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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

Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is well suited for flat file databases, although the pivot column feature can help other types. Particularly great where visualizations can provide better insights than data tables so great for deep insights into trend evolution. Can be challenging to build profit & loss statements with subtotals and percentages based on sales as one single neat statement.
Jay Mistry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
9.2
Microsoft Power BI
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
MDM Integration
Anaconda
8.3
Microsoft Power BI

Data Exploration

Anaconda
8.6
Microsoft Power BI
Visualization
Anaconda
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.5
Microsoft Power BI

Data Preparation

Anaconda
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Data Encryption
Anaconda
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
8.6
Microsoft Power BI

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Anaconda
9.1
Microsoft Power BI
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
9.2
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.9

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Reporting, reporting, reporting. Power BI is great for reporting. I can create a number of different charts, views, and dashboards for a number of different audiences. It's very helpful for executives to see the big picture, but dynamic enough to take the same data sources and create detailed reports on very specific elements.
  • Power BI is easy to use. We went from manual data entry and report creation in Excel to Power BI. There was a learning curve, but I was able to find enough training online to get started.
  • Automating the report creation is wonderful. It takes all the manual work out of my old daily processes. My supervisors and bosses have been impressed too. They think it's magic, which makes me look good.
Richard Crane | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Initial creation of reports, even from processed data sets is not simple.
  • The on-premises reporting (crucial for a defense industry company) is extremely expensive, as it is only included in the Power BI Premium package.
  • User training is usually required to ensure that full functionality of the dashboards and their built in features are utilized.
Rick Botha | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 10 answers
The languages within Power BI can be quite the learning curve, but the actual dashboard functionality is a breeze. The most difficult aspect for me has been learning different languages to get the most out of Power BI (DAX, M). But the ease of creating great looking and interactive dashboards has been outstanding.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.0
Based on 7 answers
[Microsoft] Power BI support is pretty generic, and it does take time to reach a right resource. Very often their solutions are KB articles not really relevant to my problem. This an area for improvement. I always try to research my issue on PBI message boards/user community sites.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Power BI

I am not a data analyst, but as a user, I prefer the UI of Power BI compared to Periscope Data. Periscope Data has some really great functionality and can build some really useful reports, but Power BI seems to have more useful visuals and is easier for non-database admins/non-data analysts to generate some interesting, basic reports that help them in their role. I've also found courses to help you learn how to use Power BI, from the simple functions up to more complex processes (and get a certification for it) for which I was unable to find for Periscope Data.
Steffany Winkelmann | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | 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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Anaconda
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Support Rating

Anaconda
8.9
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

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