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The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning, Q3 2020
Learn why Forrester has recognised Microsoft as a leader, giving Azure Machine Learning the highest score possible in the ability to execute criteria and rated highest in the strategy category. Explore why the analyst firm believes ‘Microsoft provides coding data scientists with all the bells and whistles’.
"The major cloud vendors have long had a gap in offering a comprehensive PAML platform that meets the full set of enterprise data science team needs, to the detriment of bewildered customers who have had to build or find their own solutions. Microsoft has filled that gap and then some."The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning, Q3 2020
The Forrester New Wave™: Computer Vision Platforms, Q4 2019
Find out why Forrester has recognised Microsoft as a leader in computer vision platforms. Explore the analyst firm’s notes on the Computer Vision offering in Azure Cognitive Services and the “unique, ‘visionary’ tricks up its sleeve”.
"Microsoft will be the CV [computer vision] starting point for many enterprises."The Forrester New Wave™ report
The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search, Q2 2019
See why Forrester has recognised Microsoft as a strong performer. Read the analyst firm’s notes on the simplicity and scalability of Azure Cognitive Search and the “continued advances in Microsoft’s world-class AI technology”.
"Microsoft empowers developers to sprinkle search into any application. Microsoft has been steadily pumping out new AI/ML technologies that make information processing and retrieval faster and smarter."The Forrester New Wave™ report
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Advanced Machine Learning Software Platforms 2020 Vendor Assessment
Find out why Microsoft is positioned in the Leaders category in the 2020 IDC MarketScape for worldwide advanced machine learning software platforms.
"Integration of Azure Machine Learning with the Azure ecosystem of services is unparalleled compared with other cloud providers."IDC Research
IDC MarketScape Report: Worldwide General-Purpose Artificial Intelligence Software Platforms, 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment
Discover why the IDC MarketScape has recognised Microsoft as a leader in general-purpose AI software platforms. Learn about the wide range of AI capabilities that the analyst noted in this report.
"Microsoft is a good choice for AI use cases that integrate structured and unstructured information across the enterprise. Organizations should consider Microsoft when they are looking to infuse AI across their enterprise software stack."IDC MarketScape
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services
Find out why Gartner has recognised Microsoft as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud AI Developer Services. Explore the analyst’s comparison of 10 vendors’ completeness of vision and ability to execute in areas such as language, vision and automated machine learning for developers. Learn about the vendors’ market responsiveness – their “ability to respond, change direction, be flexible and achieve competitive success as opportunities develop, competitors act, customer needs evolve and market dynamics change”.Read the report
Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
See why Gartner has recognised Microsoft as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. Explore the insights in this report that is aimed at citizen and expert data scientists.Read the report
Omdia Decision Matrix: Enterprise Machine Learning Development Platforms, 2020–21
Find out why Omdia placed Microsoft at the top of the chart in an evaluation of eight vendors’ machine learning development platforms. Learn about the automated machine learning, hardware acceleration and machine learning operations capabilities that the analyst noted as important strengths of Azure Machine Learning.Read the report
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