ActivePython for Anaconda Users
ActiveState provides commercially-supported Python distributions similar to Anaconda via our ActiveState Platform. But ActivePython provides a number of key differences when you are looking for an alternative to Anaconda
Support for Any Package - No Extra Charge
Our offerings allow you to add any package to your Python environment. Need to add “extra” packages like Spacy, Keras, Tkinter, Selenium, or Dash? No charge.
More Production Nodes for Less
On average, ActiveState production nodes are half the cost of an Anaconda node, which means your license dollars go further.
Support for any Number of Python Builds
Need a Python environment to support your organization’s web development efforts? You can create your own on the ActiveState Platform, or just use our pre-built Python for WebDev distribution – it’s all included.
Automatically Build Packages
Rather than manually building packages like TensorFlow, Django or Plotly using conda forge, the ActiveState Platform can automatically build them and their dependencies (including linked C and Fortran libraries) for Windows, Mac and Linux.
If you’ve ever experienced a corrupted environment you know how frustrating troubleshooting and/or reinstalling it can be. The ActiveState Platform saves a snapshot of every Python environment you create (including transitive dependencies like those at the OS level), so you can roll back to a previously working version with ease.
Need to embed Python in your application? You can license ActivePython royalty-free for redistribution with your application. A standard, out-of-the-box solution makes it easier for your customers to get started, and simpler for your Tech Support team to support.
Worried about IP infringement lawsuits? ActiveState’s indemnification offering can provide you with the level of protection from legal exposure your company needs so you can ship your code worry free.
Commercial Support: ActiveState vs. Anaconda
ActiveState provides a lot of value beyond just the price tag, making it the perfect alternative to Anaconda – At half the annual cost!
ActiveState Team Tier
Anaconda Team Edition – Starter Package
|Support Pricing (annual)||$4,560||$10K|
|Pricing per User (annual)||Includes up to 20 ActiveState Platform users
+ unlimited Development use *
|Includes up to 5|
|Pricing per Node (annual)||Includes up to 5||Includes up to 5|
|Support||Email and Chat||Community|
|Package Builds||Automated||Manually via Conda Forge|
|Pre-Built Distributions||Multiple||Two: Anaconda & Miniconda|
*Any number of developers can work with the open source distribution(s) your 20 users build on the ActiveState Platform