I used to swear by IBM DSX
April 17, 2018

I used to swear by IBM DSX

Dr. George Ng | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Watson Studio (formerly IBM Data Science Experience)

I used to teach with Watson Studio, but not anymore. It is inconsistent in many ways it breaks and when I ask for help, no one seems to be bothered.

When I do get a response, it doesn't solve my problems. IBM needs to get it's act together or risk losing out.
  • Good UI
  • Easy of use
  • Incorporates both Python and R
  • Could be more holistic
  • Have a look at Microsoft Studio, it's well integrated
  • Not very well thought out
  • No coding data science for my students
  • Good alternative platform to MS studio ML
  • Good beginner's first contact with data science
AWS Sagemaker is new, and I personally think it's better than sliced bread. There's very little set up to do. Watson Studio needs to up its game against Sagemaker.
Abundant use cases in the community section are very helpful.
Using R and Python interfaces on the same platform has great flexibility.
Drop down menus are great! Nothing needs changing there!
Apache Spark connection seems to be unstable.
The H2o package in R is erratic.
Apache spark in R could use some documentation - solid documentation.