I work for one of the largest energy companies in Brazil as a BI/Big Data Analytics Solutions Architect.We are evaluating both Alteryx and IBM SPSS Modeler.What is the main difference between the two?Thanks for your help. I appreciate it!
One of the differences is that with Alteryx you can use it as an ETL and analytics tool.
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Alteryx is an extremely easy and flexible data tool, flexible in terms of drag and drop toolset and also has python, R integrations if your team requires this.
It can handle over 2 billion rows of data in its in-memory engine on a notebook without requiring a server, thus it's cheaper. It has a much better community than IBM that you can get your answers pretty clear and fast if you need it.
I am not familiar with IBM SPSS Modeler, therefore, I cannot compare these two products.
Regarding Alteryx I can say the following:
- An excellent desktop tool for Data Prep and analytics.
- Feature-rich and convenient user interface.
- However, it is implemented in C#, therefore works in MS Windows environment only. Mac or Linux users can’t use it. Interface with Apache Spark implemented via special plugin (do not remember details), which results in 2-hop data transfer. It may negatively affect performance.
I am unfamiliar with the IBM SPSS Modeler but use KNIME and Alteryx for different projects. Alteryx is an excellent, very easy to get started with and get to results data cleansing, ETL, analytics, geospatial modeling, predictive analytics. I build reusable macros in Alteryx, use flexible inputs for what-if modeling, feed information to Power BI or Tableau. It seems price competitive against SPSS.