Top 10 Data Analytics Tools You Need To Know In 2020

Top 10 Data Analytics Tools You Need To Know In 2020

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The word ‘Data’ has been in existence for ages now.  In the era of 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data being generated every day, data plays a crucial role in decision making for business operations. But how do you think we can deal with so much data? Well, there are several roles in the industry today that deal with data to gather insights, and one such vital role is of a Data Analyst.  A Data Analyst requires many tools to gather insights from data. This article on the Top 10 Data Analytics Tools will talk about the top tools that every budding Data Analyst to a skilled professional must learn in 2020.

In this article, we will cover the following Data Analytics Tools:

  1. R and Python
  2. Microsoft Excel
  3. Tableau
  4. RapidMiner
  5. KNIME
  6. Power BI
  7. Apache Spark
  8. QlikView
  9. Talend
  10. Splunk

Let’s dive into this article from the 10th tool on our list i.e Splunk.

Splunk

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Splunk is a platform used to search, analyze, and visualize the machine-generated data gathered from the applications,  websites, etc. Being named by Gartner as a Visionary in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for APM, Splunk has evolved products in various fields such as IT, Security, DevOps, Analytics.

Products

  • Splunk Free
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • Splunk Cloud

All these 3 products differ by the bandwidth of the features they offer and are available for free download and trial versions. The pricing options for Splunk products are based on predictive pricing, Infrastructure-based pricing, and also rapid adoption packages.

Companies using 

Trusted by 92 out of the Fortune 100, companies such as Dominos, Otto Group, Intel, Lenovo are using Splunk in their day to day practices to discover the processes and correlate data in real-time. 

Recent Advancements/ Features

Since almost all the organizations need to deal with data across various divisions, according to Splunk official website Splunk aims to bring data to every part of your organization, by helping teams use Splunk to prevent and predict problems with monitoring experience, detect and diagnose issues with clear visibility, explore and visualize business processes and streamline the entire security stack.

If you are looking for an online training program in Splunk, you can refer to our Splunk Certification Program.


Talend

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Talend is one of the most powerful data integration ETL tools available in the market and is developed in the Eclipse graphical development environment. Being named as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools and Data Quality tools 2019, this tool lets you easily manage all the steps involved in the ETL process and aims to deliver compliant, accessible and clean data for everyone. 

Products

Talend comes with the following five products:

  • Talend Open Source
  • Stitch Data Loader
  • Talend Pipeline Designer
  • Talend Cloud Data Integration
  • Talend Data Fabric

Out of these, few are completely free, few are free for 14 days and few are licensed. All these products differ in their functionalities and pricing options.

Companies using 

Small startups to multinational companies such as ALDO, ABInBev, EuroNext, AstraZeneca are using Talend to make critical decisions.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Talend is the only platform that delivers complete and clean data at the moment you need it by maintaining data quality, providing Big Data integration, cloud API services, Preparing Data, and providing Data Catalog and Stitch Data Loader.

Recently Talend has also accelerated the journey to the lakehouse paradigm and the path to reveal intelligence in data. Not only this but the Talend Cloud is now available in  Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

If you are looking for an online training program in Talend, you can refer to our Talend Certification Program.


QlikView

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QlikView is a Self-Service Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Data Analytics tool. Being named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020 for Analytics and BI platforms, it aims to accelerate business value through data by providing features such as Data Integration, Data Literacy, and Data Analytics.

Products

QlikView comes with a variety of products and services for Data Integration, Data Analytics, and Developer platforms, out of which few are available for a free trial period of 30 days.

Companies using 

Trusted by more than 50,000 customers worldwide few of the top customers of QlikView are CISCO, NHS, KitchenAid, SAMSUNG.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Recently QlikView has launched an intelligent alerting platform Qlik Alerting for Qlik Sense® which helps the organizations handle the exceptions, notify users of potential issues, help users analyze further, and also prompts actions based on the derived insights.

If you are looking for an online training program in QlikView, you can refer to our QlikView Certification Program.


Apache Spark

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Apache Spark is one of the most successful projects in the Apache Software Foundation and is a  cluster computing framework that is open-source and is used for real-time processing. Being the most active Apache project at the moment, it comes with a fantastic open-source community and an interface for programming. This interface makes sure of fault tolerance and implicit data parallelism.

Products

Apache Spark keeps on releasing new releases with new features. You can also choose the various package types for Spark. The recent version is 2.4.5 and 3.0.0 is in preview.

Companies using 

Companies such as  Oracle, Hortonworks, Verizon, Visa use Apache Spark for real-time computation of data with ease of use and speed.

Recent Advancements/ Features

  • In today’s world Spark runs on Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, standalone, Hadoop, or in the cloud.
  • It provides high-level APIs in Java, Scala, Python, and R, and Spark code can be written in any of these four languages.
  • Spark’s MLlib –  the Machine Learning component is handy when it comes to Big Data processing. 

If you are looking for an online training program in Apache Spark, you can refer to our Apache Spark Certification Program.


