Astro by Astronomer vs. Phocas Business Intelligence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Astro by Astronomer
Score 10.0 out of 10
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For data teams looking to increase the availability of trusted data, Astronomer provides Astro, a data orchestration platform, powered by Airflow. Astro enables data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts to build, run, and observe pipelines-as-code. Astronomer is the driving force behind Apache Airflow™, the de facto standard for expressing data flows as code. Airflow is downloaded more than 8 million times each month and is used by hundreds of thousands of teams around the world.N/A
Phocas Business Intelligence
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Phocas helps users discover data and provides results in real time.  It is designed for non-technical users and delivers a simple yet powerful analytical capability that quickly turns data into a chart, graph or map.  It brings up data on local, regional or global sales, inventory, forecasts, prices, profit margins, budgets and more. Phocas, based in the United Kingdom, is a business intelligence firm with offices in…N/A
Pricing
Astro by AstronomerPhocas Business Intelligence
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Astro by AstronomerPhocas Business Intelligence
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPhocas has built its business model on exceeding customer expectations. We’ve operated on a subscription basis from the start and in the words of Phocas Group chairman and co-founder Paul Magee: ‘That puts the onus on us to perform’. And we like that. In fact, our whole company ecosystem is built around that ‘light bulb moment’ when customers achieve a breakthrough by seeing their business through fresh eyes.
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Features
Astro by AstronomerPhocas Business Intelligence
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.0
4 Ratings
9% above category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.6
4 Ratings
17% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.3
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Publish to PDF00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
8.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.9
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings9.94 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Astro by Astronomer
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Ratings
Phocas Business Intelligence
9.5
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Astro by AstronomerPhocas Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Astro by AstronomerPhocas Business Intelligence
Likelihood to Recommend
Astronomer, Inc.
Astronomer is well suited for workflow and dependency management for enterprise-level data lakes. It is not a product for data processing though. Different source systems can be integrated, it also provides powerful interfaces for alerting and monitoring. Easy to build DAGs, graphical UI, API support makes the product more user-friendly as well. Astronomer also does a great job on user training.
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Phocas
If you would like your data in one place with easy access, this is the software for you. You can have data from multiple systems and bring it into one view so that you have a quick and easily visible dashboard for the data you wish to see.
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Pros
Astronomer, Inc.
  • Workflow management
  • Wide availability of plugins
  • Dependency management on upstream
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Phocas
  • Custom reports are simple to create.
  • The ability to manage users and their dashboards is solid.
  • Easy to navigate web interface makes the software accessible from anywhere.
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Cons
Astronomer, Inc.
  • More language agnostic
  • Flexible fork and join capabilities
  • Near real time UI updates in case of deployment of enhanced DAGs
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Phocas
  • Phocas needs to make it easier to connect to different types of databases.
  • The data in Phocas needs to be updated faster in some cases.
  • It needs to provide functions to create better charts and graphs.
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Usability
Astronomer, Inc.
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Phocas
It is a very user-friendly product and is easy to understand. You can get your data from just a quick click and the dashboard loads. You can take the data and drill down easy to find what you are looking for.
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Support Rating
Astronomer, Inc.
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Phocas
Support is responsive. You log a call and they will respond quickly and resolve your issues. We have only had great experiences with the support team.
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Alternatives Considered
Astronomer, Inc.
Astronomer is a fast, secure, scalable workload management solution. It provides world-class user training along with easy to interact support.
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Phocas
Phocas is easy to use for end users and can be used on desktops, laptops, and phones.
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Return on Investment
Astronomer, Inc.
  • It helps to build scalable, available and low maintenance workloads
  • Integrated Alerts and notifications helps to detect load issues in the early stages
  • Ensures meeting data SLAs
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Phocas
  • It has given our business a view on data
  • We can access it from anywhere
  • You can have multiple dashboards for different information
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