Alteryx: The Challenger

Farhana Nazneen – Consultant

Alteryx is an advanced data analytics platform envisioned to serve the needs of business analysts looking for a self-service solution. Analytics provides analysts with an intuitive workflow for data blending and advanced analytics that leads to deeper insights in hours, not the weeks typical of traditional approaches.

Analysts love the Alteryx analytics platform because they can deliver deeper insights by seamlessly blending internal, third party, and cloud data, and then analyze it using drag-and-drop tools.

It contains 3 basic components: Gallery, Designer, and Server, which blend data from external sources and generate comprehensive reports. Each of them, however, can be used separately.

Alteryx Analytics Gallery:

Alteryx Analytics Gallery changes the way how an analyst can create and deploy analytical applications.

  • Data Analysts working together

    Workflows are saves in a centralized repository to enable effective, secure and cooperative environment between the data analysts.

  • Enable business decision makers with customized analytics

    Publish your data, macros and analytic workflows to your private studio, effectively enabling self-service analytics across your organization.

  • Access restrictions

    Grant or revoke access to applications, macros or entire collections on a per-user basis.

Alteryx Server

  • Speed time to insight with highly scalable workloads

    Alteryx Server offers multiple ways to scale your enterprise analytics and offload data intensive processes to a scalable, reliable server architecture that delivers faster time-to-insight, better governance, and improved analytic capabilities.

  • Flexibility and Scalability

    Alteryx Server provides a flexible server architecture that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, for multiple users, where the users could easily scale up or scale out based on the business needs.

  • Schedule and automate workflow

    Built in scheduling and automation capabilities to schedule and run analytic workflows as and when required to generate reports and refresh data sets on a centralized server so everyone can access the data anytime, anywhere.

Alteryx Designer

Analysts collate the data from multiple sources to prep and blend the data. Alteryx offers the data prep and data blending capabilities through an interactive user interface that is up to 100X faster than traditional approaches, with no programming requirement.

  • Access relevant data

    Connecting and Cleaning data from multiple data warehouses, cloud applications, spreadsheets and other sources.

  • Prep and blend the right data

    Creation of the specific dataset for analysis or visualization using data quality, integration, and transformation tools.

  • Make the most of spatial or location data

    Blend and output spatial data files then easily join it with 3rd party data such as demographics.

  • Predictive analytics is here

    Accelerate the processes of creating predictive analytics with specifically designed tools.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant :

The Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms is based on the feedback that Gartner gets from customers about their experience with many vendors in the advanced analytics market. The Magic Quadrant summarizes their findings, includes a review of key developments in the market and the relative position of vendors within the space.

For the first year, Alteryx is positioned in the Challengers quadrant. We believe this placement highlights our ability to deliver a strong journey of moving citizen data scientists from self-service data preparation into more advanced analytics in an easy to learn manner.

Key Reasons for Choosing Alteryx :

  • Faster time to value and answers to business questions through analytics.
  • Ability to independently generate required analytics versus requiring specialists.
  • Single process for analysis instead of multiple processes.
  • Faster processing of data, blending and analytics.
  • Easier to use analytics capabilities designed for line of business data analysts.
  • Single drag and drop workflow instead of multiple tools.
  • Intuitive advanced analytics for performing predictive and spatial analyses.
  • Easy to iterate and modify analyses without complex coding or outside Intervention.
  • Handles huge data sets.
  • Simple process for integrating a full range of data.

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Starts at $1500