Power BI

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Power BI is a Microsoft product used for business analytics. Named as a leader for the 13th consecutive year in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant,  it provides interactive visualizations with self-service business intelligence capabilities, where end users can create dashboards and reports by themselves, without having to depend on anybody.

Products

Power BI provides the following products:

  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Pro
  • Power BI Premium
  • Power BI Mobile
  • Power BI Embedded
  • Power BI Report Server

All these products differ by the functionalities offered by them. Few of them are free for a certain period of time and then you have to take the licensed versions

Companies using 

Multinational organizations such as Adobe, Heathrow, Worldsmart, GE Healthcare are using Power BI to achieve powerful results from their data.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Power BI has recently come up with solutions such as Azure + Power BI and Office 365 + Power BI to help the users analyze the data, connect the data and protect the data across various Office platforms.

If you are looking for an online training program in Power BI, you can refer to our Power BI Certification Program.


KNIME

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Konstanz Information Miner or most commonly known as KNIME is free and an open-source data analytics, reporting, and integration platform built for analytics on a GUI based workflow. 

Products

KNIME provides the following two software:

  • KNIME Analytics Platform – Is an open-source and used to clean & gather data, make reusable components accessible to everyone, and create Data Science workflows.

  • KNIME Server – Is a platform used by enterprises for the deployment of Data Science workflows, team collaboration, management, and automation.

Companies using 

Companies such as Siemens, Novartis, Deutsche Telekom, Continental use KNime to make sense of their data and leverage meaningful insights.

Recent Advancements/ Features

You do not need prior programming knowledge to use KNIME and derive insights. You can work all the way from gathering data and creating models to deployment and production.


RapidMiner

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RapidMiner is the next tool on our list. Being named a Visionary in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms, RapidMiner is a  platform for data processing, building Machine Learning models, and deployment.

Products

The products of RapidMiner are as follows:

  • Studio
  • GO
  • Server
  • Real-Time Scoring
  • Radoop

All these products have sub-versions which differ by features offered by them and pricing options.

Companies using 

Companies such as BMW, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, EZCater, Sanofi use RapidMiner for their Data Processing and Machine Learning models.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Recently RapidMiner has launched RapidMiner 9.6 which has extended the platform to full-time coders and BI Users. It is a fully transparent, end-to-end Data Science platform that enables data preparation, Machine Learning, and model operations.

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Tableau

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Tableau is a market-leading Business Intelligence tool used to analyze and visualize data in an easy format. Being named as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2020 For the eighth consecutive year, Tableau allows you to work on live data-set and spend more time on Data Analysis rather than Data Wrangling.

Products

Tableau Product Family include the following:

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Online
  • Tableau Reader
  • Tableau Public

Out of all, Tableau Public is a free Tableau software that you can use to make visualizations with but you need to save your workbook or worksheets in the Tableau Server which can be viewed by anyone.

Companies using 

Multinational organizations such as Citibank, Deloitte, Skype, and Audi use Tableau to visualize their data and generate meaningful insights.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Tableau is coming up with frequent updates to provide users with the following:

  • Fast Analytics
  • Smart Dashboards
  • Update Automatically
  • Ease of Use
  • Explore any data
  • Publish a dashboard and share it live on the web and on mobile devices.

If you are looking for an online training program in Tableau, you can refer to our Tableau Certification Program.


Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft Excel is a platform that will help you get better insights into your data. Being one of the most popular tools for Data Analytics, Microsoft Excel provides the users with features such as sharing workbooks, work on the latest version for real-time collaboration, and adding data to Excel directly from a photo and so on.

Products

Microsoft Excel offers products in the following three categories:

  • For Home
  • For Business
  • For Enterprises

Few of the versions are available for free for 1 month. All these products have various versions which differ by features and their pricing options.

Companies using 

Almost all organizations use Microsoft Excel on a daily basis to gather meaningful insights from the data. A few of the popular names are McDonald’s, IKEA, Marriot.

Recent Advancements/ Features

The recent advancements vary on the basis of the platform. Few of the recent  advancements in Windows platform are as follows:

  • You can  get a snapshot of your workbook with Workbook Statistics
  • You can give your documents more flair with backgrounds and high-quality stock images absolutely for free

If you are looking for an online training program in Microsoft Excel, you can refer to our Microsoft Excel Certification Program.


Programming Languages: R & Python

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R and Python are the top programming languages used in the Data Analytics field. R is an open-source tool used for Statistics and Analytics whereas Python is a high level, an interpreted language that has an easy syntax and dynamic semantics. 

Products

Both R and Python are completely free and you can easily download both of them from their respective official websites. 

Companies using 

Companies such as ANZ, Google, Firefox use R, and other multinational companies such as YouTube, Netflix Facebook use Python.

Recent Advancements/ Features

Python and R are developing their features and functionalities to ease the process of Data Analysis with high speed and accuracy. They are coming up with various releases on a frequent basis with their updated features.

If you are looking for an online training program in R and Python, you can refer to our R Certification Program and Python Training.

With this, we have come to the end of our Top 10 Data Analytics Tools list.

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