EzzAbdelfattahAssociate Professor of Statistics at KAU
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 most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to use all of the cognitive services, prebuilt from Azure."
"The most valuable feature is data normalization."
"The UI is very user-friendly and that AI is easy to use."
"The solution is very fast and simple for a data science solution."
"Anyone who isn't a programmer his whole life can adopt it. All he needs is statistics and data analysis skills."
"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 AutoML is helpful when you're starting to explore the problem that you're trying to solve."
"The interface is very intuitive."
"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."
"If you want to be able to deploy your tools outside of Microsoft Azure, this is not the best choice."
"The data cleaning functionality is something that could be better and needs to be improved."
"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 solution should be more customizable. There should be more algorithms."
"A problem that I encountered was that I had to pay for the model that I wanted to deploy and use on Azure Machine Learning, but there wasn't any option that that model can be used in the designer."
"Integration with social media would be a valuable enhancement."
"The AutoML feature is very basic and they should improve it by using a more robust algorithm."
"The data preparation capabilities need to be improved."
"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."
"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."
"From a developer's perspective, I find the price of this solution high."
"The licensing cost is very cheap. It's less than $50 a month."
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.
IBM SPSS Statistics is ranked 5th in Data Science Platforms with 15 reviews while Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is ranked 4th in Data Science Platforms with 13 reviews. IBM SPSS Statistics is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM SPSS Statistics writes "Offers good Bayesian and descriptive statistics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio writes "Good support for Azure services in pipelines, but deploying outside of Azure is difficult". IBM SPSS Statistics is most compared with IBM SPSS Modeler, TIBCO Statistica, Weka, MathWorks Matlab and IBM Watson Studio, whereas Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is most compared with Databricks, Alteryx, IBM Watson Studio, Dataiku Data Science Studio and Amazon SageMaker. See our IBM SPSS Statistics vs. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio report.
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