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Anonymous User
Real User
Partner, Turkey and The Netherlands at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Dec 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy ETL operations * Rich algorithm set * Integrated with other languages like R, Python, and Java. * Works together… more»

How has it helped my organization?

My organization's field of activity is to develop business applications for niche areas. Almost three years ago, we… more»

What needs improvement?

I mentioned about the distributed architecture in my previous answer, but they did with version 3.5. This time maybe I… more»

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

KNIME is open sourced platform and has a free desktop version with unlimited data size and functionality. Also, the server… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Before KNIME, I used SQL language and Excel for data analysis but machine learning algorithms. In parallel to KNIME, I… more»

What other advice do I have?

Data Science requires freedom for creativity. Sometimes you need to crawl data from the web or social media. Sometimes you… more»
Agus Kurdiyanto
Real User
Solution Integrator at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

Most important, it is open-source. Next is the ETL which helps me to collect, reformat, and load the data from multiple sources into one… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It very much helps me to do my job while supporting my organization's delivery of service to our client.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to have data visualitation capabilities. Today I'm still creating my own data visualtions tools to present my reports. In my… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I created my own script. I switched to KNIME because it simplifies the flow of my script into one workspace, and doesn't necessitate a lot of jobs… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you like data analysis, KNIME is the best option. It's free and easy to set up.
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Dusty Evely
Real User
Business Analyst at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

I know I don't use it to its full capacity, but I love the Rule Engine feature. It has allowed me to create lookup tables on the fly and break down… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I had been doing this via a mix of Excel macros and some things by hand. Even with the macros, it would take me 30-plus minutes every week, and… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like something that would make it easier to connect/parse websites, although I will fully admit that I'm not as proficient in KNIME as I would… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I had been using a combination of Excel macros and manual entry. I switched because I was looking for something a bit quicker and automated… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do training up front to make building workflows clean and easy from the start.
Giovanni Marano
Real User
Senior Data Scientist
Apr 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Easy to connect with every database: We use queries from SQL, Redshift, Oracle. * Easy to have a clear view of the data at every single step of the ETL process, with the consequent… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In addition to leveraging KNIME flexibility to query data from our database for ad-hoc business cases, the product is very easy to understand even for non-analytical stakeholders… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the data visualization part is the area most in need of improvement.

What other advice do I have?

I’ve been using KNIME for more than four years now. I started using it in the company I was working for in Rome (Paddy Power Italy), then I moved to headquarters in Dublin (Paddy… more»
Wim Michielsen
Consultant
Data Science Consultant
Apr 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* The very easy-to-use visual interface * Help functions and clear explanations of the functionalities and the used algorithms * Data Wrangling and data manipulation functionalities… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The clients I performed the analyses for were all very pleased with the results. For churn prediction, one of the companies proactively started contacting clients with high risk to… more»

What needs improvement?

The visualization functionalities are not good (cannot be compared to, for instance, the possibilities in R). The program is not fit for handling very large files or databases… more»

What other advice do I have?

I used it quite intensively for 10 months, long enough get familiar with it, to follow training, to use it in in several projects, to ask questions on the user forum.
Hilton Rossenrode
Real User
Business Analyst at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 04 2018

What is most valuable?

* Visual workflow creation * Workflow variables (parameterisation) * Automatic caching of all intermediate data sets in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to automate several functions which were done manually. I can integrate several data sets quickly and easily… more»

What needs improvement?

The overall user experience feels unpolished. * Data field type conversion is a real hassle, and date fields are a hassle… more»

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

KNIME desktop is free, which is great for analytics teams. Server is well priced, depending on how much support is… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Alteryx. KNIME is much cheaper. The KNIME desktop client is free. KNIME handles 95% of our requirements.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a seven out of 10. It's very useful but needs polish and improved UX and UI in several areas. For quick… more»
Ling Li
Real User
Intern at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It provides very fast problem solving and I don't need to do much coding in it. I just drag and drop.

What needs improvement?

They could add more detailed examples of the functionality of every node, how it works and how we can use it, to make things easier at the beginning.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously I used some programming tools, but I needed to do a lot of coding. KNIME is simpler to use. The most important factor when I'm looking at which vendor or product to go with… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it at nine out of 10. It's good, it makes thing easier.
Dharma Teja
Real User
Associate Analyst at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

Usability, and organising workflows in very neat manner. Controlling workflow through variables is something amazing.

How has it helped my organization?

Lot of manual work has been automated through this and single solution created on this can be used by others, too. We have… more»

What needs improvement?

Data handling capacity. Currently it handless 25M rows of data, after which you will face lagging issue. System resource… more»

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

It is free of cost. It is GNU licensed.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we used Alteryx for harmonizing. Cost was the main reason for the switch.

What other advice do I have?

It is best one for harmonizing data with no cost included.
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KNIME is the leading open platform for data-driven innovation helping organizations to stay ahead of change. Use our open-source, enterprise-grade analytics platform to discover the potential hidden in your data, mine for fresh insights or predict new futures.
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