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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

Microsoft Azure

[Microsoft] Azure provides a great "get up and running" environment particularly when you need to map multiple resources together, such as database, web app, storage, and analytics. The "Application Insights" feature is particularly strong because it allows you to do a "one click" install of an agent that can track performance and transactions all the way down to the database level. The [Microsoft] Azure dashboard allows you to easily find resources you need and access the current resources you have. Setting up new resources also uses a well managed "wizard" like structure to make it easy.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.1
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
7.3
Scalability
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
9.0
Platform management overhead
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Platform access control
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Development environment creation
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Development environment replication
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.5
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.0
Issue recovery
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
7.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.1

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

Microsoft Azure

  • Azure Functions is the easiest serverless service to work with in my experience. Easy to ship Node.js functions without bundling dependencies.
  • Proactive and responsive support. We've worked with most other cloud providers - Amazon, Google, Oracle. Amazon Web Services' customer support is a black hole and their documentation is worthless. Google and Oracle are better, but Azure's support is responsive and their docs are pretty good.
  • Azure's Web UI is pretty easy to work with
Valeri Karpov | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • Could be easier to setup redundancy
  • Feels as if there are too many options, bells, and whistles you could add.
  • Microsoft Azure functions does not have a "Configure Services" method. Programming Azure functions has a slightly different programming model than does a "normal" API application. I would prefer that the startup process be identical.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 answers
Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.8
Based on 22 answers
Such a great platform for a novice or expert to use. There is significant training available to learn how to do complex things with little to know background doing them before. Especially if you live close to a Microsoft training center, they offer many courses for free on site. Even if not, the virtual training they provide is also free and plentiful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.4
Based on 26 answers
Microsoft products are well-known for 24x7 global coverage of customer support. They also sometimes come with a multiple support plan, which caters to different business requirements and needs. However, more support will also mean more cost to bare. Other than that, limited options in technical training sometimes make it quite challenging in finding the right talents for managing Microsoft Azure clouds and more dependency in Microsoft technical support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
Amir Tabei | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • With Hybrid Cloud, organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
  • Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports
  • High performance, Low cost
  • Multiple Storage Services
  • Native MS SQL Database & No SQL support
  • Little Cheaper than piers
  • Offers inbuilt tool like Azure stack to help the organization deliver Azure service from the own data center
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Azure

  • It has taken a few years of planning and growth (which continue), but we've been able to successfully budget and plan for ever increased capacity by starting first with some Virtual Machines and factoring in on-prem maintenance vs cloud constant improvements. VM (server, compute, networking) costs even out quickly over time and will show savings very soon.
  • Because of Azure Application Gateways (which cost very little to set up and maintain), we were able to build a state of the art single-sign-on hub for all of our users and other enterprise platforms (mostly non-Microsoft and non Azure systems), reducing the amount of time to switch among these for workers and increasing overall productivity.
  • With Azure Active Directory, we do not need to maintain separate identity systems and can more easily integrate our organizations credentials into authorization for access to other systems.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs

General

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

Microsoft Azure

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
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Support Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.4

Implementation Rating

Amazon Deep Learning AMIs
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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