Amazon Transcribe API Alternative

Faster, more accurate, and better deployment choices.

Innovators are moving away from costly Amazon Transcribe to Deepgram. Find out how easy it is to switch.

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Deepgram vs Amazon Transcribe

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All the features. Better performance. Lower cost.

Features and Capabilities
Deepgram
Amazon Transcribe
Batch processing (1hr of audio)
20 seconds
900 seconds
Streaming processing lag
<300 ms
4s
Word Error Rate (WER)
Tailored Speech Model
Text training only
Deep Search (audio)
Diarization (separate per speaker)
Up to 10
Up to 10
Audio streams
Unlimited
25 per sec
Noise Reduction
Custom Vocabulary (keyword boosting)
Redaction
Pre-recorded Only
Punctuation
Profanity Filter
Numeral Formatting

Higher Speed

We measure in milliseconds, not seconds.

With our End-to-End Deep Learning Neural Network, pre-recorded and real-time streaming speed are built into our platform. That means you never have to sacrifice accuracy or cost to get faster transcripts. Get the speed you need to create real, human-like voice experiences.

Higher Accuracy

Beyond out-of-the-box accuracy.

With Deepgram, general speech model accuracy is not the end but the beginning. If your audio contains unique branded terms, industry jargon, accents, dialects, etc., a one-size-fits-all speech model won’t give you the accuracy you need. Our tailored speech models give you even higher accuracy on the words that matter to you. Oh, and we can put it in production in weeks—not months.

Better Deployment Choices

Choose your level of control.

Deepgram gives you a choice with our AI Speech Platform deployment. If you are dealing with sensitive or private audio data, we offer an on-premises or virtual private cloud option in addition to our standard public cloud option. Great ASR should be available everywhere, not just in the cloud.

on-prem or cloud deployment options

Fair Billing

No rounding up.
No surprises.

Rounding up fees to the nearest 15 seconds is a common practice in speech recognition – but not at Deepgram. We think you should only pay for what you actually use. With our Fair Billing, you can reliably predict your transcription expenses and not find yourself getting hit with a bill that’s 3x more than you expected.

Switching to Deepgram is easy.

APIs, SDKs, and docs? 
Why, yes we do!

We’ve made switching to Deepgram easy with APIs, detailed guides, and clear documentation. Go ahead. Take it for a spin and get $150 in free credits.

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Meet innovators who’ve made the switch.

Most other speech to text vendors word error rates (WER) fell consistently between 75% and 80%, whereas Deepgram’s WER is consistently 90% to 92% for us.”

Ravish Kamath, CPO, Nytro.ai

At Badger, we facilitate everyday communication via captions, especially for those with hearing loss or in settings where clear communication is critical, like doctor-patient conversations. We chose Deepgram because it just feels friendlier than Google STT or Amazon Transcribe, and that is largely because it is so fast and accurate, you can speak normally in conversation and the transcripts or captions are immediately usable, even with longer or more complicated language.”

Mike Williston, CEO, Badger

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