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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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

Excellent if you have an Azure-based shop. Links well with existing Azure apps. Being able to train my models in Python and use them from C# and Java provides the best of all worlds, allowing scientists, engineers and business people to work together.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

  • Clear documentation
  • Good support from Microsoft team
  • Directed graph visualization
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

  • Needs better community support
  • Would be good to have CNTK on-prem
  • Provide more extensibility and customizability
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
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Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Documentation was concise and clear
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Caffe Deep Learning Framework

No score
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Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft team were helpful. However, more community support and user base would help much more
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

Smaller community in using CNTK. Good if you have existing Azure stack.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

  • Allow chatbot service to work through RNN for NLP
  • Good pairing with Azure stack
  • Reduced training time with documentation
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

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK)

General

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

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