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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 R

Revolution Analytics is a very compelling product for Big Data Analytics. It allows distributed computing over multiple hadoop nodes thus allowing HDFS to do its role cleanly i.e. cheap massive storage and it does good job of running algorithms using R or similar programming language on Hadoop. It would be definitely advantage for the organization who uses either R or SAS as their statistical model development tool as Rev-R support both the platforms. Overall, very positive experience with Rev-R.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.7
Microsoft R
7.5
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft R
8.0
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.3
Microsoft R
7.0

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
7.9
Microsoft R
8.3
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
9.0
Microsoft R
9.0
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
6.5
Microsoft R
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.3
Microsoft R
8.0
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
7.7
Microsoft R
8.0

Model Deployment

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

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 R

  • Parallel processing
  • Integration with R
  • Open-source
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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 R

  • Very high learning curve
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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 R

Microsoft R 7.0
Based on 1 answer
In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
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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 R

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Prompt response.
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Microsoft R

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 R

The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
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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 R

  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Microsoft R

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 R
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda
7.0
Microsoft R
7.0

Usability

Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft R

Support

Anaconda
8.0
Microsoft R

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