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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Aginity

Aginity is well suited for writing ad-hoc queries and data analysis, having all of the features that data analysts come to expect in a database querying tool. Aginity is also great for basic operation and management allowing an engineer or DBA to store multiple databases and credentials, see how tables are distributed or sorted, and see table sizes and row counts. However, for more advanced database management another tool or the RedShift console is still required
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GoodData

GoodData is appropriate for any organizations struggling with bridging gaps between multiple disparate data sources. Using GoodData provides those organizations all the tools necessary to build value added insights for both internal and external customers. It would be less appropriate for those wanting to build highly customizable reports features as there's not a lot of freedom in design.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Aginity
GoodData
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Report Formatting Templates
Aginity
GoodData
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Aginity
GoodData
8.7
Drill-down analysis
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Aginity
GoodData
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Aginity
GoodData
8.3
Publish to Web
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Publish to PDF
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Report Versioning
Aginity
GoodData
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Aginity
GoodData
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Aginity
GoodData
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Predictive Analytics
Aginity
GoodData
8.0

Access Control and Security

Aginity
GoodData
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Aginity
GoodData
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Aginity
GoodData
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Aginity
GoodData
8.0
Dedicated iOS Application
Aginity
GoodData
4.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Aginity
GoodData
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Aginity
GoodData
9.0
REST API
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
Javascript API
Aginity
GoodData
9.0
iFrames
Aginity
GoodData
9.0

Pros

Aginity

  • Transparent database -> table information. The columns for a specific table/view is listed out within the object browser, and the object browser is easy to navigate, for providing a clear picture of the tables/views, and what it's made up of. Including column data types, data length, and space usage. The object browser follows a collapsible format, breaking down databases by schema names, following with the table/view names, and then the columns specific to that table/view. This in my opinion, is easier than the object browser that Toad provides, where you have to select into a specific table in order to see it's contents and details, rather than being able to compare and have everything on one page.
  • The output window is easy for further data extraction, one can simply copy the data out onto an email, into an excel spreadsheet, or other places as necessary. Data could also be exported from the output window, into either excel spreadsheets, or CSV format files, without the need to convert between one or the other. A special area is reserved for dragging column headers into, and what it does is it groups information by that column. This allows flexible user grouping, without the need of writing SQL queries to group on columns. Often times, in my experience, I find the need to group columns on a to-go basis, where I review the data output, and find the need to group on certain columns for further research and analysis, this option allow me to manipulate the result I currently have, without the need to rerun a query for grouping inclusions.
  • Able to cascade query windows between different environments. I often need to cascade query windows between an UAT environment, a RESEARCH environment, and a PRODUCTION environment. To be able to cascade between them, and to reference queries and its results, is a huge plus, that I didn't find in some of the other products I've used. This allow me to reference information in between different environments, without the need to connect back and forth.
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GoodData

  • Provides easy linking of disparate data sources that typically would be very difficult to analyze in any meaningful way.
  • Ease of design. You don't have to have extensive knowledge of the product to be able to design attractive and powerful reports, dashboards, etc.
  • Easy to integrate into custom applications. Whether it be i-framing or white label, GoodData provides an easy solution for integrating dashboards into your applications.
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Cons

Aginity

  • For one, I don't like how the parenthesis are automatically created as a set. Often times I only need to type one part of the parenthesis, but it creates a set of ( and ), forcing me to delete them because I didn't need the other half at where my cursor was. Same goes with any other sort of characters, such as ' '. I understand that it's suppose to be smart, but more often than not, it's causing more inconvenience and wasting more time, than actually saving time simply because it types an extra ) or ' for me.
  • The error message and the log. I would think there probably is a log somewhere, but the fact that I've been using Aginity for close to a year now, and I still haven't found something similar to a log, is saying something about this feature. A log is like a standard thing nowadays, for running codes, to check against what has happened with the code, and for debugging what you have done wrong within the code. It also contains error messages, and help you troubleshoot with a clearer picture. The error message display current is very small and hard to read, sometimes the error message itself is not as easy to understand either. I use SAS on a daily basis as well, I feel like SAS has done a way better job on this issue, than Aginity.
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GoodData

  • Price and speed for bigger data sets.
  • It's not above your database, you have to load data there.
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Likelihood to Renew

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 8.1
Based on 14 answers
GoodData provides the metrics/reports that we were told it would provide. It is meeting the client's expectations at a reasonable price point.
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Usability

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Each graph/report is defined on the dashboard, which makes it easier to understand what you're analyzing. Another simple example - we changed the standard metric of Region by User to our Region by Account in less than 10 minutes
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Reliability and Availability

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We are approximately one month since go-live. There has been one short outage.
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Performance

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Performance on refreshing metrics works well.
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Support

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 8.7
Based on 2 answers
During the one outage we were clearly communicated to that there was an issue, and that support was working to resolve it. The issue was resolved within an hour.
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In-Person Training

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Petr was a rock star - patient, knowledgeable, clear and easy to work with.
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Online Training

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 8.0
Based on 1 answer
GoodData implementation team was professional and courteous
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Implementation

Aginity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GoodData

GoodData 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Thorough, professional and on time.
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Alternatives Considered

Aginity

Like all of the other various SQL querying tools that I have used, the Aginity Workbench for RedShift has a free community version. Although unlike many of the other tools that I have used, Aginity feels like a tool that I would be willing to pay for. It is feature rich and stable.
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GoodData

Logical data modelling and XAE (MAQL) are reasons why I like using GoodData for projects where I need to connect small chunks of data from multiple sources and enable holistic analysis across the whole company quickly for everyone. With PowerBI or Qlik Sense you need 5 times more people and resources just to get things running. Looker is expensive, Google Analytics Premium is expensive and ill-suited for anything else other than e-commerce. Tableau doesn't support collaboration and report distribution properly.
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Return on Investment

Aginity

  • I think Aginity really allows us to quickly dive into the data, by providing easy and quick access to our database. This allowed us to solve our business problems on an efficient and timely manner. But since it is not a critical component of our department, (a lot of people also use Toad for the same thing, since Netezza is retiring soon, and Aginity, which belongs to IBM, has had legal issues, and is no longer available to new hires of our department. It is sort of our legacy software.)
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GoodData

  • There is no real ROI on BI solution. Sadly.
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Pricing Details

Aginity

General

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

GoodData

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
based on implementation*
1.  subscription based on data volume
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is available upon request based on implementation and data volume.

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