The Best Label Studio Alternative is Diffgram

This page explains why Diffgram is the best HumanSignal (LabelStudio / Heartex) alternative.

Top Reasons to choose Diffgram as Label Studio alternative.

  1. Diffgram License v2 (DLv2)
  2. Diffgram installs on your hardware. Install Setup
  3. Diffgram works better for Multi-Modal Annotation
  4. Diffgram provides more education for overall better results. University
  5. Diffgram has feature parity with Labelbox.

Diffgram is like Postgres, LabelStudio is like SQLite.

Diffgram is more friendly to all people in your company. For example Diffgram is customizable through the UI itself, not just by coding. A Data Engineer sets up connections usable by a non-technical Admin, etc.

Diffgram is designed for your business workflows, not just Data Science or UI. For example the Action Workflows Introduction system.

Diffgram has all code in open source.

Diffgram has all code in open source and is therefore more feature rich.

All Diffgram Code is open source. Label studio removes several important features out of the box like persistent storage (and all the purple icons). Why would access control and persistent storage, two of the most basic possible things be in closed source?


Diffgram has more Integrations

Action Workflows Introduction
Storage Providers List

Diffgram is more Customizable

See Customization

Diffgram Scales Better then Label Studio (Human Signal)

Label studio users, using a large amount of hardware, routinely report seeing slow access times of 10s for relatively small datasets in Label Studio. Compare that to Diffgram where a 4 core DB in Diffgram (1/6) the resources, can scale to 100M+ Annotations at ~300MS average response time. Depending on how a person does the math this is literally 720x faster. Of course there are many dimensions to scale and we talk about some of the other ones here..

Startup time and ongoing use

Depending on your background it is possible you may find Labelstudio a little faster to get started. While Diffgram may be just as fast to get started, there are edges cases that do take longer. The main thing to keep in mind is what you are actually getting. With Diffgram you are getting familiar with a major new technology that scales. With Labelstudio you are getting a small fraction of that. It's like setting up Postgres vs SQLite. Sure SQLite maybe is a little easier, but it won't scale to production like Postgres.

Old Comparison Article

ML Backend

See ML Backend