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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

Snowflake

Specific scenarios where Snowflake is very strong include analytical data processing scenarios. Snowflake is wonderful at inexpensively consolidating and storing data and allowing very fast access to that data while maintaining a low cost profile with it's ability to automatically resume and suspend virtual warehouses. Snowflake is less suited to transaction processing scenarios and isn't a best choice to back up an online order processing system.
Brian Bickell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Snowflake
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Snowflake
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Snowflake
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Snowflake

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.7
Snowflake
Drill-down analysis
Amazon QuickSight
6.2
Snowflake
Formatting capabilities
Amazon QuickSight
5.3
Snowflake
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Snowflake
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Snowflake

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Snowflake
Publish to Web
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Snowflake
Publish to PDF
Amazon QuickSight
5.9
Snowflake
Report Versioning
Amazon QuickSight
4.7
Snowflake
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon QuickSight
6.1
Snowflake
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Snowflake

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Snowflake
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon QuickSight
6.3
Snowflake
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon QuickSight
6.7
Snowflake
Predictive Analytics
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Snowflake

Access Control and Security

Amazon QuickSight
7.3
Snowflake
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Snowflake
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Snowflake
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon QuickSight
7.2
Snowflake
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon QuickSight
8.0
Snowflake

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
Snowflake
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Snowflake
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Snowflake
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Snowflake
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.3
Snowflake

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon QuickSight
5.0
Snowflake
REST API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Snowflake
Javascript API
Amazon QuickSight
5.8
Snowflake
iFrames
Amazon QuickSight
5.1
Snowflake
Java API
Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Snowflake
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon QuickSight
4.4
Snowflake
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon QuickSight
3.6
Snowflake

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

Snowflake

  • Resources that scale up and down automatically to ensure that queries run quickly and efficiently without paying for computing power that is not being used
  • Much more reliable than our previous software
  • No noticable limit to query size
  • Runs very quickly
Jake Schlingman | 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

Snowflake

  • Very limited amount of tabs - saved queries, which requires us to store the code somewhere else and re-use existing queries.
  • Performance can really be a problem if there are many users on the system at the same time.
  • SnowFlake support sometimes can be hard to reach.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Snowflake

Snowflake 8.0
Based on 1 answer
SnowFlake is very cost effective and we also like the fact we can stop, start and spin up additional processing engines as we need to. We also like the fact that it's easy to connect our SQL IDEs to Snowflake and write our queries in the environment that we are used to
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Snowflake

Snowflake 8.7
Based on 11 answers
Extensive documentation and several tutorial videos are available online which reduces learning and deployment time. User Interface is very intuitive and provide flexibility to create databases, schema, tables and assign permissions in a few clicks (no need to write SQL queries). SQL History helps to track usages and billing dashboard provide credit breakup per warehouse. Create views and write procedures in JavaScript for more complex data transformation requirement
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Snowflake

Snowflake 8.7
Based on 10 answers
Overall, the support from Snowflake has been very good. Since we are one of the major users for Snowflake and have a dedicated tech team to solve all the technical problem on our way. On the side of the technical problem, any sql related questions can be found from everywhere online.
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

Snowflake

The average percentage of time that a data warehouse is actually doing something is around 20%. Given this, the price by query estimate becomes an important pricing consideration. For this, Snowflake crucially decouples of storage and compute. With Snowflake you pay for 1) storage space used and 2) amount of time spent querying data. Snowflake also has a notion of a “logical warehouse” which is the “compute” aspect of the database. These warehouses can be scaled up or down to deliver different grades of performance. You can also configure the number of compute nodes to parallelize query execution. These warehouses can be configured to “pause” when you’re not using them for cost efficiency. As a result, you can have a super beefy warehouse for BI queries that’s only running when people are using your BI tools, while your background batch jobs can use cheaper hardware.
Andrew Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Snowflake

  • Quick installation/setup for a data warehouse solution.
  • Make easy to handle/manage the various type of semi-structured data using the native solutions and provided new data modeling concepts such as schema-read data model and schema-write data model.
  • Make easy and simplified the workload management using virtual warehouses and materialized views.
Jacob Biguvu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon QuickSight

General

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

Amazon QuickSight Editions & Modules

Edition
Authors$24.001
Readers$5.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Snowflake

General

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

Snowflake Editions & Modules

Edition
US East$20.001
  1. Per TB
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Snowflake
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Snowflake
8.0

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Snowflake
8.7

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Snowflake
8.7

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