New – Redesigned UI for Amazon SageMaker Studio

November 30, 2022 Antje Barth

Today, I’m excited to announce a new, redesigned user interface (UI) for Amazon SageMaker Studio.

SageMaker Studio provides a single, web-based visual interface where you can perform all machine learning (ML) development steps with a comprehensive set of ML tools. For example, you can prepare data using SageMaker Data Wrangler, build ML models with fully managed notebooks, and deploy models using SageMaker’s multi-model endpoints.

Introducing the Redesigned UI for Amazon SageMaker Studio
The redesigned UI makes it easier for you to discover and get started with the ML tools in SageMaker Studio. One highlight of the new UI includes a redesigned navigation menu with links to SageMaker capabilities that follow the typical ML development workflow from preparing data to building, training, and deploying ML models.

We also added new dynamic landing pages for each of the navigation menu items. These landing pages will refresh automatically to show the ML resources relevant for the tool, such as clusters, feature groups, experiments, and model endpoints, as you create or update them. On each of these pages, you can also find links to videos, tutorials, blogs, or additional documentation, to help you get started with the corresponding ML tool in SageMaker Studio.

The new SageMaker Studio Home page gives you one-click access to common tasks and workflows. From here, you can also open the redesigned Launcher with quick links to some of the most frequent tasks, such as creating a new notebook, opening a code console, or opening an image terminal.

Let me give you a whirlwind tour of the redesigned UI.

New Navigation Menu
The new left navigation menu in SageMaker Studio now helps you discover and navigate to the right tools for each step in your ML development workflow. The menu offers clear entry points to key ML tasks, such as data preparation, experimentation, model building, and deployments. The menu also provides shortcuts to quick start solutions and helpful content to accelerate your work in SageMaker Studio.

Amazon SageMaker Studio - New Navigation Menu

New Landing Pages for SageMaker Features and Capabilities
The new left navigation menu groups relevant tools together. For example, if you click on Data, you can now see the relevant SageMaker capabilities for your data preparation tasks. From here, you can prepare your data with SageMaker Data Wrangler, create and store ML features with SageMaker Feature Store, or manage Amazon EMR clusters for large-scale data processing.

If you click on Data Wrangler, the new landing page opens. These landing pages are designed to help you get started more easily. You can find a brief introduction to the tool and links to additional resources, such as videos, tutorials, or blogs.

Amazon SageMaker Studio - New Feature Landing Pages

Similar landing pages exist for the other navigation menu items. For example, with one click on AutoML, you can now see your existing SageMaker Autopilot experiments or get started by creating a new one.

Amazon SageMaker Studio - New AutoML Landing Page

New SageMaker Studio Home Page
We also added a new SageMaker Studio Home page with tooltips on key controls in the UI.

The Home page includes a list of Quick actions for common tasks, such as Open Launcher to create notebooks and other resources. Import & prepare data visually takes you to SageMaker Data Wrangler and helps you get started with your data preparation tasks. You can open the new Getting Started notebook or find additional resources, such as documentation and tutorials.

The Prebuilt and automated solutions help you get started quickly with prebuilt solutions, pretrained open-source models, and AutoML.

In Workflows and tasks, you find a list of relevant tasks for each step in your ML development workflow that take you to the right tool for the job. For example, Store, manage, and retrieve features takes you to SageMaker Feature Store and opens the feature catalog. Similarly, View all experiments takes you to SageMaker Experiments and opens the experiments list view.

In Quick start solutions, you can find pretrained vision, text, and tabular models, notebooks, and end-to-end solutions for common use cases.

Amazon SageMaker Studio - New Home Page

New Getting Started Notebook
SageMaker Studio now includes a new Getting Started notebook that walks you through the basics of how to use SageMaker Studio. If you are a first-time user of SageMaker Studio, this is the perfect starting place. The notebook covers everything from the fundamentals of JupyterLab to a practical walkthrough of training an ML model. The notebook also provides detailed insight into SageMaker-specific functionality, resources, and tools.

New SageMaker Studio Launcher
The Launcher is designed to help you invoke JupyterLab actions and has been optimized to give you quick access to the most frequent tasks, such as creating a notebook, opening a code console, or opening an image terminal. In the same step, you can also choose the image, kernel, instance type, or startup script as needed. 

Amazon SageMaker Studio - New Launcher

Now Available
The redesigned Amazon SageMaker Studio UI is now available in all AWS Regions where SageMaker Studio is available. The redesigned UI is supported by SageMaker Studio domains running on JupyterLab 3. For instructions on how to update the JupyterLab version, see View and update the JupyterLab version of an app from the console.

Give the new user experience a try, and let us know what you think through the purple Feedback widget in SageMaker Studio, or through your usual AWS support contacts.

Start building your ML projects with Amazon SageMaker Studio today!

— Antje

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