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Microsoft SQL Server

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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

Microsoft SQL Server

Since [Microsoft] SQL Server is a widely-accepted and popular database format, it is well-suited for smaller and larger environments, thanks to the different SQL Server versions available. SQL Server installation and configuration is fairly straightforward, and can be installed on different hardware, depending on needs. It may be less appropriate where simple database usage is required.
John Suit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon QuickSight
5.5
Microsoft SQL Server
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon QuickSight
6.5
Microsoft SQL Server
Customizable dashboards
Amazon QuickSight
4.5
Microsoft SQL Server
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon QuickSight
5.4
Microsoft SQL Server

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon QuickSight
3.8
Microsoft SQL Server
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon QuickSight
4.0
Microsoft SQL Server
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.3
Microsoft SQL Server
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon QuickSight
3.9
Microsoft SQL Server
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon QuickSight
4.2
Microsoft SQL Server

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

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

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

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Good range of data types helps us store lots of diverse data
  • Easy administration helps us control who has access and what they can do with the data
  • Backup and restore processes are easy to manage and provide good security
  • Data can be easily replicated from Server to Server for use in other countries
Paul Nockolds | 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

Microsoft SQL Server

  • Enterprise is unbelievably expensive.
  • Not tolerant of bad practices and poor query writing, really shows up when you do it badly!
  • Deep insight into what is happening with query performance is not especially great (but as mentioned in the "Pros", software support from third parties does cover this).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
We understand that the Microsoft SQL Server will continue to advance, offering the same robust and reliable platform while adding new features that enable us, as a software center, to create a superior product. That provides excellent performance while reducing the hardware requirements and the total cost of ownership of our solution.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.1
Based on 10 answers
SQL Server mostly 'just works' or generates error messages to help you sort out the trouble. You can usually count on the product to get the job done and keep an eye on your potential mistakes. Interaction with other Microsoft products makes operating as a Windows user pretty straight forward. Digging through the multitude of dialogs and wizards can be a pain, but the answer is usually there somewhere.
Andy Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Its does not have outages.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SSAS data cubes may some time slow down your Excel reports.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 8.0
Based on 32 answers
We managed to handle most of our problems by looking into Microsoft's official documentation that has everything explained and almost every function has an example that illustrates in detail how a particular functionality works. Just like PowerShell has the ability to show you an example of how some cmdlet works, that is the case also here, and in my opinion, it is a very good practice and I like it.
luka horvat | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was good
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
very hands on and detailed training
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Other than SQL taking quite a bit of time to actually install there are no problems with installation. Even on hardware that has good performance SQL can still take close to an hour to install a typical server with management and reporting services.
Bill Starling | 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

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the fastest RDBMS systems available in the market. Pricing is a bit on the higher side but all the features it provides pretty much justifies it. It can be integrated with a large number of frameworks thus enabling to work on multiple frameworks for your application without much worrying about the backend support or compatibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon QuickSight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
SQL server does handle growing demands of a mid sized company.
Srikanth S | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon QuickSight

No answers on this topic

Microsoft SQL Server

  • With just one server we can easily host databases for many applications, which makes it easier to maintain.
  • The ROI on Microsoft SQL Server is very good as we have been able to set it and forget with out too much time invested in keeping it up and running.
  • The Microsoft SQL Server down time has been minimal and 90% of the downtime is due to our user error.
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft SQL Server

General

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

Microsoft SQL Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise$13,748.001
Subscription$1,418.001
  1. Per License
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon QuickSight
6.9
Microsoft SQL Server
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Usability

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
10.0

Performance

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
8.0

In-Person Training

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Online Training

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

Scalability

Amazon QuickSight
Microsoft SQL Server
9.0

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