TensorBoard vs Neptune
Which tool is better?

Neptune gives you a lot of flexibility and control on what you want to track and analyse. Get notebook auto snapshots, organize and share the experiments with your entire team. Manage users in a hosted or on-prem application, and get dedicated user support with Neptune!

Why Choose Neptune over TensorBoard?

Neptune can serve all the experiment tracking needs of your team (any language, any framework, any infrastructure)
and lets you manage user access and gives you visibility into your team’s progress at any time with a great user-friendly UI.

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TensorBoard
Neptune
Pricing
TensorBoard
Neptune
Pricing

Free

  • Free for individuals, non-profit and educational research
  • Team: from $49
  • Enterprise: from $499
Free plan limitations

  • Free: 1 user
  • Unlimited private and public projects
Open-Source
Experiment Tracking Features
TensorBoard
Neptune
Data Versioning

Limited

Notebook Versioning
Model Versioning

Limited

Code Versioning
Environment Versioning

Limited

UI Features
TensorBoard
Neptune
User Management
Customizable Experiment Dashboard
Experiment Organization
Saving Experiment Views
Run Grouping

Limited

Notebook Diffs
Comments
Reports
Product Features
TensorBoard
Neptune
Fetching experiments via API
Scales to millions of runs
Dedicated User Support
Integrations
TensorBoard
Neptune
MLflow
Kubeflow
LightGBM
Scikit-Optimize
RayTune
HiPlot

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The most lightweight experiment management
tool that fits any workflow

Keeping track of machine learning experiments made simple.

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Why Neptune is best alternative to TensorBoard

ZERO MAINTENANCE

Is it easy to set up and maintain a TensorBoard server and visualization dashboard for your entire team?

With Neptune you get all your experiment data saved and backed-up on a hosted server or on-prem installation. You can manage user permissions and share experiments in the beautiful UI with no additional overhead. Powerful, simple, and available for you and your team in minutes.

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USER MANAGEMENT

Can you manage user permissions in TensorBoard?

Neptune lets you manage users easily. You can give people access to projects and organizations. Additionally, Neptune gives you control over the user role: admin, contributor or viewer.

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DASHBOARD VIEWS

Can you save different experiment dashboard views in TensorBoard?

When you have multiple users working on many ideas the things you want to look at change… and so should your experiment dashboard.
Neptune lets you customize, change, and save experiment dashboard views depending on your needs.

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FAST UI

Does it take a while to load thousands of runs in TensorBoard?

Neptune was built to scale and can support millions of experiment runs both in the back-end and front-end.

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NOTEBOOK AUTOSNAPSHOTS

Does TensorBoard snapshot your Jupyter notebooks automatically?

Neptune notebook integration automatically snapshots your .iipynb whenever you run a cell with neptune.create_experiment() in it. Whether you remember to submit your experiment or not everything will be safely versioned and ready to be explored.

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ANALYZE EXPERIMENT DASHBOARD IN JUPYTER NOTEBOOK

Does TensorBoard let you fetch your experiment dashboard directly to a pandas DataFrame?

With Neptune you can fetch whatever information you or your teammates tracked and explore it however you like. We have some nice exploratory features, like HiPlot integration to help you with that.

neptune.init('USERNAME/example-project')

make_parallel_coordinates_plot(

     metrics= ['eval_accuracy', 'eval_loss',...],

     params = ['activation', 'batch_size',...])
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NOTEBOOK VERSIONING AND DIFFING

Does TensorBoard let you track your exploratory analysis?

Neptune goes beyond the tracking of machine learning experiments and allows you to version your exploratory data analysis or results exploration as well!
Once it is saved in Neptune you can name, share, download or see diffs of your notebook checkpoints.

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