Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio Room for Improvement

N Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director Of Technology at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

As for the areas for improvement in Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, I've provided feedback to Microsoft. My company is a Gold Partner of Microsoft, so I provided my feedback in another forum. Right now, it is the number of algorithms available in the designer that has to be improved, though I'm sure Microsoft does it regularly.

When you take a use case approach, Microsoft has done that in a lot of places, but not on the Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio designer. When I say use case basis, I meant recommending a product or recommending similar products, so if Microsoft can list out use cases and give me a template, it will save me a lot of time and a lot of work because I don't have to scratch my head on which algorithm is better, and I can go with what's recommended by Microsoft.

I'm sure that isn't a big task for the Microsoft team who must have seen thousands of use cases already, so out of that experience if the team can come up with a standard template, I'm sure it'll help a lot of organizations cut down on the development time, as well as going with the best industry-standard algorithms rather than experimenting with mine.

What I'd like to see in the next version of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, apart from the use case template, is the improvement of the availability of libraries. Microsoft should also upgrade the Python versions because the old version of Python is still supported and it takes time for Microsoft to upgrade the support for Python. The pace of upgrading Python versions of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio and making those libraries available should be sped up or increased.

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Mahendra Prajapati - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Data Analytics at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio worked okay for me, so right now, I don't have any room for improvement in mind for it.

What I'd like added to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio in its next version is a categorization for use cases or a template that makes the use cases simple to map out, for example, for healthcare, medical, or finance use cases, etc. This would be very helpful for users of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, especially for beginners.

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student at a university with 201-500 employees

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 can be integrated with something else. For example, business analytics. That way, you could also give creative reports. It's possible it could be integrated with the Power BI, as it's also Microsoft. That said, I'm not really sure. It if isn't possible, it's something they could consider for a future release.

Microsoft needs to be sure to monitor the security and ensure they are constantly updating it.

It would be nice if the product offered more accessibility in general.

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Head Of Analytics Platforms and Architecture at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We've found that the solution runs at a high cost. It's not cheap to utilize it.

Two additional items I would like to see added in future versions are software life cycle features and more security capabilities. There should be data access security, a role level security. Right now, they don't offer this.

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Ariful Mondal - PeerSpot reviewer
Consulting Practice Partner - Data, Analytics & AI at FH

Every tool requires some improvement. They have already improved many things. They had added new features and a new pipeline.

They should have an on-premise version, other than Python and R Studio, which is only good for cloud-based deployments.

If they could have a copy of the on-premise version on Mac or Linux or Windows, it would be helpful.

It should have the flexibility to work o the desktop. They should have a desktop version to work on the platform.

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Rishi Verma - PeerSpot reviewer
Practice Director at Birlasoft IndiaLtd.

It's not that easy to master the program, it requires some specific learning. If we want to extend the program to include inexperienced users, it can take some time for them to learn the solution. It would be nice if they added GPU solutions. Most of the solutions coming out now are video analytics or edge computing-based and Azure should have that focus.  

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Full stack Data Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

I have found Databricks is a better solution because it has a lot of different cluster choices and better integration with MLflow, which is much easier to handle in a machine learning system.

The developers for this solution have not been as active in improving it as other solutions have had more improvements, such as Databricks.

Sometimes there might be some data drifting problems and this is what I am currently working on. For example, when our new data has a drift from the previous old data. I need to first work out a solution. Azure in Databricks or in Azure Machine Learning Studio both works fine. However, the normal data drifting solution is not working that well for the problem that I am facing. I am able to receive the distribution change and numerical metrics changes, but it will not inform me how to fix them.

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Himanshu Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

Technical support could improve their turnaround time. 

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Data Scientist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Their web interface is good but the on-prem site interface is outdated. This solution could be improved if they could integrate the data pipeline scheduling part for their interface. When we are scheduling, they provide only one exclusion per day in the initial scheduling. We then have to configure it through the Linux front jobs if we want a high value job. It would help us and our customers if this was possible from the initial interface itself.

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Advanced Analytics Lead at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

In the solution, there is the concept of workspaces, and there is no means to share the computing infrastructure across those workspaces. This would be something that would be helpful. Additionally, a better version for traceability functionality regarding data would be beneficial.

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Alexis Bustamante - PeerSpot reviewer
STI Data Leader at grupo gtd

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio could improve by adding pixel or image analysis. This is a priority for me.

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Nhan Tran - PeerSpot reviewer
Data & AI expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I think they should improve two things. They should make their user interface more user-friendly. Integration could also be better. Because Microsoft Machine Learning is a Microsoft product, it's fully integrated with Microsoft Azure but not fully supported for other platforms like IBM or AWS or something else.

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Analyst Developer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

It is not easy. It is a complex solution. It takes some time to get exposed to all the concepts. We're trying to have a CI/CD pipeline to deploy a machine learning model using negative actions. It was not easy. The components that we're using might have something to do with this.

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Machine Learning Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The interface is a bit overloaded.

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Pallabi Sarmah - PeerSpot reviewer
Data & AI CoE Managing Consultant at a consultancy with 201-500 employees

In the future, I would like to see more AI consultation like image and video classification, and improvement in the presentation of data.

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