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Score 8.7 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda

Anaconda is the best solution when you need to make more basic algorithm training. However, when the client necessity if completely new or there're poor libraries, anaconda is too basic.When designing algorithms, I find ai-one to be very useful. Other tools that more suitable than Anaconda for more complex tasks are protege, biffblue and Nervana Neon
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Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
7.0
Datawatch Monarch
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
10.0
Datawatch Monarch
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
Datawatch Monarch
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
Datawatch Monarch

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
Datawatch Monarch
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
Datawatch Monarch
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.0
Datawatch Monarch

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.5
Datawatch Monarch
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.0
Datawatch Monarch
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.0
Datawatch Monarch
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
Datawatch Monarch
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
Datawatch Monarch

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
8.1
Datawatch Monarch
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
10.0
Datawatch Monarch
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
6.5
Datawatch Monarch
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.5
Datawatch Monarch
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
7.5
Datawatch Monarch

Model Deployment

Anaconda
6.5
Datawatch Monarch
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.0
Datawatch Monarch
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.0
Datawatch Monarch

Pros

Anaconda

  • Clear install story. There are a lot of ways to install python. There's only one way to install anaconda. This makes teaching and standardizing much easier.
  • Batteries included. It's easy to install things in python, but anaconda ships with most of what you need out of the box. This helps with standardization and reproducibility.
  • Good integrations with Jupyter and other visual tools. Jupyter is really convenient when learning various python packages. Anaconda makes these tools easy to launch and to use.
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Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
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Cons

Anaconda

  • Although some other users mentioned the installation is "simple", we did encounter some challenge in a highly controlled environment (due to security reasons).
  • Jupyter Notebook is extremely slow when the client/server side of the network's speed/bandwidth is not balanced.
  • Bootstrapping Anaconda takes too long, sometimes I even started doubting it would respond any more.
  • If there are extra python packages you need but are not by default installed by Anaconda, then some efforts will be required to figure out how to put them in the right place.
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Datawatch Monarch

  • Graphical interface
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Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda

Anaconda 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at data processing, but needs to grow more in publishing in a way that a non-programmer can interact with. It also introduces confusion for programmers that are familiar with normal Python processes which are slightly different in Anaconda such as virtualenvs.
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Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
It was useful but expensive.
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Usability

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's really good at installing and getting started. It's less usable and configurable after that. If you stay in the ecosystem, and don't know how to Python any other way - it works really well.
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Datawatch Monarch

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Anaconda

I prefer Anaconda due to the control I have at every level over the data and the visualizations. Power BI does a better job at guessing what graphics to use, but these usually aren't the most helpful. Anaconda and the slew of Python extensions that add incredible functionality, make it much more powerful without such a steep learning curve as Power BI.
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Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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Return on Investment

Anaconda

  • Centralized repository for all notebooks and analysis projects.
  • Solved for some security concerns from IT.
  • Saves money by avoiding ad-hoc computer resources for analysts.
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Datawatch Monarch

  • Quicker reporting
  • Improved efficiency
  • Improved morale
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Anaconda

Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details

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