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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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WebFOCUS

It is well suited for just about everything that I have seen or run into. There are some cases with data from sources like Essbase (Hyperion) and other sources where you may need an adapter, but IBI has adapters available for just about everything you can think of. I also love the ability to run either straight WebFocus code or SQL code.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.5
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.5
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.2
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.1
Publish to Web
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.4
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.3
Report Versioning
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.9
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
3.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.3
REST API
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
10.0
Javascript API
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
10.0
iFrames
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
WebFOCUS
9.0

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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  • Great technical support - If you have a question or issue they will get back to you very fast and get it resolved. Never had a problem with their support.
  • I can get ANY data I want from practically any source, read it, filter it and display it quickly in a report, graph, etc...
  • I love the way LDAP is used in WebFocus 8 to grant user access. We use this through portals, folders, etc... This way if a user is in a certain LDAP group or groups they have access and can see and run certain reports. If not, they can't see anything.
  • I love the ability to completely customize reports, graphs, dashboards, portals, etc... We can finetune anything to any data and present it in anyway we see fit and do it quickly. Far quicker turn around then SAP Crystal Reports or any other comparable BI platform.
  • Very high reliability and uptime. No other BI product comes close. It's basically set it and forget it. It runs like a tank.
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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 Developer Studio has some bugs. I've faced errors where swapping between our DEV and PROD servers causes that the software stops responding.
  • Easy to find documentation and examples. WebFOCUS has some help with this but it'd be better to provide more real life examples.
  • Sometimes it's harder to code the graphical interface of the report because of the HTML styling.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS8.6
Based on 5 answers
I have seen demos of WebFOCUS version 8 but haven't used it more. It looks more promising than the previous versions like 6 and 7.
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Usability

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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
Best BI tool/product I have used. The others don't compare overall. Some can look fancier, but when you actually use them with large data and data from numerous systems/sources that is where most of the competition falls away. I also don't like downtime. I have basically none for a large user base with WebFocus. Even SAP Crystal Reports went down for 4 days once - 4 days because the admin password got locked out due to a glitch and we had zero reports for 4 days. WebFocus has never had more than a few minutes of downtime. It's like a tank that just keeps rolling. There is no other choice for reliable BI.
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Reliability and Availability

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WebFOCUS9.0
Based on 1 answer
Tracking availability formally for almost two years and we are at 99.8%
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Support

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WebFOCUS10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have extremely knowledgeable techs that I have worked with over the years. Some have actually become really good friends of mine. I see them often at local user groups and when we show them how we are using their tools to save millions of dollars throughout the company
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Online Training

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WebFOCUS6.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hit and miss, the last class was overcrowded and people were having trouble connecting which took up much of the time. Instructors vary
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Implementation

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No answers on this topic
WebFOCUS8.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan ahead on what data will be accessible and the type of security required on the database and if you will want to use security that is built into the software. It is worth consulting with the vendor on what your plan is and how they recommend you proceed in order to get results you are happy with.
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Breadth of Deployment

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Our organization has about 100 developers distributing reports to an audience of several thousand. In addition there are hundreds of report launch pages on the company's intranet that were created by the various departments that use the tool. The tools is leveraged by finance, engineering, marketing, labor relations, operations, and technical services.
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Alternatives Considered

Anaconda is way easier to set-up. On Anaconda we have users working on Machine Learning in minutes, where on PyCharm is takes a lot longer to set-up and often involves getting help from IT. PyCharm is easier to integrate with Code repositories (such as GitHub), so if that's very important to you, you might want to take a look at PyCharm
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I found WebFOCUS a great tool for reporting purposes as I have used it for a long time. They should compare themselves with new reporting tools like Tableau and Splunk. Tableau's interface is mind blowing. IBI should learn from Tableau and how they have penetrated the big data market - I especially like the interface and its drag drop facilities. As I said WebFOCUS is a great tool but they need to work on it more to make it the best.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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WebFOCUS8.8
Based on 12 answers
WF is very good sharing information across the company and it is very easy to deploy a new report and make it available to everyone in the company. Access control is very easy because of some automated processes that we have and an SSO implementation as part of the HR processes. The only issue as a developer is the styling, sometimes it's very hard to make the style perfect and either the PDF and XLS converters are not seamlessly working. Now that I remember, when you export data to XLS is not a native XLS translation. It's kind of a HTML that is opened with Excel. It could be better to be able to work with a native version of XLS to be able to add sheets and more styling that the currently have. We are using WF 7 and I hope that the new version that we are about to use fixes these kind of issues.
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Data Integration

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WebFOCUS9.5
Based on 12 answers
I know that WF can talk to different DB sources but the creation of these connections is not part of my scope. We have a department that handles this for us and we only use the connections already created. When we need a new one we ask them to make them available for us. I have had no issues with the connections and I can use different sources in a single data mart.
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Return on Investment

  • I am using the Opensource
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  • We are not yet a success story. Though we've been implementing WebFOCUS for over a year, we have very few products in our Production portal. Of course, this is not all the responsibility of Information Builders, but we were ill-advised by our 'training coordinator' in our training of staff and coming up to speed with the tools has been very slow.
  • Once skilled analysts and professional IT staff achieve a grasp of the products, they are able to very quickly create polished and well-received products.
  • The DW/BI project has helped us to establish standards and protocols of communication that will allow us to more quickly meet knowledge transfer requirements
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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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WebFOCUS

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