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Apache Pig

It is one great option in terms of database pipelining. It is highly effective for unstructured datasets to work with. Also, Apache Pig being a procedural language, unlike SQL, it is also easy to learn compared to other alternatives. But other alternatives like Apache Spark would be my recommendation due to the high availability of advanced libraries, which will reduce our extra efforts of writing from scratch
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Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau when we want to obtain a fast and efficient result, since this option allows to work with data in real time or in memory, being able to extract massive data for a limited exploration quickly, using technology of database and computational graphics to analyze enormous sets of data and which is used in the different areas of the organization when we want to have quick results and easy to analyze according to the graphics presented.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable dashboards
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Publish to Web
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to PDF
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Versioning
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Predictive Analytics
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
6.8

Access Control and Security

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Role-Based Security Model
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.2

Mobile Capabilities

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Responsive Design for Web Access
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.1
REST API
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.0
iFrames
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
6.7
Java API
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
6.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Apache Pig
Tableau Desktop
7.0

Pros

  • Provides a decent abstraction for Map-Reduce jobs, allowing for a faster result than creating your own MR jobs
  • Good documentation and resources for learning Pig Latin (the Domain Specific Language of the Apache Pig platform)
  • Large community allows for easy learning, support, and feature improvements/updates
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  • Graphs and charts are built very easily.
  • Tableau is very good at showing data visually
  • Easily help make a decision by looking at the pattern
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Cons

  • Improve Spark support and compatibility
  • Spark and Hive are already being used main-stream, both of them have an instruction set that is easier to learn and master in a matter of days. While apache pig used to be a great alternative to writing java map reduce, Hive after significant updates is now either equal or better than pig.
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  • The ETL part is missing in Tableau.
  • For huge and ambiguous data-sets, Tableau Desktop is not good.
  • Before analysis data preparation is mandatory.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Tableau Desktop8.9
Based on 39 answers
The releases of Tableau since 8.0 I would describe as incremental unless you are a MAC user. As of June of 2014 Tableau claims to have 17,000 unique customers, a statistic I accept to be true as they are a publicly held company. The unique company name count now exceeds 20,000. Tableau delivers an excellent product. Beta tests are thorough, due dates are met and client acceptance is high
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Usability

Apache Pig10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is quick, fast and easy to implement Apache Pig which makes is quite popular to be used.
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Tableau Desktop8.7
Based on 23 answers
Entry-level data analysis is accessible even to beginners, some advanced analysis is possible, but it is not at this time an end-to-end solution for analytics, though imprvements are coming from version 10.2.
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Reliability and Availability

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 10 answers
I have really never faced any serious issue with this tool, although in some versions there were crashing issues were there.
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Performance

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Tableau Desktop6.5
Based on 9 answers
The performance of tableau heavily depends on size of data and sheet objects and visualizations used. So yes the performance of tableau degrades based on its complexity.
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Support

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Tableau Desktop9.0
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

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Tableau Desktop9.4
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

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Tableau Desktop8.0
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

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Tableau Desktop8.0
Based on 34 answers
The desktop application seems to be extremely well done. The app is tightly integrated with Tableau server and makes managing various workbooks and projects relatively straightforward. By working with data extracts, it is easy to quickly develop visualizations and analytic tools and then ship them off to Tableau server for other individuals to consume.
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Alternatives Considered

- Provided better ways for optimized hadoop jobs than Hive but not anymore.- Spark DSL is much more advanced and compute times are significantly less.
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We have evaluated QlikView as well. QlikView is another tool in the "Self-Service BI" world. However, it's focus is mainly on creating ad-hoc data models and using these models to make visualizations. Tableau, on the other hand, will take an existing data model and make much more impressive, and useful, charts than QlikView would.
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Scalability

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Tableau Desktop7.0
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

  • The ROI was definitely positive in the beginning, but hard to say the same now due to advancements in Hive and Spark.
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  • Allowed for effective KPI tracking.
  • Influenced key site changes.
  • Uncovered reporting issues
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Pricing Details

Apache Pig

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Apache Pig Editions & Modules
Apache Pig
Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules
Tableau Desktop
Edition
Personal
$9991
Professional
$1,9991
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Free trials are available for both editions.