Active Query Builder vs. Rational BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Active Query Builder
Score 9.2 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
Rational BI
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Rational BI provides analytics, data science and business intelligence in an analytical platform that connects to databases, data files and cloud drives including AWS and Azure data sources, enabling users to explore and visualize data. Users can build real-time notebook-style reports directly in a web browser with JavaScript and SQL with direct and live connections to data. Filter and query data with an SQL database embedded in the client, without network…
$0
single user
Pricing
Active Query BuilderRational 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
Free
$0
single user
Professional
$129
single user
Enterprise
Varies
single user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Active Query BuilderRational BI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsAdditional cost per extra user (varies by edition)
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Active Query BuilderRational BI
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Active Query BuilderRational BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Rational BI
9.0
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Active Query Builder
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.2
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Active Query BuilderRational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Active Query BuilderRational 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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Rational BI
Definitely well suited for small companies, but again many of their competitors are also well suited in this segment. We were in general happy with the solution provided, but I'm not blown away by their solution or support. If you want to get more data-driven visual boards with data displayed in nice graphics is in my opinion a good start, and here Rational BI delivers what it should.
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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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Rational BI
  • Arrange data.
  • Dashboard.
  • Automatic 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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Rational BI
  • Not seeing anything at this time, comprehensive product.
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Usability
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Rational BI
Overall Rational BI is a valuable enterprise reporting tool for any data driven organization. It offers great depth and breadth of features for reporting and analytics that can lead to better business outcomes. Its easy to use and highly configurable to evolve to changing reporting needs of organizations of any scale.
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Support Rating
Active Database Software
No answers on this topic
Rational BI
I haven't used the support myself, but my colleagues have been satisfied with the support. As I have understood from my colleagues the support is as you could expect. Still, the documentation could be better and that could avoid the need to contact their support, but overall we're still happy with the support as well.
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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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Rational BI
Rational BI allows a deeper data analysis with respect to the other software I experimented with. The velocity to perform the analysis is similar to the other one. The predictive analysis could be very useful, but at the moment I do not use it in my activities. Dashboards are nice and easy to understand.
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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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Rational BI
  • Allows folks to work on other items as reporting is done in the background.
  • Scheduling and delivery of reports with one click.
  • Single pane of management.
  • Ease of use.
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ScreenShots

Rational BI Screenshots

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