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Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

I think it's really well suited for training up a team from beginner level to competence with new technologies. It looks to align well to certifications which can provide confidence in the skill level of the team.I'm not sure how it will play out long-term once we have people who come in with a high skill level in an area as it can be difficult to figure out how to plug gaps in general knowledge with the platform.It doesn't work as well for those learners who prefer to just read the man pages and get hands on with a home lab (apart from the cloud playgrounds, but the platform is expensive if that's all a learner will use).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
iFrames
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • The team at A Cloud Guru is excellent at responding to user feedback that is submitted through their website.
  • The content created is well organized and aligns to certification paths.
  • The content is accessible on mobile and web platforms, which is great for learning on the go.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • The merger with A Cloud Guru has confused things a bit. They're slowly replacing the Linux academy branded training with ACG training (which is fine) but if we found ourselves losing access to training videos while we were in the midst of watching them
  • A more robust community would be nice. There's the Slack channel, but I wish there was more robust community features
  • It would be nice to be able to download videos locally on desktops and laptops. This helps greatly with rewinding the video to reiterate key learning points
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 6.0
Based on 1 answer
The site can have some issues. It can be difficult to return to the training module you were viewing after some time away from the site and you have to relogin. We've also had issues where the session will time out at random points, which makes it frustrating to move on to the next videos in the module when you have to re-login and try and find which one you left off on.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 60 answers
I think using Microsoft Power BI can be somewhat intimidating as you kind of get everything in one go and with lack of good tutorials or trainings within the system it could be difficult to navigate and that is probably a big limitations that doesn't allow more people to adopt the platform and thus improve their decision making.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've never had to communicate with Linux Academy's customer support aside from some minor billing issues, which were easily ironed out in a very quick manner.
Anthony Tutrone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 56 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) was the only platform we evaluated for the vast majority of our cloud training, however we have found other providers are better in certain areas and use them to supplement A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy). For example, TutorialsDojo and WhizLabs both have better quiz systems in my opinion. Both of them present more difficult questions that better reflect the AWS ones as well as giving better feedback.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

  • Engagement scores around investment in L&D have increased.
  • There's excitement around upcoming changes to our technology instead of fear we have seen in the past.
  • We feel confident we will be able to deliver these new technologies - although we are at the start of our journey.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy) Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Personal Basic$31.59 ($379.00)2
Personal Plus$41.59 ($499.00)2
Business Basic$41.59 ($499.00)2
Business Plus$58.25 ($699.00)2
  1. per month
  2. per month (per year)
Additional Pricing Details
Contact Sales for Enterprise Pricing. https://acloudguru.com/solutions/business

Microsoft Power BI

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
8.5
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
6.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Support Rating

A Cloud Guru (Linux Academy)
10.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

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