Multiple Knime installations

Hi Knime users,
Newbie here. I am exploring Knime as an alternative to Alteryx which I have been using for about 1 year now. I have two questions:

  1. Am I able to install Knime with the same credentials in 2 different machines - one my work system and one my personal laptop? This is because I often remote into my desktop from home and it would be great if I could have 2 instances of Knime. Is this possible?
  2. I have been using Alteryx for about 1 year and have created numerous workflows. I have searched through the forum and believe the answer is no, but checking all the same - is there a way to port my Alteryx workflows into Knime without too many amendments.

Your help will be greatly appreciated. I will download and install Knime shortly, but would prefer to do so after hearing responses.



Welcome to KNIME!

KNIME Analytics Platform is free and open source, you can find the full story here:
So you do not need a license nor are there any restrictions to using it.

To answer your questions:

  1. Yes, you can install KNIME onto as many devices as you like
  2. That is not available, but we have a book explaining the first steps: From Alteryx to KNIME

And if you struggle with everything else, feel free to start a new thread here, we are happy to help you.

Best wishes!


Hi Iris,

Thanks very much for your reply as well as the links that you have provided. I downloaded my first instance of KNIME on my personal laptop yesterday and started exploring. No doubt I will be dipping a lot into the community for answers as I go along.

Best wishes,

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I have a decent amount of experience in both Alteryx and KNIME. One suggestion I would give is note that the nodes in KNIME are named much more logically. When you’re searching for a node to add, simply search for exactly what you want to do (Pivot, row filter, column sort, etc…) and you will likely find it. In contrast, Alteryx’s nodes sometimes have sub-functions (e.g. the Select node) that make finding exactly what you need to do difficult.

I think you’ll find the transition to KNIME easy and intuitive. Please don’t hesitate to ask more questions!


Hi Snowy,

That’s great, thank you! I was searching for the KNIME equivalent to the Alteryx browse tool and initially struggled a bit but think I found it :slight_smile: although I have to confess, I didn’t spend too much time on it yesterday after downloading.
Thanks for the heads up again.

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