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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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Pentaho

Pentaho will work great to embed analytic content with full features of Machine Learning capabilities. It supports many machine-learning frameworks and can be easily integrated. So, you also can connect with many data sources and have no worries about it. In our case, we are using it to help us create many day-to-day jobs and transformations that our internal users need. But to achieve this, we need to train our team to be able to understand the main concepts of how this software works.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
Pentaho
Visualization
Anaconda
7.0
Pentaho
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.0
Pentaho

Data Preparation

Anaconda
7.0
Pentaho
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
7.0
Pentaho
Data Transformations
Anaconda
8.0
Pentaho
Data Encryption
Anaconda
6.0
Pentaho
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
7.0
Pentaho

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Anaconda
4.5
Pentaho
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
5.0
Pentaho
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
4.0
Pentaho

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Pentaho
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Pentaho
6.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Pentaho
5.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Pentaho
6.7
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.6
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.6
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Pentaho
5.9

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Pentaho
7.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Pentaho
7.1

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Pentaho
5.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.5
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Pentaho
6.1
REST API
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.9
Javascript API
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
Anaconda
Pentaho
5.3
Java API
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Pentaho
5.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Pentaho
6.4

Pros

  • Installing packages is very easy with Anaconda. Anaconda comes with 'anaconda navigator', a terminal-like utility from which you can easily install R packages and python libraries.
  • Launching R and python IDEs as well as Jupyter notebooks from anaconda navigator is simple, and Anaconda makes it very easy to keep these packages up-to-date.
  • I really like the fact that if you don't want to install the full version of Anaconda, you can opt to install a lightweight version (called Miniconda) that includes less python libraries and only core conda. I've installed it when I didn't want to take up as much disk space as Anaconda requires, but it works just the same.
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  • Easy to create simple jobs and transformations
  • Mature data access and data transformation capabilities
  • Suitable for complex analytic use cases
  • Consume data from many sources
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Cons

  • 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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  • Open sourced
  • Running on our vendor's VM... could be the reason why we are seeing some data limitation issues
  • Future friendly
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Likelihood to Renew

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Pentaho8.8
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Although the security piece is a major game changer in our shop, Pentaho is a great tool overall. I have known other shops to work out their security issues with Pentaho and do great things so we'll need to get through this growing pain point as well and make Pentaho our positive game changer. I am excited to see the improvements in Pentaho 5 and look forward to evangelizing it's benefits over the more high priced solutions out there
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Usability

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Pentaho5.0
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I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
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Support

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Pentaho9.9
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They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues.They gave us workarounds when required.They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes.They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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Online Training

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Pentaho9.5
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Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
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Implementation

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Pentaho5.0
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Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Since the Pentaho platform offers a range of broad functionality across data preparation and advanced analytics, it also can be easily integrated to support many data sources and machine-learning frameworks. Based on that fact, we selected Pentaho to be used in our internal department. It also supports many of our BI use cases as required by company management or the business user. Last but not least, the Pentaho license is cheaper than their competitor.
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Return on Investment

  • Anaconda helps a lot for standardizing the Python analytic environment, speeding up the research progress, saving a lot of extra setting up time.
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  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.
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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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Pentaho

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