Astrato vs. Microsoft Power BI Embedded

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Astrato
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Astrato is a direct query data visualisation and analytics solution made by Vizlib. Differentiators, as provided by the vendor, include: Live Query – created for Snowflake’s Data Cloud and Data Governance - visualize data, but play it where it lives. Data analytics and visualization by Vizlib - customizable, advanced dashboarding capabilities. Analytics-to-action…N/A
Microsoft Power BI Embedded
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
A solution from Microsoft to provide customer-facing reports, dashboards, and analytics in applications by using and branding Power BI as one's own. Designed to reduce developer resources by automating the monitoring, management, and deployment of analytics, while getting full control of Power BI features and intelligent analytics.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Small Businesses
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
AstratoMicrosoft Power BI Embedded
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
AstratoMicrosoft Power BI Embedded
Likelihood to Recommend
Vizlib
It is well suited when connecting to a single database per workbook, and when the person designing the workbook knows the data well, or if the tables and field names are self-explanatory. A good web-based alternative to Power BI or Tableau; like those tools, it loses value when trying to combine data from multiple databases, as it relies on a visual tool to connect and join data.
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Microsoft
This product is very convenient to use and implement and is considered a "de facto" standard in the Business Intelligence sphere. First of all, it contains numerous features in terms of visualization, data provisioning, data source integration which makes it a perfect tool for the development of BI analytics. Secondly, it provides great capabilities for the development of data markets for the whole development team. Thirdly, the sharing capabilities of dashboards that are updated in a real-time manner provides great incentives for end-users
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Pros
Vizlib
  • Beautiful looking graphs
  • Simple Data Connection
  • Simple data joins
  • No install, zero-footprint.
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Microsoft
  • It is very easy to connect multiple data sources for a single report. You can use CSV, Excel, database integration, etc.
  • Power Bi supports Python as well, which makes it a lot easier for us as it is known by most of our team.
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Cons
Vizlib
  • Handling massive amounts of data. Simplicity ends there.
  • Template objects need to be explained better in the documentation.
  • Ability to connect to more data sources.
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Microsoft
  • Similar to how Excel has VBA, Microsoft Power BI uses PowerQuery (M/DAX). Though DAX is similar to Excel in terms of how it is written, I just think it's something that would be difficult for new users to figure out.
  • Something I would like to see done differently in Microsoft Power BI is the ability to have presets for sorting/arranging of visualizations. Though it is nice to arrange the dashboard freely, it would also be nice to have preset arrangements based on visualizations (for those of us bad at making dashboards look appealing).
  • With Microsoft Power BI, it is hard to show others your dashboard using the free platform (unless you show them from your computer/account). This can cause issues if your firm is trialing Microsoft Power BI before purchase.
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Support Rating
Vizlib
Very friendly, with online help, blog and community. The template documentation could be more complete, however.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
Vizlib
It is simpler to use than all of them. Easier to connect to Google spreadsheets and Snowflake than all of them. It is free for up to five users and one workspace. Instantly beats all the competition. No download required: Beats Power BI and Tableau. No windows machine required: Beats Power BI.
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Microsoft
I haven’t used any other software that can be compared to this and that is a good thing as this means that this software is the best one on the market. Tough other apps may exist we only use Microsoft Power BI because it is simply the best app out there.
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Return on Investment
Vizlib
  • Simple to configure and to use when the budget is not large.
  • Nice teaching resource for Business Intelligence consultants
  • Zero cost for personal use, making it a nice way to add a dashboard to a project.
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Microsoft
  • Saved a significant amount of time for reporting current rollout status to project stakeholders
  • Project stakeholders were able to view the live dashboards at any time so felt they had a better understanding of the rollout status
  • Project stakeholders found it beneficial that they were able to set their own filters. For example, to view rollout status for their own departments.
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