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Comparison Buyer's Guide
Executive Summary
Updated on Jul 19, 2022

We performed a comparison between Alteryx and KNIME based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most users tell us the deployment of both solutions is easy and straightforward.
  • Features: Alteryx users like the scheduling feature for automation and the general data blending functionality as two favorite valued features. The solution is easy to use and is able to process data extremely fast. The solution can make very heavy demands on resources, though, slowing some processes, and users feel the reporting aspects need improvement.

    KNIME users tell us the visualization is extremely valuable. Other top features are the data wrangling and the solution’s ability to easily handle an unlimited amount of data. Users feel the solution could be more user friendly and improve the documentation. Many users feel the solution does not scale very well.

  • Pricing: Alteryx users feel the solution is expensive and should be priced more competitively. KNIME is open-source and offers a free option and also has some other options that are priced appropriately.
  • Service and Support: Alteryx users feel there is room for improvement with the service and support they have received. KNIME has a thriving supportive community that users rely on heavily, in addition to a formal support process that users are happy with.

Comparison Results: Although KNIME’s open-source version is flexible and cost-effective and their service is top-notch, Alteryx offers an extremely intuitive intelligence suite and overall the solution is very robust and modern and the GUI is very user friendly. Ultimately, Alteryx finishes ahead of KNIME on most occasions.

To learn more, read our detailed Alteryx vs. KNIME Report (Updated: May 2024).
771,740 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Q&A Highlights
Question: Which solution provides the best ROI: KNIME, Alteryx or RapidMiner?
Answer: I'd suggest checking out the new Actable AI as well. It has a better AutoML and a lot more advanced features like Causal ML.
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Pros
"Alteryx is a simple and easy-to-use solution.""One-stop shop for data preparation, blending, prediction, and optimization in a single workflow.""The scheduling within the solution is excellent.""The most valuable feature is user-friendliness, as Alteryx can be used by those without any coding experience or experienced data scientists as it has the functionality to embed R and Python scripts.""The most valuable feature of Alteryx is its stand-alone version that we do not have to download dependencies for loads. Additionally, the scan is useful for beginners.""It is a stable and scalable solution.""There are a lot of good customization capabilities.""It saves time on a lot projects. ​"

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"We have found KNIME valuable when it comes to its visualization.""We can deploy the solution in a cluster as well.""KNIME is easy to learn.""We leverage KNIME flexibility in order to query data from our database and manipulate them for any ad-hoc business case, before presenting results to stakeholders.""The solution is good for teaching, since there is no need to code.""It's very convenient to write your own algorithms in KNIME. You can write it in Java script or Python transcript.""It also has very good fundamental machine learning. It has decision trees, linear regression, and neural nets. It has a lot of text mining facilities as well. It's fairly fully-featured.""I was able to apply basic algorithms through just dragging and dropping."

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Cons
"A feature which allows the user to be able to click on an output (in a file browser) and see the creation of the module would be fantastic.""Its most valuable feature lies in its functionality.""The learning curve is long, and there is lack of e-learning; the tool is not user-friendly to a non-technical user.""The solution just lacks in terms of data visualization. That is why we use Tableau and Qlik in our organization. They help to pick up the slack. If data visualization was added, Alteryx would be a very good tool, and much more complete.""Configuration is very low.""It would be nice if they can provide Alteryx with more options for In-DB connectivity. That functionality is there, but it doesn't include all software we are connecting.""The solution could work on the BI side of the tool to make it a bit better.""If there is any way to make the learning curve less steep, that would be ideal."

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"KNIME could improve when it comes to large data markets.""The program is not fit for handling very large files or databases (greater than 1GB); it gets too slow and has a tendency to crash easily.""The visualization functionalities are not good (cannot be compared to, for instance, the possibilities in R).""​The data visualization part is the area most in need of improvement.""Data visualization needs improvement.""When deploying models on a regular system, it works fine. However, when accuracy is a priority, hyperparameter tuning is necessary. Currently, KNIME doesn't have the best tools for this which they could improve in this area.""It's difficult to provide input on the improvement area because it's more of self-learning. However, there are times when I am not able to do certain things. I don't know if it's because the solution doesn't allow me or if it's because of the lack of knowledge.""The overall user experience feels unpolished. In particular: Data field type conversion is a real hassle, and date fields are a hassle; documentation is pretty poor; user community is average at best."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "A designer and scheduler for $13K/year in total is pretty much earning you the money back in time and in other resources."
  • "​Very transparent.​"
  • "The seat is too expensive."
  • "It can be a bit pricey, especially after the first year."
  • "The pricing is $5000 per year per production license."
  • "We have a yearly cost that we pay for the licensing. We do not pay any costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "There are some implementation services and internal effort costs at the beginning but there is nothing else."
  • "The price for Alteryx Designer is reasonable but the price for Alteryx Server for universal collaborations is too expensive."
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  • "It is free of cost. It is GNU licensed."
  • "KNIME desktop is free, which is great for analytics teams. Server is well priced, depending on how much support is required."
  • "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."
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    Answers from the Community
    AshokPai
    AltanAtabarut - PeerSpot reviewerAltanAtabarut
    Real User

