Use cases

Getting started with data science

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Getting started with data science

IBM Watson Studio Desktop lets you start small, with all the tools your data scientists need to become productive quickly. Scale instantly to include new users or expand to a full-scale deployment.

When cloud isn’t an option

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When cloud isn’t an option

IBM Watson Studio Desktop provides constant access to data sets that are securely stored on the user's desktop — eliminating connectivity concerns and helping users stay productive from any location.

Keeping data under control

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Keeping data under control

IBM Watson Studio Desktop helps to assure data security, compliance and governance. Users can work offline and if needed, sync with enterprise systems the next time they connect, keeping data sets safe.

Cutting IT support costs

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Cutting IT support costs

Eliminate the need to manage different tools, versions, licensing and upgrades. As a single, pre-integrated platform, IBM Watson Studio Desktop helps you avoid fragmentation and its associated costs.


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Drag-and-drop analytics and AI

Data preparation

Harness the power of IBM Data Refinery to explore, prepare and refine data. Use intuitive tools to identify and remediate problems prior to modeling.

Text analytics

Leverage built-in, industry-leading dictionaries and a simple UI to explore data sources like emails, reports and web pages with text analytics.

Model development

Use the embedded IBM SPSS® Modeler canvas to build models using a simple intuitive interface that's easy for both IT and business users to navigate.

Model deployment

Use IBM Watson Machine Learning Server (sold separately) to quickly and more securely deploy models in applications throughout your business.

Support for many data sources

Get a complete view of your business by analyzing data no matter where it lives — in flat files, spreadsheets or major relational databases.

Data visualization

Build sophisticated visualizations and easily export them to others. Explore data sets with live charting and a large variety of charts and graphs.


Interactive notebooks contain data, code and visualization side by side, so teams can easily explore data sets, run experiments and confirm results.

Project management

Create and manage projects for offline use and online collaboration. Combine your data sets with organizational assets while maintaining compliance.

Machine learning methods and algorithms

Apply decision trees, neural networks, regression models and a host of modeling methods taken from machine learning, AI and statistics.

What's new

IBM Watson Studio Desktop 2.0

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Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice

User reviews have made IBM Watson Studio among the most highly rated solutions in its category.

2020 Edison Award winner

IBM Watson Studio Desktop is recognized for innovative design with this prestigious reward.

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IBM Watson Studio Desktop vs. spreadsheets

Compare two data analysts – one using spreadsheets, the other using IBM Watson Studio Desktop.

Marketing campaign scoring

Measure results of a retail marketing campaign using a predictive model and sample data sets.

Product documentation

Learn how to add data to a project, refine data, and use IBM SPSS Modeler flows.

Related products

Explore other data science offerings from IBM.

IBM Watson Studio

Build and train models where your data resides, and deploy anywhere in a hybrid environment.

IBM SPSS Modeler

Tap into data assets and applications with powerful algorithms and models ready for immediate use.

IBM Watson Machine Learning

Simplify and speed AI at scale across any cloud with an automated, collaborative workflow.