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Forrester

The Forrester Wave™: Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning, Q3 2020

Learn why Forrester has recognized Microsoft as a leader, giving Azure Machine Learning the highest review score possible in the ability to execute criteria and the highest rating 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
Forrester New Wave chart with Market presence on the X axis and Current Offerings on the Y axis, showing Microsoft in the Leaders circle for machine learning.
Forrester New Wave chart with Market presence on the X axis and Current offerings on the Y axis, showing Microsoft in the Leaders circle for cognitive search.

The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search, Q3 2021

See why Forrester has recognized Microsoft as a leader. Read the analyst firm's report, which reviews Azure Cognitive Search and "Microsoft's sophisticated underlying AI-powered natural language processing."

"Microsoft personalizes search to make enterprises collaborate smarter…For developers, Azure Cognitive Search's sweet spot is for applications that can benefit from the scalability of Microsoft Azure and continued advances in Microsoft's world-class AI technology."

The Forrester Wave™ report

The Forrester New Wave™: Computer Vision Platforms, Q4 2019

Find out why Forrester has recognized Microsoft as a leader in computer vision platforms. Explore Forrester's analysis of the Computer Vision offering in Azure Cognitive Services and the "unique, 'vision-ary' tricks up its sleeve."

"Microsoft will be the CV [computer vision] starting point for many enterprises."

The Forrester New Wave™ report
Forrester New Wave chart with Market presence on the X axis and Current offerings on the Y axis, showing Microsoft in the Leaders circle for computer vision platforms.
IDC

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide General-Purpose Conversational AI Platforms 2021 Vendor Assessment

Read why Microsoft was placed in the Leaders category in the 2021 IDC MarketScape for worldwide general-purpose conversational AI platforms.

"Microsoft provides a broad set of conversational AI services, including low-code/no-code tools and the ability to create voice-based assistants with custom voices. It offers capabilities in a wide variety of languages and provides a strong set of cloudbased, always-on services."

IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape chart with Strategies on the X axis and Capabilities on the Y axis, showing Microsoft in the upper right Leaders quadrant for conversational AI platforms.

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

IDC MarketScape chart with Strategies on the X axis and Capabilities on the Y axis, showing Microsoft in the upper right Leaders quadrant for advanced machine learning software platforms.

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 MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

Gartner
2021 Gartner® Solution Scorecard for Microsoft Azure ML with an overall solution score of 85 out of 100.

Gartner 2021 Solution Scorecard for Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Learn why Azure Machine Learning received an overall score of 85 out of 100 and see how Azure ML meets 91 percent of Gartner's Required Criteria.

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GigaOm
Bullseye chart showing quadrants for Feature Play, Platform Play, Innovation, and Maturity with Microsoft ranking as a Fast Mover in the Leader center.

GigaOm Radar for Evaluating Machine Learning Operations (MLOps)

Learn why GigaOm has positioned Azure Machine Learning as a leader in its MLOps Radar, including "Full lifecycle ML support, from data prep to deployment and drift monitoring to explainability. Microsoft's long history with ALM and DevOps, its Azure DevOps service, and its ownership of GitHub undergird an earnest and emphatic dedication to the key tenets of MLOps: operations support and automation."

Read the MLOps report

GigaOm Radar for Automated Machine Learning (AutoML)

Understand why Microsoft features as a leader in the latest GigaOm Radar for AutoML.

Read why GigaOm specifically calls out Azure Machine Learning as being "beginner friendly" and having "data labeling" support. The report also recognizes the flexibility and comprehensiveness of coverage that Azure offers. "Azure Machine Learning AutoML supports automatic featurization, but custom featurization settings are also available. Deep learning with BERT and bidirectional LSTM (BiLSTM) for natural language processing are also supported."

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Bullseye chart showing quadrants for Feature Play, Platform Play, Innovation, and Maturity with Microsoft ranking as a Fast Mover in the Leader center.
Omdia
Bubble chart showing Technology assessment on the X axis and Enterprise execution assessment on the Y axis where Microsoft is ranked as a Leader in the upper right quadrant.

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. The analyst noted Azure Machine Learning important strengths, including automated machine learning, hardware acceleration, and machine learning operations capabilities.

Read the ML development platforms report

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Gartner, Solution Scorecard for Microsoft Azure ML, By Daniel Cota, Su En Goh, 13 July 2021 MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the circles. Vendor year-over-year growth rate relative to the given market is indicated by a plus, neutral or minus next to the vendor name.

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Source – Omdia Decision Matrix: Enterprise Machine Learning Development Platforms, 2020–21. Results are not an endorsement of Microsoft. Any reliance on these results is at the third party’s own risk. Licensed reprints the entire research solution may be available via citations@omdia.com.

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