    Of those three you should consider alteryx, it saves time in ETL a lot,  Alteryx is better at handling large data sets tan Knime and RapidMiner. But please also consider Dataiku... Up to 3 users it's free ;o)







    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the differences is that with Alteryx you can use it as an ETL and analytics tool. Please connect with me directly if you want to know more.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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. -… more »
    Top Answer:Since KNIME is a no-code platform, it is easy to work with.
    Top Answer:We're using the free academic license just locally. I went for KNIME because they have a free academic license. And to be honest, I never bothered to check the prices.
    Top Answer:KNIME is not good at visualization. I would like to see NLQ (Natural language query) and automated visualizations added to KNIME.
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    Also Known As
    KNIME Analytics Platform
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    Overview

    Alteryx can be used to speed up or automate your business processes and enables geospatial and predictive solutions. Its platform helps organizations answer business questions quickly and efficiently, and can be used as a major building block in a digital transformation or automation initiative. With Alteryx, you can build processes in a more efficient, repeatable, and less error-prone way. Unlike other tools, Alteryx is easy to use without an IT background. The platform is very robust and can be used in virtually any industry or functional area.

    With Alteryx You Can:

    • Prep, blend, and analyze data
    • Deliver faster, better business outcomes
    • Automate analytics and data science
    • Embed intelligent decisioning
    • Deploy and share analytics in hours

    Alteryx Features Include:

    Some of the most valuable Alteryx features include:

    Scalability, stability, flexibility, fast performance, no-code analytics, data processing, business logic wrapping, scheduling, ease of use, data blending from different platforms, geo-referencing, good customization capabilities, drag and drop functionality, intuitive user interface, connectors, machine learning, macros, simple GUI, integration with Python, good data transformation, good documentation, multiple database merging, and easy deployment.

    Alteryx Can Be Used For:

    • Combining and manipulating data within spreadsheets: Alteryx can be used in situations where complex data manipulation occurs. It can handle large data quickly, and the process is much simpler to see and understand.

    • Database access and supplementing SQL development: Alteryx has several sets of database connectors and functions, including many functions that your average database does not. Alteryx can work with data from multiple databases or areas within a database. It allows users to filter, sort, calculate, etc. as they would commonly do in SQL or an ETL tool.
    • API, cloud, and hybrid access: Alteryx can read and write data in databases, files, REST APIs, and a myriad of other locations (with the correct permissions). When a workflow is published, you can also call a workflow through a REST API to start it.

    • Data science: Alteryx provides pre-built models that are extremely useful for data scientists who may have limited programming skills and also gives you the ability to add R or Python code directly within a workflow.

    • Geospatial analysis: Alteryx gives users drag-and-drop tools to geocode, plot, and map locations, customers, competitors, or anything that has a location (employee, truck, pipeline, etc.).

    • Reports and dashboards: Alteryx provides built-in tools that enable the building of reports and dashboards.

    Alteryx Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using Alteryx include
    :

    • Saves time: Alteryx helps shorten the time required to start analyzing data and looking for insights, minimizing the tasks that do not add value to the business and maximizing the analysis phase.

    • Clear tool configurations: Alteryx provides simple and concise tool configurations that are quick and easy to set.

    • Excellent workflow compatibility.

    • Reduced development time: Alteryx has an extensive gallery of user-developed analytic applications that helps to reduce development time.

    • Fast data loading: Alteryx has tools that make it very effective when working with big data sets.

    • No-code, low-code analytic building blocks: You can prep, blend, and analyze data to enable highly configurable and repeatable workflows.

    • Machine learning: Alteryx allows you to quickly create properly trained algorithms that are ready to deploy.

