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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

It's a great tool to merge actual data analysis (which Lumira doesn't do that well) with visualization (which Lumira does well) - so it can be seen as Lumira for data analysts. However, a lot of the 'predictive' side is hidden/black box which can be frustrating for those analysts, so you could argue it is too complex for casual users, but too 'black box' for analysts.
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

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

Data Exploration

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.3
SAP Predictive Analytics
Visualization
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
SAP Predictive Analytics

Data Preparation

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.1
SAP Predictive Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Data Transformations
KNIME Analytics Platform
7.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
Data Encryption
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
SAP Predictive Analytics
Built-in Processors
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.9
SAP Predictive Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

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

Model Deployment

KNIME Analytics Platform
5.2
SAP Predictive Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
KNIME Analytics Platform
5.6
SAP Predictive Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
KNIME Analytics Platform
4.7
SAP Predictive Analytics

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It doesn't require you to have a Ph.D. to build models!
  • You can use it to address a very large and wide dataset without worrying about sampling.
  • Automation is in the product DNA. You can prepare your data, ingest it into the "Kernel", then get insights about what was found, decide to publish it and schedule scoring tasks or model refresh in the same product.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It's extremely hard to get started. We even have a data scientist who, when we put Predictive Analytics in front of them, they could not intuitively create a data model and start analyzing. Even with deep knowledge of data analysis, the interface isn't intuitive and it's hard to get to the point of having imported a data set and start analyzing/predicting
  • Our platform team had confusion installing Predictive Analytics, particularly on the BI Platform. Additional complexity came when it came to using APL Libraries (AFL Wrapper or Stored Procedures)
  • We are still working on merging datasets. In theory, we get how to do it but we come across all sorts of issues which don't occur in Spotfire (missing records etc.)
Josh Anderson | 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 6.0
Based on 1 answer
the UI is a bit dated and available as a desktop tool mostly.
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

SAP Predictive Analytics 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The documentation provides an explanation about what features are available but not necessarily what's happening behind the scenes. On the other side, the "community" has grown since the acquisition and most questions are properly addressed by SAP folks. Since the "product maintenance" mode announcement was made, there wasn't much new content published except on the Smart Predict side (which is built by the SAP Predictive Analytics team)
Abdelhalim DADOUCHE | 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

We have typically used Spotfire for data analysis but decided to move to SAP Business Objects due to its innate connection with SAP. I found Lumira to be good for visualizations but it is not meant for data analysis. Therefore, we have introduced Predictive Analytics to see if it can fill that gap. So far, it's been far less intuitive than Spotfire to get started, and as far as I am aware so far, it does not bring many additional capabilities. I do, however, like that it utilizes the Lumira look/feel and integrates very well.
Josh Anderson | 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

SAP Predictive Analytics

  • It will potentially save time in forecast creation by giving an algorithm-derived forecast which can then be adjusted vs. starting from scratch. We can call this, a system enabled forecast
  • Thresholds can be created based on historical data to flag actuals as in/out of the 'norm', or to limit the scope of an investigation
  • We spent a lot of time so far and haven't got very far with it - it's been quite frustrating to use and a lot of time/money has been invested
Josh Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

KNIME Analytics Platform

General

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

SAP Predictive Analytics

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
SAP Predictive Analytics
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics

Usability

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics
6.0

Support Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
6.7
SAP Predictive Analytics
7.0

Implementation Rating

KNIME Analytics Platform
8.0
SAP Predictive Analytics

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