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Statistica

With Statistica, users can run and embed analytics, on any data, anywhere. It also improves collaboration among data scientists and business analysts with a single workbench. Analyze streaming data quickly and easily.

Features:

  • Real-time data discovery and visualization
  • Fully integrated, configurable cloud-enabled software platform
  • Streamlined data blending, interactive drill-downs and customizable embeddable architecture

Toad Data Point

Toad Data Point is a toolset that automates routine tasks and allows simple analytics sharing and data quality improvement. Access, integrate, and work with big data sources, building queries visually across diverse sources without SQL expertise.

Features:

  • Compare and sync functionality across disparate platforms
  • Data profiling capabilities to visualize and sample database tables and data sets
  • Library of customizable scripts for automated data exporting and script execution

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Statistica

Statistica eliminates performance bottlenecks and allows users to create and score predictive models in-database, or directly within Hadoop. It also gives users quick-start data mining recipes and analytic workflow templates.

Features:

  • Easy templates for data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, forecasting and text mining
  • Combines Hadoop for scalability and performance with Lucene/SOLR search, Mahout machine learning and advanced natural language processing
  • Advanced analytics on structured or unstructured data from any source
  • Industry-standard scripting languages along with native R integration

Compatibility & Integration

  • Sync data between applications with Boomi AtomSphere
  • Easy access to data and cost savings over traditional integration solutions
  • Integrate interactive visualization and dashboarding capabilities directly into Statistica with Datawatch

Mobile Access

Dell’s data and analytics tools are not particularly well supported on mobile devices.

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Client Interview
Oct 02 2015

Claim Analytics Use of Statistica

4.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Confidential spend
 
Information Technology and Services
 
2-10 employees
 
Boston Metro Area
Consultant at Claim Analytics
June Quah
1
 
Verified
The Review

BACKGROUND

Can you please provide a brief description of your company and the role that you play there?

We’re a small consulting firm specializing in disability claims. We work with insurance companies to model their disability claims in terms of predicting the likelihood of returning to work. I am one of the modeling experts at the company.

CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge your company was facing that incited the need for this platform?

We predominantly use them for our predictive model; we feed data into Statistica with the goal of predicting the likelihood of recovery. In the insurance world, when you incur a disability claim, whether it’s long-term or short term disability, having a prediction of when that claim may return to work is very useful, especially for the insurance company to manage the claim. We provide Statistica with our historical data of an insurance company’s experience in terms of when their claims return to work. Based on that, we produce predictions on future claims.

SOLUTION

How does your company implement this platform or software?

We use Statistica to build the models, then we provide our customers the results of the model. Typically, we perform the modeling and the scoring, so we are the only one that uses Statistica. The clients are our end users in the sense that they see the results, but they don’t know where the results are coming from.

Was your company considering other platforms? Why this platform?

We’ve looked at several software solutions. We have some team members who have experience with SAS [Statistical Analysis Systems], and I think user experience is fairly good. However, the cost is a little bit on the high side for a small company like ours. Another platform that we’ve considered is R, and we do use a little bit of R. On the flip side, R requires a little bit more programming knowledge or a steeper learning curve, making it tougher to work with.

Statistica gives us the best of both worlds. From a user experience, it’s quite easy to use, and it’s easy to train someone new to pick up the software. From a cost perspective, it’s in the middle ground; not too expensive, but not completely free like R is. From our perspective, it gives us the best offer overall. One of the best things that we like about Statistica is that it has a very wide range of modeling tools. Everything from simple regressions, all the way to the more complicated networks and algorithms, are all there.

RESULTS

Can you share any success, metrics, or overall results of your implementation of this platform?

There have been successes, but because I’m not close to the front end. I’m not comfortable quoting any exact metrics in case it’s not quite accurate.

FEATURES

Were there any software features/tools that you were really impressed by?

Our favorite here is the boosting algorithms. We find that, at least for our applications or what we use Statistica for, the boosting algorithms produce superior results relative to the other algorithms. I also like that the work space, which was provided in the last five years or so, has made automation and replication of work a lot easier than it used to be. The workspace type format is now more standard across the different industry platforms, so it’s usually there as opposed to not being there. That’s a feature that we really like. It’s easy to follow someone else’s work.

Looking back, are there any areas of the software that you feel could be added or improved upon?

The lift charts, gains charts, and ROC [receiver operating characteristic] curve, can be generated when you run an algorithm. So if you run an algorithm, those features can be produced as part of the results; however, for instance, if you had predictions that you got from somewhere else or an ensemble of predictions from several other algorithms, then there is no easy way to produce a lift chart, gains chart, or ROC curve from a set of predictions. We had contacted Statistica a while ago about this, but I don’t think they had a plan to put it on.

Have you had to interact with the platform’s support team or reference their support resources?

