IBM Watson Analytics

IBM Watson Analytics

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4.3 out of 5 stars

Watson Analytics is a smart data analysis and visualization service you can use to quickly discover patterns and meaning in your data – all on your own. With guided data discovery, automated predictive analytics and cognitive capabilities such as natural language dialogue, you can interact with data conversationally to get answers you understand. Whether you need to quickly spot a trend or you have a team that needs to visualize report data in a dashboard, Watson Analytics has you covered.

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Watson Analytics review by <span>Rahul S.</span>
Rahul S.
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"A fresh way to look at Analytics"

What do you like best?

The best feature is the NLP (Natural Language Processing) feature where you can directly type in the question you want to be answered by the platform and it can give you suggestions on how to get along with it. Even if you do not ask questions it still recommends a few ways to get your analysis started.

What do you dislike?

The data that you need to upload needs to be extensively cleaned and that is a big challenge. The platform has also limitations in terms of models that you can run on it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get your data ready and your questions that need to be answered in place if you want to fully utilize this platform and explore its full potential.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solving a climate change problem by using the data from the World Bank. My aim is to find the variables that impact C02 emissions globally.

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Watson Analytics review by <span>Jason Raymond W.</span>
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"IBM Watson Analytics adds the power of AI/automation to your data analysis!"

What do you like best?

The automation of basic VLookup and Pivot Table functionality which enables you to quickly determine if X increases, what occurs with Y. Very causal tool.

What do you dislike?

Do to the query functionality being open ended, you really have to know what it is that you are trying to ask. Otherwise, Watson provides so much information/value that it'll answer 10 queries aside from what you're actually trying to uncover.

Recommendations to others considering the product

We use it in conjunction with other data analysis platforms... I'm not certain it's ready to be a completely stand-alone solution yet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data & Research & Analysis... Allows us to more closely understand our business metrics.

What Big Data Analytics solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Watson Analytics review by Internal Consultant
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"Analyse complex data without headaches : elementary my dear, with Watson Analytics !"

What do you like best?

The exceptional ananalytics experience whatever the complexity of a dataset. Support of a wide variety of data formats, and ease of access on the cloud. .The intuitive way to uncover hidden patterns, exhibit factors most likely to predict future behaviour with a good level of confidence. Facilities provided to prepare dynamic dashboards and story tellling presentations.

What do you dislike?

The reduced choice of natural language interfaces :English and Spanish only. A simplistic approach to textual analysis limited to word cloud.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Dive in without any hesitation. There is a wealth of examples and training videos which reduce the learning curve to hours. Excellent tool for startups to simulate business scenarios and make educated decisions on smartest strategies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coaching on Data Science discipline : use Watson Analytics as an illustration of an innovative approach towards business data analysis, with as main benefit to accelerate the understanding of relationships between business elements.

Watson Analytics review by <span>Emily J.</span>
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"Great, Up-to-date Alternative in the Data Space"

What do you like best?

I like how simple it is to learn and use, especially when compared to Excel. A lot more functionality, graph options, and prediction/analyzing options.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can be tough to upload data sets correctly

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are big into data, market research, or any type of analytics-- use Watson! You get more informative predictions and analysis than if you were to just plug numbers into Excel.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Whenever I'm trying to illustrate data and bring it to life, Watson helps without turning everything into just a big boring graph.

Watson Analytics review by <span>Himanshu S.</span>
Himanshu S.
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"Intuitive, easy to learn and use."

What do you like best?

Intuitive design. Smart guidance. Fast analytics. Natural language querying

What do you dislike?

Real time analytics not that fast. Watson is promising but right now their are other better products for streaming analytics.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better google first, lots of use cases available online with pros and cons.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Was working on health care product. trying to minimize infection due to carelessness of hospital staff.

Watson Analytics review by <span>Kainat R.</span>
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"Integrates Big Data and AI"

What do you like best?

Fun to explore. provides powerful data anlytics tools and combines it with the advanced AI technologies.

What do you dislike?

I found the user interface to be a little tricky for a beginner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data anaylsis of very extensive data sets.

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