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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight

I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Redshift

If the number of connections is expected to be low, but the amounts of data are large or projected to grow it is a good solutions especially if there is previous exposure to PostgreSQL. Speaking of Postgres, Redshift is based on several versions old releases of PostgreSQL so the developers would not be able to take advantage of some of the newer SQL language features. The queries need some fine-tuning still, indexing is not provided, but playing with sorting keys becomes necessary. Lastly, there is no notion of the Primary Key in Redshift so the business must be prepared to explain why duplication occurred (must be vigilant for)
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Amazon Redshift
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Amazon Redshift
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Amazon Redshift
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Amazon Redshift

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Amazon Redshift
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Amazon Redshift
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Amazon Redshift
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Amazon Redshift
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Amazon Redshift

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Amazon Redshift
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.0
Amazon Redshift
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Amazon Redshift
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
5.2
Amazon Redshift
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Amazon Redshift
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Amazon Redshift

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.6
Amazon Redshift
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.6
Amazon Redshift
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Amazon Redshift
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Amazon Redshift

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Amazon Redshift
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Amazon Redshift
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Amazon Redshift
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Amazon Redshift
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Amazon Redshift

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Amazon Redshift
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Amazon Redshift
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.0
Amazon Redshift
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Amazon Redshift
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Amazon Redshift

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
4.6
Amazon Redshift
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Amazon Redshift
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Amazon Redshift
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Amazon Redshift
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Amazon Redshift
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Amazon Redshift
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.5
Amazon Redshift

Pros

Amazon QuickSight

  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Redshift

  • Redshift is fully managed. Small teams do not have the resources to maintain a cluster. CloudWatch metrics are provided out-of-the-box, and it is easy to configure alarms.
  • Redshift's console allows you to easily inspect and manage queries, and manage the performance of the cluster.
  • Redshift is ubiquitous; many products (e.g., ETL services) integrate with it out-of-the-box.
  • Writing .csvs to S3 and querying them through Redshift Spectrum is convenient.
Gavin Hackeling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon QuickSight

  • One of the primary challenges I've had with Amazon QuickSight so far is that some of the reports I want to build use data from different data sets. Instead of being able to put all of the information I want to see into one report.
  • Some of our Amazon QuickSight reports only update every 24 hours. It would be great to see that data in real-time.
  • I would remove the various time zones from Amazon QuickSight and only use the time zone we are in.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Redshift

  • It could benefit from adding data integrity and programming tools common to other database management systems.
  • Amazon Redshift is based on PostgreSQL 8.0.2. That version of PostgreSQL was released in December 2006. While PostgreSQL was much improved since then, the new features were not implemented in Redshift. Many basic features are missing from it.
  • Primary keys can be declared but not enforced. Referential integrity (foreign keys) can be declared but not enforced. UNIQUE and CHECK constraints are not supported and cannot be declared.
  • IDENTITY can be declared on a column, and Redshift will put unique values into it. However: IDENTITY values in the newly inserted rows won’t be incremental or sequential. To implement a sequential number, you need to write your own custom code.
  • There are no stored procedures in Redshift. We are writing SQL script files, and then parsing and running them one statement at a time from a Python program. This also enabled us to implement execution-time error logging.
  • In SQL scripts, to check for the row count of affected rows, a complicated join query against some system tables or views has to be executed.
  • Data Control Language (DCL) does not exist. No statements like IF, WHILE, DO, RAISERROR, etc.
  • On performance of views… Views do not “pass-through” a query parameter which is a potential problem for performance.
  • When selecting against a view with the WHERE clause outside of the view, the inner query of the view will be executed first without consideration for the WHERE clause, and only then the WHERE clause will be applied.
  • Certain clauses of SQL work many times faster than other clauses. So be careful and test your statements for performance earlier rather than later, especially if working with a large data set.
  • There was a situation when DELETE FROM JOIN was unacceptably slow. Replacing JOIN with the USING clause made DELETE instantaneous.
Michael Romm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Just very happy with the product, it fits our needs perfectly. Amazon pioneered the cloud and we have had a positive experience using RedShift. Really cool to be able to see your data housed and to be able to query and perform administrative tasks with ease.
Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Amazon Redshift

Amazon Redshift 7.4
Based on 6 answers
The support was great and helped us in a timely fashion. We did use a lot of online forums as well, but the official documentation was an ongoing one, and it did take more time for us to look through it. We would have probably chosen a competitor product had it not been for the great support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon QuickSight

In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Amazon Redshift

Than Vertica: Redshift is cheaper and AWS integrated (which was a plus because the whole company was on AWS).
Than BigQuery: Redshift has a standard SQL interface, though recently I heard good things about BigQuery and would try it out again.
Than Hive: Hive is great if you are in the PB+ range, but latencies tend to be much slower than Redshift and it is not suited for ad-hoc applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Amazon Redshift

  • Redshift has had a very positive impact on our business. It has been used to provide analytics on marketing campaigns to boost revenue.
  • Redshift is instrumental in our payment collection business processes. It powers everything from who gets called to who gets sent collection emails.
Seth Goldberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

Amazon Redshift

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
7.0
Amazon Redshift
8.1

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Amazon Redshift
8.6

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Amazon Redshift
7.4

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