We haven’t participated in the forums. We’ve worked with some of the Statistica staff, but it’s been a while since we’ve had direct contact. The contact that we did have was very good, but that was before DELL purchased Statistica. Pre-DELL, there seemed to be a lot more newsletters, or things that Statistica itself was publishing. Post-DELL, I haven’t seen much come to us. I used to get some useful tips and information from those newsletters. I also found it easier to call and get something from Statistica pre-DELL. Now it’s a little more cumbersome and less user-friendly.

OVERVIEW

To sum up: We have a few quick questions, and for each question we ask you to rate the software on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the best.

What would you give the software for functionality of the features available?

Four and a half.

What would you give the software for ease of use or ease of implementation into your business?

Four.

For support, as in responsiveness of the team or helpfulness of the resources available?

Three.

How likely are you to recommend the software to a colleague or similar business?

Five.

Overall, satisfaction with the platform?

Four.

4.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Features
  • 4.0 Ease of Use
  • 3.0 Support
  • 5.0 Willing to Refer
 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Easy to use and great support

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Health care & life sciences
 
5001+ employees
 
Indianapolis, IN
Entry-level
1
The Review

Experience:

We were having trouble being able to pull data from all the sites and different locations to be able to really tell what locations and facilities did what and of how much they did. This is a major factor in budgeting who needs what resources and how much they needed. How many staff did they need? How many hours were they in the green? Should they overlap? What exams were performed there and what needed to be sent away. Dell statistica worked best with the Dell computers our facility already had established, so what better then to go along with a program we had a pretty good feeling would work as well. We implemented Dell statistica and started collaborating and collecting data from all of our 20 sites through interactive dashboards and visualizations. It allowed us to connect to streaming data feeds from various sources to help understand changing data in real time. It allowed us to provide easy-to-use recipes and templates for data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, forecasting and text mining on big data. We have used a little bit of it all, we have used real time monitoring, sales analysis, and graphs. The solution was implemented by simply adding the software and setting up the means to be able to capture the data and implement it into graphs and data charts that are easily viewable and tracked. They have now made it easier for us to check with real time data and better able to adjust and manage in real time rather than analyze at month's end where we could have, should have, or would have, liked to adjust.

Pros:

Statistica is super user friendly, easy to use, has great support, and is adaptable to a lot of different situations and programs. It has been great to help get us back on our feet.

Cons:

I really don't dislike anything, there have been a few times where data has disappeared and there are a few flaws but they are always resolvable.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Communication and security

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
501-1000 employees
 
Atlanta, GA
Senior Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Statistica has good technical qualities and allows us to analyze data. Date Serve, communication and Security are the key features for us. It performs well and has given me a secure site on keeping the date in the department.

Pros:

It has a traditional background and it has fast data processing speeds and safe security.

Cons:

None

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Easier data analysis

3.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Retail
 
5001+ employees
 
Mobile, FL
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Going with Statistica was a home office decision. I use it for Spreadsheets, data analysis, etc. It's made it much easier to track customer satisfaction and sales numbers.

Pros:

My data analysis is easier with Statistica.

Cons:

Sometimes it runs slow

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Integrates well with other tools

3.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
3.5
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Manufacturing
 
501-1000 employees
 
Boston, MA
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Statistica streamlines data collectively so we can compile and relay it to proper channels. Statistica integrates well with microsoft excel. We have managed to compile data collectively and more accurately in one source without having to track down data from multiple sources.

Pros:

Statistica is easy to use and very beginner friendly.

Cons:

Some of the tool options are unneeded.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Data Integration with Statistica

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Atlanta, GA
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

Statistica is the solution that works the best for our department to save time. It is very efficient. We use all of the available features. The benefits include saving time and easier data integration.

Pros:

Statistica is the best, most efficient option for our data needs.

Cons:

I have none.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

More organized Spreadsheets

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Education
 
2-10 employees
 
Sacramnto, CA
Owner
1
The Review

Experience:

Dell Statistica is our new system and so far I have not had any problems. We use spreadsheets mostly. We are more organized with Statistica.

Pros:

I like that it is easy to use.

Cons:

Nothing as far as cons go, so far.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Real time data coverage

4.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
101-200 employees
 
Grand Junction, CO
Senior Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Statistica is a very easy system. Takes a little while to get used to using but overall does the job completely. Real time data coverage is the most used piece of this software. We run this a few times a day for business analysis and it has been very beneficial.

Pros:

I like that the software is easy to use.

Cons:

There are some flaws while running systems and sometimes there are delays.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Store and arrange data

3.5

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
2.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Information technology
 
501-1000 employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Vice President
1
The Review

Experience:

Statistica helped me store and arrange data from various file sources. We use Filemaker. My benefits include arranging my office duties including colleagues' rota.

Pros:

I like being able to arrange files and store data.

Cons:

It could have a better search.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Maximize data use

4.5

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Director
1
The Review

Experience:

It's very simplistic but Statistica will give you what you need. Easy to use and it leads to better progression. Every feature is taken advantage of to maximize progression and intelligent use of data. Performance is excellent. Benefits include our ability to analyze business data and make our products better.

Pros:

I value its simplicity.

Cons:

Maybe the layout should be changed slightly to be easy on the eye,