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Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform

If you have a team of engineers or data scientists who do not like to code, KNIME can be a good platform to build quick and dirty pipelines. However if you are moving away from R&D to deployment, KNIME lacks the scalability compared to Python or R itself. When deploying, you can choose to output json or use their native front end from KNIME Server, but KNIME Server is not free.
Ivan Cui | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

It works great for our purposes. I highly recommend hiring a consultant to set it up for you though. I don't think we would have gotten very far had we tried to setup the reports and views ourselves. We're very happy with the results we've seen so far. We've been using it for about 3-4 months.
Bradley Geppert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.4
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
8.5
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Extend Existing Data Sources
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.2
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Automatic Data Format Detection
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
MDM Integration
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Data Exploration

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.3
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Interactive Data Analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Data Preparation

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.1
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Data Transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Data Encryption
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Built-in Processors
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Platform Data Modeling

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.5
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Automated Machine Learning
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.5
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Single platform for multiple model development
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Self-Service Model Delivery
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Model Deployment

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.2
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Flexible Model Publishing Options
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)

BI Standard Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Customizable dashboards
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Report Formatting Templates
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Drill-down analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
Formatting capabilities
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.4
Publish to Web
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Publish to PDF
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Report Versioning
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Predictive Analytics
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6

Access Control and Security

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
Role-Based Security Model
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.2
REST API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9
Javascript API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.5
iFrames
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.4
Java API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.8

Pros

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • KNIME works better than most tools for ETL functions.
  • Easy to track the different steps
  • Easy to isolate and fix specific workflow steps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
Jason Leidig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Visualization can be improved further though it has been better with new versions, with a lot of scope available. However, connectivity to Tableau somehow overcomes this. Also, skilled resources are difficult to find for KNIME, due to other solutions having better penetration.
  • Knowledge of R/Python is required to fully use the statistical analysis (rather than just data mining). Also, memory usage is a problematic issue sometimes.
  • Not enough domain usage experience can be shared between KNIME users as well.
Rohit Narang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • Report Builder 3.0 shipped with MSSQL 2012 is a nice free tool but our client users sometimes encounter problems such as the tool automatically shut down without saving the changes being made. We haven't implemented the new RB with MSSQL 2016 yet thus cannot comment on the latest version.
Haibo Yang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I am happy with the product. It provides the required functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.0
Based on 25 answers
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
Lee Cullom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It performs all the required functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
Based on 5 answers
Usability is great. This product will make most feel right at home. I feel like this question should be asked from two points of view:1. Creator of reports, Data Models, Views etc: Most Advanced users will still rate the usability as very high. Its capabilities are still robust. However when compared to other Enterprise Class products it will not do many of the advanced application queries. 2. End user, Consumer: All end users will feel right at home. Many will be able to create connections to already created data models and other external publicly available sources like twitter, Facebook, World Health order etc... These connections are then in turn very very easily available to publish to SharePoint and Power BI. It took me a while to understand what I think is Microsoft's strategy. This will handle all but the most of robust needs. Much like many American made cars and my favorite Corvette, Microsoft is fast, has it own break downs from time to time but all of these are really to tolerate when the price is considered and the next one up that can out perform it is three to four times as much money makes this an easy one to still recommend
Sean Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

KNIME Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The product has been reliable.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

KNIME Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.0
Based on 4 answers
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 6.7
Based on 4 answers
Since it is relatively new, there has not developed a vast previously asked/frequently asked questions library that comes up when you google an issue you come across with. This will happen only in time, and as the community grows. Because of the same reason, the community is not big. Consequently, it is possible not to receive good, fast responses to asked questions in community hubs and forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 7.1
Based on 12 answers
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

KNIME Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 6.9
Based on 3 answers
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
Stephanie Grice | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

KNIME Analytics Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
Sean Brady | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME Analytics Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Microsoft BI (MSBI) 9.6
Based on 14 answers
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
Jacob Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

KNIME Analytics Platform

KNIME is a lower price point and has strong cross platform capabilities. Other platforms are locked to a specific operating system and cost in some cases substantially more, making them less good choices for smaller businesses that still need basic data unification. The fact that KNIME is OS-independent is a big positive.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Looking at the visualization portion of BI, there are three types of tools.
  1. Programming packages. Free and powerful, they let you make any diagram, at the cost of difficulty of use.
  2. Specialist software like Tableau and Microsoft BI. This is the best choice in most cases due to ease of use and quality of output.
  3. More generic software offered by the big IT companies, often part of a BI suite. There's really a lot of variety here. Use this when it fits the workflow and you are already using the relevant software. But, personally, I'd still use the specialist software.
Alexander Lubyansky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

KNIME Analytics Platform

  • Lowest TCO compared to other tools
  • Accelerates analysis - the analysts can dedicate more time to analysis itself, not to data preparation
Viktor Mulac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

  • Ability to maintain and develop dashboards with KPI's for fast delivery to decision makers across the organization.
  • Insight into overall departmental performance. Allowance for departments to set their own metrics for success.
  • Data insights for marketing and sales campaigns allow decision makers to fine tune future campaigns.
Bryan Simmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

KNIME Analytics Platform

General

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

KNIME Analytics Platform Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft BI (MSBI)

General

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

Microsoft BI (MSBI) Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI$0
Power BI Pro$102
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.0

Reliability and Availability

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.5

Performance

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.0

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.7
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
7.1

In-Person Training

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
6.9

Online Training

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.5

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
9.6

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