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Score 8.8 out of 100

ThoughtSpot

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    ThoughtSpot

    73%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    21 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    74 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    25 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    ThoughtSpot

    76%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    74 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    73 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    42 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    72 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    ThoughtSpot

    79%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    43 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    64 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    18 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    53 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    28 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

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    N/A
    7.8

    ThoughtSpot

    78%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    69 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    66 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    53 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    ThoughtSpot

    85%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    67 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    60 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    64 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    55 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    ThoughtSpot

    85%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    40 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    30 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    36 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    ThoughtSpot

    82%
    ThoughtSpot ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    33 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    27 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    25 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    13 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    26 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    15 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Actian Matrix (discontinued) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • ThoughtSpot is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    88%
    3 Ratings
    8.1

    ThoughtSpot

    81%
    74 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    ThoughtSpot

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    1 Rating
    8.3

    ThoughtSpot

    83%
    69 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    80%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    ThoughtSpot

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    6.0

    Actian Matrix (discontinued)

    60%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    ThoughtSpot

    70%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Actian

    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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    ThoughtSpot

    The dashboard is intuitive and can be customized in different ways and gives us the option to include what we want to show in the data analysis. I can say that ThoughtSpot's artificial intelligence is more improved than other software already tested and much faster to show all the collected data in real-time in a short time. Based on usability, I highly recommend ThoughtSpot as it is excellent value for money, easy to use, and collaborates a lot in decision making and business processes based on concrete and assertive data.
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    Pros

    Actian

    • 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.
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    ThoughtSpot

    • Beautiful visualizations. The visuals are distinct, clean, and easy to discern from one another.
    • Intelligent querying functionality. When looking to manipulate the data, the search function makes it easy to manipulate the features in the data, along with aggregating them in the way you'd like.
    • Embedding! It has been a smooth process thus far for our product & technical teams to work with ThoughtSpot and bring it into our product.
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    Cons

    Actian

    • 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
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    ThoughtSpot

    • It would be great if ThoughtSpot can add the feature to filter by clicking on visualizations. i.e if I click on a particular data point in the chart if the full dashboard can filter just for that particular data point.
    • Color coding the heatmap with different colors like green to orange to red.
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    Pricing Details

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    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      ThoughtSpot

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      ThoughtSpot editions and modules pricing
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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

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        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Actian

        No answers on this topic

        ThoughtSpot

        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.
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        Usability

        Actian

        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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        ThoughtSpot

        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.
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        Support Rating

        Actian

        • Faster initial response
        • Trained professionals
        • Very helpful in resolving issues
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        ThoughtSpot

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        Actian

        Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
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        ThoughtSpot

        Understand use case and model and design accordingly
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        Alternatives Considered

        Actian

        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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        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
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        Return on Investment

        Actian

        • 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.
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        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.
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