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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.
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau may be well suited to non-Microsoft shops. Its methodologies, internal management, and overall approach seem geared more toward Oracle/Java shops. It also does require a decent amount of care and feeding. Backups, upgrades, etc., tend to be cumbersome and require some level of IT knowledge, despite how the product is often sold. Smaller shops that wish to pursue Tableau may be better off leveraging their SaaS offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.4
Drill-down analysis
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.6
Formatting capabilities
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.5
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.5
Publish to Web
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.3
Publish to PDF
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.6
Report Versioning
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.1

Access Control and Security

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.2
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.0
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.1
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.3

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.7
REST API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.1
Javascript API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.3
iFrames
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.5
Java API
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Drill
Tableau Server
4.6

Pros

Apache Drill

  • 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
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • It's good at doing what it is designed for: accessing visualizations without having to download and open a workbook in Tableau Desktop. The latter would be a very inefficient method for sharing our metrics, so I am glad that we have Tableau Server to serve this function.
  • Publishing to Tableau Server is quick and easy. Just a few clicks from Tableau Desktop and a few seconds of publishing through an average speed network, and the new visualizations are live!
  • Seeing details on who has viewed the visualization and when. This is something particularly useful to me for trying to drive adoption of some new pages, so I really appreciate the granularity provided in Tableau Server
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Drill

  • deployment. Not as easy
  • configuration isn't as straight forward, especially with the documentation
  • Garbage collection could be improved upon
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server has had some issue handling some of our larger data sets. Our extract refreshes fail intermittently with no obvious error that we can fix
  • Tableau Server has been hard to work with before they launched their new Rest API, which is also a little tricky to work with
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill

Apache Drill 7.0
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
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
It simply is used all the time by more and more people.Migrating to something else would involve lots of work and lots of training.The renewal fee being fair, it simply isn't worth migrating to a different tool for now.
Mathieu Gaouette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
Tableau Server is unbeatable at creating easy to use, interactive dashboards for busy executives. The software also saves time for the busy analyst that is tired of always using Excel. Tableau Server is a head and shoulders improvement over Excel.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Our instance of Tableau Server was hosted on premises (I believe all instances are) so if there were any outages it was normally due to scheduled maintenance on our end. If the Tableau server ever went down, a quick restart solved most issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
We have consistently had highly satisfactory results every time we've reached out for help. Our contractor, used for Tableau server maintenance and dashboard development is very technically skilled. When he hits a roadblock on how to do something with Tableau, the support staff have provided timely and useful guidance. He frequently compares it to Cognos and says that while Cognos has capabilities Tableau doesn't, the bottom line value for us is a no-brainer
Henry Yennie | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
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.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Apache Drill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
Implementation was over the phone with the vendor, and did not go particularly well. Again, think this was our fault as our integration and IT oversight was poor, and we made errors. Would they have happened had a vendor been onsite? Not sure, probably not, but we probably wouldn't have paid for that either
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Drill

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
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

We used and still are using IBM Cognos for business intelligence purposes. It is good for use as a data infrastructure and analytic framework, rather than a BI toolkit, but Tableau is replacing Cognos fast. We used D3.js for a few proofs of concept visualization and dashboarding, but those efforts stopped because of productivity and maintenance problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Drill

  • 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).
Anson Abraham | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Server

  • Tableau does take dedicated FTE to create and analyze the data. It's too complex (and powerful) a product not to have someone dedicated to developing with it.
  • There are some significant setup for the server product.
  • Once sever setup is complete, it's largely "fire and forget" until an update is necessary. The server update process is cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Apache Drill

General

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

Apache Drill Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Server

General

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

Tableau Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$70.001
Explorer$35.001
Viewer$12.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Drill
8.0
Tableau Server
6.7

Likelihood to Renew

Apache Drill
7.0
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Apache Drill
Tableau Server
9.1

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