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Alteryx Analytics

It is very well suited for mid-sized data operations. One person working on a project is ideal. I have not used Alteryx in a collaborative project, so can't say for sure. It is quite powerful and compares well with the competitors. If you have data from disparate sources, it helps to have a tool like Alteryx.
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MATLAB

MATLAB is well suited for processing various types of file formats, including more rare file formats used in climate modeling. It is also excellent for any type of modeling that involves significant amounts of matrix computations (I have found it to be more efficient than R). It is also fairly easy to vectorize most operations if computational efficiency is a big concern. MATLAB is an excellent option if you want to solve an optimization problem with genetic algorithms. The genetic algorithm toolbox (GA toolbox) in MATLAB is one of the best I've used and is extremely versatile.It is not great for any type of agent-based modeling (e.g. cellular automata or swarm models). Also, I would not recommend MATLAB for producing plots. It is somewhat difficult to fine-tune the appearance of plots.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
MATLAB
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
6.7
MATLAB
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
MATLAB

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
MATLAB
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
MATLAB
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
MATLAB
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.5
MATLAB
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.7
MATLAB
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
MATLAB
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
8.5
MATLAB
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
MATLAB
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.9
MATLAB

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.9
MATLAB
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
MATLAB
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.3
MATLAB

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
MATLAB
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
MATLAB

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
MATLAB
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
MATLAB

Pros

  • Data ingestion: Alteryx is capable of connecting with a multitude of data sources from SQL databases to cloud-hosted solutions like Salesforce, Tableau, or Google Analytics. Also supports OleDB & ODBC connections.
  • Dynamic data munging: Alteryx has a great variety of processing tools to clean and prep data including: dedupe, formulas, joins, union, sort... Performing these functions really quickly on even moderately equipped laptops or desktops. It's dynamic in that it can easily handle changes in data by allowing extra columns to flow through.
  • Macros: have a process that you are consistently running in separate workflows? Build a macro, be it a batch or iterative, Alteryx can do it. I've built 40-50 macros and use at least 4+ in every workflow I design so data is handled the same way in every workflow for consistency and cutting down on copy/pastes.
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  • Very easy to write your own operations and share with others
  • Great statistical processing capabilities
  • Very user friendly for even inexperienced programmers
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Cons

  • I've had issues with the scheduler tool getting frozen or stuck in previous versions. For about the last 2-3 months the latest software version has been much more reliable. Previously I had to restart the Alteryx service on my machine at least once a week, which meant my workflows weren't running while the service had been stuck and data wasn't moving.
  • Some of the connectors, like the Tableau Online connector, should become supported by Alteryx. The online community is fantastic and has created a ton of useful macros and it would be great if Alteryx would adopt, support, and enhance some of the most widely used and useful.
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  • Weak treatment of non-linear problems
  • Slow compared to key competitors such as Julia
  • Licensing issues make it difficult to work with models and large datasets that require parallelization
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics6.5
Based on 14 answers
I personally have moved to a different position that does not require data analysis tools. I really enjoyed working with Alteryx and think it is a great tool, but have moved to a different organization and role.
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Usability

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 2 answers
Through a graphical UI one can perform engineering and development, other vendors do not have such a code-less interface.
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MATLAB9.0
Based on 1 answer
I think it's great for beginners and really easy to learn, with all the documentation available
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Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Alteryx Analytics9.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall pretty good. Depending on the quality of the question posed the CS team will get back as they are available
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Implementation

Alteryx Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
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Alternatives Considered

Alteryx's UI is fantastic insomuch that training can really be self-driven, albeit with several Google searches a day and visits to the Alteryx community. The other solutions we looked at were much less intuitive and not nearly as flexible, automated, and didn't give you the capability to watch the data be changed through every step of the process like Alteryx can do through browses and data samples.
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Sage is mathematical software with features covering many aspects of
mathematics, including algebra, combinatorics, numerical mathematics,
number theory, and calculus. Although MATLAB is more popular and widely used, it is expensive. Sage is open source and it integrates many specialized mathematics software into a common interface, which a user only needs to know Python to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Alteryx does an excellent job of integrating consumer and spatial data to calculate and visualize things like locations within a certain drive-time radius.
  • For visualization purposes I had to move the data to excel for some decent graphs.
  • It can become very expensive.
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  • Keeping in mind that MATLAB is really expensive and that some of its features come as extras, free languages such as Python can bring more revenue to a company.
  • As a learning tool is a great beginning for someone without lots of programming experience, and in the case of my university it had a great impact business wise since the programs created by students were usually sold to companies.
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Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Alteryx Analytics Editions & Modules
Alteryx Analytics
On-premise Edition
Alteryx Designer
$3,9951
Alteryx Designer with Spatial
$12,9951
Alteryx Designer with Data
$29,9951
Alteryx Server
$45,0002
1. per user, per year
2. per server, per year
SaaS Edition
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
$1,5001
1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
The above prices are in USD for Alteryx products and are per-year subscription prices based on a 3-year contract, with annual payment.

MATLAB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MATLAB Editions & Modules
MATLAB
Additional Pricing Details