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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

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 Power BI

Power BI is great for reporting of any type. The dashboards I create for my executive team are crisp and easy to understand. I often get complements on it, and suggestions on what other reports or data could benefit from Power BI. Power BI is still dependent on data sources, so if my data source connections break, then the report is no good. This isn't something that you can create and forget. It needs eyes on it to ensure the data is correct
Richard Crane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.3
Microsoft Power BI
Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.0
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
Microsoft Power BI

Data Preparation

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.1
Microsoft Power BI
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Data Transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
Microsoft Power BI
Data Encryption
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
Microsoft Power BI
Built-in Processors
KNIME Analytics Platform
6.0
Microsoft Power BI

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

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

BI Standard Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Drill-down analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Formatting capabilities
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.8

Report Output and Scheduling

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Publish to Web
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
9.1
Publish to PDF
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Report Versioning
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Predictive Analytics
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

Access Control and Security

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
REST API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Javascript API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
iFrames
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Java API
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
KNIME Analytics Platform
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

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 Power BI

  • Engaging dashboard displays with drag and drop modules to convey data in a meaningful ways.
  • Familiar Microsoft "Ribbon" type interface that creates an integral feel with the rest of the Microsoft suite of products.
  • Built-in mobile optimization window and associated Mobile applications that allow viewing from any location connected to the server.
Rick Botha | 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 Power BI

  • It is such a powerful system that it can come across as intimidating for some without some Excel knowledge
  • I'm not a database analyst or administrator, so calling the data in can be difficult (not necessary the fault of the software, but something that could be difficult for teams without someone with database knowledge)
  • It can come across as confusing, when there is both a local Power BI and online Power BI components. They don't necessarily do the same functions. You'll definitely want to know how to use the online version as this is how you'll publish and share the results of your findings, but the local one has a lot of capabilities that don't appear to be directly available in the online version (and if so, it's not immediately apparent).
Steffany Winkelmann | 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 Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | 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 Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
PBI is very easy to use because of its similarity with power pivot and excel. DAX is the basic foundation language to be mastered to quickly build reports. Custom measures have been introduce to write instant DAX functions (But doesnt work all the time and need a understanding of DAX to debug). Easy to chart multiple charts and also third party charts
Rohit Acharya | 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 Power BI

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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 Power BI

Microsoft Power BI as I said earlier is unfortunate in relation to the panels but compared to Tableau.Although Microsoft Power BI has a general interface easier to understand in my company because we already have a signature with the package Office 365 that the integration of the same is excellent.
Gabriel Oliveira | 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 Power BI

  • I'm using the free version, so the only investment was the time spent to learn how to use the product (which as an Excel user, was very short).
  • I use Excel to store every single bit of information about all the projects I do, and being able to see them visualized helped me see some redundant steps I was taking.
  • No negative impact at all for me.
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

KNIME Analytics Platform

General

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

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

KNIME Analytics Platform
7.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.7
Microsoft Power BI

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
Microsoft Power BI

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