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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Matrix

Actian matrix is not good for small data sets. If you have a limited data pool, or do not plan on having multiple users/clients accessing a data source, stick with a more traditional relational database model - Access for the truly small user base, or a DB2 or Oracle back end if your going to have multiple users, and moderate sized data. Actian is for LARGE data sets (Big Data, in the industry parlance). Millions of rows of data from multiple sources with various down stream systems accessing the database. It is for data analytics of large data groups and intense data mining.
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QlikView

It is a great tool if you are looking for a very powerful BI product with a lot of options. It is not good for those looking for a simple BI tool who have a short ramp-up time. It is not as intuitive to use as other products (like Tableau) but it is absolutely fantastic if you want to do more than the basics
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.3
Customizable dashboards
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.1
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Actian Matrix
QlikView
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.9
Publish to Web
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.2
Publish to PDF
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.8
Report Versioning
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Matrix
QlikView
5.3
Predictive Analytics
Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.8

Access Control and Security

Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Matrix
QlikView
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Matrix
QlikView
5.4
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Matrix
QlikView
7.0

Pros

  • Handles Various data types from multiple sources.
  • Indexing speed - using the Actian platform as a back end database greatly improved processing time.
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  • We enjoyed the ability to share a session. This session allowed end-users to share a dashboard, manipulate it, and collaborate on the results in real-time. See more here - http://robertbgoodman.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/real-time-data-collaboration-by-qlikview/
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Cons

  • Its a new product, there are plenty of bugs to work out with regards to converting special reserve characters that might crop up in data.
  • The Matrix 2 Matrix database port tool needs some ironing out.
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  • Colors and graphics look dated
  • Some of the functionality is clunky, making what should be easy changes more complicated than they should be.
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Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.
QlikView8.8
Based on 29 answers
We paid for the licenses in full when we acquired the application. Unlike Salesforce.com, there is not recurring license fees. The license fee was a one-time thing which means all we're paying for now and in the future is for support and maintenance. Both of which are not required.
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Usability

Actian Matrix6.0
Based on 1 answer
I wish to give higher rating for the speed and efficiency in handling the queries, but only 6 because of consistent bugs we encounter
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QlikView9.8
Based on 6 answers
Dashboards are easy to use. They are very Excel-like with HTML5 capabilities. Data visualization is good.

The system requires minimum training to get user up and running. It just takes one hour to get up and running with building basic dashboards and one all day session for sophisticated dashboard building. It is intuitive.

We see this in our user adoption. We went from 6 users/day consuming dashboards to over 200 in 1.5 years.

We have 40-50 power users authoring dashboards. They have development licenses. My team in IT used to have to build all dashboards. Our capacity has grown from 3 to 50. Most of these users are analyst types good in Excel. A few power users can write SQL to build QVD models
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView9.8
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.6
Based on 4 answers
It is not a SAAS product.
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Support

Actian Matrix8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
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QlikView2.1
Based on 7 answers
They are still building it out. Just recently I received a contact for an escalation manager. I used to just call my sales guy.

Response times vary
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In-Person Training

No answers on this topic
My team attended, but I cannot myself rate, but I think it was good as they've successfully launched a training program at our company themselves for users. It was 3-4 day training.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.0
Based on 3 answers
Training was as expected. The demo environments tend to be more fully featured that our own environment, but the training was clear and well delivered.
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Implementation

Actian Matrix6.0
Based on 1 answer
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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QlikView7.4
Based on 13 answers
Once we implemented QlikView, we didn't have to revisit it even though the amount of dashboards has increased
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Breadth of Deployment

No answers on this topic
Not applicable to our firm as we are small consulting firm.
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Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix is our first big data analytics storage platform, and as I was not involved in the POC process to compare it to other products out on the market, unfortunately I cannot say if it is better than other Big Data storage options. I can say that it out performs products such as Oracle or UDB in regards to the volume of data it can easily index and handle.
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Power BI is cheaper, but more basic. Tableau is more expensive, but with greater capabilities. I feel like the other two are a little more intuitive. My company had Qlikview when I arrived.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView6.5
Based on 29 answers
Easy to collaborate.
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
QlikView8.6
Based on 29 answers
  • Every kind of database and files are provided
  • Real time data refresh
  • Linking data is relatively easy
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Return on Investment

  • I cannot comment on the specific numbers, all I can say is that switching to the backend greatly improved our processing speed. The more we process through our systems, the more clients we can serve. Which should bump ROI.
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  • Generate quick reports for requirements that don't require complex calculations. ROI was fine, but Tableau software was much more intuitive for non-technical users on our team
  • When putting Qlikview reports side by side with Tableau, we ended up delivering Tableau reports since they were quicker to generate and required no technical expertise
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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Actian Matrix Editions & Modules
Actian Matrix
Additional Pricing Details

QlikView

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
QlikView Editions & Modules
QlikView
Edition
QlikView Desktop
Free1
QlikView
Custom2
1. Personal Edition
2. Per License
Additional Pricing Details
On an perpetual license basis, based on server plus number of users. Contact vendor for pricing.