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Likelihood to Recommend

Alteryx Analytics

Well suited: if an organization already has a lot of running ETLs or pipelines but need to systemize them, Alteryx is a good choice. It would be good to figure out how well Alteryx would be harmonized with the existing components, but in a general sense, it may be well harmonized. Less appropriate: Alteryx is good for "automation", but some data developers and analysts may prefer to remain and keep using SQL tools. One should be careful of not just adding "one more layer or tool" into the existing pipeline and make it more complicated to manage.
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Looker

Looker is a great place to be a one-stop shop for daily (or real-time) info into the company's performance. We have a business intelligence database that syncs with production daily (over-night). So, this is a good tool to use first thing in the morning to see what happened yesterday. This tool needs high organizational alignment to do some finance specific use cases like scenario comparison or near term P&L modeling. It is best suited to output historical data, we've found it cumbersome to have our forecast models live (and calculate) within Looker.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.6
Looker
7.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Looker
7.1
Customizable dashboards
Alteryx Analytics
5.9
Looker
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Looker
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Alteryx Analytics
7.8
Looker
8.0
Drill-down analysis
Alteryx Analytics
7.3
Looker
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Alteryx Analytics
7.3
Looker
7.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Alteryx Analytics
9.1
Looker
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Alteryx Analytics
7.6
Looker
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Alteryx Analytics
8.1
Looker
7.7
Publish to Web
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Looker
7.7
Publish to PDF
Alteryx Analytics
7.4
Looker
8.1
Report Versioning
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Looker
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Alteryx Analytics
8.2
Looker
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Alteryx Analytics
7.8
Looker
6.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Looker
7.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Alteryx Analytics
7.5
Looker
7.7
Predictive Analytics
Alteryx Analytics
8.1
Looker
4.6

Access Control and Security

Alteryx Analytics
8.3
Looker
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Looker
9.1
Role-Based Security Model
Alteryx Analytics
8.0
Looker
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Alteryx Analytics
9.0
Looker
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Looker
6.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Alteryx Analytics
4.0
Looker
7.1
Dedicated iOS Application
Alteryx Analytics
Looker
5.0
Dedicated Android Application
Alteryx Analytics
Looker
5.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Alteryx Analytics
Looker
7.0

Pros

Alteryx Analytics

  • Data ingestion: Alteryx is capable of connecting with a multitude of data sources from SQL databases to cloud-hosted solutions like Salesforce, Tableau, or Google Analytics. Also supports OleDB & ODBC connections.
  • Dynamic data munging: Alteryx has a great variety of processing tools to clean and prep data including: dedupe, formulas, joins, union, sort... Performing these functions really quickly on even moderately equipped laptops or desktops. It's dynamic in that it can easily handle changes in data by allowing extra columns to flow through.
  • Macros: have a process that you are consistently running in separate workflows? Build a macro, be it a batch or iterative, Alteryx can do it. I've built 40-50 macros and use at least 4+ in every workflow I design so data is handled the same way in every workflow for consistency and cutting down on copy/pastes.
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Looker

  • Looker connects directly to our databases in MySQL and hence there is no wait time for the data to be updated into another data warehouse.
  • LookML is extremely powerful and easy to learn.
  • Derived tables in Looker help in speeding up the reports.
  • Chat support is extremely efficient as the support personnel are quite knowledgeable.
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Cons

Alteryx Analytics

  • I've had issues with the scheduler tool getting frozen or stuck in previous versions. For about the last 2-3 months the latest software version has been much more reliable. Previously I had to restart the Alteryx service on my machine at least once a week, which meant my workflows weren't running while the service had been stuck and data wasn't moving.
  • Some of the connectors, like the Tableau Online connector, should become supported by Alteryx. The online community is fantastic and has created a ton of useful macros and it would be great if Alteryx would adopt, support, and enhance some of the most widely used and useful.
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Looker

  • The ability to connect to different data sources like Facebook and Mixpanel.
  • Visualization can be made better.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 6.5
Based on 14 answers
I personally have moved to a different position that does not require data analysis tools. I really enjoyed working with Alteryx and think it is a great tool, but have moved to a different organization and role.
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Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
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Usability

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Through a graphical UI one can perform engineering and development, other vendors do not have such a code-less interface.
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Looker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I use many programs and compared to others, Alteryx virtually never goes down, freezes up or gives an application error. Over a 4 year time period that I have used this program, any of these may have happened 3 times. It is an incredibly stable program that I feel completely confident in.
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Looker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Overall pretty good. Depending on the quality of the question posed the CS team will get back as they are available
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Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I can get responses to questions in minutes through their in-app chat feature. They have provided 6 months of LookML training to our analytics team, with weekly calls. They also provided in-office business user training for our entire organization
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Implementation

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
There is really not much to it (the installation, that is). Once you get it installed, along with any of the add-ons (demographics, R, etc.), you are up and running almost immediately. There is really no additional setup. You can immediately begin blending data, running demographics, performing spatial queries, running predictive analysis, etc. And for many of these functions, the learning curve is quite easy.
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Looker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Alteryx Analytics

Alteryx was surely a better option compared to RapidMiner but when compared against IBM SPSS it is behind for advanced analytical techniques and model scoring, visualization capabilities and neural networks functionalities. SPSS also has a diverse range of analytical techniques and models compared to Alteryx. RapidMiner provides a Studio component for design, a Server component, a Hadoop connector called Radoop and a component for stream processing.
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Looker

Because Looker actually functions as a database querying tool, there's no need for building extensive ETL processes that require you to pre-configure every aggregation and dimensional cut you would ever want to do in your BI front-end, it avoids the long and expensive implementation process many of these other tools require. Another great benefit of this architecture is that the tool makes for rapid and flexible data exploration that doesn't require additional developer time - just because no one else has created a specific report before doesn't mean it can't be done quickly and easily by a business user with no knowledge of the underlying data structures. Looker is also a great value compared to some of these other tools.
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Return on Investment

Alteryx Analytics

  • Alteryx has significantly improved employee efficiency. It's helped reduce turnaround time by ~30% already and we expect this to to do more as we leverage more of the tools.
  • Alteryx has also been used to automate repetitive processes to free up employees to focus on more of the analytical tasks.
  • The only negative to the business impact is how licenses are handed. They often expire without notice and can negatively affect clients.
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Looker

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Alteryx Analytics

General

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

Alteryx Analytics Editions & Modules

Alteryx Analytics
On-premise Edition
Alteryx Designer
$3,9951
Alteryx Designer with Spatial
$12,9951
Alteryx Designer with Data
$29,9951
Alteryx Server
$45,0002
1. per user, per year
2. per server, per year
SaaS Edition
Alteryx Analytics Gallery
$1,5001
1. per user, per year
Additional Pricing Details
The above prices are in USD for Alteryx products and are per-year subscription prices based on a 3-year contract, with annual payment.

Looker

General

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

Looker Editions & Modules

Looker
Additional Pricing Details

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