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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.4
Formatting capabilities
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.0
Publish to Web
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to PDF
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.2
Report Versioning
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6
Predictive Analytics
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
5.8

Access Control and Security

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6
Role-Based Security Model
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6

Mobile Capabilities

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.1
REST API
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.9
Javascript API
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
7.0
iFrames
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.2
Java API
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
4.6

Pros

Actian Matrix

  • Super fast. Aggregate query such as SUM(), Count() returns result within seconds from a table with more than billion records.
  • Excellent data compression.
  • Easy maintenance. We managed this database without having a full time DBA.
  • Support ANSI SQL and ODBC/JDBC. It's easy to connect to this database from other systems.
Dipankar Pradhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Matrix

  • Some of the bugs were annoying and QA definitely needs improvement
  • Connectivity to Informatica and ETL providers
  • Workload management could be better like when you compare with Teradata
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Actian Matrix

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix

Actian Matrix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Matrix

  • ROI is great, less spending on full time DBA and that money could be use to add additional node.
  • Negative - Not many developers are well aware of this tool, it takes some time to learn.
Dipankar Pradhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Actian Matrix

General

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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Matrix
8.8
Tableau Server
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Actian Matrix
6.0
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Actian Matrix
6.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Actian Matrix
8.0
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Actian Matrix
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix
6.0
Tableau Server
9.1

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