Amazon QuickSight vs. Grafana

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon QuickSight
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$5
per month
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
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Pricing
Amazon QuickSightGrafana
Editions & Modules
Readers
$5.00
per month
Authors
$24.00
per month
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon QuickSightGrafana
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Amazon QuickSightGrafana
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
5 Ratings
1% below category average
Grafana
8.1
4 Ratings
3% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.04 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.05 Ratings9.74 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.05 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
5 Ratings
10% below category average
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.05 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.05 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages6.03 Ratings7.83 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.05 Ratings8.93 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
5 Ratings
18% below category average
Grafana
9.0
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Publish to Web8.03 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Publish to PDF6.32 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Report Versioning6.04 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.04 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.03 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
5 Ratings
33% below category average
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)6.05 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.04 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics3.52 Ratings6.83 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
5 Ratings
6% below category average
Grafana
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
4 Ratings
68% below category average
Grafana
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access4.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application3.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile3.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
3 Ratings
27% below category average
Grafana
-
Ratings
REST API6.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API6.62 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API6.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon QuickSightGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon QuickSightGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Amazon Quicksight is a truly cloud-based solution so it works perfectly fine and saves a lot of expense in terms of hardware and maintenance. We can maintain it by ourselves by giving commands on UI. If you have connectivity issues then it can cause headaches because it's a cloud platform and it's a bit costly as compared to other services
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Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources
  • Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
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Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • It is still immature as a cloud-based BI tool.
  • Its functionality is about 40-50% of its competitor's products.
  • Application is still a little buggy and non-intuitive at times.
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Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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Usability
Amazon AWS
It is easy to use and set up no need to put in so much effort. Once build, the dashboard can be used with multiple clients with the same domain. It provides multiple connectivity options which makes it a versatile option for reporting.
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Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Amazon AWS
They provide proper support when needed. They are always ready to provide the box solution and make things easier for users.
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Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
All of the other reporting platforms my organization has used previously were within our CRM and not a standalone program. In that we were very limited in being able to slice and dice the data the way that we wanted to
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Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Reduce lots of setup and maintenance cost.
  • Latest technology in market.
  • Full eco system provided under on roof.
  • Cost effective.
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Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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