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"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."

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"Our clients were not aware they were using TensorFlow, so that aspect was transparent. I think we personally chose TensorFlow because it provided us with more of the end-to-end package that you can use for all the steps regarding billing and our models. So basically data processing, training the model, evaluating the model, updating the model, deploying the model and all of these steps without having to change to a new environment.""It is also totally Open-Source and free. Open-source applications are not good usually. but TensorFlow actually changed my view about it and I thought, "Look, Oh my God. This is an open-source application and it's as good as it could be." I learned that TensorFlow, by sharing their own knowledge and their own platform with other developers, it improved the lives of many people around the globe.""TensorFlow is a framework that makes it really easy to use for deep learning.""The most valuable features are the frameworks and the functionality to work with different data, even when we have a certain quantity of data flowing.""TensorFlow improves my organization because our clients get a lot of investment from their investors and we are progressively improving the products. Every six months we release new features.""Google is behind TensorFlow, and they provide excellent documentation. It's very thorough and very helpful.""It's got quite a big community, which is useful.""It is open-source, and it is being worked on all the time. You don't have to pay all the big bucks like Azure and Databricks. You can just use your local machine with the open-source TensorFlow and create pretty good models."

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"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."

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"It doesn't allow for fast the proto-typing. So usually when we do proto-typing we will start with PyTorch and then once we have a good model that we trust, we convert it into TensorFlow. So definitely, TensorFlow is not very flexible.""However, if I want to change just one thing in the implementation of TensorFlow functions I have to copy everything that they wrote and I change it manually if indeed it can be amended. This is really hard as it's written in C++ and has a lot of complications.""JavaScript is a different thing and all the websites and web apps and all the mobile apps are built-in JavaScript. JavaScript is the core of that. However, TensorFlow is like a machine learning item. What can be improved with TensorFlow is how it can mix in how the JavaScript developers can use TensorFlow.""There are connection issues that interrupt the download needed for the data sets. We need to prepare them ourselves.""In terms of improvement, we always look for ways they can optimize the model, accelerate the speed and the accuracy, and how can we optimize with our different techniques. There are various techniques available in TensorFlow. Maintaining accuracy is an area they should work on.""I know this is out of the scope of TensorFlow, however, every time I've sent a request, I had to renew the model into RAM and they didn't make that prediction or inference. This makes the point for the request that much longer. If they could provide anything to help in this part, it will be very great.""Personally, I find it to be a bit too much AI-oriented.""It would be nice to have more pre-trained models that we can utilize within layers. I utilize a Mac, and I am unable to utilize AMD GPUs. That's something that I would definitely be like to be able to access within TensorFlow since most of it is with CUDA ML. This only matters for local machines because, in Azure, you can just access any GPU you want from the cloud. It doesn't really matter, but the clients that I work with don't have cloud accounts, or they don't want to utilize that or spend the money. They all see it as too expensive and want to know what they can do on their local machines."

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"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."

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"TensorFlow is free.""I think for learners to deploy a project, you can actually use TensorFlow for free. It's just amazing to have an open-source platform like TensorFlow to deploy your own project. Here in Russia no one really cares about licenses, as it is totally open source and free. My clients in the United States were also pleased to learn when they enquired, that licensing is free.""We are using the free version.""It is open-source software. You don't have to pay all the big bucks like Azure and Databricks.""I did not require a license for this solution. It a free open-source solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is very simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: The licensing cost is very cheap. It's less than $50 a month would costs for multiple users.
Top Answer: It's the first software that I've used in terms of machine learning. Therefore, I don't have anything to compare it to, however, it was okay for me. I didn't have any problems or anything. Maybe it… more »
Top Answer: It is open-source, and it is being worked on all the time. You don't have to pay all the big bucks like Azure and Databricks. You can just use your local machine with the open-source TensorFlow and… more »
Top Answer: It is open-source software. You don't have to pay all the big bucks like Azure and Databricks.
Top Answer: It would be nice to have more pre-trained models that we can utilize within layers. I utilize a Mac, and I am unable to utilize AMD GPUs. That's something that I would definitely be like to be able to… more »
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Azure Machine Learning, MS Azure Machine Learning Studio, MS Azure Machine Learning Studio, MS Azure Machine Learning Studio
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Overview

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.

TensorFlow is an open source software library for high performance numerical computation. Its flexible architecture allows easy deployment of computation across a variety of platforms (CPUs, GPUs, TPUs), and from desktops to clusters of servers to mobile and edge devices. Originally developed by researchers and engineers from the Google Brain team within Google’s AI organization, it comes with strong support for machine learning and deep learning and the flexible numerical computation core is used across many other scientific domains.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio vs. TensorFlow and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is ranked 1st in AI Development Platforms with 14 reviews while TensorFlow is ranked 2nd in AI Development Platforms with 10 reviews. Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is rated 7.6, while TensorFlow is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio writes "Good support for Azure services in pipelines, but deploying outside of Azure is difficult". On the other hand, the top reviewer of TensorFlow writes "The generator saves us a lot of time and memory in terms of development and the learning process of models". Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio is most compared with Databricks, IBM Watson Studio, Alteryx, Dataiku Data Science Studio and Amazon Comprehend, whereas TensorFlow is most compared with OpenVINO, Wit.ai, Infosys Nia and Caffe. See our Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio vs. TensorFlow report.

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