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Real User
Data Engineer at a government with self employed
Jan 16 2020

What is most valuable?

There are several things that I think are valuable in the product. My first impressions were the product was fairly responsive, sleek and had a beautiful interface that was pleasant to use. It helped me to be able to easily share code… more»

What needs improvement?

The product can be improved in a few ways. It would be possible to simplify the installation although it was not a problem in my case because of my experience. One thing that hurts the product is that the company is not doing more to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is open-source and free to users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used quite a few products in this category and sometimes I choose one or another depending on what I think seems best for me at the time. I used Notebooks by Jupyter. I've used the R Markdown, which is on the cloud, by RStudio. I've… more»

What other advice do I have?

My only advice to people considering this type of solution is just to use Anaconda. It is a good product. Other products are good as well, but this is one you should try in this category. On a scale of one to ten where one is the worst and… more»
Real User
Head - Data Science (Senior Program Manager) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the set of libraries that are used to support the functionality that we require. We use different libraries for finance and numbers, and we use the scikit-learn library for machine learning. A few of these libraries are very helpful and there is a very long list of them.

What needs improvement?

I think that the framework can be improved to make it easier for people to discover and use things on their own. They need a better interface because currently, we have to do everything through coding. It would be nice to have a simple description of what each library is used for and how to use it. I would like to see additional libraries included to support computer vision and natural language… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a great tool to work with, even if you are starting your career in analytics or another stream like data engineering or data science. This is a tool for everyone because you don't need to think about many things, such as what needs to be installed. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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Real User
Solution Architect/Technical Manager - Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most advantageous feature is the logic building. The Python libraries are all readily available and there is no need to install anything separately. There are many good things that are pre-built, and including even more of these would… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the inclusion of some statistical modeling functionality. Having some examples built-in that we can customize based on the use case, rather than having to build the entire model, would really be an advantage. Additional… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing costs for Anaconda are reasonable.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to Anaconda, we were using SAS for some of our predictive analytics. The main reason we switched is because of the licensing cost that is incurred for these kinds of specialized software solutions. In addition, functionality is… more»

What other advice do I have?

Our team is working on expanding the use of Anaconda. They're doing some research with respect to some of the libraries and modules, trying to do different things with existing datasets. I have been doing some slicing and analysis based on… more»
DanishAhmad
Real User
Master Data at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

I mainly used the product for the libraries.

What needs improvement?

I hit some contribution issues and attribution problems, so the product could be improved in that area. There's always room for improvement. It's one thing if you have an IT guy with the solution, but there were some cases when it wasn't so simple. There were a lot of typos in the documentation and because we were using the product on-premise, the solution had to be implemented by the IT team here… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend having a good background so that you know what you're getting into and whether Anaconda is the right solution for you. If you have a strong IT team to support the solution it's a very good tool to work on. I would rate the solution a seven out of 10.
Maruf-Hossain
Real User
Data Scientist Chapter Lead, Workflow & Automation at ANZ Banking Group
Dec 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The notebook feature is an improvement over RStudio.

What needs improvement?

One feature that I would like to see is being able to use a different language in a different cell, which would allow me to mix R and Python together. For example, using R tidyverse to wrangle data, R ggplot to visualise data and then use… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are also trying Cloudera Workbench and I think that in terms of ease of use, it is somewhat better than Anaconda. However, I wouldn't swap our users because using it is not massively different.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I encourage people to use. This is a good solution, but I would like to see multi-language support. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used and are using several products, and we are still in the evaluation stage.
Real User
Sr PHP Developer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 20 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Jupyter notebook that allows us to write the Python code, compile it on the fly, and then look at the results. I found the navigators and the other features to be very good for quick development. There is a system that is similar to a marketplace where we can search… more»

What needs improvement?

Having a small guide or video on the tool would help learn how to use it and what the features are.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This was our first experience with the Jupyter notebook and I do not know of any competing solutions.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anybody who is researching this tool is to download and install it, then start exploring the different tools that are available. I suggest starting with Jupyter because it is easy to figure out, then move to Python tasks. This is a good tool that is quick to deploy with and pretty easy… more»
Anshul-Gupta
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

The best part of Anaconda is the media distribution that comes as part of it. It gets us started very quickly. We extensively use TensorFlow and Pytorch as the modules.

What needs improvement?

I have nothing to say about improvements; I love this product. It's our bread and butter and we use it every day. We did have issues with virtual environments in the past, but that has worked itself out.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We use various deployment models but mostly work with hybrid models. We don't rely on Anaconda's deployment defense a lot. We use the solution mainly for Python distribution and deployment monitoring internals. We deploy in Docker and scale it. It's one of the best tools available out there. If you… more»
Real User
Senior Software Design Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

When I try to develop an implementer model, I can just do some trial and error and see the output immediately. Then later I can move them onto the Python file. Until that happens, I can see that it's there. That's the most useful feature for me in Anaconda. We use Jupyter notebooks and it was all available in one package when we installed Python.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be improved. Other solutions, like Visual Studio, have much better UI. In Visual Studio, we can create projects. I'm not sure it's that kind of feature is possible on Anaconda. In Visual Studio, we can bring a solution and then we can keep multiple projects organized and into it. If there are any libraries, we can have them as well and we can just call them. We can easily link… more»

What other advice do I have?

I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I haven't been using the solution for too long, and I'm still learning things, so I need to explore more before rating it higher.
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What is Anaconda?

Anaconda makes it easy for you to install and maintain Python environments. Our development team tests to ensure compatibility of Python packages in Anaconda. We support and provide open source assurance for packages in Anaconda to mitigate your risk in using open source and meet your regulatory compliance requirements.

Python is the fastest growing language for data science. Anaconda includes 720+ Python open source packages and now includes essential R packages. This powerful combination allows you to do everything you want from BI to advanced modeling on complex Big Data

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