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3 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

ThoughtSpot

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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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

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

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ThoughtSpot
7.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Actian Matrix (discontinued)
ThoughtSpot
6.0
Customizable dashboards
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ThoughtSpot
7.7
Report Formatting Templates
Actian Matrix (discontinued)
ThoughtSpot
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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ThoughtSpot
7.7
Publish to Web
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ThoughtSpot
8.2
Publish to PDF
Actian Matrix (discontinued)
ThoughtSpot
7.3
Report Versioning
Actian Matrix (discontinued)
ThoughtSpot
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Actian Matrix (discontinued)
ThoughtSpot
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
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ThoughtSpot
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

Pros

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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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

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

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

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Actian Matrix (discontinued) 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

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

Support Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
  • Faster initial response
  • Trained professionals
  • Very helpful in resolving issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

ThoughtSpot 7.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

Actian Matrix (discontinued) 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Leader failover setup is the toughest and lack of proper documentation is making things tough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThoughtSpot

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

Alternatives Considered

Actian Matrix (discontinued)

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

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 Matrix (discontinued)

  • 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

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

Screenshots

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Pricing Details

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General

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

ThoughtSpot

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

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8.8
ThoughtSpot
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

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6.0
ThoughtSpot
8.0

Usability

Actian Matrix (discontinued)
6.0
ThoughtSpot
8.4

Support Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)
8.0
ThoughtSpot
7.0

Implementation Rating

Actian Matrix (discontinued)
6.0
ThoughtSpot
7.0

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