Anonymous UserVice President & CIO at a logistics company
RajivSharmaSenior Product Manager at CustomerXps Software
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The few projects we have done have been promising."
"They are doing a good job of evolving."
"The most valuable feature of Amazon SageMaker is that you don't have to do any programming in order to perform some of your use cases."
"Allows you to create API endpoints."
"The deployment is very good, where you only need to press a few buttons."
"The documentation for this solution is very good, where each operator is explained with how to use it."
"RapidMiner is very easy to use."
"The most valuable features are the Binary classification and Auto Model."
"The most valuable feature is what the product sets out to do, which is extracting information and data."
"The most valuable feature of RapidMiner is that it can read a large number of file formats including CSV, Excel, and in particular, SPSS."
"Scalability is not really a concern with RapidMiner. It scales very well and can be used in global implementations."
"The best part of RapidMiner is efficiency."
"The GUI capabilities of the solution are excellent. Their Auto ML model provides for even non-coder data scientists to deploy a model."
"I would say the IDE is quite immature, but it is still in its infancy, so I expect it to get better over time."
"I would suggest that Amazon SageMaker provide free slots to allow customers to practice, such as a free slot to try out working with a Sandbox."
"AI is a new area and AWS needs to have an internship training program available."
"Lacking in some machine learning pipelines."
"Scalability to handle big data can be improved by making integration with networks such as Hadoop and Apache Spark easier."
"The price of this solution should be improved."
"I would like to see all users have access to all of the deep learning models, and that they can be used easily."
"RapidMiner would be improved with the inclusion of more machine learning algorithms for generating time-series forecasting models."
"A great product but confusing in some way with regard to the user interface and integration with other tools."
"It would be helpful to have some tutorials on communicating with Python."
"The visual interface could use something like the-drag-and-drop features which other products already support. Some additional features can make RapidMiner a better tool and maybe more competitive."
"I think that they should make deep learning models easier."
"The biggest problem, not from a platform process, but from an avoidance process, is when you work in a heavily regulated environment, like banking and finance. Whenever you make a decision or there is an output, you need to bill it as an avoidance to the investigator or to the bank audit team. If you made decisions within this machine learning model, you need to explain why you did so. It would better if you could explain your decision in terms of delivery. However, this is an issue with all ML platforms. Many companies are working heavily in this area to help figure out how to make it more explainable to the business team or the regulator."
"The pricing is complicated as it is based on what kind of machines you are using, the type of storage, and the kind of computation."
"The support costs are 10% of the Amazon fees and it comes by default."
"I used an educational license for this solution, which is available free of charge."
"Although we don't pay licensing fees because it is being used within the university, my understanding is that the cost is between $5,000 and $10,000 USD per year."
"The client only has to pay the licensing costs. There are not any maintenance or hidden costs in addition to the license."
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Amazon SageMaker is a fully-managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale. Amazon SageMaker removes all the barriers that typically slow down developers who want to use machine learning.
RapidMiner's unified data science platform accelerates the building of complete analytical workflows - from data prep to machine learning to model validation to deployment - in a single environment, improving efficiency and shortening the time to value for data science projects.
Amazon SageMaker is ranked 12th in Data Science Platforms with 5 reviews while RapidMiner is ranked 7th in Data Science Platforms with 8 reviews. Amazon SageMaker is rated 7.6, while RapidMiner is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon SageMaker writes "A solution with great computational storage, has many pre-built models, is stable, and has good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of RapidMiner writes "Offers good tutorials that make it easy to learn and use, with a powerful feature to compare machine learning algorithms". Amazon SageMaker is most compared with Databricks, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, Dataiku Data Science Studio, H2O.ai and MathWorks Matlab, whereas RapidMiner is most compared with KNIME, Alteryx, Dataiku Data Science Studio, IBM SPSS Modeler and Microsoft BI. See our Amazon SageMaker vs. RapidMiner report.
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