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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.
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Microsoft Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
6.7
Microsoft Power BI
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
Microsoft Power BI

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.7
Microsoft Power BI
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.3
Microsoft Power BI

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
Data Transformations
Anaconda
8.7
Microsoft Power BI
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
7.9
Microsoft Power BI
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
6.5
Microsoft Power BI
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.3
Microsoft Power BI
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
7.7
Microsoft Power BI

Model Deployment

Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.4
Microsoft Power BI
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.7
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Java API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

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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Microsoft Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
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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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Microsoft Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
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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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Microsoft Power BI

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

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
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Support

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Prompt response.
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Microsoft Power BI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
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Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
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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.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Support

Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

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