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Aginity

6 Ratings

Viralheat

19 Ratings

Aginity

6 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

Viralheat

19 Ratings
Score 5.1 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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Viralheat

If social is a big part of your business in more departments than just marketing and communications (marcom), make sure to let the team know and ask how Viralheat can accommodate multiple users and departments. Viralheat was great during the evaluation process because they were willing to show us exactly what they could do for our company - they even customized accounts for us to show us the true value of signing on.
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Pros

  • Query auto-completion
  • Database exploration including schemas, tables, columns, distribution keys, sort keys, etc.
  • Common scenario query samples, and easy access to table DDL
  • Table size operational report
  • Free community edition
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  • Simplicity: The software is very easy to use and took very little time to start optimizing my social media campaigns.
  • Set up time: I was up and running in no time. With social media you cannot wait days or weeks to get started. By having a quick start up process, it allowed me to get started ASAP.
  • Reporting: The foundation of all business decisions has been a very tedious process in the past. By using Viralheat, I save time on reporting and have better reports to give more actionable insights.
  • Data: Not only is the reporting awesome, there are many more insights you can get by using the large amount of demographic data that is in the software.
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Cons

  • It would be helpful if the table size report could make it more obvious which tables need to be vacuumed. You can figure it out with the report, but can't just glance down a list.
  • Error message windows often auto close before you can read them leaving me hovering my finger over the print screen trying to capture them.
  • The auto-complete feature is a bit finicky. Many common scenarios which happen while writing a query by hand such as an unclosed parenthesis can cause the auto-complete not to trigger.
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  • More improvements in user experience
  • More tracking tools for analytics
  • More ways to create reports
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Viralheat8.3
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Very likely, our management doesn't like to change gears much when we're already educated on our current system. Also, it seems to be meeting all our needs for now.
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Usability

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Viralheat9.1
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I found it really easy to use and I use it on a daily basis and can easily find my way around. It has the usability of a consumer application for an Enterprise product that does very complex things in a very elegant manner.
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Support

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Viralheat8.8
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The customer success team clearly cares about how well we do. They are quick to get back to us and they always offer to jump on a screen share so we can understand and learn new features.
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Implementation

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Viralheat8.2
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We were up and running within an hour.
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Alternatives Considered

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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ViralHeat surpasses the Hootsuite software in every way.
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Return on Investment

  • Since the tool is free it doesn't take much to get a positive ROI.
  • Since RedShift is a PostgreSQL derivative, tools designed for that DB can be used to access RedShift. However, it is much nicer to have a tool that is RedShift aware and understands the slight differences.
  • Query auto-completion makes writing queries much quicker and less error prone.
  • The database management features are a nice plus that many comparable tools for RedShift and other databases don't provide.
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  • improved our ability to track our social media footprint
  • provided us with peace of mind on our company decision making process
  • Positively affect our investment in training new employees
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Pricing Details

Aginity

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

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