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Watson Studio Local is software to be deployed on-premises inside the firewall, while Watson Studio Cloud is part of the IBM Cloud, a public cloud.

The Standard plan is gives you access to all the same functionality as the Enterprise plan. The Standard plan gives you 50 capacity unit hours (CUH) per month. The Enterprise plan gives you 5,000 CUH per month and up to 5 authorized users (unlimited viewers). View the pricing page below.

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Our Enterprise plan for Watson Studio will enable your team to solve problems and gain advantage with enterprise-scale data science and AI. Enterprise includes 5 authorized users, unlimited viewer collaborators and elastics compute environments, and 5,000 capacity unit-hours included monthly.

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Watson Studio is a platform for businesses to build and train AI and machine learning models, prepare, and analyze data – all in a flexible, hybrid cloud environment. Watson Studio provides tools for all to collaborate and easily work with data to build and train models at scale.

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Data Science Experience Local was renamed as Watson Studio Local as the new name better aligns with the AI features. Add-ons for SPSS, Decision Optimization and Watson Explorer are still available as part of Watson Studio Local add-on.

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Watson Studio Desktop is a new product in the Watson Studio product family. Users can prepare data and build models offline and online with the ability to connect to other data sources while keeping data sets on individual desktops. Read the blog below to find out the latest features.

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Watson Studio Desktop just came out in December 2018 and is available for purchase as a monthly or annual subscription offering. Start to prepare data and build models on your desktop by trying out the free 30-da7 trial below.

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In 2018, Watson Studio Local (formerly Data Science Experience) and Watson Studio Desktop are part of ICP and ICP for Data. Watson Studio Cloud remains outside of ICP and ICP for Data.

No, Watson Explorer is available only on-premises. Similar "search" capabilities exist through our Watson Studio Catalog offering.

The integration of Decision Optimization (DO) capability is available through API in the cloud. The implementation of DO such as Natural Language-based Model Assistant unique to on-premise version is not available in Watson Studio Cloud today and is under consideration for roadmap.

Signing up for the trial (Lite plan) is super easy. Just visit the link below. From there, you will be asked to enter or sign up for an IBM ID. Just enter your information, then confirm your email and you'll be logged in directly to Watson Studio where you can get started.

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You'll be able to use the Lite plan for as long as you want. The Lite plan is limited based on monthly usage limits which refresh every month.

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IBM Watson apps are powered by IBM Cloud and if you previously used an IBM Cloud account, that account is now expired. To continue your trial, obtain a code by contacting IBM through the 'Let's Talk' chat icon.

During your IBM Cloud trial, you can obtain a code to continue your trial by contacting IBM through the chat icon. Alternatively, you can upgrade your IBM Cloud account to pay as you go by providing a credit card number.

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With an IBM Cloud trial, you can use four services of any type. When you set up Watson Studio, you create two services including Apache Spark and object storage. Go to your IBM Cloud account and delete IBM Cloud services until you have a maximum of two.

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You can't load data files larger than 5 GB to your project from the Watson Studio app. If your files are larger, you must use the Cloud Object Storage API and load the data in multiple parts. See the curl commands below for working with Cloud Object Storage directly on IBM Cloud.

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Our team welcomes any feedback, requests, and suggestions you have for improving our products! The forum below allows us to connect your product improvement ideas with IBM product and engineering teams.

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Yes, we have the Stack Overflow channel below where you can submit your questions related to your offering and we will get them answered.

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