Migrating from Vertex AI?

Looking for an alternative to Vertex AI? Nyckel functions train in seconds (not hours), model deployment is free, and inference calls start at $0.005 per invoke.

Migrating from Vertex AI?

Function Types


What type of data do
you want to use?

Image Input Image Input

Text Input Text Input

Tabular Input Tabular Input


What would you like to
do with your data?

Classify Output Classify Output

Tag Output Tag Output

Search Output Search Output

Object Detection Output Object Detection Output

OCR Output OCR Output


Text Classification

Train a function to categorize text data. Learn more >>

Text classification Text classification Text classification

Text Tagging

Train a function to tag text. Learn more >>

News Tagging News Tagging

Image Classification

Train a function to categorize images. Learn more >>

Classify images of logos Classify images Classify images Classify images

Image Tagging

Train a function to tag images. Learn more >>

Tag images of clothing Tag images of food

Image OCR

Extract text from images. Learn more >>

Image OCR Image OCR Image OCR

Object Detection

Train a function to detect objects in images. Learn more >>

Image localization Image localization Image localization

Image Detection

Train a function to find the location and size of objects in an image using labels you provide. Learn more >>

Image detection Image detection

Tabular Classification

Train a function to categorize tabular data. Learn more >>

Tabular classification Tabular classification Tabular classification

Tabular Tagging

Train a function to tag tabular data. Learn more >>

Job Description Tagging

Select input and output to start creating a custom ML function based on your own data. Don't want to train your own function? Check out our pre-trained functions instead.

Why Nyckel?

Nyckel is optimized for non ML experts that want to ship ML features quickly.

Use our UI to quickly develop a POC, and then integrate via our API.

Vertex AI
Access Access Technology
Automatic re-train and re-deploy on new data.
Elastic deploy infra.
Vertex AI
Training and deploy only on user request.
Static deploy infra.
Access Access Pricing
Free train & deploy. Elastic pricing per invoke, starting at $50/month.
Vertex AI
Training ~$20 / model.
Deploy: >$1000 / model / month.
Access Access Time to POC
Minutes. Train first model in second. Review model predictions directly in UI.
Vertex AI
Hours. Wait 3-5 hours for first model to train. No ability to review predictions in UI.
Access Access Performance
Matching or exceeding VertexAI for images and text.
Vertex AI
On par with leading AutoML systems.

Nyckel in 60 Seconds

Train your own hosted Machine Learning model in just a few minutes. The model is instantly deployed and ready to be integrated in your application.

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Explore Our API

Train your function through the UI, then call it through the API. Or do everything through the API.

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Explore the Nyckel API


Not sure if Nyckel is right for you? Give it a try today!

  • Open sign-upsOpen sign-ups
  • Always-free tierAlways-free tier
  • Free-trial First month free
  • Free-trainingFree model training


max 1,000 invokes / month

1,000 invokes included
Upgrade for more invokes

Up To

Functions: 10 /account

Classification Classification

Samples: 5,000 /function
Labels: 20 /function

Search Search

Samples: 5,000 /function

Detection Detection

Samples: 50 /function


min spend / month

10,000 invokes included
Additional invokes: $0.005

Up To

Functions: 1,000 /account

Classification Classification

Samples: 10,000 /function
Labels: 50 /function

Search Search

Samples: 1,000,000 /function

Detection Detection

Samples: 100 /function


min spend / month

500,000 invokes included
Additional invokes: $0.001

Up To

Functions: 10,000 /account

Classification Classification

Samples: 25,000 /function
Labels: 200 /function

Search Search

Samples: 10,000,000 /function

Detection Detection

Samples: 500 /function



Scale to
Thousands of labels
Millions of samples
Billions of invokes


Single Sign-On
Deploy to VPC
Model export
Enterprise SLAs
Enterprise DPAs
Dedicated support

Invokes refer to invocation of trained functions using the /invoke, /search, or /locate endpoints. An additional charge of $0.0005 per Sample (Image, Text or Tabular data entry added to your function) per month is applied to each account.

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