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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MATLAB is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Azure AI (Cortana)

84%
3 Ratings
8.5

MATLAB

85%
55 Ratings

Usability

Azure AI (Cortana)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8

MATLAB

98%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Azure AI (Cortana)

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

MATLAB

91%
13 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure AI (Cortana)

It's easy for anyone who is expecting some simple AI problems like fetching the keywords, understanding the intent, language translation, etc. to be solved from an existing database and all they need is to connect to their APIs via a subscription model. But for complex use cases, there is still room for improvement like customization of underlying AI models for a specific use case like identifying some unique identifiers with respect to industry.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MATLAB

MATLAB really does best for solving computational problems in math and engineering. Especially when you have to use a lot of functions in your solving process, or if you have a nonlinear equation that must be iteratively solved. [MATLAB] can also perform things like integration and derivation on your equations that you put into it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • Being hosted in Azure solves a massive hosting problem
  • The language understanding system has the ability to revolutionize many vertical markets
  • Integrating with Cortana Analytics was really simple due to easy to understand documentation
Rich Mephan | TrustRadius Reviewer

MATLAB

  • It has a very user friendly library which helps users learn this software fairly quickly in a short span of time.
  • The graphical user interface provided by the software is really good.
  • The code that a person writes allows options for debugging.
  • One can visualize the flow of control of their code inside MATLAB.
Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • More partnerships with colleges and schools to increase the workforce with technical knowledge (increase local workforce)
  • Have more online training and documentation in other languages
  • Have affordable prices for students
Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer

MATLAB

  • MatLab is pricier than most of its competitors and because of this reason, many organizations are moving towards cheaper alternatives - mostly Python.
  • MatLab is inefficient when it comes to performing a large number of iterations. It gets laggy and often crashes. Python is better in this regard.
  • There is a limited number of hardware options (mostly NI) that can be connected directly to the data acquisition toolbox.
Abdullah Umair Bajwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure AI (Cortana)

General

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

Starting Price

Azure AI (Cortana) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MATLAB

General

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

Starting Price

$49 per student license

MATLAB Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$8601
Standard$2,1502
Education$5002
Education$2503
Student$494
Student$495
Home$1496
  1. per year
  2. perpetual license
  3. per year
  4. per student license
  5. per student suite license
  6. perpetual license
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Azure AI (Cortana)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.8
Based on 4 answers
MATLAB is pretty easy to use. You can extend its capabilities using the programming interface. Very flexible capabilities when it comes to graphical presentation of your data (so many different kinds of options for your plotting needs). Anytime you are working with large data sets, or with matrices, MATLAB is likely to be very helpful.
Tom Reid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure AI (Cortana)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MATLAB

MATLAB 9.1
Based on 13 answers
The built-in search engine is not as performing as I wish it would be. However, the YouTube channel has a vast library of informative video that can help understanding the software. Also, many other software have a nice bridge into MATLAB, which makes it very versatile. Overall, the support for MATLAB is good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure AI (Cortana)

IBM Watson Assistant has been early into this market and has improved a lot over time compared to Azure AI Cortana. More documentation related to the services. But Ease of integration Azure AI ranks over IBM Watson Assistant. And again in terms of services offered under the ecosystem, Azure AI precedes IBM Watson Assitant.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MATLAB

How MATLAB compares to its competition or similar open access tools like R (programming language) or SciLab is that it's simply more powerful and capable. It embraces a wider spectrum of possibilities for far more fields than any other environment. R, for example, is intended primarily for the area of statistical computing. SciLab, on the other hand, is a similar open access tool that falls very short in its computing capabilities. It's much slower when running larger scripts and isn't documented or supported nearly as well as MATLAB.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure AI (Cortana)

  • Difficult to ascertain the ROI as we are a software house who have developed a module in our application using Cortana. However for companies that use our software I would say the use of sentiment analysis in our application could free up at least 1 full time resource to be used elsewhere in their organisation.
Rich Mephan | TrustRadius Reviewer

MATLAB

  • MATLAB helps us quickly sort through large sets of data because we keep the same script each time we run an analyzation, making it very efficient to run this whole process.
  • The software makes it super easy for us to create plots that we can then show to investors or clients to display our data.
  • We are also looking to create an app for our product, and we will not be able to do that on MATLAB, therefore creating a limiting issue and a new learning curve for a programming language.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

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