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Find out what your peers are saying about Darwin vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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The most valuable feature is the model-generation. With a nice dataset, Darwin gives you a nice model. That's a really nice feature because, if we're doing that ourselves, it's trial and error; we change the parameters a little and try again. We save time by just giving the dataset to Darwin and letting Darwin generate a model. We find the models it generates are good; better than we can generate.
In terms of streamlining a lot of the low-level data science work, it does a few things there.
I liked the data checking feature where it looks at your data and sees how viable it is for use. That's a really cool feature. Automatic assessment of the quality of datasets, to me, seems very valuable.
The key feature is the automated model-building. It has a good UI that will let people who aren't data scientists get in there and upload datasets and actually start building models, with very little training. They don't need to have any understanding of data science.
Darwin has increased efficiency and productivity for our company. With our risk management team, there were models that took them more than three days to process each, only to see the outcome. Now, it takes minutes for Darwin to process the current model. So, we can have it in minutes. We don't have to wait three days for all the models to be tested, then make a decision.
I find it quite simple to use. Once you are trained on the model, you can use it anyway you want.
The solution helps with the automatic assessment of the quality of datasets, such as missing data points or incorrect data types.
The thing that I find most valuable is the ability to clean the data.
The solution is very fast and simple for a data science solution.
The UI is very user-friendly and that AI is easy to use.
The most valuable feature is data normalization.
The most valuable feature is the knowledge bank, which allows us to ask questions and the AI will automatically pull the pre-prescribed responses.
The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to use all of the cognitive services, prebuilt from Azure.
Visualisation, and the possibility of sharing functions are key features.
It is very easy to test different kinds of machine-learning algorithms with different parameters. You choose the algorithm, drag and drop to the workspace, and plug the dataset into this component.
When you import the dataset you can see the data distribution easily with graphics and statistical measures.
An area where Darwin might be a little weak is its automatic assessment of the quality of datasets. The first results it produces in this area are good, but in our experience, we have found that extra analysis is needed to produce an extra-clean set of data.
The Read Me's and the tutorials need to be greatly improved to get customers to understand how things work. It might be helpful to have some sample data sets for people to play around with, as well as some tutorial videos. It was very hard to find information on this in the time crunch that we had, to see how it worked and then make it work, while interfacing with folks at SparkCognition.
There are issues around the ethics of artificial intelligence and machine learning. You need to have a lot of transparency regarding what is going on under the hood in order to trust it. Because so much is done under the hood of Darwin, it is hard to trust how it gets the answers it gets.
There's always room for improvement in the UI and continuing to evolve it to do everything that the rest of AI can do.
The challenge is very big toward making models operational or to industrialize them. E.g., what we want to do is to make unique credit models for each customer. So, we are preparing the types of customers who we can try new credit models on Darwin. But, I see this still very challenging to be able to get the data sets so Darwin can work. At this point, we are working it to get the data sets ready for Darwin.
The analyze function takes a lot of time.
Something they are working on, which is great, is to have an API that can access data directly from the source. Currently, we have to create a specific dataset for each model.
Our main data repository is on AWS. The trouble we are having is that we have to download the data from our repository to bring it into Darwin. It would be great if there was an API to connect our repository to Darwin.
The solution should be more customizable. There should be more algorithms.
When you use different Microsoft tools, there are different pricing metrics. It doesn't make sense. The pricing metrics are quire difficult to understand and should be either clarified or simplified. It would help us sell the solution to customers.
The data cleaning functionality is something that could be better and needs to be improved.
Integration with social media would be a valuable enhancement.
If you want to be able to deploy your tools outside of Microsoft Azure, this is not the best choice.
Operability with R could be improved.
I would like to see modules to handle Deep Learning frameworks.
I personally would prefer if data could be tunneled to my model through a SAP ERP system, and have features of Excel, such as Pivot Tables, integrated.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I believe our cost is $1,000 per month.
The license cost is not cheap, especially not for markets like Mexico. But sometimes, you do have to make these leap of faith for some tools to see if they can get you the disruption that you are aiming for. The investment has paid off for us very well.
In just six months, we calculated six million pesos that we have prevented in revenue from going away with another customer because of this solution. Thanks to Darwin, we didn't lose those six million pesos.
As far as I understand, my company is not paying anything to use the product.
From a developer's perspective, I find the price of this solution high.
When we got our first models and were ready for the user acceptance testing, our licensing fees were between €2,500 ($2,750 USD) and €3,000 ($3,300 USD) monthly.
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SparkCognition builds leading artificial intelligence solutions to advance the most important interests of society. We help customers analyze complex data, empower decision making, and transform human and industrial productivity with award-winning machine learning technology and expert teams focused on defense, IIoT, and finance.
Azure Machine Learning is a cloud predictive analytics service that makes it possible to quickly create and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions.
It has everything you need to create complete predictive analytics solutions in the cloud, from a large algorithm library, to a studio for building models, to an easy way to deploy your model as a web service. Quickly create, test, operationalize, and manage predictive models.
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