Altair Monarch vs. Metabase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair Monarch
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Altair Monarch (formerly Datawatch Monarch, acquired by Altair in December, 2018) works with both relational and multi-structured data including support for a wide range of formats including PDF, XML, HTML, text, spool and ASCII files. The product can access data from invoices, sales reports, balance sheets, customer lists, inventory, logs and more. According to the vendor, the system is easy to use, allowing users to quickly select any data source and automatically convert it into…N/A
Metabase
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Metabase aims to bring data tools with the simplicity of consumer products to the crufty world of enterprise business intelligence. Their open source analytics and business intelligence applications connect to most commonly used databases to let anyone in a company ask questions, and create dashboards or nightly emails without knowing SQL. Metabase Enterprise enables the user to embed branded analytics into customer applications.
$85
per month
Pricing
Altair MonarchMetabase
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$85
per month (includes 5 users, then $5 per user, per month)
Growth
$749
per month (includes 10 users, then $15 per user, per month)
Open Source
Free
Enterprise
starting at $15,000
per year
Enterprise
Starts at $15,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Altair MonarchMetabase
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Altair MonarchMetabase
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
8.7
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
6.0
2 Ratings
29% below category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Altair Monarch
-
Ratings
Metabase
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
REST API00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Altair MonarchMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(6 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.2
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair MonarchMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
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Metabase
Very well-suited in growing organizations, at a company of the size I work at it is the perfect solution in terms of functionality and cost. Compared to other solutions like PowerBI etc, which can run into the hundreds of thousands just to implement, Metabase is fantastic. In terms of scalability, as we grow, there will be inevitable questions over how well we can grow with Metabase.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
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Metabase
  • Store Data
  • Make Querying easy
  • Quickly ingest data from many sources
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
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Metabase
  • Report Types
  • Updates
  • Colour/Branding
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Likelihood to Renew
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
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Metabase
No answers on this topic
Usability
Altair Engineering, Inc.
No answers on this topic
Metabase
Its generally quite easy to use but some SQL is definitely important
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
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Metabase
I used Looker in a previous role and found it clunky, difficult to navigate, hard to collaborate on, and ultimately massively expensive. I evaluated Looker to see if it would be right to implement it as a solution in my current role, but Metabase was the clear winner - the ease of use, cost, functionality, and simple report exploration made it an easy decision.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
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Metabase
  • We can make great reports for our customers quickly
  • We can store customer data dynamically
  • we can create customer specific metrics
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