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Apache Drill

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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

It is well suited in an industry rich with data flow and more room for public information. The reason behind the public information use case is that can Tableau can be made visualize value, and in return adds value to proof of concepts or detailed plan. Tableau Server is economical, and many organizations look for such products, as it is no harm to test and try such an enterprise tool.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.8
Drill-down analysis
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.9

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.9
Publish to Web
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.0
Publish to PDF
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.7
Report Versioning
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.3
Predictive Analytics
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.2

Access Control and Security

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.5
REST API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.2
Javascript API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1
iFrames
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.6
Java API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.7

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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  • Summarize complex data in an easy to understand format.
  • Very fast idea/need to realization timelines.
  • Ability for end users to interact with data sets, giving them filters, groupings and other tools to get the data they need.
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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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  • Content Discovery can be challenging. Unless users have security to data sources or dashboards, they often don't know they are there.
  • Tableau Server doesn't natively support the ability to send PDF versions of dashboards to users that aren't Tableau Server users. An open source project was developed called VizAlerts that provides a workaround for this, but it should really just be built into the product.
  • There are no phone numbers to call if you need support. The only way to contact Tableau Support is via email. If we have an urgent problem we typically need to reach out to our account executive to get appropriate attention.
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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 Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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Usability

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Tableau Server9.1
Based on 10 answers
I think the use case we described earlier about a non-technical user that was copying/pasting data into Word during emergencies is our best reason. This person had little technical ability, and the Tableau mobile solution powered by Tableau server completely resolved the issues. She has since become one of the most vocal proponents of Tableau.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
This is one area which can be improved. This is also dependent on the infrastructure we run it on. But Tableau Server 8 has had "unidentified" down times which had no answers on further troubleshooting.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
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Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Server can lag a little - problem can be addressed by moving to core-based licensing but it's a significant cost jump over user-based.
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Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
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In-Person Training

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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Great video library on their site
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
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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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There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Tableau Server8.0
Based on 68 answers
  • Managing Security on the Tableau Server is really easy. Sharing the dashboards to other users and sharing the comments between users is also useful.
  • Alerting should be improved, like looking into multiple metrics on the viz before sending an alert.
  • Subscription options are limited to a few. Adding the text message is enabled but the text message is displayed at the bottom of the email. It would be great to have that at the start or provide a selection to users for bottom or top. Also when a user is subscribed to the workbook, the workbook name appears on the email which should be optional or removed.
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Data Integration

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Tableau Server8.7
Based on 71 answers
We have not had any issues connecting to our data sources.
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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've created an entire revenue stream with Tableau Server as an essential element; a few years ago analytics wasn't even something that clients paid for and now it's several hundred thousand dollars per year in revenue.
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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