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Swiss company KNIME offers their KNIME Analytics Platform for big data and predictive analytics.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/0N/0E/1873U0EK37H9.pngConsultant's best (free) friendI have used KNIME for advanced data analytics and experiments in the AI (machine learning) area. I have also used this platform for running client data analysis in sourcing and sales areas, including running of prediction models. This is a framework that allows you to start with simple tasks and gradually increase the analysis complexity. After going repeatedly through several data sources with tons of data, the painful part has always been preparing and transforming the raw data for analysis. This can be automated and the data acquisition model can be saved and run repeatedly, saving a lot of time. Data cleansing and blending of tables is easy here. It also supports formats as JSON, XML, a quite frequent format nowadays. Above all the platform and community is wide with hundreds of add-on modules. Frequently, someone has already solved a similar task as you. Before trying to model anything from scratch, it is a good idea to skim through modules and hopefully you can find a good one to use. And finally, it supports simple as well as complex analytics, including AI algorithms.,Great UX interface, easy connection of data sources, good handling of the analytical model, easy to modify. It provides good level of control of what happens with your data in each step. Great tool from data preprocessing, from analysis to visualization. Great community and a lot of modules to reuse. Supports machine learning - it is easy to configure and run. It is Open Source! If you are familiar with Python, you can use this easy programming language to add additional functions to your analytical model.,Automation - e.g. RapidMiner Studio provides a Turbo Prep function, where one can get to working on models more quickly (RapidMiner is not open source though) KNIME does not replace a regular reporting tool - it is not meant to. However, if I have already spent some time developing a data acquisition and analytical model, it would be nice to be able to deploy, for example, a monitoring or reporting module that would process data autonomously and react accordingly.,9,Lowest TCO compared to other tools Accelerates analysis - the analysts can dedicate more time to analysis itself, not to data preparation,RapidMiner Studio,RapidMiner Studio, H2OKNIME Analytics Platform: the proof that open source can be the bestWe use KNIME across the whole organization. It is used to solve a wide range of business problems, from ETL and data integration, to advanced analytics and customer segmentation.,Connect to different data sources (uses JDBC) Process large quantities of data Integrate different machine learning frameworks and techniques Use and integrate with cloud and big data environments,Does not have integration with Jupyter Notebooks The tools for script writing and development are not easy to use or don't have many features Memory usage is problematic some of the time,10,It is very positive, being open source and available for many users.,IBM SPSS Modeler and SAS Advanced AnalyticsKnime for interactive training purposesKNIME has been used as a training tool for students to use. This program acts as a basic way for students with limited bioinformatic and computational skills to solve big data problems. The program has been used for simulated drug discovery training purposes.,Easy to use Open source; extra programs can be added easily,User interface can be crowded at times,8,Fast processing of data,MATLAB and RStudio,MATLAB, RStudioKNIME Analytics: Developer ReviewWe use KNIME Analytics for our client (one of the Big Four). The use of this platform is for NLP related tasks. Specifically for Information Retrieval. It is used by a division within the organisation.,Text processing is easily performed by the various extensions within this platform Integrates multiple languages like Python, R , Java etc. all in one place Also provides many options for text parsing like CoreNLP, OpenNLP,Documentation is poor The developers are mostly not native English speakers therefore their verbiage is sometimes ambiguous in the given examples,10,Cannot comment on this aspect since it is used/preferred by the client,Tableau Desktop,Alteryx Analytics
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November 26, 2018

KNIME Analytics Platform Review: "Consultant's best (free) friend"

Score 9 out of 10
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I have used KNIME for advanced data analytics and experiments in the AI (machine learning) area. I have also used this platform for running client data analysis in sourcing and sales areas, including running of prediction models.
This is a framework that allows you to start with simple tasks and gradually increase the analysis complexity.
After going repeatedly through several data sources with tons of data, the painful part has always been preparing and transforming the raw data for analysis. This can be automated and the data acquisition model can be saved and run repeatedly, saving a lot of time. Data cleansing and blending of tables is easy here. It also supports formats as JSON, XML, a quite frequent format nowadays.

