KNIME Platform

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KNIME review by Bob M.
Bob M.
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"Powerful & Easy to Use Predictive Analytics / Data Mining"

What do you like best?

KNIME offers a delightful blend of power and ease-of-use. It uses a workflow (flowchart) interface. It offers you a collection of icons that represent steps in your analysis. You position each icon in a diagram and connect them with arrows that represent the flow of data or models from step to step. Double-clicking on an icon will open a dialog box allowing you to set the parameters of how that step should run.

You can document the workflow by clearly labeling each step, and by color coding entire sections of the diagram. As a result, you can look at another person's analysis and quickly get the big picture of what was done. If a diagram gets too complex, you can select a whole section of it and collapse it into a "metanode" so that one icon then represents all the steps. It's also easy to rerun an analysis on new data by simply changing the node(s) that read in data. Note that KNIME does not have a scripting language, nor does it need one.

I particularly like the company's view of open source software. The full desktop version of KNIME is free and open source, regardless of how much data you have. Its closest competitor price-wise is RapidMiner, which is free only if you have fewer than 10,000 cases. KNIME also offers excellent integration with a wide range of other open source software such as: Python, R, Spark, and even ImageJ for image analysis.

The server version of KNIME has a commercial license, i.e. not free. The company also sells software to let work groups share node libraries. For example, if I develop a new node in, say, R, and email it to everyone, then when I improve it, I'll have to email it again. Everyone using it would have to edit their work flows, but at least that's a free solution. However, if we purchase the collaboration extensions, I would make a change to the shared node, and everyone's work would be updated automatically. I appreciate having so much control over what to spend on a KNIME solution.

What do you dislike?

For data mining or machine learning tasks, it's quite comprehensive, very similar to what RapidMiner, SAS Enterprise Miner, or SPSS Modeler can do. However, compared to a full statistics package such as R, SAS, SPSS, or Stata, it's lacking quite a few statistical methods.

You would have to lean on R or Python if you need statistical analysis rather than data mining. Each new version of KNIME adds more statistics, but it looks like it will be quite a while before they can offer full statistical capabilities. Unfortunately, no one tool offers comprehensive data mining, statistical modeling, and ease-of-use. In the ratings section, I'm giving it full marks as a data mining / machine learning tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure it has all the methods of analysis you need. If you're into data mining or machine learning, it's probably sufficient. If you're looking for advanced stat methods such as mixed effects linear models, you'll need to run that through an R node.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can use KNIME to solve most any data mining or machine learning problem.

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KNIME review by Chang-I W.
Chang-I W.
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"Tools for data science analyis"

What do you like best?

It has a simple interface and not hard to learn it with very clear block diagram design for each block By the way, it's easy to debug and has very direct set for each block. You can also set up for the block diagram the way you like and rearrange it anytime you want.

What do you dislike?

hard to import new function if want to add a new block. and it will become very slow when the database coming over 10 thousand

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's easy to learn and have lots powerful toolkit in it. very recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data science and data analysis. can use the different algorithm to calculate and predicted the result from the database.

What Predictive Analytics solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
KNIME review by Michael B.
Michael B.
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"fantastic data management/informatics program"

What do you like best?

The ease of learning the software. for anyone who knows an intermediate amount of MS excel it can revolutionize the way you handle and work with your data.

What do you dislike?

the difficulty to write a concatenation string. Sure, there are js queries and sql that can do that for me, and i could write a function in to create a concatenation, but it seems like a basic function to have a simple node to concatenate text and numerical values.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you have any complications with marginally big data management, knime is a free product that will allow you to breeze through complicated data issues without having to have experience or knowledge of any programming languages.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data integration from multiple sources. I use it for SEO and PPC, and often the data sources are varied and obscure, and often improperly formatted. Knime allows me to wade through that with ease.

KNIME review by Prashanth P.
Prashanth P.
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"Knime software"

What do you like best?

Knime is used for data cleaning, data manipulation and predictive modeling. We do have a lot of softwares for playing around data but everything comes with a price except knime. So, it’s a free platform to manage the data.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I don’t like in knime software is its interface, it’s kind of old.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think they should implement more features in data reduction

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I generally do all stuff related to data cleaning, data manipulation and building predictive models.

KNIME review by User in Research
User in Research
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"Data mining made easy"

What do you like best?

The data mining options, in particular the features for analysis using clustering (k-medoids, k-means, hierarchical, etc.) are extremely handy. They remove a lot of middle-man coding!

What do you dislike?

I would appreciate more visualization and exporting capabilities. For instance, the ability to easily visualize the clusters produced with k-medoids, with medoids labeled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to explore all of the features in the node repository and use the search bar. There is a lot of functionality in KNIME!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used KNIME to perform unsupervised learning on large time series data. I saved a lot of time by not having to create my own code for clustering techniques. The information on clusters+medoids exported by KNIME was easy to understand.

