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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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Microsoft Power BI

Do:
  • One time data analysis/reporting where you want to have some visual representations to help you understand your data.
  • Create dashboards that can help you take business decisions and just generally help you know if your business is on track.
  • With a pro license: deploy dashboards that can be consumed by other users.
Don't
  • Use a Pro install for regulatory reports (Static reports should be created with a reporting tool if available to avoid duplicating tools and costs).
  • Deploy at large (anyone can have it installed) if data governance is important in your organization. It should really be a tool used by people that really understand the data and how to merge it (integrating different sources).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
Microsoft Power BI
Visualization
Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
5.7
Microsoft Power BI
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
4.0
Microsoft Power BI
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
6.0
Microsoft Power BI

Model Deployment

Anaconda
4.5
Microsoft Power BI
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
4.0
Microsoft Power BI

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
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
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
REST API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Javascript API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
iFrames
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.1
Java API
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
6.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Microsoft Power BI
7.1

Pros

  • Package Management. Some packages are difficult to install on different platforms. This is simplified with Anaconda.
  • Dedicated servers. More control over security.
  • Collaboration. Analysts can interact with and checkout notebooks and datasets.
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  • Easily connect to multiple databases or cloud solutions.
  • Possibility to modify datasets or change formatting in Power BI vs having to modify data at the source.
  • Since Power BI can cache locally some of the data, it's possible to continue working offline on datasets.
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Cons

  • User Interface could be a little bit more clearer.
  • Error messaging can definitely be improved
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  • A bit heavy to run and not that intuitive compared to other tools.
  • Dashboarding is really a pain compared to other tools and the visualization provided with the tool are not what you should expect.
  • Very very frequent updates that require you to reinstall the software almost on a monthly basis. Will need admin rights from your organization.
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Microsoft Power BI10.0
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I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability

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Microsoft Power BI8.9
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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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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Power BI stacks up robustly on a visuals standpoint. It has great slicer tools and visuals that are stunning. Content is fresh, easy to transmit and the design of a new dashboard is easy. Power BI is useful in identifying outliers in your data (even data integrity issues). Great tool for visuals. What BI does lack is the CPM functionality to add and save data and/or entries. This can be a detractor for areas such as finance.
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • It's a good start for setting up customized dashboards.
  • Available for all users based on Office 365 platform we have in place.
  • Doesn't really allow depth of report - specifically customization of visual displays.
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Anaconda

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

Microsoft Power BI

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