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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

Amazon QuickSight is good when you want to interrogate data quickly and the data is in the AWS eco-system. QuickSight is not a great option if you want pixel-perfect visualizations with a lot of functionality. Overall, it's a solid solution but needs to mature a lot if it wants to become an enterprise solution.
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IBM Watson Analytics

Despite its shortcomings, IBM Watson Analytics does its job well. It's paired for any size organization, big or small – but realistically, if you're going to be analyzing user-data on a broad scale, it probably makes sense to use this program if you're working with a big company. Otherwise Facebook Analytics could probably do the work for you, for a cheaper price. Our social media manager has been using it to track data for a client of ours, and they have been enjoying it so far. It's a good system to determine user traffic.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
IBM Watson Analytics
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
IBM Watson Analytics
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
IBM Watson Analytics
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
IBM Watson Analytics

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.3
IBM Watson Analytics
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
IBM Watson Analytics
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
IBM Watson Analytics
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
IBM Watson Analytics

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
IBM Watson Analytics
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
IBM Watson Analytics
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
IBM Watson Analytics
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
IBM Watson Analytics
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.9
IBM Watson Analytics
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
IBM Watson Analytics
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
IBM Watson Analytics
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
IBM Watson Analytics
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
IBM Watson Analytics
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
7.7
IBM Watson Analytics

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
IBM Watson Analytics
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
7.5
IBM Watson Analytics

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
2.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
IBM Watson Analytics
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
IBM Watson Analytics

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Amazon QuickSight is a really easy program to learn how to use.
  • Amazon QuickSight allows our team to customize the data using the various data sets, which makes the available reports incredibly powerful to our organization.
  • Our organization has the ability continually adjust our reports and build new reports as business needs change.
  • Even though our organization has different reports built for different departments, each department can still access and understand reports from across the company.
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IBM Watson Analytics

  • IBM Bluemix provides a wealth of powerful APIs. The ones I tried were easy to use and required minimal training to get up to speed.
  • I'd rate the documentation 9/10 as it was easy to navigate, had good examples and explained most of the possible inputs/outputs.
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Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.
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IBM Watson Analytics

  • Documentation is really hard to search through and follow along with. Needs a lot more examples and guidance.
  • Pricing isn't clear a lot of the time. As a developer trying new stuff, I've been hit with charges and been unsure where the usage came from. Would be good for this to be easier to follow up. Had asked support staff and got no reply.
  • The interface can be overwhleming.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

QuickSight is best suited to augment your other BI solutions, not as a primary tool. It still very immature when you compare it to products like Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI and others. However, it is very easy to get connected to data sources and a good way to interrogate data if the data is in the AWS system or database
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IBM Watson Analytics

Most commonly, if you're comparing it against other brands – my favorite being Google Analytics – this essentially does the same thing. It really just depends on what platform you're most comfortable working with. Google and IBM both have great software, and ease of use (assuming you know what you're doing when you get started). Although Google doesn't go as in-depth with their data analysis as IBM
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Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

IBM Watson Analytics

  • See previous notes. We decided, for good reason, not to pursue any real production applications with the Bluemix products because we, our management, and our customer and their management realized it would not work in a real-world, down and dirty production environment where company reputations, financial performance, and customer satisfaction were at stake!
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Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

IBM Watson Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.7
IBM Watson Analytics
6.6

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