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Likelihood to Recommend

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

Caffe is only appropriate for some new beginners who don't want to write any lines of code, just want to use existing models for image recognition, or have some taste of the so-called Deep Learning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

If you are a small company with insufficient funding, it would be better to go with open source resources because they are free and do the same job. If you are a bigger company with enough resources, then IBM Watson Studio could be better in terms of security and accessibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Extend Existing Data Sources
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Automatic Data Format Detection
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
MDM Integration
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
6.8

Data Exploration

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Visualization
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Interactive Data Analysis
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.0

Data Preparation

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.3
Data Transformations
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
Data Encryption
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Built-in Processors
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.9

Platform Data Modeling

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.9
Automated Machine Learning
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Single platform for multiple model development
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.6
Self-Service Model Delivery
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Model Deployment

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.0
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
6.6

Pros

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

  • Caffe is good for traditional image-based CNN as this was its original purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • Integration of IBM Watson APIs such as speech to text, image recognition, personality insights, etc.
  • SPSS modeler and neural network model provide no-code environments for data scientists to build pipelines quickly.
  • Enforced best-practices set up POCs for deployment in production with a minimum of re-work.
  • Estimator validation lets data scientists test and prove different models.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

  • Caffe's model definition - static configuration files are really painful. Maintaining big configuration files with so many parameters and details of many layers can be a really challenging task.
  • Besides imagine and vision (CNN), Caffe also gradually adds some other NN architecture support. It doesn't play well in a recurrent domain, so we have to say variety is a problem.
  • Caffe's deployment for production is not easy. The community support and project development all mean it is almost fading out of the market.
  • The learning curve is quite steep. Although TensorFlow's is not easy to master either, the reward for Caffe is much less than the TensorFlow can offer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • The cost is steep and so only companies with resources can afford it
  • It will be nice to have Chinese versions so that Chinese engineers can also use it easily
  • It takes a while to learn how to input different kinds of skin defects for detection
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
because we find out that DSX results have improved our approach to the whole subject (data, models, procedures)
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The UI flawlessly merges this offering by providing a neat, minimal, responsive interface
Isaiah King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
From time to time there are services unavailable, but we have been always informed before and they got back to work sooner than expected
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I received answers mostly at once and got answered even further my question: they gave me interesting points of view and suggestion for deepening in the learning path
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The trainers on the job are very smart with solutions and very able in teaching
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The Platform is very handy and suggests further steps according my previous interests
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 2 answers
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

TensorFlow is kind of low-level API most suited for those developers who like to control the details, while Keras provides some kind of high-level API for those users who want to boost their project or experiment by reusing most of the existing architecture or models and the accumulated best practice. However, Caffe isn't like either of them so the position for the user is kind of embarrassing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

The main reason I personally changed over from Azure ML Studio is because it lacked any support for significant custom modelling with packages and services such as TensorFlow, scikit-learn, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit and Spark ML. IBM Watson Studio provides these services and does so in a well integrated and easy to use fashion making it a preferable service over the other services that I have personally used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It helped us in getting from 0 to DSX without getting lost
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

  • Since we stopped using Caffe before it can reach the production phase, there is no clear ROI that can be defined.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Watson Studio

  • Could instantly show data driven insights to drive 20% incremental revenue over existing results
  • Still don't have a real use case for unstructured data like twitter feed
  • Some of the insights around user actions have driven new projects to automate mundane tasks
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

General

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

IBM Watson Studio

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
4.0
IBM Watson Studio
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Usability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Performance

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Support Rating

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

In-Person Training

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Online Training

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

Implementation Rating

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
7.3

Scalability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework
IBM Watson Studio
8.2

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