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Forrester

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

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

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”.

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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.

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Omdia

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.

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