KNIME review by ALI S.
ALI S.
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"KNIME PLATFORM REVIEW"

What do you like best?

In Knime, each node stores its results permanently and thus work flow execution can easily be stopped at any node and resumed later on.

What do you dislike?

Even though the knime software is very promising and really helps us with alot of things and we love it but the preliminary results are not available quickly if the real pipeling were used.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For our company, purchasing knime was a very positive decision. We love the product and the results it gives. For people who are considering purchasing it, i would highly recommend to go for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

knime is a data analytics platform and it allows to perform sophisticated statistics and data mining on your data to analyze trends and predict potential results

KNIME review by Raul G.
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"Fast model prototyping"

What do you like best?

The graphical user interface is quite intuitive, allowing you to visualize your model graphically and see the flow of data/information

What do you dislike?

It may not be as flexible as other platforms such as tensorflow, but this is compensated by KNME's range of options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Analysis of large sets of data with banking customer information in order to spot profiles, product usage trends and so on. The ease of visualization makes this a great platform to share insights with non-experts.

KNIME review by Pranamesh C.
Pranamesh C.
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"Nice GUI based data analytics platform"

What do you like best?

The best thing of Knime is it is open source and simple GUI based platform which makes it very easy to learn and implement.

What do you dislike?

Although the GUI feature makes it very easy to implement simple models, however on the downside it is hard to build complicated models sometimes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good to test out first if it helps for your task. It is easy to implement the initial models,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Knime for real-time analysis of traffic data.

KNIME review by Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer Software
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"Knime is a very useful tool for data processing"

What do you like best?

Scalability through sophisticated data handling (intelligent automatic caching of data in the background while maximizing throughput performance)

Highly and easily extensible via a well-defined API for plugin extensions

Intuitive user interface

Import/export of workflows (for exchanging with other KNIME users Parallel execution on multi-core systems

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike it it's really great as it provides features listed above.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Machine learning and data analytics .

KNIME review by Shannon C.
Shannon C.
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"KNIME MIME"

What do you like best?

I like that it allows me to create data flows visually and very selectively run steps to throughout interactive models.

What do you dislike?

Knime doesn’t really have to much of a background knowledge on how to use it so it can be very tricky at first

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very tricky to use without looking it up

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using knime with java script to run interactive models in a team setting

KNIME review by Executive Sponsor
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"Good Open Source Software.KNIME can help solve common business problems"

What do you like best?

ease of use. drag and drop interface. No need to write code for beginners.KNIME can help solve common business problems like clustering, segmentation, forecasting etc with ease using their drag n drop interface.

What do you dislike?

First time users might find it complicated given the interface as its a bit confusing. KNIME can help solve common business problems like clustering, segmentation, forecasting etc with ease using their drag n drop interface.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KNIME can help solve common business problems like clustering, segmentation, forecasting etc with ease using their drag n drop interface.

KNIME review by Afeez A.
Afeez A.
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"KNIME platform review "

What do you like best?

The installation and setup is easy and the screencasts also help make first time usage easier.

What do you dislike?

The user inter-phase looks a bit old school should be revamped to look more up to date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is one of the best, easy to use and sophisticated data Analytics software

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data Analytics

KNIME review by Stefano C.
Stefano C.
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"Not so easy to use"

What do you like best?

Analytics section, database connection and Social media area

What do you dislike?

Views could be better in order to show off. Not so easy to use

Recommendations to others considering the product

It could be useful, but not so easy

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Complex Analysis

KNIME review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Quality of data "

What do you like best?

graphical workbench help you create data preparation workflows, data analysis workflows, and machine learning workflows. Very functional in creating multitude of Nodes , DataFlow maximized the data processing capabilities

What do you dislike?

time to get accustomed with this platform; not always easy to use

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

speeds up the workflow process, helps with the large data and their effective computing

KNIME review by User in Higher Education
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"Free pipeline pilot"

What do you like best?

Knife is great because it’s open source. Biovia’s pipeline pilot is an excellent tool for data processing, but is very expensive and has very little user support.knime is great because downloadable protocols are freely available

What do you dislike?

Knime can be a little glitchy from time to time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data processing and manipulation

KNIME review by User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and Services
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"An open source analutical platform"

What do you like best?

Analytics Platform is matured and it being Open Source makes it more attractive for new modernization initiatives across the organizations. Design is nice also

What do you dislike?

Easy to implement, but a little hard to implement secruity around the tool

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used this software for data analytics, reporting and integrations.

KNIME review by User in Higher Education
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"Great tool for predictive analytics"

What do you like best?

Great tool for predictive analytics. The examples provided with the software are a great way to learn this tool by your self.

What do you dislike?

It is really difficult to prepare and clean data.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is great for machine learning.

KNIME review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer & Network Security
Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Computer & Network Security
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"More features then you an imagine. "

What do you like best?

Used best for sorting and finding items.

What do you dislike?

Tends to need a faster computer to run.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Needs to update GUI

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Best benefit is expandability.

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