EzzAbdelfattahAssociate Professor of Statistics at KAU
Letsogile-BaloiCEO at IMART OFFICE CONSULTANTS
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Most of the product features are good but I particularly like the linear regression analysis."
"Some of the most valuable features that we are using with some business models are machine learning algorithms, statistical models given to us by the business, and getting data from the database or text files."
"The best part is that they have an algorithm handbook, so you can open it up and understand how it works, and if it is useful, this is very important."
"You can find a complete algorithm in the solution and use it. You don't need to write your own algorithms for predictive analytics. That's the most valuable feature and the main one we use."
"They have many existing algorithms that we can use and use effectively to analyze and understand how to put our data to work to improve what we do."
"It has the ability to easily change any variable in our research."
"The most valuable feature is the user interface because you don't need to write code."
"In terms of the features I've found most valuable, I'd say the duration, the correlation, and of course the nonparametric statistics. I use it for reliability and survival analysis, time series, regression models in different solutions, and different types of solutions."
"The solution is very easy to use."
"The most important thing is that it's a multi-faceted solution. It's a kind of specialist, not a generalist. It can produce very specific information for the customer. It's totally different from Google or any search engine that produces generic information. It's specialty is that it's all on video."
"The scalability of IBM Watson Studio is great."
"The system's ability to take a look at data, segment it and then use that data very differently."
"IBM Watson Studio consistently automates across channels."
"It has a lot of data connectors, which is extremely helpful."
"I think the visualization and charting should be changed and made easier and more effective."
"Technical support needs some improvement, as they do not respond as quickly as we would like."
"The statistics should be more self-explanatory with detailed automated reports."
"Each algorithm could be more adaptable to some industry-specific areas, or, in some cases, adapted for maintenance."
"The product should provide more ways to import data and export results that are user-friendly for high-level executives."
"The design of the experience can be improved."
"This solution is not suitable for use with Big Data."
"Most of the package will give you the fixed value, or the p-value, without an explanation as to whether it it significant or not. Some beginners might need not just the results, but also some explanation for them."
"More features in data virtualization would be helpful. The solution could use an interactive dashboard that could make exploration easier."
"So a better user interface could be very helpful"
"The decision making in their decision making feature is less good than other options."
"It's sometimes easy to get lost given the number of images the solution opens up when you click on the mouse and the amount of different tabs."
"Some of the solutions are really good solutions but they can be a little too costly for many."
"The initial setup was complex."
"We think that IBM SPSS is expensive for this function."
"The price of this solution is a little bit high, which was a problem for my company."
"The pricing of the modeler is high and can reduce the utility of the product for those who can not afford to adopt it."
IBM Watson Studio provides tools for data scientists, application developers and subject matter experts to collaboratively and easily work with data to build and train models at scale. It gives you the flexibility to build models where your data resides and deploy anywhere in a hybrid environment so you can operationalize data science faster.
IBM SPSS Statistics is ranked 5th in Data Science Platforms with 15 reviews while IBM Watson Studio is ranked 11th in Data Science Platforms with 6 reviews. IBM SPSS Statistics is rated 8.0, while IBM Watson Studio is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM SPSS Statistics writes "Offers good Bayesian and descriptive statistics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Watson Studio writes "Machine learning that can be applicable for other data sets without having to carry out the process all over again". IBM SPSS Statistics is most compared with IBM SPSS Modeler, TIBCO Statistica, Weka, MathWorks Matlab and Oracle Advanced Analytics, whereas IBM Watson Studio is most compared with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, IBM SPSS Modeler, Amazon SageMaker, Google Cloud Datalab and H2O.ai. See our IBM SPSS Statistics vs. IBM Watson Studio report.
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