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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

Well suited: if an organization already has a lot of running ETLs or pipelines but need to systemize them, Alteryx is a good choice. It would be good to figure out how well Alteryx would be harmonized with the existing components, but in a general sense, it may be well harmonized. Less appropriate: Alteryx is good for "automation", but some data developers and analysts may prefer to remain and keep using SQL tools. One should be careful of not just adding "one more layer or tool" into the existing pipeline and make it more complicated to manage.
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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
7.6
MATLAB
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.8
MATLAB
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
MATLAB

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
8.5
MATLAB
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
MATLAB
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
MATLAB
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.6
MATLAB
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.9
MATLAB

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.6
MATLAB
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
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
8.1
MATLAB
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
MATLAB
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.7
MATLAB
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.7
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

  • User-friendly interface - the tool structure and general workspace are very easy to pick up on. Short learning curve from "no experience" to "beginner user".
  • Standardization - modules/wizards allow a single tool to generate results for multiple clients, all through the use of a few actions/inputs.
  • Analytics - wide range of statistical analytics tools makes it easy for a user to look at data and provide simple summary statistics, while also having the ability to build advanced regression models.
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  • I LOVE the MATLAB debugger. It's probably the best debugger I've ever used. You can easily set breakpoints and run through code line by line. This is immensely helpful in locating hard to find bugs.
  • The GUI interface to MATLAB is also very intuitive. The menu has options for quickly creating functions, scripts, and debugging. You can also view all your variables in the variable environment, which is helpful. For example, you can click on a matrix you created within the variable window, and you can view its dimensions and attributes.
  • The help function in MATLAB is also very good. You can get help for any function by typing 'help '. The help function is useful because it also lists many examples of how to use the function you need help on. The online help for MATLAB is also very good and includes tons of examples.
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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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  • When a GUI start to grow up and have many objects, the performance of it starts to decrease very quickly and start to crash sometimes.
  • You can not have more than one function in each file. I mean, you can't make a sort of library in one .m file. If you have different functions, you have to have different files.
  • I think that a very good improvement is that MATLAB can understand the C/C++ sentence and data types. I mean, if I have an array of hexadecimal values in C/C++, I can't copy that in MATLAB because I can't use "0xA4" for the A4 hex value, for example.
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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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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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Breadth of Deployment

Our company kept it contained in the marketing department. Other departments may not understand it.
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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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MATLAB has a very large database of embedded functions and it is continually growing. Graphics processing is much easier than other similar product for beginners (such as Jupyter notebook and Python). Although it is not an open-source language, lots of learning materials and user-defined functions are available online and can be easily downloaded to use.
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Collaboration and Sharing

Alteryx Analytics7.2
Based on 16 answers
Other than being able to load my colleagues modules, I don't really use any other collaborative features in Alteryx.
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Data Integration

Alteryx Analytics8.9
Based on 16 answers
Unless there's totally different kinds of datasets, it works with any flat file sheets and is very easy to play with data. If you have files in shared folders the run time depends on the size and speed of accessibility as well, but for most part it works really smooth.
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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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  • I have been using MATLAB in most of my research projects, coursework or course projects. It helps me complete those projects and solve problems too.
  • Since I am an education license subscriber, there are no extra fees for me to buy the product or the MATLAB Toolbox.
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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