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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is a great tool for developing machine learning models that take more effort than just point-and-click type of analyses. The software works well with the other tools in the Amazon ecosystem, so if you use Amazon Web Services or are thinking about it, SageMaker would be a great addition. SageMaker is great for consumer insights, predictive analytics, and looking for gems of insight in the massive amounts of data we create. SageMaker is less suitable for analysts who do generally "small" data analyses, and "small" data analyses in today's world can be billions of records.
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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.6

Ad-hoc Reporting

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Versioning
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.4
REST API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.6
iFrames
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Java API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.1

Pros

Amazon SageMaker

  • Provided an instance of Jupyter notebook for development script, which made it very easy to manage and develop any script.
  • Our system is cloud-based, and we are charged only for what we use and how long we use it.
  • We can choose multiple servers for Training, without any headache of distribution.
  • Most of the libraries are supported.
  • All training, testing, and models are stored on S3, so it's very easy to access whenever we require it.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Easy to use
  • Plenty of Customization options
  • Can be quick to pick up for average users
  • Supports some complex analytics
  • Integrates well with other software
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Cons

Amazon SageMaker

  • It's very good for the hardcore programmer, but a little bit complex for a data scientist or new hire who does not have a strong programming background.
  • Most of the popular library and ML frameworks are there, but we still have to depend on them for new releases.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Improvements in the fast analysis data engine were designed to make queries much faster
  • We can take more advantage of the capabilities of the source databases to run more queries at the same time; this being a new feature of parallel queries improving the performance of dashboards in Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Tableau Desktop is a powerful tool with robust product support. Tableau has become a corporate standard for both internal analysis and client deliverables, whether as native Tableau workbooks or as Microsoft Powerpoint slides.
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Usability

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.7
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Support

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
Because I have never really faced any issue with the support team and they are usually quite active so it's quite helpful.
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In-Person Training

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
Extensive and beneficial - users have shown great benefit of training and put it to practical use.
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Online Training

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker comes with other supportive services like S3, SQS, and a vast variety of servers on EC2. It's very comfortable to manage the process and also support the end application by one click hosting option. Also, it charges on the base of what you use and how long you use it, so it becomes less costly compared to others.
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Tableau Desktop

Excel is the ultimate jack-of-all-trades Swiss army knife approach. You can do almost anything but it is missing much of the polish of dedicated applications of Tableau. Great for the initial approach to a new dataset. I have created some custom Excel macros that go in and run calculations on combinations of fields -- mostly to see if there are data relationships. This is hard to do almost anywhere else. D3.js is an incredibly flexible tool if you are willing to deal with the tremendous overhead of the associated programming. It has a huge learning curve and I would never recommend it for the exploratory or initial examination phase. But for incredibly detailed and robust displays, it is terrific. Expect to take a week to get anything done right.Lumira is a nice get started and get something out the door product. It still feels like a beta-level product. This could be useful for departments that don't have specialized people or want something more than what Excel offers but aren't willing to pay for the full Tableau license. Good for SAP houses of course but I wouldn't count out the other two.
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Scalability

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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Return on Investment

Amazon SageMaker

  • We have been able to deliver data products more rapidly because we spend less time building data pipelines and model servers.
  • We can prototype more rapidly because it is easy to configure notebooks to access AWS resources.
  • For our use-cases, serving models is less expensive with SageMaker than bespoke servers.
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Tableau Desktop

  • Easily able to create scalable self-service tools for users. In combination with Tableau Server, creating a tool that provides visualization of an entire data set is only slightly more difficult than providing visualization of a single group of records. This enables me to save many hours each month that were previously spent re-generating different cuts of the same report.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SageMaker

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.

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