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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.
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IBM Watson Analytics

Despite its shortcomings, IBM Watson Analytics does its job well. It's paired for any size organization, big or small – but realistically, if you're going to be analyzing user-data on a broad scale, it probably makes sense to use this program if you're working with a big company. Otherwise Facebook Analytics could probably do the work for you, for a cheaper price. Our social media manager has been using it to track data for a client of ours, and they have been enjoying it so far. It's a good system to determine user traffic.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
IBM Watson Analytics
Visualization
Anaconda
7.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
7.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Data Transformations
Anaconda
8.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
5.7
IBM Watson Analytics
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
4.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
7.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
6.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Model Deployment

Anaconda
4.5
IBM Watson Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
5.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
4.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Pros

  • Anaconda has iPython- Notebook that facilitates code writing in Python
  • It's very easy to install tour preferred the Python version
  • The risk of messing up the libraries is completely eliminated
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  • Implementation of the data is fairly easy, all it requires is registration and uploading data from a spreadsheet – it's little more than copy/pasting which is pretty manageable on time
  • It's affordable – it offers a $30 plan for its "Plus" services, and $80/month for its Professional services. With a small markup, this is profitable for both us and our clients
  • Their customer support has been great – they have live personal available by phone or chat during regular business hours, and their Customer Support forums are always available 24/7. They're always quick to address an issue.
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Cons

  • It's hard to get security updates when you leave the system packages
  • There're some PyPI packages that Anaconda doesn't have. This obligates the user to package it by herself or using pip
  • Anaconda isn't as fast as PyPI publications
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  • The IBM Bluemix interface itself was horrendous. Performance is a feature, especially for a platform as pricey as Bluemix. Please cure the sluggishness so it's actually useable.
  • Billing details could be improved so it's easier to figure out how much I'm paying and why.
  • Worst customer support I've ever seen. With multiple tickets, I never heard a response. Despite being a paying customer!
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Alternatives Considered

Simple story. I tried both. Canopy felt somehow unintuitive to use.
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Used AWS and Azure.AWS has more features and a far superior interface responsivesness. It's actually usable! That being said default configurations and menus in AWS are more cryptic then necessary. Azure seems to be the gold standard for pre-configuration and ease of use. Too flashy though. Keep it simple. Keep it fast.
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Return on Investment

  • It has helped our organization to work collectively faster by using Anaconda's collaborative capabilities and adding other collaboration tools over.
  • By having an easy access and immediate use of libraries, developing times has decreased more than 20 %
  • There's an enormous data scientist shortage. Since Anaconda is very easy to use, we have to be able to convert several professionals into the data scientist. This is especially true for an economist, and this my case. I convert myself to Data Scientist thanks to my econometrics knowledge applied with Anaconda.
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  • High ROI. Useful demonstration of my abilities as an engineer; contributed to landing my most recent position.
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

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

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