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Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda

Anaconda is great for academic and private organizations that cannot afford more expensive Python/R package managers. Also, it is more appropriate for intermediate to advanced Python users--Anaconda can be somewhat frustrating for beginners, as it takes some practice to get comfortable with the workflow. I find it particularly useful for working in teams, because if everyone uses the same package manager, it is easier to troubleshoot issues and makes for reproducible research. For wealthier organizations, a premium package management system (with tech support) would be ideal. Anaconda is also great for people working independently on code development.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

Well suited:* simple reports for simple users ("big button-users", mostly managers or CEOs)* analyze date in cubes (finding "most important customer-group", finding "outliers" / "exceptions"; seeing historical development of...)Less appropriate: * beautiful reports for the general public! Be it paper, be it in electronic form (online)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
8.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
9.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
9.2
IBM Cognos Analytics
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
MDM Integration
Anaconda
8.3
IBM Cognos Analytics

Data Exploration

Anaconda
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics
Visualization
Anaconda
8.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics

Data Preparation

Anaconda
8.5
IBM Cognos Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.1
IBM Cognos Analytics
Data Encryption
Anaconda
7.7
IBM Cognos Analytics
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
8.8
IBM Cognos Analytics
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
9.4
IBM Cognos Analytics
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
8.3
IBM Cognos Analytics
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.9
IBM Cognos Analytics
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
8.6
IBM Cognos Analytics

Model Deployment

Anaconda
9.0
IBM Cognos Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
8.9
IBM Cognos Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
9.2
IBM Cognos Analytics

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Publish to Web
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.2
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3
Report Versioning
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.3

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
5.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.0
REST API
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Javascript API
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.3
iFrames
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
7.5
Java API
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
IBM Cognos Analytics
6.7

Pros

Anaconda

  • First of all it is very easy to install and it is user friendly. You just download a Anaconda from its official site and you can start using it for coding (I usually code using Jupiter Notebook) Compared to Pycharm it is easier navigate in Anaconda(Jupiter Notebook)
  • For me it is a best environment to use if I have small projects. Jupiter Notebook is running tasks much faster compared to Pycharm and other IDE's.
  • In my work I usually need different scientific packages that are not commonly used. As Anaconda have thousands of libraries it helps me making my job easier
Tigran Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • What IBM Cognos does really well is provide precise data that may otherwise be hard to retrieve from your primary accounting software. While doing so, it organizes this data such that it becomes much more meaningful to analyze.
  • IBM Cognos also does a fantastic job through the Query Studio module to give certain users the ability to create simple reports and modify existing reports, this allows the flexibility a user needs in getting the intended data.
  • IBM Cognos also provides the ability to utilize a BI tool for complicated reporting requirements or in cases when there are many data dependencies that exist. This BI tool enables Cognos to tackle many organizational and data challenges that companies face in the industry.
Nabeel Chohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaconda

  • Anaconda could greatly benefit by integrating with Git and other versioning software.
  • The software's default installation is relatively bloated, slower on older machines, and could be improved by allowing for a lean default installation environment.
  • Anaconda has an issue with supporting the current version of Computer-Vision, a commonly used machine learning package.
Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • With the upgrade from Cognos 10 to Cognos 11, there were a lot of features, like run schedule once, weren't brought over to the newest version of Report Studio.
  • I felt like they were trying to chase Tableau and Qlik with dashboarding rather than focusing on their bread and butter of Report Studio or which other Business Intelligence tools don't do very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.9
Based on 23 answers
For an existing solution, renewing licenses does provide a good return on investment. Additionally, while rolling out scorecards and dashboards with little adhoc capabilities, to end users, cognos is very easily scalable. It also allows to create a solution that has a mix of OLAP and relational data-sources, which is a limitation with other tools. Synchronizing with existing security setup is easy too.
Sachin Karkun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.9
Based on 2 answers
The interface is an easy to use command-line interface, or a GUI for launching and/or discovering different parts of the system.
Juande Santander-Vela | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.5
Based on 6 answers
We have a strong user base (3500 users) that are highly utilizing this tool. Basic users are able to consume content within the applied security model. We have a set of advanced users that really push the limits of Cognos with Report and Query Studio. These users have created a lot of personal content and stored it in 'My Reports'. Users enjoy this flexibility.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Reports can typically be viewed through any browser that can access the server, so the availability is ultimately up to what the company utilizing it is comfortable with allowing, though report development tends to be more picky about browsers and settings as mentioned above. It also has an optional iPad app and general mobile browsing support, but dashboards lack the mobile compatibility. What keeps it from getting a higher score is the desktop tools that are vital to the development process. The compatibility with only Windows when the server has a wide range of compatibility can be a real sore point for a company that outfits its employees exclusively with Mac or Linux machines. Of course, if they are planning on outsourcing the development anyways, it's a rather moot point
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Overall no major complaints but it doesn't handle DMR (Dimensionally Modeled for Relational) very well. DMR modelling is a capability that IBM Cognos Framework Manager provides allowing you to specify dimensional information for relational metadata and allows for OLAP-style queries. However, the capability is not very efficient and, for example, if I'm using only 2 columns on a 20-column model, the software is not smart enough to exclude 18 columns and the query side gets progressively larger and larger until it's effectively unusable.
Meghdeep Raval, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.9
Based on 16 answers
There is a lot of sources to get support for Anaconda based on the large data scientist or data engineer user community. Whenever you need something, you can type it in Google search, and you can find out people who had a similar problem and the solution for it.
Xiaotong Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 answers
Why is their web application not working as fast as you think it should? They never know, and it is always a a bunch of shots in the dark to find out. Trying to download software from them is like trying to find a book at the library before computers were invented.
Jonathan Kyrlach | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Onsite training provided by IBM Cognos was effective and as expected. They did not perform training with our data which was a bit difficult for our end-users.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The online courses they offer are thorough and presented in such a way that someone who isn't already familiar with the general design methodologies used in this field will be capable of making a good design. The training environments are provided as a fully self contained virtual machine with everything needed already to create the environments. We've had some persisting issues with the environments becoming unavailable, but support has been responsive when these issues arise and straightening them out for us
Gerrit Goewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 7.0
Based on 14 answers
Make sure that any custom tables that you have, are built into your metadata packages. You can still access them via SQL queries in Cognos, but it is much easier to have them as a part of the available metadata packages.
Toni McKee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Anaconda

