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Microsoft Power BI

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Machine Learning Studio

For [a] data scientist require[d] to build a machine learning model, so he/she didn't worry about infrastructure to maintain it.
All kind of feature[s] such as train, build, deploy and monitor the machine learning model available in a single suite.
If someone has [their] own environment for ML studio, so there [it would] not [be] useful for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
iFrames
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Azure Machine Learning Studio
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Pros

Azure Machine Learning Studio

  • User friendliness: This is by far the most user friendly tool I've seen in analytics. You don't need to know how to code at all! Just create a few blocks, connect a few lines and you are capable of running a boosted decision tree with a very high R squared!
  • Speed: Azure ML is a cloud based tool, so processing is not made with your computer, making the reliability and speed top notch!
  • Cost: If you don't know how to code, this is by far the cheapest machine learning tool out there. I believe it costs less than $15/month. If you know how to code, then R is free.
  • Connectivity: It is super easy to embed R or Python codes on Azure ML. So if you want to do more advanced stuff, or use a model that is not yet available on Azure ML, you can simply paste the code on R or Python there!
  • Microsoft environment: Many many companies rely on the Microsoft suite. And Azure ML connects perfectly with Excel, CSV and Access files.
Gabriel Chiararia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Machine Learning Studio

  • It would be great to have text tips that could ease new users to the platform, especially if an error shows up
  • Scenario-based documentation
  • Pre-processing of modules that had been previously run. Sometimes they need to be re-run for no apparent reason
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Machine Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning Studio 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Machine Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning Studio 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy and fastest way to develop, test, deploy and monitor the machine learning model.
- Easy to load the data set
-Drag and drop the process of the Machine learning life cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 59 answers
I think using Microsoft Power BI can be somewhat intimidating as you kind of get everything in one go and with lack of good tutorials or trainings within the system it could be difficult to navigate and that is probably a big limitations that doesn't allow more people to adopt the platform and thus improve their decision making.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Machine Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning Studio 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is nonexistent. It's very frustrating to try and find someone to actually talk to. The robot chatbots are just not well trained.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 55 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Machine Learning Studio

Azure Machine Learning Studio 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure Machine Learning Studio

It is easier to learn, it has a very cost effective license for use, it has native build and created for Azure cloud services, and that makes it perfect when compared against the alternatives. As a Microsoft tool, it has been built to contain many visual features and improved usability even for non-specialist users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Machine Learning Studio

  • Productivity: Instead of coding and recoding, Azure ML helped my organization to get to meaningful results faster;
  • Cost: Azure ML can save hundreds (or even thousands) of dollars for an organization, since the license costs around $15/month per seat.
  • Focus on insights and not on statistics: Since running a model is so easy, analysts can focus more on recommendations and insights, rather than statistical details
Gabriel Chiararia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Machine Learning Studio

General

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

Azure Machine Learning Studio Editions & Modules

Edition
Studio Pricing - Free$0.001
Studio Pricing - Standard$9.992
Production Web API - Dev/Test$0.003
Production Web API - Standard S1$100.133
Production Web API - Standard S2$1000.063
Production Web API - Standard S3$9999.983
  1. per month
  2. per ML studio workspace/per month
  3. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Machine Learning Studio
7.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Machine Learning Studio
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Azure Machine Learning Studio
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Support Rating

Azure Machine Learning Studio
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Implementation Rating

Azure Machine Learning Studio
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

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