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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Amazon AMIs has been very useful for the quick setup and implementation of deep learning for data analysis which is something I have used the service for in my own research. We commonly use the service to enable students to run intensive deep learning algorithms for their assessments. This service works well in this scenario as it allows students to quickly set up a suitable environment and get started with little hassle.If you are looking to run simple, surface level deep learning algorithms (kind of contradictory statement I know) then AMI is more complicated than most will need. When it comes to teaching the basics of Machine Learning, this kind of system is unnecessary and there are other alternatives which can be used. That being said this service is a must if you are looking to run complex deep learning via the cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

If you are a small company with insufficient funding, it would be better to go with open source resources because they are free and do the same job. If you are a bigger company with enough resources, then IBM Watson Studio could be better in terms of security and accessibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Extend Existing Data Sources
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Automatic Data Format Detection
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
MDM Integration
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.0

Data Exploration

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Visualization
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Interactive Data Analysis
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.0

Data Preparation

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Data Transformations
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
Data Encryption
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Built-in Processors
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.0

Platform Data Modeling

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.0
Automated Machine Learning
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Single platform for multiple model development
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Self-Service Model Delivery
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Model Deployment

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.2
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
6.8

Pros

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • You can get several common packages including keras, pytorch and tensorflow setup within an environment ready to code on any AWS instance which saves time
  • Great for virtual applications that helps communicate between various pieces of software
  • Not need to worry about compatibility or any major aspects of setup e.g. GPU configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • Integration of IBM Watson APIs such as speech to text, image recognition, personality insights, etc.
  • SPSS modeler and neural network model provide no-code environments for data scientists to build pipelines quickly.
  • Enforced best-practices set up POCs for deployment in production with a minimum of re-work.
  • Estimator validation lets data scientists test and prove different models.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • Some aspects of the User Interface are quite confusing and activating packages can be a bit convoluted
  • It can be a bit confusing to switch between frameworks for novice users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • The cost is steep and so only companies with resources can afford it
  • It will be nice to have Chinese versions so that Chinese engineers can also use it easily
  • It takes a while to learn how to input different kinds of skin defects for detection
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
because we find out that DSX results have improved our approach to the whole subject (data, models, procedures)
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The UI flawlessly merges this offering by providing a neat, minimal, responsive interface
Isaiah King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
From time to time there are services unavailable, but we have been always informed before and they got back to work sooner than expected
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I received answers mostly at once and got answered even further my question: they gave me interesting points of view and suggestion for deepening in the learning path
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The trainers on the job are very smart with solutions and very able in teaching
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Platform is very handy and suggests further steps according my previous interests
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

Both of these services provide similar functionality and from my experience both are top class services which cover most of your needs. I think ultimately it comes down to what you need each service for. For example Amazon DL AMIs allows for clustering by default meaning I am able to run several clustering algorithms without a problem whereas IBM Watson Studio doesn't provide this functionality. They both provide a wide range of default packages such as Amazon providing caffe-2 and IBM providing sci-kitlearn. My main point is that both are very good services which have very similar functionality, you just need to think about the costs, suitability of features and integration with other services you are using.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

The main reason I personally changed over from Azure ML Studio is because it lacked any support for significant custom modelling with packages and services such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Spark ML. IBM Watson Studio provides these services and does so in a well integrated and easy to use fashion making it a preferable service over the other services that I have personally used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It helped us in getting from 0 to DSX without getting lost
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

  • It has made our Data Science/ Machine Learning Courses easier to manage/ need less human input therefore allowing us to increase the cohort size for this degree
  • It has unified a lot of technologies reducing the load on our IT team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • Could instantly show data driven insights to drive 20% incremental revenue over existing results
  • Still don't have a real use case for unstructured data like twitter feed
  • Some of the insights around user actions have driven new projects to automate mundane tasks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Watson Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
7.3
IBM Watson Studio
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Performance

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

In-Person Training

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Online Training

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Scalability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

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