Setting up Deep Lake in Your Cloud

How to store Deep Lake data in your own cloud and manage credentials with Deep Lake

Connecting Data From Your Cloud Using Deep Lake Managed Credentials

Connecting data from your own cloud and managing credentials in Deep Lake unlocks several important capabilities:

  • Access to performant features such as the Deep Lake Compute Engine

  • Access to the Deep Lake App for datasets stored in your own cloud

  • Simpler access to Deep Lake datasets stored in your own cloud using the Python API

    • No need for continuously specifying cloud access keys in Python

Managed Credentials

In order for the Deep Lake to access datasets or linked tensors stored in the user's cloud, Deep Lake must authenticate the respective cloud resources. Access can be provided using access keys or using role-based access (provisioning steps here). The video below summarizes the UI for managing your cloud credentials.

Default Storage

Default storage enables you to map the Deep Lake path hub://org_id/dataset_nameto a cloud path of your choice. Subsequently, all datasets created using the Deep Lake path will be stored at the user-specified specified, and they can be accessed using API tokens and managed credentials from Deep Lake. By default, the default storage is set as Activeloop Storage, and you may change it using the UI below.

Note: that in order to visualize data in the Deep Lake browser application, it is necessary to enable CORS in the bucket containing any source data.

Connecting Deep Lake Dataset in your Cloud to the Deep Lake to App

If you do not set the Default Storage as your own cloud, Datasets in user's clouds can be connected to the Deep Lake App using the Python API below. Once a dataset is connected to Deep Lake, it is assigned a Deep Lake path hub://org_id/dataset_name, and it can be accessed using API tokens and managed credentials from Deep Lake, without continuously having to specify cloud credentials.

Connecting Datasets in the Python API

# Step 1: Create the dataset directly in the cloud using your own cloud creds
ds = deeplake.empty('s3://my_bucket/dataset_name', creds = {...})

# Step 2: Connect the dataset to Deep Lake and specify the managed credentials
# (creds_key) for accessing the data (See Managed Credentials above)
ds.connect(org_id = 'org_id', creds_key = 'my_creds_key', token = 'my_token')


ds.connect(dest_path = 'hub://org_id/dataset_name', creds_key = 'my_creds_key', token = 'my_token')

Specifying org_id creates the dataset in the specified org using the dataset_name from the cloud path.

Specifying the dest_path creates the dataset at the org_id and dataset_name from the specified path.

Using Manage Credentials with Linked Tensors

Managed credentials can be used for accessing data stored in linked tensors. Simply add the managed credentials to the dataset's creds_keys and assign them to each sample.

ds.create_tensors('images', htype = 'link[image]', sample_compression = 'jpeg')

ds.add_creds_key('my_creds_key', managed=True)

ds.images.append(, creds_key = 'my_creds_key')