current applications
Azure Cognitive Services Containers
According to Microsoft
“Containerization is an approach to software distribution in which an application or service, including its dependencies & configuration, is packaged together as a container image.”
Azure Cognitive Service in containers lets you deploy and host services flexibly that come in docker containers. These containers will help you bring cognitive services closer to data compliance, security, and other operational reasons. Running cognitive services in containers can be the solution to cater to your specific requirements or constraints in an on-premise datacenter. It is commonly used for connectivity and control over data.
An example where you can use a container is for instance, if you have 1000’s of documents on-prem and you want to run OCR on those documents. If you use the Computer Vision OCR endpoint in the cloud, you would require sending all the documents to the endpoint in Azure, while if you run in the container locally, you only require sending the billing information every 15 minutes to Azure.
But how would you implement Azure Cognitive Services containers?
Select Project details, specify container and instance details, then under the tab of ‘Key and Endpoint,’ you have to……. WAIT! That is a lot of hassle
How about a YouTube-like platform that provides on-premise Azure Cognitive Services without any trouble?
Complete Video Streaming Capabilities On-Premise Via Ready-Made Application
VIDIZMO is a Microsoft Gold Partner that provides complete video streaming capabilities with deployment options both on-premises or in Azure cloud. VIDIZMO offers a YouTube-like platform that you can use to stream and manage videos across your enterprise.
Stream videos with a ready-made platform and leverage Azure cognitive services on-premise or on the cloud without any hassle. You can transcribe your videos, audios and recordings into multiple languages, making it accessible for everyone. The transcripts are searchable, allowing users to jump to the relevant parts in a video.
Furthermore, VIDIZMO, in-house streaming, lets you take advantage of your private WAN connection to private data centers, which means no internet is required. You can securely host, retain and protect your videos by storing them on-premise behind your firewall, therefore, gaining complete control over your data
LA County Uses VIDIZMO for On-Premise Video Streaming & Management with Their IT Team Maintaining Complete Control
Not only that, VIDIZMO offers complete video content management capabilities such as video transcoding, restricted sharing, access controls, content segregation and retention. Moreover, you can embed your videos and integrate VIDIZMO with different existing IT applications.