Amazon Lex vs. Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Lex
Score 7.5 out of 10
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AWS provides Amazon Lex, a chatbot building technology.
$0
Per Speech Request
Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft offers the Azure Bot Service (replacing the former Microsoft Bot Framework), a managed bot building platform, which provides an integrated environment that is purpose-built for bot development, enabling you to build, connect, test, deploy, and manage intelligent bots, all from one place.N/A
Pricing
Amazon LexAzure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Editions & Modules
Request and Response
$0.004
Per Speech Request
Stream Conversation
$0.0065
Per Speech Interval
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon LexAzure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Amazon LexAzure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Considered Both Products
Amazon Lex

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Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Chose Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Microsoft Bot Framework is much better and well more established without a lot of proprietary software/coding language.
Lex is very limited with integration with standard hardware and network configurations.
Lex has performance issues and was too slow to meet near real-time …
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Small Businesses
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Amazon LexAzure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon LexAzure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you wish to quickly deploy multilingual chatbots without having to worry about infrastructure and model training, go for Amazon Lex. It is one of the best general-purpose conversational AI solutions in the market. The cherry on the cake is that it also seamlessly integrates with other AWS services, so you would be good there. Performance monitoring is very easy with AWS. It has support for both text and integration. If you are not a pro-NLP expert, Amazon Lex will make your job really easy.
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Microsoft
It is suited for applications like computerizing messages, or any business thought that would require the entrepreneur to robotize their reactions, particularly assuming they are managing a ton of clients and they can't answer to every single one of them. It'd be the most ideal to computerize messages of enormous associations where the reactions measure up to the clients' assumptions. It would be less appropriate in associations where clients' viewpoints matter and every client is interesting and requires the association's consideration, where the specialist organization doesn't need to sum up the clients' interests.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
  • Real-time communication.
  • Lightweight software protocols.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
  • They have simplified the coding for the bot in Azure, but it would help if the coding was further simplified so that non-IT can operate [and] create it easily.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Easy to deploy and very easy to integrate with other AWS services. Automating simple tasks is also very easy with Amazon Lex. We never had NLP experts in our team, but we were still able to deploy chatbots for our support functions with minimal issues. Native integration with other AWS services like S3 and Lambda has been of paramount importance.
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Microsoft
Azure Bot Service provides an integrated environment for bot development. Microsoft Azure Cloud is fully compatible and its security features. It's more important to pay attention to the logic of business than the specifics of each messenger. We don't have any issues using the bot framework because the implementation is excellent.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Community support for Amazon Lex is good. Also, since it is an AWS service, the support has a similar standard as other AWS services. We have had a couple of instances of our bots weren't able to interact with our web apps. We reached out to the support team, and they were able to resolve our issue in no time. The documentation from the Amazon Lex team also makes creating chatbots a breeze.
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Microsoft
Support is helpful when we have a problem, but online documentation is lacking
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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Microsoft
Microsoft Bot Framework is much better and well more established without a lot of proprietary software/coding language. Lex is very limited with integration with standard hardware and network configurations. Lex has performance issues and was too slow to meet near real-time collaboration requirements. Bot Framework complements many other Microsoft communication products and this was key to implementing without a lot of new training required.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Support satisfaction has increased
  • Time to resolve customer concerns has seen a major improvement
  • Amazon Lex can quickly automate repetitive simple tasks for us
  • Our organization has built NLP capability without having to hire language experts/linguists
  • Since the integration with AWS services is natively supported, our existing DevOps team can manage our Amazon Lex deployment
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Microsoft
  • Interfaces with the SQL data set, tracks down plans/replies, and tests them with the SDK.
  • Utilizing the system is made conceivable by the Bot Dev gateway. We can interface our bot in excess of ten channels, including Twilio Facebook, Twilio, Twilio, and Slack, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.
  • It is expensive.
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