    Reviews from Real Users

    "Automation is the most valuable aspect for us. The ability to wrap business logic around the data is very helpful." - Theresa M., Senior Capacity Planner at a financial services firm

    "Alteryx has made us more agile and increased the speed and effectiveness of decision making." - Richard F., Director, Digital Experience & Media at Qdoba Restaurant Corporation

    "The scheduling feature for the automation is excellent." - Data Analytics Engineer at a tech services company

    "The product is very stable and super fast, five-star. It's significantly more stable than its nearest competitor." - Director at a non-tech company

    “A complete solution with very good user experience and a nice user interface.” - Solutions Consultant at a tech services company

    "There are a lot of good customization capabilities." - Advance Analytics PO at a pharma/biotech company





    KNIME is an open-source analytics software used for creating data science that is built on a GUI based workflow, eliminating the need to know code. The solution has an inherent modular workflow approach that documents and stores the analysis process in the same order it was conceived and implemented, while ensuring that intermediate results are always available. 

    KNIME supports Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems and is suitable for enterprises of all different sizes. With KNIME, you can perform functions ranging from basic I/O to data manipulations, transformations and data mining. It consolidates all the functions of the entire process into a single workflow. The solution covers all main data wrangling and machine learning techniques, and is based on visual programming.

    KNIME Features

    KNIME has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Scalability through data handling (intelligent automatic caching of data in the background while maximizing throughput performance)
    • High extensibility via a well-defined API for plugin extensions
    • Intuitive user interface
    • Import/export of workflows
    • Parallel execution on multi-core systems
    • Command line version for "headless" batch executions
    • Activity dashboard
    • Reporting & statistics
    • Third-party integrations
    • Workflow management
    • Local automation
    • Metanode linking
    • Tool blending
    • Big Data extensions

    KNIME Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing KNIME. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Integrated Deployment: KNIME’s integrated deployment moves both the selected model, and the entire data model preparation process into production simply and automatically, allowing for continuous optimization in production and also saving time because it eliminates error.
    • Elastic and Hybrid Execution: KNIME’s elastic and hybrid executions helps you reduce costs while covering periods of high demand, dynamically.
    • Metadata Mapping: KNIME enables complete metadata mapping of all aspects of your workflow. In addition, KNIME offers blueprint workflows for documenting the nodes, data sources, and libraries used, as well as runtime information.
    • Guided Analytics: KNIME’s guided analytics applications can be customized based on reusable components.
    • Powerful analytics, local automation, and workflow difference: KNIME uses advanced predictive and machine learning algorithms to provide you with the analytics you need. In combination with powerful analytics, KNIME’s automation capabilities and workflow difference prepare your organization with the tools you need to make better business decisions.
    • Supports enterprise-wide data science practices: The deployment and management functionalities of KNIME make it easy to productionize data science applications and services, and deliver usable, reliable, and reproducible insights for the business.
    • Helps you leverage insights gained from your data: Using KNIME ensures the data science process immediately reflects changing requirements or new insights.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the KNIME solution.

    An Emeritus Professor at a university says, “It can read many different file formats. It can very easily tidy up your data, deleting blank rows, and deleting rows where certain columns are missing. It allows you to make lots of changes internally, which you do using JavaScript to put in the conditional. It also has very good fundamental machine learning. It has decision trees, linear regression, and neural nets. It has a lot of text mining facilities as well. It's fairly fully-featured.”

    Benedikt S., CEO at SMH - Schwaiger Management Holding GmbH, explains, “All of the features related to the ETL are fantastic. That includes the connectors to other programs, databases, and the meta node function. Technical support has been extremely responsive so far. The solution has a very strong and supportive community that shares information and helps each other troubleshoot. The solution is very stable. The initial setup is pretty simple and straightforward.”

    Piotr Ś., Test Engineer at ProData Consult, says, “What I like the most is that it works almost out of the box with Random Forest and other Forest nodes.”

    Sample Customers
    AnalyticsIq Inc., belk, BloominBrands Inc., Cardinalhealth, Cineplex, Dairy Queen
    Infocom Corporation, Dymatrix Consulting Group, Soluzione Informatiche, MMI Agency, Estanislao Training and Solutions, Vialis AG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Retailer6%
    REVIEWERS
    University25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Retailer14%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Educational Organization8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise52%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise46%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Alteryx vs. KNIME
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Alteryx vs. KNIME and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Alteryx is ranked 3rd in Data Science Platforms with 74 reviews while KNIME is ranked 4th in Data Science Platforms with 50 reviews. Alteryx is rated 8.4, while KNIME is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alteryx writes "Feature-rich ETL that condenses a number of functions into one tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of KNIME writes "A low-code platform that reduces data mining time by linking script". Alteryx is most compared with Databricks, Dataiku, RapidMiner, Microsoft Power BI and Tableau, whereas KNIME is most compared with RapidMiner, Microsoft Power BI, Dataiku, Weka and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio. See our Alteryx vs. KNIME report.

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