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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Score 8.6 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

ThoughtSpot

Based on my personal use-case and the access that I have, I would recommend ThoughtSpot. One of the advantages, besides the obvious is, I like how you can share your pinboard with other members of the company. This way you're not having to re-create the wheel every time a different user wants the same report, and then that user can even customize the report to exactly what they're looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
6.0
Customizable dashboards
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.4
Formatting capabilities
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Publish to Web
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.2
Publish to PDF
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Report Versioning
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.1

Access Control and Security

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.8

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.7
REST API
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.5
Javascript API
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.5
iFrames
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.3
Java API
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.1

Pros

Actian Avalanche

  • Quick response for queries involving multi-million rows
  • Low cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

  • Ability to drill down into questions on the fly.
  • Easy-to-read pinboards for non-technical executives, including natural language questions.
  • Ability to join multiple databases so data can be analyzed across the organization.
  • SpotIQ: showing us insights to our data that we didn't even think to ask about.
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

ThoughtSpot

  • Print to PDF is not fully supported - having big impact on sharing pinboards with execs
  • Customer support is slow to react and often leads to an endless circle of tickets that sometimes never get resolved. This involves finger pointing from one team onto another. Very frustrating
  • the search bar is really nothing like google search. the curser moves in odd places and the results of a basic search are far more difficult to get than a google search. Long way to go here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Avalanche

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.0
Based on 2 answers
We have had success with the initial use cases and there are more use cases that can receive return on investment. I don't give it a 10 because other products like Tableau are building functionality that may start to compete in the coming years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Avalanche

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 8.4
Based on 57 answers
The tool is easy to use if you know what you are doing and looking for. I know as they work towards improvements and simple language it will become even easier, but as of now they are doing a great job but there is room for improvement.
Kevin Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian Avalanche

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Understand use case and model and design accordingly
Surya Ravi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Avalanche

Oracle>DB2>MS SQL Server>GreenPlum>Vectorwise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

We also explored Tableau Ask Data. Tableau is our standard for BI in our organization. We want to use the smallest amount of tools in our company to have the best adaption. ThoughSpot will fill a few gaps that we have with our current set up and will also enhance out offering for our employees in the transition of being more data driven within in near future
Torsten Wiegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Avalanche

  • We had to move out of VectorWise after using the database for 2 years. Hence no positive impacts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

  • Time to market ROI is massive vs hiring the full-time dedicated team to build and maintain a frontend multi-tenant SaaS data viz product.
  • It will be interesting to see over time how the advanced features play out in terms of usability and end value such as Natural Search which we are very excited about and the machine learning tools.
Chris Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian Avalanche

General

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

ThoughtSpot

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Avalanche
8.0
ThoughtSpot
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.0

Usability

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
8.4

Support Rating

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Implementation Rating

Actian Avalanche
ThoughtSpot
7.0

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