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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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Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
6.7
Tableau Server
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
9.0
Tableau Server
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
8.0
Tableau Server
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
3.0
Tableau Server

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.7
Tableau Server
Visualization
Anaconda
8.0
Tableau Server
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
7.3
Tableau Server

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Anaconda
7.0
Tableau Server
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
7.4
Tableau Server
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
6.7
Tableau Server

BI Standard Reporting

Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.2
Pixel Perfect reports
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.6
Customizable dashboards
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.6
Report Formatting Templates
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.7
Publish to Web
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.8
Publish to PDF
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.8
Report Versioning
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Anaconda
Tableau Server
5.6

Data Discovery and Visualization

Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.2
Predictive Analytics
Anaconda
Tableau Server
6.5

Access Control and Security

Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1
Multi-User Support (named login)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.2
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Anaconda
Tableau Server
6.7
REST API
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.8
Javascript API
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.7
iFrames
Anaconda
Tableau Server
7.1
Java API
Anaconda
Tableau Server
6.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
6.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Anaconda
Tableau Server
5.1

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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Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
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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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Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
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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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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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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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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
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Reliability and Availability

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
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Performance

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
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Support

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Prompt response.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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In-Person Training

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
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Implementation

Anaconda

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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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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Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
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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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Tableau Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
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Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda
8.5
Tableau Server
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda
7.0
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Anaconda
8.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Anaconda
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.1

Support

Anaconda
8.0
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Anaconda
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Anaconda
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation

Anaconda
Tableau Server
9.1

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