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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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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
Tableau Desktop
Visualization
Anaconda
7.0
Tableau Desktop
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.0
Tableau Desktop

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Anaconda has iPython- Notebook that facilitates code writing in Python
  • It's very easy to install tour preferred the Python version
  • The risk of messing up the libraries is completely eliminated
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  • Graphs and charts are built very easily.
  • Tableau is very good at showing data visually
  • Easily help make a decision by looking at the pattern
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Cons

  • Requires dedicated administration.
  • Expensive.
  • Removes some control from end-users (analysts).
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  • There is no concept of Change Management or versioning. The way it works is -i) Connect to your source ii) Build the reports in Desktop iii) Publish them online. Now for example if you did some modification & republished it, Tableau Online would always show the latest version. There is no way to retrieve the previous version of report.
  • 3D Charts are not available
  • Connecting live to Hadoop via ODBC driver is still painful because of its performance.
  • Cost is high,this means you need to buy a Desktop license and server separately. The cost is a major factor desktop - $2000 with yearly maintenance paid upfront. This combined with maintenance of - $200, which you need to pay every year. This is per user.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Desktop8.9
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Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

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Tableau Desktop8.7
Based on 23 answers
There is a learning curve but they have dozens of videos to step you through projects which are a great start for anyone. They are nice and short but cover a specific area with linkages to the next video in the series. I've often fired up one similar to a new project of mine and simply stepped through it. This is where you get the boss to give you a large second (or even third) monitor to boost your productivity. If she doesn't then start looking for a better place to work!
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.5
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 34 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
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Alternatives Considered

Other systems might be easier to set-up but Anaconda is a fairly flexible analytics toolkit. It can be configured in a way that truly matches the way in which your business or analytics department works. Built on top of lots of open source projects so things aren't siloed and you can avoid vendor lock-in.
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We have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

  • We save a lot of programming time, since all the add-ons are in the same environment.
  • Being multiplatform, Anaconda is perfect for work teams with many people, since it supports all operating systems.
  • The only negative thing that can happen is that at first, the way of working in Anaconda can be a bit confusing. Once passed the learning period, its daily use is very comfortable.
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  • It is very difficult to quantify the effect that using Tableau has had on our clients. The one major benefit I can think of is the reduction of operational expenses. Tableau allows them to keep one person who maintains ten dashboards instead of the twenty people it took when they were using Excel.
  • Having a series of relevant, automatically refreshing dashboards allows for "quick response" to business problems, which could save tremendous amounts of money. If a problem is occurring, you would see it on your dashboard the next day, instead of an analyst finding it a month later.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.