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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is a great tool for developing machine learning models that take more effort than just point-and-click type of analyses. The software works well with the other tools in the Amazon ecosystem, so if you use Amazon Web Services or are thinking about it, SageMaker would be a great addition. SageMaker is great for consumer insights, predictive analytics, and looking for gems of insight in the massive amounts of data we create. SageMaker is less suitable for analysts who do generally "small" data analyses, and "small" data analyses in today's world can be billions of records.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

Wherever you have a well qualified, segregated, data set with a clear problem definition any machine learning tool can be deployed. However, the key is to help the client define the problem to create the baseline on the performance and show improvements. It may so happen that we may not need a machine learning tool. This is where the execution of IBM Watson Machine Learning is lacking.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon SageMaker

  • Provides enough freedom for experienced data scientists and also for those who just need things done without going much deeper into building models.
  • Customization and easy to alter and change.
  • If you already are an Amazon user, you do not need to transition over to another software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

  • Good machine learning tool
  • Easy integration
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SageMaker

  • It's very good for the hardcore programmer, but a little bit complex for a data scientist or new hire who does not have a strong programming background.
  • Most of the popular library and ML frameworks are there, but we still have to depend on them for new releases.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

  • IBM Watson Machine Learning delivery is challenging
  • IBM Watson's deployment business skill gap
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon SageMaker

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IBM Watson Machine Learning

IBM Watson Machine Learning 4.0
Based on 2 answers
IBM had a hard time providing business level support. There were a lot of data scientists and technology experts but rarely a simple business person shows up. Also the way IBM operates IBM Consulting has competing priorities as compared to IBM Technology. This has resulted in a lot of confusion at the client's end.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker took the heavy lifting out of building and creating models. It allowed for our organization to use our current system for integration and essentially added on a feature to help all levels of Data scientists and IT professionals in our department and company as a whole. The training was simple as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

We have been using Microsoft Azure as a machine learning tool. But the challenges remain the same. These are all tools that you need a robust analysis before a decision on the tool. Unfortunately, the technology company cannot make that determination due to lack of core business understanding. Without that the project is doomed.
Vinay Pushkarna, B.Eng, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SageMaker

  • We have been able to deliver data products more rapidly because we spend less time building data pipelines and model servers.
  • We can prototype more rapidly because it is easy to configure notebooks to access AWS resources.
  • For our use-cases, serving models is less expensive with SageMaker than bespoke servers.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Machine Learning

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Pricing Details

Amazon SageMaker

General

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

IBM Watson Machine Learning

General

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

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