Editions comparison

Knowage Editions


Two Knowage editions are available: the Community Edition, open source, freely downloadable, including all analytical capabilities; the Enterprise Edition, provided and guaranteed by Engineering Group, including facilities for the system administrator and supported by a commercial offering. Here below the detailed comparison of Knowage Editions as far as the product is concerned.

Knowage Editions Comparison

Editions comparison

Community Edition
Enterprise Edition

Static, pixel-perfect reports

Charts - standard capabilities

Common charts (bar, line, pie, radar, etc.) based on free libraries

Charts - advanced capabilities

Interactive and zoomable charts based on advanced libraries with commercial licence

Olap - standard capabilities

Olap engine with drill-down, slice&dice, drill-trough capabilities. Web designer for OLAP documents

Olap - advanced features

Charts (*), calculated fields, time series, MDX functions

What-if - standard capabilities

What-if engine for scenario simulation over hierarchical models, with versioning. Simulation on facts, basic propagation alghoritms. On-line usage with ROLAP technology

What-if - advanced features

Simulation on dimensions; sequential workflow to manage concurrent usage; advanced propagation algorithms(*). Off-line usage with synchronizing methods and MOLAP strategy(*)

Composed view

Composed view to combine different analytical documents in a single view

Cockpits - standard capabilities

Interactive cockpits with associative logic; multi sheet. Widgets for text, image, chart, table, cross table, external document (report, etc). Additional widgets for KPI, map and SVG design

Cockpits - advanced features

Near real-time with refresh time; associations discovery

KPI - standard capabilities

Measures, KPIs and thresholds. Schedule the KPIs evaluation and centralized alerting system. Integration with context-broker GE in FIWARE ecosystem

KPI - advanced features

Targets. Scorecards and self-service KPIs (*)

Data/text mining - standard capabilities

Analytical documents based on R/python scripts; function catalogue

Data/text mining - advanced features

Pre-built functions and models (*)

Free inquiry - standard capabilities

Drag & drop query builder over metamodels and simple data sets; ad hoc reporting starting from data (*)

Free inquiry - advanced features

Spatial dimension; time dimension

Data federation - standard capabilities

Combining different data sets in a single one with an associative logic; drag&drop query builder over federated data sets

Data federation - advanced features

Autodetect associations between data sets; high volume support (*)

Maps - standard capabilities

Map catalogue, GIS documents, WMS/WFS standard, SVG designs

Maps - advanced features

Filter using maps as driver, spatial operators and dimension

Network - standard capabilities

Network view

Network - advanced features

Network analysis with measures to study distance, density, etc (*)


Integration with office documents


Adding notes to document, sharing information and metadata

Data entry

Automatic production of checked forms to edit attributes or data on simple tables

Dossier (*)

Automatic production of a dossier to collect different documents in a single customized presentation

Workspace - standard capabilities

Private environment where user can access to analytical docs and data sets he can freely use. Ad-hoc reporting and self-service capabilities to upload personal data and create a cockpit

Workspace - advanced features

Create and organize folders in the private area

Mobile support - standard capabilities

Usable with tablet and smartphone; responsive GUI

Mobile support - advanced features

Alert for new released document (*)

Subscription (*)

Subscription to thematic collection of documents, produced at a certain time, that could be received via mail or by the analytical portal

Navigation - standard capabilities

Cross navigation from/to different documents

Navigation - advanced features

Drill everywhere

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Community Edition
Enterprise Edition
What-if - advanced features

Simulation modeler (*)

Report designer

Designer for static reports, with deploy over a Knowage server

Web designers

Designers for: OLAP, chart, cockpit, KPI, GIS


Navigation map

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Community Edition
Enterprise Edition
Metamodel - standard capabilities

Metamodel for rdbms and jdbc sources; metamodel life cycle

Metamodel - advanced features

Data profiling, store on rdbms and CWN export

Traditional data source

Standard sources such as rdbms, file, REST services, script, java class

Big Data source

Big data sources (Hadoop ecosystem and NoSql databases); CKAN repository; writing on HDFS


Business models, OLAP catalogue, SVG, layers


Calendar for time dimension and operation

User & role

Users & roles management, profile attributes management


Behavioural model

Pubblication environment

Setting of profiled end-user menus, themes

Process management

ETL with Talend; common processes

Cache manager

Cache manager


Basic technical metadata and business metadata with manual input; metadata from Talend processes; glossary

Data lineage

Data lineage and Impact analysys


Multitenant management


Scheduling for analytical documents; distributed output. Processes and data sets schedulation with rules based on time or events; monitor for planned and current jobs

Server manager

Import/export for documents, and resources with filters. Cleaning functions

Audit & monitoring

Audit & monitoring model

Installer - standard capabilities

Installer on tomcat/mysql with demo application

Installer - advanced features

Multienviroment installer

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