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Amazon Aurora

41 Ratings

Tableau Desktop

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1220 Ratings

Amazon Aurora

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Score 8 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

When already using a relational database, either MySQL or PostgreSQL, the change to Amazon Aurora should be very straightforward. The main benefits you get are cost efficiency and ease with regards to the storage, as it scales with you, and managing clusters including failovers are made very straightforward for you.If you are looking for a database which can scale up and down quickly with demand, Aurora may not be the best fit. However, there is now an Amazon Aurora Serverless service which attempts to address this requirement. I do not have any experience with it, so cannot comment further - but it is possible it will fit your use-case.
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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is great if you have simple and/or stable data sources. It's great for dashboards, but not scorecards. High level reporting with drill-down is great, but it does struggle on the drill down if the data is too granular or immense. Some aggregation is required to get speed. You'll love it as long as you're not trying to make it do more then it was intended for. It's not a one-size fits all reporting tool.
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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
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.4
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
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Publish to Web
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.5
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
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Access Control and Security

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon Aurora
Tableau Desktop
8.3

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
7.1
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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  • Tableau Desktop has a great variety of visualizations. Once a dashboard is created refreshing the data is quick and easy.
  • The calculations in Tableau Desktop are easy and logical. It suggests as you type, making it quick and easy.
  • Parameters are very powerful ways to slice and filter the dashboards.
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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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  • The Google Analytics connector still needs an "advanced mode" where we would paste our own API request. The dumb-proofed interface turns out to be limiting for advanced users (doesn't allow dynamic segments, sometimes lag behind the official API).
  • Data blending between dispersed data sources is often confusing and limiting.
  • A built-in data-transformation step would be absolutely awesome - I often have to use an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) tool to prep the data.
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Likelihood to Renew

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
It is an investment that the organization is willing to make, as it drives efficiency that no other tool can. It also becomes more powerful, the more you use it and learn about it, so maintaining a consistent standard with it makes great sense to our organization. The reason it is not rated at 10 here, is that it is more expensive than many alternatives, but it is certainly worth the investment.
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Usability

No score
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Tableau Desktop8.6
Based on 23 answers
Still requires a lot of work to create a good looking dashboard.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
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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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No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop6.7
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

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 16 answers
Anytime I have had a question or issue with Tableau, I have contacted my sales rep who has either provided the answer or put me in touch with support staff who are able to quickly provide a solution to my problem. I have always been satisfied after speaking with the Tableau staff.
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In-Person Training

No score
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.0
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.1
Based on 34 answers
There is a Server installation training video on Tableau's website. I highly recommend that everyone watch it. It only takes a few minutes and could save you quite a bit of time.
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Breadth of Deployment

No answers on this topic
The department I worked in had around 30 people. I believe we had at least 15 licenses possibly more.
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Alternatives Considered

Using cloud-based services such as RDS or Aurora take all the hassle out of managing database servers yourself. It also gives you the flexibility to easily spin up and down additional instances and as when required. Where Aurora outshines RDS is in terms of performance - we saw around 2-5x improvement in query read times across the board.
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Definitely a lower functioning program, especially in terms of the user experience and GUI. The speed of Tableau was also much greater.
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Collaboration and Sharing

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
The fact of being able to operate with data from different sources and cross it and present it in powerful visualizations are my reasons for positively evaluating the collaborative work capabilities in Tableau Desktop
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Data Integration

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Desktop8.2
Based on 81 answers
Intuitive operation
interoperability with multiple formats of data sources.
the diversity and beauty of its graphic formats.
graphic analysis tools.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • Moderately reduced database running costs
  • Improved performance of database cluster which in turn has had a positive impact on the response times of our API services
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  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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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.