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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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Sisense

I believe Sisense is perfectly suited for any organization of any size that have access to the proper resources, as the tool is very expensive. The data connectors come in all shapes and sizes out of the box, which allows a great deal of data control within the ElastiCubes. Additionally, while the platform only runs on Windows platforms, the web application can be accessed on any client: mobile, Apple, Windows, etc. This allows a much more flexible user experience, resulting in data and dashboards reaching further than any other tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

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

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Sisense
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Sisense
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Sisense
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Sisense
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Sisense
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
Sisense
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
Sisense
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
Sisense
8.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Sisense
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Sisense
8.7
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Sisense
9.1
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Sisense
9.0
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Sisense
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Sisense
8.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Sisense
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Sisense
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Sisense
8.9
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Sisense
8.8

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Sisense
9.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Sisense
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Sisense
9.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Sisense
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Sisense
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Sisense
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Sisense
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Sisense
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Sisense
7.8

Pros

  • Anaconda itself already carries the most popular Python packages so for most developers it is sufficient enough to deal with the normal work requirements.
  • The Jupyter Notebook is a very encouraging feature which allows the researcher to apply the data analysis in an intuitive way. It provides step by step understanding the data, processing the data, visualizing the data and trying out the different methodology and algorithm
  • Both the old version of Python and the new version of Python are supported, giving a very good backward compatibility of some old Python codes developed beforehand.
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  • Easy to generate dashboards
  • Easy to link up your different data sources (drag and drop)
  • Pleasing UI
  • Professional and responsive customer support
  • Smooth integration (hosted solution was seamless)
  • Cost effective
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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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  • My non-IT users are often confounded by the techniques necessary to build beautiful dashboards
  • The web version of the elasticube manager does not do everything that that the desktop application does. With version 7.1, this seems to be getting better. More to follow...
  • Our primary contact person keeps changing, leading to difficulties in continuity of support. On the plus side, it is nice having a dedicated support person.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Sisense8.9
Based on 14 answers
1) It's that good. Full stop.2) Practical considerations. I have based my entire section's databases around it3) Their Customer Service is awesome. Real people who are really smart and always do what they say they will.
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Usability

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Sisense7.3
Based on 4 answers
For at least 80% of our business requirements Sisense works perfectly.
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Reliability and Availability

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few situations when there is unexpected downtime. Mostly during development, new dashboard implementation and during upgrades. other then that there were very few crashes.
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Performance

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
SiSense is usually performing better then other solutions even if going for complex reports/dashboards(of course within reasonable frames). I haven't noticed any bad influence on other systems, usually if something happens it stays within SiSense.
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Support

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Sisense10.0
Based on 5 answers
This team is one of the few companies where I can literally Skype them for help and they respond immediately. Most don't realize how rare that actually is in the industry. Expanding their presence to the eastern time zone of the United States has made them more accessible as a result
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In-Person Training

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Sisense7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy and free training that allowed us quickly understand basics in SiSense and start using them. More advanced features requires some browsing through SiSense forums, but there is always support to help, and SiSense support is one of the best whith which I worked so far.
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Online Training

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Many examples, videos and scenarios which you try on your own right away. This combined with in-person training gives you enough to utilize most of SiSense's power.
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Implementation

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Sisense7.1
Based on 3 answers
Remember to migrate the plugins. The documentation however is pretty straight forward.
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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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Crystal Reports is much better at building static reports than building dynamic dashboards.Visual Studio will allow you to build anything that you want to display your information, but the programming effort will be much higher.Kendo UI gives some of the graphical tools that Sisense provides, but the programming effort involved is much higher.
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Scalability

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Sisense8.2
Based on 1 answer
Product is quite easily scalable. The whole installation can be easily moved to stronger machine if needed.
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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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  • We're able to finish our web service which we could not with our previous BI vendor.
  • We could use our own product in a matter of 2-3 months after deployment which was quick.
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Anaconda Editions & Modules
Anaconda
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Sisense

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Sisense Editions & Modules
Sisense
Modules
SAP Connector
1
1. Per User per Month
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