Extending the Solution
Having a cloud-based AI solution is great, but at this point it could only be used for this one specific use case. What if we created a more efficient version of the existing network and wanted to load it into the app? In the current solution, we would have to alter the network files and redeploy the app service to Azure. That means taking the server offline, potentially hindering the performance of KitchIntel.
We needed a simple way to swap out the Networks without having to redeploy the entire web service. Due to the time constraints of a hackathon, we went with the most simple option; BLOB(Binary Large OBject) storage on a database. Again, we spun up a database on Azure to hold our network data. The only change left was to update the web service to retrieve the NN data from the database instead of loading it in from a file.