Active Query Builder vs. Microsoft Power BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 8.4 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
Microsoft Power BI
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.
$9.99
per month
Pricing
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
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
Power BI Pro
$9.99
Per User/Per Month
Power BI Premium
$20.00
Per User/Per Month
Power BI Premium
$4,995.00
Per Capacity/Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
Considered Both Products
Active Query Builder
Chose Active Query Builder
It's good quality software, simple to use, support is also great. It's easy to get started and the integration is also easy. Security-wise it's the best and the usage as compared to the security is by large the best and for end users with no technical knowledge, it's a great …
Microsoft Power BI

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
136 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.1117 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.0136 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.2124 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
137 Ratings
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.5136 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings7.9135 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.1101 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.4132 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
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Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
131 Ratings
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.9126 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.9119 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.799 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.5102 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings7.672 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
133 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.5128 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.6119 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings7.999 Ratings
Access Control and Security
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Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
124 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.7118 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.7101 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.4109 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings9.093 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
116 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.5110 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.199 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.1111 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
79 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings8.471 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.155 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings7.745 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.162 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
User Ratings
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(5 ratings)
8.7
(138 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(55 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(51 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderMicrosoft Power BI
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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Microsoft
In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews. We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand. Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
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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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Microsoft
  • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
  • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
  • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
  • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
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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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Microsoft
  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
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Likelihood to Renew
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Usability
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
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Support Rating
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
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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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Microsoft
[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
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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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Microsoft
  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
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