What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1472 Ratings
14 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 101

Tableau Desktop

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
1472 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.3 out of 101

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.
Thomas Young profile photo

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain profile photo

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.8

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
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Publish to Web
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Publish to PDF
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Access Control and Security

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Mobile Capabilities

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Dedicated Android Application
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.7
REST API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.9
iFrames
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Java API
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.5

Pros

Amazon SageMaker

  • Provides enough freedom for experienced data scientists and also for those who just need things done without going much deeper into building models.
  • Customization and easy to alter and change.
  • If you already are an Amazon user, you do not need to transition over to another software.
No photo available

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez profile photo

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.
No photo available

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier profile photo

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
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed profile photo

Usability

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
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.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh profile photo

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.
Brad Llewellyn profile photo

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.
Brad Llewellyn profile photo

Support

Amazon SageMaker

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes profile photo

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
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt profile photo

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
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh profile photo

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.
Phillip Smith profile photo

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker took the heavy lifting out of building and creating models. It allowed for our organization to use our current system for integration and essentially added on a feature to help all levels of Data scientists and IT professionals in our department and company as a whole. The training was simple as well.
No photo available

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields profile photo

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.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh profile photo

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.
Gavin Hackeling profile photo

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland profile photo

Pricing Details

Amazon SageMaker

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SageMaker
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
6.2

Support

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Amazon SageMaker
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Add comparison