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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText Analytics

It depends on extensibility, set-up, access & style. Actuate performs fairly well, but has performance issues because it sits on top of eclipse, which sits on top of Java. Extensibility usually comes at that price. Set-up is fairly straightforward and it can be secured.
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Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is the gold standard for text-based search. Across large data sets it performs admirably, and we will certainly make it our first choice search solution in the future. For a use case where needs are simple and regular database queries might suffice, Elasticsearch may or may not provide any benefits.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Ad-hoc Reporting

OpenText Analytics
4.5
Elasticsearch
Drill-down analysis
OpenText Analytics
6.0
Elasticsearch
Formatting capabilities
OpenText Analytics
3.0
Elasticsearch

Pros

  • Easy data import
  • Multiple levels of user security
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  • Store large numbers of documents in a redundant, distributed fashion across multiple hosts. It handles sharding out of the box with a minimal amount of configuration.
  • Extensive search capabilities, particularly full text search. It also supports aggregations/facets and geospatial searching.
  • Native REST API is great for web applicaitons.
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Cons

  • Support for more databases, such as other BI tools.
  • There can be more graph types.
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  • The documentation could be a bit more detailed and have more examples, especially for advanced functionality.
  • The ability to update/change existing live field mappings would be nice.
  • The ingest pipeline structure is a bit more complicated and confusing than previous implementations for using things like attachment plug-ins.
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Likelihood to Renew

OpenText Analytics3.9
Based on 9 answers
Upper management looking for big data solutions
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Elasticsearch10.0
Based on 1 answer
We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
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Usability

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Elasticsearch10.0
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To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
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Support

OpenText Analytics9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always there on the front and backend for us and the client.
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Implementation

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Elasticsearch9.0
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Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
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Alternatives Considered

Actuate has a HUGE number of features that can tie nicely into almost any ERP but it takes some time to learn and the development community was relatively small compared to the Crystal Reports alternative. Crystal was far easier to learn and had a massive support base. Probably because it is now owned by SAP.
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We found Elasticsearch to be the fastest in querying text based data, allowing us to significantly speed up our APIs.
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Return on Investment

  • Actuate can handle 50 to 60 sub reports inside a report very well.
  • Dynamically creating the datasource, chart, graph, reports are the main advantages. We can do any level of drilling, and can create a performance matrix dashboard efficiently.
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  • Most of elasticsearch is free except few things which most of the organizations can live without or have a workaround. Not having to pay splunk whole bunch of money is a huge ROI right there.
  • Indexing the logs and making it searchable has a huge impact on the way we operate. Developers no longer have to log in to the system to know what's happening. Especially when we have hundreds of servers, having a central place for all the logs is essential to operate the system.
  • It's really easy to set up and maintain even in a scale. Its hot and warm cluster notion is awesome. The self-maintenance makes a huge impact on the need for system admins.
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Pricing Details

OpenText Analytics

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

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