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Amazon Aurora

Many places where Aurora is well suited:
  • If you are trying to build a serverless backend.
  • Amazon hosted relational database service (RDS). So we do not have to manage the database maintenance.
  • Backup and archival can be done to AWS S3, which is very convenient.
  • It provides high performance and scalability.
  • It's very secure. You could use AWS Key management service (KMS) to encrypt and store data on AWS Aurora.
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • The MySQL compatibility meant we didn't have to change anything in our system which used to run on a MySQL database. It was a very simple configuration change to point at the new instance once set up
  • Much better performance than our previous MySQL database (hosted on AWS RDS) for lower costs due to the way storage is managed
  • Storage management is much more simple as it grows and shrinks with you without having to allocate and deallocate storage to the database
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  • Connection to data sources, and variety of connectors available
  • Easy-to-use data blending functionality, once you experiment it a few times
  • Makes visual analysis accessible to a wide variety of users
  • Publication of dashboards on Tableau Server is a breeze
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Cons

  • Without direct access to the instances it isn't possible to do a few things you'd be able to do if you were running your own database server, but this is rarely an issue
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  • Could use a bit more flexibility in their approach to stories.
  • Relatively expensive on a per seat basis.
  • The viewer requires substantial hardware for good responsiveness.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Desktop8.9
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Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

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Tableau Desktop8.6
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Tableau is quick and easy to learn, just drag and drop. Its very forgiving and easy to simply play around with and customize for novice users, but offers powerful underlying advanced options for power users.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.6
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The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

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Tableau Desktop9.0
Based on 16 answers
Tableau treat us very well and are always ready to listen and engage.
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In-Person Training

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Tableau Desktop9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

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Tableau Desktop8.0
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The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

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Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Alternatives Considered

Unlike proprietary solutions like Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Aurora does not need proprietary licensing, so we can use this budget to get cloud solutions with high availability and performance, at a similar rate. When compared to MySQL or Postgres SQL, it allows us to have a database system always updated with the most current features and security best practices without having to worry about it. In normal database systems like MySQL to keep the database system up to date we need to have someone always looking for new upgrades.As it relies on MySQL there is no extra formation for a team that is already used to a MySQL solution.
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We have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

  • Aurora Serverless has allowed us to inexpensively implement best-practices for our microservices architecture.
  • Aurora is mostly managed; our engineers can focus on features instead of database administration.
  • Aurora is capable of high throughput. Speed is not our first priority, but we still benefit from it.
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  • Increased productivity: ability to automate recurring reports and speed creating new reports. Decreased error rate. Reduced days of effort to hours.
  • Increased client satisfaction: better visuals; more flexible, deeper exploration available; faster, higher quality delivery
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

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

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.