IBM SPSS Modeler Review

Very stable, with point and click usability, although not as user friendly as it could be


What is our primary use case?

Rapid prototyping, pre-production of models before roll out.

We put very few machine learning models in production, but we test a lot of them though. Nothing is real-time.

How has it helped my organization?

I can't say that our go-live has changed compared to a previously problematic base process.

What is most valuable?

We don't use IBM SPSS Modeler for governance and security issues. I can't talk about the visual modeling capability.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's very stable, although it is not as user friendly as it could be.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I don't use it for any high performance applications.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not used technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I'm not in the budget decisions, but IBM was chosen because of usability. It's point and click, whereas the other out-of-the box-solution, or open-source solutions, require full-on programming and a much higher skill level.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the initial setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Usually open-source solutions.

What other advice do I have?

If you're hiring a data scientist, you don't need IBM SPSS Modeler. If you only have an MBA who needs to be running proofs of concept, then buy IBM SPSS Modeler.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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