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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Watson Studio

Watson Studio is optimal for experienced data scientists and machine learning professionals to develop and deploy models quickly while enforcing best practices that set up projects for deployment and management down the road. It's not appropriate for people without a data science or machine learning background for production use; the ease of the visual modelers does not mean it makes machine learning easy or intuitive.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

It's a great tool to merge actual data analysis (which Lumira doesn't do that well) with visualization (which Lumira does well) - so it can be seen as Lumira for data analysts. However, a lot of the 'predictive' side is hidden/black box which can be frustrating for those analysts, so you could argue it is too complex for casual users, but too 'black box' for analysts.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

IBM Watson Studio
7.1
SAP Predictive Analytics
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
IBM Watson Studio
8.3
SAP Predictive Analytics
Extend Existing Data Sources
IBM Watson Studio
7.7
SAP Predictive Analytics
Automatic Data Format Detection
IBM Watson Studio
6.2
SAP Predictive Analytics
MDM Integration
IBM Watson Studio
6.4
SAP Predictive Analytics

Data Exploration

IBM Watson Studio
7.9
SAP Predictive Analytics
Visualization
IBM Watson Studio
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
SAP Predictive Analytics

Data Preparation

IBM Watson Studio
7.7
SAP Predictive Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
IBM Watson Studio
7.5
SAP Predictive Analytics
Data Transformations
IBM Watson Studio
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Data Encryption
IBM Watson Studio
7.4
SAP Predictive Analytics
Built-in Processors
IBM Watson Studio
8.1
SAP Predictive Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

IBM Watson Studio
8.3
SAP Predictive Analytics
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
IBM Watson Studio
8.8
SAP Predictive Analytics
Automated Machine Learning
IBM Watson Studio
8.4
SAP Predictive Analytics
Single platform for multiple model development
IBM Watson Studio
8.1
SAP Predictive Analytics
Self-Service Model Delivery
IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Model Deployment

IBM Watson Studio
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
IBM Watson Studio
7.8
SAP Predictive Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
IBM Watson Studio
8.1
SAP Predictive Analytics

Pros

IBM Watson Studio

  • It is easy to use and I don't need to have a team full of data scientists to use them
  • It is easy to deploy when the models are trained and we don't need to hire many software engineers to take care of deployment
  • It allows us to test different models rapidly and so helps to accelerate the product development process
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It doesn't require you to have a Ph.D. to build models!
  • You can use it to address a very large and wide dataset without worrying about sampling.
  • Automation is in the product DNA. You can prepare your data, ingest it into the "Kernel", then get insights about what was found, decide to publish it and schedule scoring tasks or model refresh in the same product.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Watson Studio

  • No ability to audit/log activity
  • Difficult to secure
  • No access to underlying infrastructure
  • Poor reliability and performance
  • Machine learning capability too basic/simple and black box nature means it is difficult to validate/trust
  • Limited ability to customise Watson Analytics visualisation
  • Poor support response times
  • Poor native support for Softlayer S3 storage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It's extremely hard to get started. We even have a data scientist who, when we put Predictive Analytics in front of them, they could not intuitively create a data model and start analyzing. Even with deep knowledge of data analysis, the interface isn't intuitive and it's hard to get to the point of having imported a data set and start analyzing/predicting
  • Our platform team had confusion installing Predictive Analytics, particularly on the BI Platform. Additional complexity came when it came to using APL Libraries (AFL Wrapper or Stored Procedures)
  • We are still working on merging datasets. In theory, we get how to do it but we come across all sorts of issues which don't occur in Spotfire (missing records etc.)
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
the UI is a bit dated and available as a desktop tool mostly.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Never had slow response even on our very busy network
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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

SAP Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation provides an explanation about what features are available but not necessarily what's happening behind the scenes. On the other side, the "community" has grown since the acquisition and most questions are properly addressed by SAP folks. Since the "product maintenance" mode announcement was made, there wasn't much new content published except on the Smart Predict side (which is built by the SAP Predictive Analytics team)
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson Studio 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It surprised us with unpredictable case of use and brand new points of view
Davide Tognon | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

IBM Watson Studio

The learning curve for DSX is smaller compared to other tools. The data science user base often has preferred tools that they have used previously which are often not DSX which makes adoption of DSX by trained data scientists harder than new users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Predictive Analytics

We have typically used Spotfire for data analysis but decided to move to SAP Business Objects due to its innate connection with SAP. I found Lumira to be good for visualizations but it is not meant for data analysis. Therefore, we have introduced Predictive Analytics to see if it can fill that gap. So far, it's been far less intuitive than Spotfire to get started, and as far as I am aware so far, it does not bring many additional capabilities. I do, however, like that it utilizes the Lumira look/feel and integrates very well.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It will potentially save time in forecast creation by giving an algorithm-derived forecast which can then be adjusted vs. starting from scratch. We can call this, a system enabled forecast
  • Thresholds can be created based on historical data to flag actuals as in/out of the 'norm', or to limit the scope of an investigation
  • We spent a lot of time so far and haven't got very far with it - it's been quite frustrating to use and a lot of time/money has been invested
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Watson Studio

General

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Watson Studio
8.1
SAP Predictive Analytics
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Usability

IBM Watson Studio
9.6
SAP Predictive Analytics
6.0

Reliability and Availability

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Performance

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Support

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics
7.0

In-Person Training

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Online Training

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

Implementation

IBM Watson Studio
7.3
SAP Predictive Analytics

Scalability

IBM Watson Studio
8.2
SAP Predictive Analytics

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