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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche

This is a tool geared for smaller to mid-sized business that has disparate sources of data from different platforms in varying incarnations. It’s a great ETL tool to solve the problems a scenario like that causes, but you can also achieve that with good BI Tools like Qlik Sense. So be careful that you really need an ETL tool, as opposed to an end-use tool with a built-in ETL component. If you are going ELT and have a lot of data an not a lot of corporate resources, this is a better option than Microsoft or Informatica
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClicData

We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer).The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
Ben Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
6.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
4.0
Drill-down analysis
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
6.0
Formatting capabilities
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
5.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
1.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
6.7
Publish to Web
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
7.0
Publish to PDF
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
6.0
Report Versioning
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
5.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
4.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
7.0

Access Control and Security

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Avalanche
ClicData
1.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
1.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
1.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Avalanche
ClicData
1.0

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • The support community was not as robust as you would find in a Mulesoft or Informatica environment. Given time and growth, it’s possible it will blossom, but for now it is minimal.
  • Training is always a big thing for us, and the tool was not expansive enough for us to implement our own internal training program. There was some online training, and we acquired an expert when we brought on the new company, but some additional training tools would have helped the tool grown its user base internally.
  • Not a lot to set it apart from the competition. Most of the features are available with other more established tools, but for a small company that maybe grew too quickly and needs to get its arms around many different data sources, I can see the appeal. Not really geared for larger firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClicData

  • Ease of use when developing new dashboards.
  • Easy to customize.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Avalanche

  • As I said before, more training or greater visibility to training tools/options would be a plus. It’s easy to publish YouTube videos these days, I think they should make more of them.
  • Differentiation would help, there’s not a lot out there to drive you to buy the product if you are well informed in the market. If you know the market, you steer towards the large or trendy products. It’s a good product, but lost in the noise of the field I think.
  • Hitching the wagon to a major software brand (like Mule did to Salesforce) would help grow the user base, and thus increase the activity in the support community. More users also translates into product champions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClicData

  • I wish there were even more widgets for the dashboards such as calendar layouts.
  • It would also be nice to be able to query the back-end data using SQL Studio.
  • It would be nice to change data connections from the dashboard to dashboard even though they have the same fields and schema.
Ben Warren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

We didn’t actually choose Actian, it arrived as part of an acquisition, and really served its purpose both when it was used by the smaller firm we acquired as well as afterwards when we were extracting data and folding the company into our own data and analytics culture. The included hundreds of pre-built connectors gave us lots of options, but in the end, we were just too large of a company to rely on the product and needed a big-name player to address our wide-ranging needs. Powerful for its size, but not sized enough to address big businesses.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ClicData

We chose ClicData over some other options because it was cost-effective and relatively easy to implement. It didn't require a server to set-up or manage which was nice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Actian Avalanche

Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

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

Actian Avalanche Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ClicData

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$71*

* data volume, type of data source and level of automation

ClicData Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$711
Team$2251
Enterprise$4251
Enterprise Dedicated$8901
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
All plans include multiple users licenses but dashboards can be shared with external users via live links, no license needed. Plans and pricing vary based on the data connectors, refreshes, and the level of automation needed. A few hours of Expert Service are including in all plans but more hours can be purchased. A white label option is also available for consultants and agencies.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche
8.0
ClicData
7.1

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