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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

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.
Maike Holthuijzen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio is well suited when you want to build web applications or window applications in C# using the .NET framework. You can build a full-stack application with razor engine frontend, backend in the .NET framework. Easy to connect to databases like SQL and interact with them. A lot of debugging options available to easily find where your code is lacking or throwing issues.It is less appropriate when you want to build software using the latest technology and languages like React, Nodejs, etc. The free community version of it only provides limited testing options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Anaconda
8.8
Visual Studio IDE
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Anaconda
9.1
Visual Studio IDE
Extend Existing Data Sources
Anaconda
9.2
Visual Studio IDE
Automatic Data Format Detection
Anaconda
8.6
Visual Studio IDE
MDM Integration
Anaconda
8.3
Visual Studio IDE

Data Exploration

Anaconda
8.6
Visual Studio IDE
Visualization
Anaconda
8.7
Visual Studio IDE
Interactive Data Analysis
Anaconda
8.5
Visual Studio IDE

Data Preparation

Anaconda
8.5
Visual Studio IDE
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Anaconda
8.7
Visual Studio IDE
Data Transformations
Anaconda
9.1
Visual Studio IDE
Data Encryption
Anaconda
7.7
Visual Studio IDE
Built-in Processors
Anaconda
8.6
Visual Studio IDE

Platform Data Modeling

Anaconda
8.8
Visual Studio IDE
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Anaconda
9.4
Visual Studio IDE
Automated Machine Learning
Anaconda
8.3
Visual Studio IDE
Single platform for multiple model development
Anaconda
8.9
Visual Studio IDE
Self-Service Model Delivery
Anaconda
8.6
Visual Studio IDE

Model Deployment

Anaconda
9.1
Visual Studio IDE
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Anaconda
8.9
Visual Studio IDE
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Anaconda
9.2
Visual Studio IDE

Pros

Anaconda

  • First of all it is very easy to install and it is user friendly. You just download a Anaconda from its official site and you can start using it for coding (I usually code using Jupiter Notebook) Compared to Pycharm it is easier navigate in Anaconda(Jupiter Notebook)
  • For me it is a best environment to use if I have small projects. Jupiter Notebook is running tasks much faster compared to Pycharm and other IDE's.
  • In my work I usually need different scientific packages that are not commonly used. As Anaconda have thousands of libraries it helps me making my job easier
Tigran Petrosyan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Since Microsoft offers a free Community Edition of the IDE many of our new developers have used it at home or school and are very familiar with the user interface, requiring little training to move up to the paid, enterprise-friendly editions we use.
  • The online community support for Visual Studio is outstanding, as solid or better than any other commercial or open-source project software.
  • Microsoft continuously keeps the product up to date and has maintained a history of doing so. They use it internally for their own development so there is little chance it will ever fall out of favor and become unsupported.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Anaconda

  • Anaconda could greatly benefit by integrating with Git and other versioning software.
  • The software's default installation is relatively bloated, slower on older machines, and could be improved by allowing for a lean default installation environment.
  • Anaconda has an issue with supporting the current version of Computer-Vision, a commonly used machine learning package.
Ryan McGarry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Certain settings and features can sometimes be challenging to locate. The interface isn't always intuitive.
  • Sometimes there are too many ways to do the same thing. For example, users can quickly add a new workspace in Source Control Explorer when a local path shows as "Not Mapped," but it doesn't indicate that the user might want to check the dropdown list of workspaces. The shortcut of creating a new workspace by clicking on the "Not Mapped" link can lead to developers creating too many workspaces and causing workspace management to become unwieldy. If the shortcut link were removed, the user would be forced to use the Workspace dropdown. While it can add an extra step to the process, workspaces would be managed more easily, and this would enforce consistency. At the very least, there should be a high-level administrative setting to hide the shortcut link.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VS is the best and is required for building Microsoft applications. The quality and usefulness of the product far out-weight the licensing costs associated with it.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.9
Based on 2 answers
The interface is an easy to use command-line interface, or a GUI for launching and/or discovering different parts of the system.
Juande Santander-Vela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The thing I like the most is Visual Studio doesn't suffer from Microsoft's over eager marketing department who feel they need to redesign the UI (think Office and windows) which forces users to loose large amounts of productivity having to learn software that they had previously known.
John P. Maher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Anaconda

Anaconda 8.9
Based on 16 answers
There is a lot of sources to get support for Anaconda based on the large data scientist or data engineer user community. Whenever you need something, you can type it in Google search, and you can find out people who had a similar problem and the solution for it.
Xiaotong Song | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

Visual Studio IDE 8.7
Based on 28 answers
Between online forums like StackOverflow, online documentation, MSDN forums, and the customer support options, I find it very easy to get support for Visual Studio IDE when I need it. If desired, one can also download the MSDN documentation about the IDE and have it readily available for any support needs.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Mauricio Quiroga-Pascal Ortega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

While Visual Studio Code makes up for some of its shortcomings by being an IDE for just about any language you want to develop in, having a designer for WPF or Windows Forms saves a ton of time. However, Code provides better intellisense for CSS when you use SAAS (SCSS).
We use WebStorm by JetBrains for all of our HTML/CSS/JavaScript/TypeScript work. If it's web, we use WebStorm.
Another product we've been using is Rider by JetBrains. It's also a full fledged IDE for anything .Net Framework. Our developers that prefer to use Linux as their daily desktop use Rider with .Net Core since they are all web developers, this works well. Rider has better web support than Visual Studio and if you set it up the same as WebStorm it offers the same functionality as WebStorm.
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Visual Studio IDE

  • Since we're currently using the community edition, there was no expense to implement Visual Studio which meant an instant ROI.
  • Because of the capabilities Visual Studio has to track large projects we've benefited from improved productivity using this IDE. We don't have to use multiple tools to build out a project.
  • I don't consider it a negative, but to use a tool like Visual Studio you have to invest the money in buying hardware that's fast enough to run the IDE. That probably goes without saying.
Aaron Pace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Anaconda

General

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

Anaconda Editions & Modules

Edition
Commercial Edition14.951
Team Edition$10,000
Enterprise EditionContact for quote
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Visual Studio IDE

General

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

Visual Studio IDE Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$45.001
Enterprise$250.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Anaconda
9.0
Visual Studio IDE
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Anaconda
7.0
Visual Studio IDE
10.0

Usability

Anaconda
8.9
Visual Studio IDE
9.0

Support Rating

Anaconda
8.9
Visual Studio IDE
8.7

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