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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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Spotfire Data Science

TIBCO Spotfire Data Science is well-suited for academics looking for software that is relatively easy to use to create advanced analytics, companies that need to produce advanced analytical models on a daily basis, and governments interested in understanding their massive amounts of data. The software has been used for web crawling, text analytics, linear modeling, non-linear modeling, advanced graphics, Six Sigma, and many other applications. I don't think the software is appropriate for smaller enterprises that only need simple data visualization and analytics. It would be too much. Additionally, analysts that like complete control over their work through programming may be disappointed with the Excel-ish interface.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Exploration

Anaconda
7.5
Spotfire Data Science
Visualization
Anaconda
7.0
Spotfire Data Science
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.0
Spotfire Data Science

Data Preparation

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

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

Anaconda
4.5
Spotfire Data Science
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
5.0
Spotfire Data Science
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
4.0
Spotfire Data Science

Pros

  • Package Management. Some packages are difficult to install on different platforms. This is simplified with Anaconda.
  • Dedicated servers. More control over security.
  • Collaboration. Analysts can interact with and checkout notebooks and datasets.
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  • Perhaps the best advantage of TIBCO Spotfire Data Science is that the user interface is kind of like Microsoft Excel, and since every analyst has experience with Excel, using TIBCO Spotfire comes naturally.
  • TIBCO Spotfire has an incredible amount of analytical capability. An analyst that's doing web crawling may also use the tool for text mining, random forests, time-series modeling, and a host of other processes.
  • One of the most used aspects of TIBCO Data Science is its very nice graphical capabilities. The graphs are very nice for web and PDF presentations.
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Cons

  • Easier migration to cloud sharing
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  • Because the software is kind of Excel-ish, it sometimes takes a fair amount of time to run through analyses with big data.
  • The graphics capabilities are fine, although creating user-defined graphics is no easy task. In general, most analysts shy away from creating their own graphs.
  • The software connects to most any data set an analyst uses, but it doesn't connect to everything. And connections are not as smooth as other real-time business analysis software tools.
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Alternatives Considered

Simple story. I tried both. Canopy felt somehow unintuitive to use.
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TIBCO Spotfire Data Science is an attempt to make data science as accessible as possible without turning off the professional analyst. The software has pretty much every analytical model most analysts will ever need and the point-and-click interface is top notch. The downside of TIBCO Spotfire Data Science is that it is not the quickest running program, nor are the data visualizations world-class. The software is simply run of the mill compared to other more advanced data visualization software.
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Return on Investment

  • I am using the Opensource
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  • Programming data science projects using R or Python takes a lot more time than it does in TIBCO Spotfire Data Science. TIBCO seems to have thought through what would save the typical analyst time and what the typical analyst does every day. The software is perfect for the analyst who likes an Excel-type interface. For analysts with this background, the tool saves lots and lots of time. It's definitely a positive return on investment for this type of analyst.
  • For an analyst that doesn't know a whole lot about statistics, TIBCO Data Science was a negative return on investment because the time spent figuring out what the different models mean and how to use them was generally a waste of time. The software is aimed at professionals, not amateurs.
  • Perhaps the highest return on investment is from the data mining component of TIBCO Spotfire Data Science. The user interface is awesome, and the many capabilities are perfect for analysts that know and want to do a wide range of analytical tasks.
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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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Spotfire Data Science

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