Active Query Builder vs. Geckoboard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 9.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Active Query Builder is a component for business applications which helps users without any SQL experience to work with SQL queries and get data fast. Users can get a clear view of database schema and design SQL queries with natural point-and-click actions rather than tedious typing. Active Query Builder assists novice users learning SQL and allows experienced users to analyze and understand their queries better by parsing them and building the visual diagram. With…
$199
per developer
Geckoboard
Score 6.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Geckoboard enables users to create real time dashboards using data from over 80 cloud services. It integrates with other products such as: AWeber, Basecamp, Campaign Monitor and HubSpot.
$35
per month
Pricing
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
Editions & Modules
VCL Edition (Delphi, C++Builder)
$199.00
per developer
Core .NET Edition (non-visual)
$199.00
per developer
ActiveX Edition
$299.00
per developer
WinForms Edition
$399.00
per developer
WPF Edition
$399.00
per developer
ASP.NET Edition
$399.00
per developer
Java Edition
$450.00
per developer
.NET All-in-One Edition
$899.00
per developer
Starter
$35
per month
Team
$159
per month
Team Plus
$275
per month
Company
$599
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
9.3
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
7.7
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
9.0
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
8.7
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
7.8
5 Ratings
10% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings6.12 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
9.5
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Geckoboard
10.0
2 Ratings
23% above category average
REST API00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
Small Businesses
Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
React
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Score 8.9 out of 10
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
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Enterprises
React
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Score 8.9 out of 10
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderGeckoboard
Likelihood to Recommend
Active Database Software
This is a good framework to use if your project requires frequent database queries. The product is made for both complete amateurs and seasoned experts. Prompt, courteous, and expert assistance; any problems are addressed and fixed without delay. Relatively inexpensive Inadequate, if there are new people involved, delays due to a lack of documentation are likely, and issues with code completion may arise.
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Geckoboard
Great value for the money. Excellent for smaller agencies with multiple projects and teams in a smaller space. We can quickly roll out mobile displays to help with a particular deployment push or monitoring a clients website engagement. It's also useful for showing live data without requiring analytics to run reports from a CRM, etc.
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Pros
Active Database Software
  • Pull data from SQL even if you do not know SQL.
  • Provides clear database information.
  • Works with multiple databases at once.
  • Data access and security.
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Geckoboard
  • User self-help - the video tutorials and a robust publicly accessible knowledgebase.
  • Geckoboard can aggregate data from a number of other apps into a singular dashboard.
  • Sleek, dark UI.
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Cons
Active Database Software
  • Features are good but lacks documentation
  • It would be great it were adaptive to Embarcadero/Dev Express Skins that would be very cool
  • Modifying SQL code is difficult
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Geckoboard
  • A bit more flexibility in the number of columns would be nice.
  • Ability to scale to mobile device (web).
  • App capabilities are missing on Android.
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Geckoboard
My company did not renew due to changes in the organization.
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Usability
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Geckoboard
With a simple interface and available templates, creating basic dashboards is easy. Obviously depending on the data you want to visualize, there may be higher learning curves. That being said, they have a huge amount of integrations and extensible frameworks. If you are using anything made in the past ten years there is an API function or integration that can get it talking to the platform. As such, it's pretty easy to hit the main data points you want and get it on a cheap display in front of your team.
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Support Rating
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Geckoboard
The support levels vary based on the level of plan that you have but that's to be expected. Virtually everything except the Enterprise plan has basic chat/email support. While they are responsive they are not going to be much assistance in helping you figure out API calls or implementing 3rd party integrations. That is to be expected and the support community can pretty much get you in the right direction if you look.
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Alternatives Considered
Active Database Software
I have used Flutter to begin and with flutter you need learn a language called Dart which is not needed with AQB, which is the main reason for us to pick Active Query Builder as a choice over Flutter. AQB supports all the merchant SQL databases with native syntax support, query optimizations and more
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Geckoboard
Domo is more robust. We do use both because Geckoboard is really easy to show the rest of our team without the need for additional licenses.
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Return on Investment
Active Database Software
  • better business decisions allow us to maximize revenue for the company
  • awesome ROI
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Geckoboard
  • While we originally used this as an internal IS tool, we eventually have expanded it to be used by nearly every department.
  • Because pricing is monthly, we can grow or decrease our usage based on our current client needs.
  • Because it is low cost and easy to deploy, we can utilize it in place of considerable resources in analytics and reporting by delivering snapshots of data without pulling reports.
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ScreenShots

Geckoboard Screenshots

Screenshot of Create live KPI dashboards in minutes. No coding or training required.Screenshot of Easily pull in real-time data from over 80 different tools, including spreadsheets and databases, as well as popular business tools like Salesforce, Zendesk, Google Analytics and many more.Screenshot of Anyone can build custom dashboards that make data and KPIs look professional and are easy for everyone on the team to understand at a glance.Screenshot of Get important numbers in front of the team or stakeholders, whether they're in the office or WFH.Screenshot of Every part of your organisation can surface metrics that matter to them and show progress towards their goals.