Active Query Builder vs. Grist

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 9.0 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
Grist
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
Grist enables users to transform spreadsheets into a custom database where data is actionable. Build a relational spreadsheet with no code. Customize each page of a Grist database into an app-like dashboard. Transform tables into data cards or colorful charts, or create a custom widgets. Drill into data with dynamic charts and reports that update as data is acted upon. Tame large data sets into summaries that highlight key…
$0
per user up to 1 user
Pricing
Active Query BuilderGrist
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
Individual
$0
per user up to 1 user
Enterprise
$0
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Team
$8
per user per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderGrist
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
React
React
Score 8.9 out of 10
SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
React
React
Score 8.9 out of 10
SingleStore
SingleStore
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
React
React
Score 8.9 out of 10
SAP IQ
SAP IQ
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Active Query BuilderGrist
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderGrist
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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Grist Labs
This is well suited to someone (or a team) who are technically minded and have a dataset that they need to be able to use in many ways. It's less appropriate for a team who isn't technically minded and/or don't have the data they need to manipulate. It would be useful for things that you could use a database or spreadsheet for such as CRM, Advertising database, Business tracking, Health tracking 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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Grist Labs
  • Provides amazing customer service, help, examples, and explains what they are having you do
  • The layout is easy
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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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Grist Labs
  • Making the user permissions more obvious on how to use them - They are highly adaptable, but hard to understand how to use them
  • Small changes such as auto colouring the choices/toggles options and being able to edit them once set.
  • Being able to copy the formatting from one column to the next
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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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Grist Labs
Grist is easier to use, faster, and loads quicker with heavy data.
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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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Grist Labs
  • It's saved a lot of time in both creating an advertising database and managing it week to week effectively. I had previously created in others that haven't worked, and this does, saving me a good 1 hour weekly, and 5 hours or more each time I had problems with the last ones
  • Being able to stay on track with this has meant I'm following up at the right time (advertisers) and keeping a professional manner and not losing business due to missed communication
  • Saving me $ from buying a program like Access (or Airtable monthly) and then the learning curve that that has. This has a much easier learning curve to say the least.
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Screenshot of Build highly productive layouts with a drag and drop dashboard editor.Screenshot of Grist is built for teams. Collaborate in real time and set custom user permissions that determine who can see what, down to each column and row.Screenshot of Dynamic charts and reports update as you slice and dice data with the click of a mouse.Screenshot of Analyze your data your way with formula support for Excel-like functions or Python formulas. Technical users can drill into database structure in code view.