Above all the platform and community is wide with hundreds of add-on modules. Frequently, someone has already solved a similar task as you. Before trying to model anything from scratch, it is a good idea to skim through modules and hopefully you can find a good one to use. And finally, it supports simple as well as complex analytics, including AI algorithms.
  • Great UX interface, easy connection of data sources, good handling of the analytical model, easy to modify.
  • It provides good level of control of what happens with your data in each step.
  • Great tool from data preprocessing, from analysis to visualization.
  • Great community and a lot of modules to reuse.
  • Supports machine learning - it is easy to configure and run.
  • It is Open Source!
  • If you are familiar with Python, you can use this easy programming language to add additional functions to your analytical model.
  • Automation - e.g. RapidMiner Studio provides a Turbo Prep function, where one can get to working on models more quickly (RapidMiner is not open source though)
  • KNIME does not replace a regular reporting tool - it is not meant to. However, if I have already spent some time developing a data acquisition and analytical model, it would be nice to be able to deploy, for example, a monitoring or reporting module that would process data autonomously and react accordingly.
If you are searching for a tool with a low total cost of ownership (TCO), that is easy to understand, and that comprises many prepared modules, KNIME is great. The tool is very intuitive with a lot of examples to learn. You can find a bit better tools, like RapidMiner Studio, but this is a paid, commercial solution. Yes, you can get a free RapidMiner license to process up to 50,000 lines of data, but this is not sufficient for serious work. Most of my use cases today require a bigger license, so KNIME is an attractive alternative price-wise.
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August 07, 2018

Review: "KNIME Analytics Platform: the proof that open source can be the best"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use KNIME across the whole organization. It is used to solve a wide range of business problems, from ETL and data integration, to advanced analytics and customer segmentation.
  • Connect to different data sources (uses JDBC)
  • Process large quantities of data
  • Integrate different machine learning frameworks and techniques
  • Use and integrate with cloud and big data environments
  • Does not have integration with Jupyter Notebooks
  • The tools for script writing and development are not easy to use or don't have many features
  • Memory usage is problematic some of the time
Perfect for training of non-expert users. It is well suited for any kind of analytics endeavor. It is appropriate for many information automation tasks.
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December 10, 2018

KNIME Analytics Platform Review: "Knime for interactive training purposes"

Score 8 out of 10
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KNIME has been used as a training tool for students to use. This program acts as a basic way for students with limited bioinformatic and computational skills to solve big data problems. The program has been used for simulated drug discovery training purposes.
  • Easy to use
  • Open source; extra programs can be added easily
  • User interface can be crowded at times
KNIME Analytics Platform is well suited as a training program for students from a variety of computation backgrounds. It integrates well many of the common chemical and biological programs and data files into one program that can then be used to process and sort large inventories.
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August 24, 2018

KNIME Analytics Platform: "KNIME Analytics: Developer Review"

Score 10 out of 10
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We use KNIME Analytics for our client (one of the Big Four). The use of this platform is for NLP related tasks. Specifically for Information Retrieval. It is used by a division within the organisation.
  • Text processing is easily performed by the various extensions within this platform
  • Integrates multiple languages like Python, R , Java etc. all in one place
  • Also provides many options for text parsing like CoreNLP, OpenNLP
  • Documentation is poor
  • The developers are mostly not native English speakers therefore their verbiage is sometimes ambiguous in the given examples
It is good for data ingestion given various formats. Thereafter more time can be dedicated to data analysis and other downstream tasks.
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KNIME Analytics Platform Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Connect to Multiple Data Sources (1)
9
Extend Existing Data Sources (1)
7
Automatic Data Format Detection (1)
9
MDM Integration (1)
5
Visualization (1)
9
Interactive Data Analysis (1)
8
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment (1)
7
Data Transformations (1)
8
Data Encryption (1)
7
Built-in Processors (1)
8

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Swiss company KNIME offers their KNIME Analytics Platform for big data and predictive analytics.

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