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EzzAbdelfattah - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Professor of Statistics at KAU
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What is the biggest difference between IBM SPSS Modeler and KNIME?

I have experience working as a data scientist and as an associate professor of statistics.

I am currently evaluating IBM SPSS Modeler and KNIME. What are the biggest differences between the two? Which do you recommend?

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

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4 Answers
28 December 19

The main difference lies in the community that has KNIME because the additional modules serve a multitude of different jobs from image processing, management of ssh file systems to chemical molecule calculations.

Robotics Club President at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
27 December 19

KNIME. It free, open-source, and you can plug in Java, Python, R, and Matlab. The community is awesome.

Senior Statistical Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
28 December 19

I am not familiar with KNIME, but the main difference is KNIME is open-source and free.

Laurence Moseley - PeerSpot reviewer
Professor of Health Services Research at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
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30 December 19

I used IBM Modeler several years ago and found it to be effective, but expensive. Fortunately, it was for a commercially funded contract.
For KNIME I have only used it for experimental purposes and found it rather cumbersome but powerful. It is also more cost-effective.
I found RapidMiner more intuitive to learn. However, there is so much choice nowadays that it is difficult to be definitive. In my experience, it largely depended on the quality of the add-on extensions. Clearly, though, at least in universities, the cost is a significant factor.

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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.
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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.
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