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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 Visual Recognition

As I mentioned before, it can only be employed in simple basic visual recognition applications. It can be employed in large projects and relying it on completely is not encouraged. It's better to create your own algorithms rather than using it. If you are from a non-programming background, then I may suggest you rely on this and use it to develop simple apps that can predict a few plants and animals.
Anonymous | 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 Visual Recognition

  • Easy to use interface, you can just drag and drop the images in the negative and positive dropboxes to train.
  • It's affordable and there is a free version to test for yourself and check if it's useful for you.
  • Easy to integrate with apps using one single API key and you can train easily with your terminal.
Anonymous | 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 Visual Recognition

  • Not perfect
  • Accuracy is doubted and sometimes it may not predict correctly.
  • I think it should be improved and should add a few more functionalities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon SageMaker

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IBM Watson Visual Recognition

IBM Watson Visual Recognition 6.0
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I am giving this rating on the basis of its usability in real-time applications and based on the interface to upload negative and positive images to train the AI. But it's not perfect and sometimes its predictions are wrong. On overall usability, it's better if you are planning on working with UI rather than using complex programs and algorithms on your own.
Anonymous | 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 Visual Recognition

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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 Visual Recognition

  • Its affordable and can be employed in small apps.
  • The free version enables us to use it in our less trafficked web apps and in the future, you may switch to the standard version from premium.
  • Overall performance will be berated as average.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon SageMaker

General

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

IBM Watson Visual Recognition

General

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

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