Compare IBM SPSS Modeler vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio

IBM SPSS Modeler is ranked 3rd in Data Science Platforms with 21 reviews while Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is ranked 4th in Data Science Platforms with 5 reviews. IBM SPSS Modeler is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of IBM SPSS Modeler writes "Ease of use, the user interface, is the best part; the ability to customize streams with R and Python is useful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio writes "Enables quick creation of models for PoC in predictive analysis, but needs better ensemble modeling". IBM SPSS Modeler is most compared with KNIME, Alteryx and IBM Watson Studio, whereas Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is most compared with Databricks, Amazon SageMaker and Alteryx. See our IBM SPSS Modeler vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio report.
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Automated modelling, classification, or clustering are very useful.A lot of jobs that are stuck in Excel due to the huge numbers of rows are tackled pretty quickly.It's very easy to use. The drag and drop feature makes it very easy when you are building and testing the streams. That's very useful.It makes pretty good use of memory. There are algorithms take a long time to run in R, and somehow they run more efficiently in Modeler.New algorithms are added into every version of Modeler, e.g., SMOTE, random forest, etc. The Derive node is used for the syntax code to derive the data.We use analytics with the visual modeling capability to leverage productivity improvements.It’s definitely scalable, it’s all on the same platform, it’s well integrated. I think the integration is important in terms of scalablility because essentially, having the entire suite helps a lot to scale itThe ease of use in the user interface is the best part of it. The ability to customize some of my streams with R and Python has been very useful to me, I've automated a few things with that.

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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.Split dataset, variety of algorithms, visualizing the data, and drag and drop capability are the features I appreciate most.MLS allows me to set up data experiments by running through various regression and other machine learning algorithms, with different data cleaning and treatment tools. All of this can be achieved via drag and drop, and a few clicks of the mouse.The graphical nature of the output makes it very easy to create PowerPoint reports as well.Scalability, in terms of running experiments concurrently is good. At max, I was able to run three different experiments concurrently.Its ability to publish a predictive model as a web based solution and integrate R and python codes are amazing.

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Customer support is hard to contact.It is not integrated with Qlik, Tableau, and Power BI.Expensive to deploy solutions. You need to buy an extra deployment unit.I understand that it takes some time to incorporate some of the new algorithms that have come out in the last few months, in the literature. For example, there is an algorithm based on how ants search for food. And there are some algorithms that have now been developed to complement rules. So that's one of the things that we need to have incorporated into it.The standard package (personal) is not supported for database connection.Unstructured data is not appropriate for SPSS Modeler.Regarding visual modeling, it is not the biggest strength of the product, although from what I hear in the latest release it's going to be a lot stronger. That, to me, has always been the biggest flaw in using this. It's very difficult to get good visualization.I think mapping for geographic data would also be a really great thing to be able to use.

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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.Enable creating ensemble models easier, adding more machine learning algorithms.​It could use to add some more features in data transformation, time series and the text analytics section.Microsoft should also include more examples and tutorials for using this product.​

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When you are close to end of quarter, IBM and its partners can get you 60% to 70% discounts, so literally wait for the last day of the quarter for the best prices. You may feel like you are getting robbed if you can't receive a good discount.It got us a good amount of money with quick and efficient modeling.The scalability was kind of limited by our ability to get other people licenses, and that was usually more of a financial constraint. It's expensive, but it's a good tool.It is a huge increase to time savings.If you are in a university and the license is free then you can use the tool without any charges, which is good.

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To use MLS is fairly cheap. Even the paid account is something like $20/month, unless you are provisioning large numbers of VMs for a Hadoop cluster. The main MS makes money with this solution is forcing the user to deploy their model on REST API, and being charged each time the API is accessed. There are several pricing tiers for the API. If you do not use the API, then value of MLS is to create rapid experiments ($20/month). The resulting model is not exportable to use, thus you’ll have to recreate the algorithms in either R or Python, which is what I did. MLS results gave me a direction to work with, the actual work is mostly done in R and Python outside of MLS.

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IBM SPSS Modeler is an extensive predictive analytics platform that is designed to bring predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise. By providing a range of advanced algorithms and techniques that include text analytics, entity analytics, decision management and optimization, SPSS Modeler can help you consistently make the right decisions from the desktop or within operational systems.

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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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