ANACONDA VS Alteryx Analytics: Even though I find Alteryx to be an excellent tool for managing extremely massive data, Anaconda is much better and easy for analytics.Anaconda VS. MicroStrategy Analytics: Compared with Anaconda, MicroStrategy Analytics is very difficult to use and counter-intuitiveAnaconda VS. Power BI For Office 365: One of the main advantages of BI for Office 364 is its capacity to data connectivity. However, it's very hard to edit data connections, once BI for Office is deployed in other platforms
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

Although Tableau has certain advantages, mostly in its best in class visualization capabilities, Cognos is catching up. Most of the other advantages of Tableau Desktop have been addressed in more recent versions of Cognos, for instance the ability to ingest personal data sources, self-service modeling, and improved dashboarding/visualization features. Tableau still lacks a centralized metadata and governance model and requires a bit more effort to implement at the enterprise level. Also, Cognos is still best in breed for standardized reporting, which is always a crucial need for organizations. More requirements can be centrally addressed by Cognos, but it is unlikely any organization will have just one BI tool.
Albert Valdez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cognos Analytics

IBM Cognos Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Cognos architecture is well suited for scalability. However, the architecture must be designed with scalability in mind from day one of the implementation. We recently upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2.1 and took the opportunity to revamp our architecture. It is now poised for future growth and scalability.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Anaconda

  • We can get any new employee set-up on Python for Machine learning in minutes, without any assistance from IT. That's real $ savings.
  • We started to experiment with Machine Learning a lot more, which leads to creating new projects which can have a tremendous impact on the business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cognos Analytics

  • (+) increased efficiency: Less time trying to figure out how to do something w/ another BI tool that may seem impossible -- Cognos will be able to do it 99% of the time
  • (-) increased training required: Training for Cognos had to be longer and more intensive than other BI tools. For example, my team members go through a week long 8-hour/day class and it was just enough to scratch the surface. A good base if required, but real world experience is the only way to become a Cognos pro.
  • (-) more end-user training: We do mostly canned reports with Cognos, so out end-users must be trainied. It is much harder to train them with Cognos than other BI tools. This is why I only turn to Cognos if I cannot accomplish my goal in another tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Anaconda Editions & Modules

Edition
Commercial Edition14.951
Team Edition$10,000
Enterprise EditionContact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cognos Analytics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
15.00

IBM Cognos Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
On Demand Standard$151
On Demand Plus$351
On Demand Premium$701
  1. per authorized user/per month
SaaS Edition
On Cloud HostedContact for quote
    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Anaconda
    9.0
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9

    Likelihood to Renew

    Anaconda
    7.0
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.9

    Usability

    Anaconda
    8.9
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.5

    Reliability and Availability

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.6

    Performance

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Anaconda
    8.9
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    In-Person Training

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.7

    Online Training

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    8.0

    Implementation Rating

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    7.0

    Scalability

    Anaconda
    IBM Cognos Analytics
    10.0

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