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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is best suited for creating complex, highly available and commercial databases, in a very straightforward way. The database size should be medium to large because only then will you be able to justify the extra cost incurred for using Amazon Aurora. Another aspect is that if you are already using AWS and most of your applications and services are on the cloud, then it makes sense to use Amazon Aurora since it fits in the Amazon ecosystem really well.
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Report Versioning
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.5

Access Control and Security

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.5
REST API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.7
iFrames
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Java API
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Pros

Amazon Aurora

  • Performance: We utilize Aurora as a PostgreSQL replacement, and Aurora's throughput is up to 3 times higher.
  • Simple Instance Auto-Scaling: We can scale the underlying database engine up or down with no down time.
  • Auto-Growing Storage: Rather than having to over-provision, Aurora automatically adds blocks of 10GB to your storage cluster up to multiple terabytes of storage.
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Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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Cons

Amazon Aurora

  • 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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Tableau Desktop

  • Improvements in the fast analysis data engine were designed to make queries much faster
  • We can take more advantage of the capabilities of the source databases to run more queries at the same time; this being a new feature of parallel queries improving the performance of dashboards in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
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

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
Simple, quick and easy to create simple outputs for the novice; very capable to scale up and get really complex for the expert (Desktop version).Some quirks around how calculations work need research/training.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
Other than upgrades, we've never had downtime that I'm aware of.
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Performance

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
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

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Tableau treat us very well and are always ready to listen and engage.
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In-Person Training

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
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

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Tableau Desktop is super easy to install, either on Windows or Mac.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Aurora

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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Tableau Desktop

Because Tableau is an Intelligence tool that allows me to analyze, visualize and share large volumes of information in a fast, flexible and friendly way. Complement is very easy to use, generates tangible impacts in the short term. The Organization has been able to create innovative projects in the company, by saving a lot of time in the handling of information and making objective and faster decision
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Scalability

Amazon Aurora

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
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

Amazon Aurora

  • The customers where we implemented Amazon Aurora database don't need to have an employee specialized in features and security upgrades.
  • The database replication and schedule for backup tasks are much easier, so less prone to errors.
  • We have never had a database downtime on our applications, which is essential for our customer business.
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Tableau Desktop

  • 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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

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