Hemant AddalSenior Vice President at a financial services firm
RicardoPedroNorthern Europe IT Business Intelligence Manager at Adecco
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"This open-source product can compete with category leaders in ELT software."
"The visual workflow tools for custom and complex tasks always beat raw coding languages with the agility, speed to deliver, and ease of subsequent changes."
"This solution is easy to use and especially good at data preparation and wrapping."
"It's a coding-less opportunity to use AI. This is the major value for me."
"This solution is easy to use and it can be used to create any kind of model."
"All of the features related to the ETL are fantastic. That includes the connectors to other programs, databases, and the meta node function."
"What I like the most is that it works almost out of the box with Random Forest and other Forest nodes."
"It is very fast to develop solutions."
"The feature I find most valuable is the ability to publish Power Bi reports, using an embedded link, directly onto a website."
"If you are not very technical this tool could be very useful."
"This solution has improved our ability in making decisions and explaining data."
"It has provided customer purchase patterns and great visualization."
"PowerBi is used to import our production data and generate dashboards, then integrates other Excel sheets to provide managers dashboards. This helps them get insights to make better OEE improvement decisions, mainly where to focus resources. We became able to see indicators from any time frame (day, week, month, or year), then could make better decisions."
"The drag and drop facility to easily change the data correctly is the most valuable feature. I am happy to see visualizations. It's easier to talk about and make people understand what is going on."
"We like the drag and drop interactability visualization. We really like that. It's user-friendly."
"Its seamless integration with Microsoft products, such as Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Excel, is the most valuable."
"The ability to handle large amounts of data and performance in processing need to be improved."
"I would like to see better web scraping because every time I tried, it was not up to par, although you can use Python script."
"It needs more examples, use cases, and MOOC to learn, especially with respect to the algorithms and how to practically create a flow from end-to-end."
"There should be better documentation and the steps should be easier."
"KNIME needs to provide more documentation and training materials, including webinars or online seminars."
"The predefined workflows could use a bit of improvement."
"The documentation is lacking and it could be better."
"There are a lot of tools in the product and it would help if they were grouped into classes where you can select a function, rather than a specific tool."
"I would like to see Machine Learning for Power Bi Pro users or an intermediate license to enable Machine Learning if you don't have access to a Premium account."
"Adding paginated reports to this tool could be of great help for users who want to move away from SSRS."
"We would like to have better SQL support for queries."
"This solution needs integration with SAS and more deep analysis functionality."
"Real-time updating needs improvement."
"I would like to be able to use SQL properly within the reports and allow multiple people to work on the same report at the same time. If one person is working on it, then it causes issues for anyone else wanting to make reports."
"If I have to update data automatically, where I have to pin the gateway, it doesn't update. There is a scheduled refresh functionality so that it refreshes automatically, but I find it very hard to make it work."
"They can provide a user-friendly and easy way to use this tool for people who don't know about programming or technical things. It will be quite good if they can improve the look and feel and make it simpler to operate. They can make it easier to create some of the reports. They can also include predefined templates that you can directly use."
"KNIME is free as a stand-alone desktop-based platform but if you want to get a KNIME server then you can find the cost on their website."
"The price of KNIME is quite reasonable and the designer tool can be used free of charge."
"It's an open-source solution."
"The price for Knime is okay."
"At this time, I am using the free version of Knime."
"This is an open-source solution that is free to use."
"There is a Community Edition and paid versions available."
"We have a premium Power BI license in-house that's quite an expensive license. It's $10 a month for four users and then I think 35,000 at the premium rate."
"It is somewhere in the middle in terms of price. Licensing is quite clear."
"Its cost seems to be unreasonable if you have many users, but for a lesser number of users, it is reasonable. It is $10 per month. Clients easily accept this option, so they must think it is reasonable. It is quite cheap as compared to other tools, such as Tableau. One of the best things about this solution is that it has a trial version."
"Once the trial period for the BI service is over, the cost is approximately $10 USD per user, per month, so it's quite reasonable."
"The pricing is very reasonable compared to any other tool."
"Microsoft BI is not very cheap. A premium license costs roughly 5,000 euros a month."
"This product offers good value for the money."
"Microsoft BI is free for the personal edition, but there is also a paid-for professional version."
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.
KNIME is ranked 1st in Data Mining with 14 reviews while Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 101 reviews. KNIME is rated 8.4, while Microsoft BI is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of KNIME writes "Has good machine learning and big data connectivity but the scheduler needs improvement ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "A complete ecosystem with an builtin ETL tool, good integrations with python and R, and support of DAX and Power Query (M languages)". KNIME is most compared with Alteryx, RapidMiner, Databricks, Weka and Amazon SageMaker, whereas Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, IBM Cognos and MicroStrategy.
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