AUSTIN, TX – February 16, 2016 – Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today announced several updates to the Anaconda platform that allow enterprise data science teams to collaborate easily. With the addition of Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks, enterprises now have the ability to tap the benefits of Jupyter (formerly known as IPython) Notebooks in a governed environment. The Anaconda platform includes AnacondaXL, which allows data science teams to integrate the power of Anaconda directly into Microsoft Excel and have the benefits of Anaconda at their fingertips.

Continuum Analytics, ­­Supporter of Jupyter, the Leading Open Source Notebook­­, Supercharges Notebooks for Enterprise Data Science Teams

AUSTIN, TX – February 16, 2016 – Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading modern open source analytics platform powered by Python, today announced several updates to the Anaconda platform that allow enterprise data science teams to collaborate easily. With the addition of Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks, enterprises now have the ability to tap the benefits of Jupyter (formerly known as IPython) Notebooks in a governed environment. The Anaconda platform includes AnacondaXL, which allows data science teams to integrate the power of Anaconda directly into Microsoft Excel and have the benefits of Anaconda at their fingertips.

“Modern Open Data Science is a team sport -­ it requires communication, collaboration and sharing. Without Enterprise Notebooks, your data science team is like a football team without a playbook,” said Peter Wang, Continuum Analytics CTO and co­-founder. “Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks gives your data science team the plays to work together and with the greater open data science community.”

Jupyter Notebooks have become a powerful way for users to share a data narrative with teams and the broader open data science community as lightweight applications. Notebooks encapsulate code, comments and visualization all in one place, but up until now have had limitations in the enterprise. With Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks, Continuum Analytics provides collaborative locking, version control, notebook differencing and searching needed to operate in the enterprise.

With the introduction of AnacondaXL, Anaconda can now easily integrate into the most widely­ adopted business intelligence tool on the planet – Microsoft Excel. AnacondaXL provides data scientists with access to popular Python packages including s​cikit­-learn​ and pandas​ for machine learning, enabling predictive analytics and data transformations. This empowers businesses to leverage skills­-ready business analysts who come out of university with Python skills. AnacondaXL brings powerful visualizations to Microsoft Excel with B​okeh,​ breaking through the standard Excel charting to embed rich, contextually relevant visualizations into any spreadsheet.

Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks are available immediately and AnacondaXL will be available in March 2016. AnacondaXL and Anaconda Enterprise Notebooks will be showcased at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, ​March 14­-16, 2016 in Grapevine, Texas.

About Continuum Analytics:

Continuum Analytics is the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading, modern open source analytics platform powered by Python. We put superpowers into the hands of people who are changing the world.

With more than 2.25M downloads annually and growing, Anaconda is trusted by the world’s leading businesses across industries – financial services, government, health & life sciences, technology, retail & CPG, oil & gas – to solve the world’s most challenging problems. Anaconda does this by helping everyone in the data science team discover, analyze, and collaborate by connecting their curiosity and experience with data. With Anaconda, teams manage their open data science environments without any hassles to harness the power of the latest open source analytic and technology innovations.

Our community loves Anaconda because it empowers the entire data science team – data scientists, developers, DevOps, architects, and business analysts – to connect the dots in their data and accelerate the time­to­value that is required in today’s world. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training and professional services.

Continuum Analytics’ founders and developers have created or contribute to some of the most popular open data science technologies, including NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, pandas, Jupyter/IPython, Bokeh, Numba and many others. Continuum Analytics is venture­-backed by General Catalyst and BuildGroup.

To learn more about Continuum Analytics, visit w​w​w.continuum.io.​

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