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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Science Workbench

Organizations which already implemented on-premise Hadoop based Cloudera Data Platform (CDH) for their Big Data warehouse architecture will definitely get more value from seamless integration of Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) with their existing CDH Platform. However, for organizations with hybrid (cloud and on-premise) data platform without prior implementation of CDH, implementing CDSW can be a challenge technically and financially.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

SPSS is well suited when you are dealing with respondent level data and need to clean, recode, or make changes. It's one of the only softwares that I always go back to using as it is the foundation of statistical software programs. It might not be very useful when looking at BIG data, but it works for reviewing survey data
John Froehlich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Data Science Workbench
7.3
IBM SPSS
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Data Science Workbench
6.6
IBM SPSS
Extend Existing Data Sources
Data Science Workbench
7.6
IBM SPSS
Automatic Data Format Detection
Data Science Workbench
7.0
IBM SPSS
MDM Integration
Data Science Workbench
8.0
IBM SPSS

Data Exploration

Data Science Workbench
8.2
IBM SPSS
Visualization
Data Science Workbench
7.9
IBM SPSS
Interactive Data Analysis
Data Science Workbench
8.4
IBM SPSS

Data Preparation

Data Science Workbench
7.8
IBM SPSS
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Data Science Workbench
7.4
IBM SPSS
Data Transformations
Data Science Workbench
8.0
IBM SPSS
Data Encryption
Data Science Workbench
8.0
IBM SPSS
Built-in Processors
Data Science Workbench
7.6
IBM SPSS

Platform Data Modeling

Data Science Workbench
8.2
IBM SPSS
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Data Science Workbench
8.4
IBM SPSS
Automated Machine Learning
Data Science Workbench
7.0
IBM SPSS
Single platform for multiple model development
Data Science Workbench
8.3
IBM SPSS
Self-Service Model Delivery
Data Science Workbench
8.9
IBM SPSS

Model Deployment

Data Science Workbench
7.6
IBM SPSS
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Data Science Workbench
8.9
IBM SPSS
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Data Science Workbench
6.2
IBM SPSS

Pros

Data Science Workbench

  • One single IDE (browser based application) that makes Scala, R, Python integrated under one tool
  • For larger organizations/teams, it lets you be self reliant
  • As it sits on your cluster, it has very easy access of all the data on the HDFS
  • Linking with Github is a very good way to keep the code versions intact
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • SPSS has been around for quite a while and has amassed a large suite of functionality. One of its longest-running features is the ability to automate SPSS via scripting, AKA "syntax." There is a very large community of practice on the internet who can help newbies to quickly scale up their automation abilities with SPSS. And SPSS allows users to save syntax scripting directly from GUI wizards and configuration windows, which can be a real life-saver if one is not an experienced coder.
  • Many statistics package users are doing scientific research with an eye to publish reproducible results. SPSS allows you to save datasets and syntax scripting in a common format, facilitating attempts by peer reviewers and other researchers to quickly and easily attempt to reproduce your results. It's very portable!
  • SPSS has both legacy and modern visualization suites baked into the base software, giving users an easily mountable learning curve when it comes to outputting charts and graphs. It's very easy to start with a canned look and feel of an exported chart, and then you can tweak a saved copy to change just about everything, from colors, legends, and axis scaling, to orientation, labels, and grid lines. And when you've got a chart or graph set up the way you like, you can export it as an image file, or create a template syntax to apply to new visualizations going forward.
  • SPSS makes it easy for even beginner-level users to create statistical coding fields to support multidimensional analysis, ensuring that you never need to destructively modify your dataset.
  • In closing, SPSS's long and successful tenure ensures that just about any question a new user may have about it can be answered with a modicum of Google-fu. There are even several fully-fledged tutorial websites out there for newbie perusal.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Data Science Workbench

  • Installation is difficult.
  • Upgrades are difficult.
  • Licensing options are not flexible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • SPSS is not free and is fairly pricey.
  • For those requiring advanced procedures not on SPSS, programmable coding, like in R Statistics, may be more limited and not as robust and use of R or other programs might be needed.
  • Statistical Package for Social Sciences and can only be used to perform only statistical operations. Further purchases of other packages will be required.
  • Default graphics are far from publication quality. Generally, it’s better to use other programs for graphics.
  • Information about effect size and confidence intervals is missing for many techniques.
Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 10.0
Based on 16 answers
It's super easy to use for newbies and super powerful for power users! It does EVERYTHING you are usually asked to do analytically. Their Help Desk is PHENOMENAL. And I find the upgrade and renewal price to be a good deal.
Lance Huntley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 9 answers
SPSS is beginner friendly and user-friendly for beginner analysts and simple statistical tests. It's "click and go" interface does take some learning, but overall this is much easier than other programs I have used and seen. Compared to SAS software, SPSS takes a great deal less familiarizing and it not a matter of learning a coding language like SAS and RStudio.
Julie Ressalam, MPH | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 1 answer
SPSS can tend to crash when I am trying to do a lot of data. This can slow me down when I need to do a lot of data
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 6.0
Based on 1 answer
SPSS does the job, but it can be slow. I do have to plan a lot of time to get through a huge amount of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Data Science Workbench

Data Science Workbench 6.7
Based on 2 answers
Cloudera Data Science Workbench has excellence online resources support such as documentation and examples. On top of that the enterprise license also comes with SLA on opening a ticket to Cloudera Services and support for complaint handling and troubleshooting by email or through a phone call. On top of that it also offers additional paid training services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 5 answers
I have not contacted IBM SPSS for support myself. However, our IT staff has for trying to get SPSS Text Analytics Module to work. The issue was never resolved, but I'm not sure if it was on the IT's end or on SPSS's end
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 4 answers
Have a plan for managing the yearly upgrade cycle. Most users work in the desktop version, so there needs to be a mechanism for either pushing out new versions of the software or a key manager to deal with updated licensing keys. If you have a lot of users this needs to be planned for in advance.
Rebecca T Barber, MBA, PHD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Data Science Workbench

Both the tools have similar features and have made it pretty easy to install/deploy/use. Depending on your existing platform (Cloudera vs. Azure) you need to pick the Workbench. Another observation is that Cloudera has better support where you can get feedback on your questions pretty fast (unlike MS). As its a new product, I expect MS to be more efficient in handling customers questions.
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

Other software that I can compare to SPSS include R, Excel and SAS. Overall, SPSS is easier to get familiar with and more user friendly which is why I can see it as more appropriate for taught courses. The computational capabilities are not similar to R, but on the other hand it is simpler to use. Excel is much more time consuming in any scenario deriving from the very basics of statistical analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM SPSS

IBM SPSS 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I am neutral because I have not had to look into scalability since I am using as a student.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Data Science Workbench

  • Paid off for demonstration purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM SPSS

  • IBM SPSS has allowed me to quickly analyze data for research.
  • IBM SPSS has allowed me to complete analyses in order to submit research findings to conferences and complete manuscripts.
  • IBM SPSS has enabled me to meet research objectives set out in grant proposals.
Ariana Tart-Zelvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Data Science Workbench

General

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

IBM SPSS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Science Workbench
7.7
IBM SPSS
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
10.0

Usability

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
6.0

Performance

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
6.0

Support Rating

Data Science Workbench
6.7
IBM SPSS
5.0

Implementation Rating

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
5.0

Scalability

Data Science Workbench
IBM SPSS
5.0

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