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Tableau Server

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Drill

if you're doing joins from hBASE, hdfs, cassandra and redis, then this works.Using it as a be all end all does not suit it. This is not your straight forward magic software that works for all scenarios. One needs to determine the use case to see if Apache Drill fits the needs. 3/4 of the time, usually it does.
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Tableau Server

Tableau Server should be considered in organizations where you have several consumers of data and fewer creators. The licensing of the server will make you save and allow you to have some governance over your dashboards.In an environment where you have a lot of creators, the use of a server might not bring a lot of benefits, because creators using the desktop version can open and modify other people's dashboards.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Publish to Web
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.1
Publish to PDF
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Report Versioning
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.1

Access Control and Security

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.4
REST API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.3
Javascript API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.8
Java API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.5

Pros

  • queries multiple data sources with ease.
  • supports sql, so non technical users who know sql, can run query sets
  • 3rd party tools, like tableau, zoom data and looker were able to connect with no issues
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  • Tableau Server is compatible and flexible in terms of data connection and usage.
  • Tableau Server has the option of configuring on-site or cloud, which is excellent.
  • Tableau Server is economical and easily adaptive in nature.
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Cons

  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
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  • Better exposure of the engine components for diagnostics and reporting
  • Having to uninstall the product and reinstall to upgrade is odd and cumbersome
  • Bring the command line options into a modern web admin interface with better information like backup processes and history
  • Admin reporting on use of data sources and ability to search out dependencies in the database
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Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill7.0
Based on 1 answer
if Presto comes up with more support (ie hbase, s3), then its strongly possible that we'll move from apache drill to prestoDB. However, Apache drill needs more configuration ease, especially when it comes to garbage collection tuning. If apache drill could support also sparkSQL and Flume, then it does change drill into being something more valuable than prestoDB
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Tableau Server10.0
Based on 20 answers
We are very satisfied with what it has enabled us to do. The only factor in us not having more Tableau licenses has been budgetary constraints as a non-profit.
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Unlike the BIG BI vendor solutions, Tableau server specializes in delivering Dashboards to desktops, tablets and mobile devices via http. This masterful decision to specialize in a few things as opposed to being marginally viable at many things is a winning approach in my opinion. This approach has allowed Tableau to deliver it's server product in a shrink wrapped package that's a pleasure to manage.
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Performance

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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Due to it's skillful use of in-memory processing and columnar data structures ensures optimal performance. However, with larger data sets, especially with LIVE connections to back-end DBMS platforms, performance degrades quickly. However, with minimal planning and Tableau data extracts, exceptional performance is achievable.
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Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
They are pretty responsive and helpful to address the issues.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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Alternatives Considered

compared to presto, has more support than prestodb.Impala has limitations to what drill can supportapache phoenix only supports for hbase. no support for cassandra. Apache drill was chosen, because of the multiple data stores that it supports htat the other 3 do not support. Presto does not support hbase as of yet. Impala does not support query to cassandra
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I did not choose Tableau for my organization, but did choose my organization in part because they use Tableau! Fantastic flexibility combined with relative ease of visualization.
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Return on Investment

  • Configuration has taken some serious time out.
  • Garbage collection tuning. is a constant hassle. time and effort applied to it, vs dedicating resources elsewhere.
  • w/ sql support, reduces the need of devs to generate the resultset for analysts, when they can run queries themselves (if they know sql).
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  • We believe that our deployment of Tableau Server has had a large positive ROI for emergency preparedness. While not formally calculated, we have done comparisons with other leading analytics vendors, and there is no competition - Tableau Server is clearly the value leader.
  • The major contributor to our positive ROI has primarily been the time to deployment and the time to adoption for critical visualizations and dashboards.
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Pricing Details

Apache Drill

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

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

Tableau Server More Information