Chartio (discontinued) vs. Rational BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chartio (discontinued)
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Chartio is a visualization tool designed to enable anyone to explore, transform and visualize data on the fly through a drag-and-drop interface. Chartio was acquired by Atlassian in February 2021 so that it's capabilities could be integrated into the Atlassian product portfolio's capabilities. Chartio is no longer available to new customers, standalone. Existing customers must migrate to alternatives by March 2022, when the service will be retired.
$40
per user/per month
Rational BI
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Rational BI provides analytics, data science and business intelligence in an analytical platform that connects to databases, data files and cloud drives including AWS and Azure data sources, enabling users to explore and visualize data. Users can build real-time notebook-style reports directly in a web browser with JavaScript and SQL with direct and live connections to data. Filter and query data with an SQL database embedded in the client, without network…
$0
single user
Pricing
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Editions & Modules
Starter
$40
per user/per month
Professional
$60
per user/per month
Organization
Contact sales team
Free
$0
single user
Professional
$129
single user
Enterprise
Varies
single user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsAdditional cost per extra user (varies by edition)
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Community Pulse
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
6.0
18 Ratings
33% below category average
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports3.614 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.718 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.714 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
5.7
14 Ratings
36% below category average
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Drill-down analysis6.913 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.112 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages3.15 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration6.513 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
3.4
17 Ratings
85% below category average
Rational BI
9.0
4 Ratings
6% above category average
Publish to Web2.79 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF6.117 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Versioning2.05 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling2.712 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Chartio (discontinued)
7.5
15 Ratings
9% below category average
Rational BI
8.2
4 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.215 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.212 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.03 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Small Businesses
Cyfe
Cyfe
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cyfe
Cyfe
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(30 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(24 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(6 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Availability
8.6
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.8
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Chartio (discontinued)Rational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
Chartio is a great tool for building presentable dashboards. It can export, you can add read-only access, and it has permissions levels by dashboard for users. There are other data analysis tools that help to analyze the data, but few allow for such a nice presentation
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Rational BI
Definitely well suited for small companies, but again many of their competitors are also well suited in this segment. We were in general happy with the solution provided, but I'm not blown away by their solution or support. If you want to get more data-driven visual boards with data displayed in nice graphics is in my opinion a good start, and here Rational BI delivers what it should.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Direct linkage to our databases. Abstracts away the visualization layer so we can focus on the data and the queries.
  • Host of graphs and tools that permits all types of data visualizations.
  • Haven't quite used this yet, but there is a new embedding feature that will be very helpful so that we can embed the charts into a company central dash.
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Rational BI
  • Arrange data.
  • Dashboard.
  • Automatic reports.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • There is not a last full month date range option. You can still get the range that you need, but the dashboards will have to be manually updated to exclusively display one whole month.
  • When building a chart, the area which displays your tables and fields is finite. You can't adjust the size to make it easier to see. They do allow a mouse-over to see the entire name of your table/field, but I would prefer to adjust the width.
  • Once you modify a query in the Custom Query tab, there doesn't seem to be a way to go back to using the U.I.
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Rational BI
  • Not seeing anything at this time, comprehensive product.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
Great customer support: You will receive an answer by email usually within 20-30 minutes. Not only that but our CSMs for Chartio go out of their way to help, they have even created charts for some of the less experienced users that wanted an example to work from. We have had nothing but great experiences with this team.
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Rational BI
No answers on this topic
Usability
Atlassian
I really like using Chartio. I use it on a daily basis for pulling data from different sources and combining data (the explore tab was a great idea for this use). I think I would give it 8/10 because there needs to be more documentation or maybe blog posts about things people are doing with it. I only have my own ideas about what to do /how to graph things. I know there are some articles, but it would be awesome to have a section on the neat dashboards people are building or how they show data in different ways. Another complaint is how much time it takes to load. I know our databases aren't set up precisely for Chartio and I have been creating data stores. But the data stores have so many more limitations that adds a whole new layer of frustration. Love the product, keep up the good work and the fast fixes.
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Rational BI
Overall Rational BI is a valuable enterprise reporting tool for any data driven organization. It offers great depth and breadth of features for reporting and analytics that can lead to better business outcomes. Its easy to use and highly configurable to evolve to changing reporting needs of organizations of any scale.
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Support Rating
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Rational BI
I haven't used the support myself, but my colleagues have been satisfied with the support. As I have understood from my colleagues the support is as you could expect. Still, the documentation could be better and that could avoid the need to contact their support, but overall we're still happy with the support as well.
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Online Training
Atlassian
I use self learning materials. Pretty helpful. I find myself having to go back to the "drilldown" instructions though, and have a hard time finding hidden variables on a dashboard, so perhaps there is room for intuitive improvements (or maybe I'm just being lazy)
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Rational BI
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Chartio so far has been the easiest BI tool to setup and has also been the most affordable. There are some other, great, BI tools out there but they were a bit to heavy handed for what we needed. Also - despite the high cost per user in Chartio, the other tools were still more expensive.
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Rational BI
Rational BI allows a deeper data analysis with respect to the other software I experimented with. The velocity to perform the analysis is similar to the other one. The predictive analysis could be very useful, but at the moment I do not use it in my activities. Dashboards are nice and easy to understand.
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Scalability
Atlassian
Chartio has worked well as our datawarehouse has rapidly expanded, and the usability/performance hasn't seemed to have suffered. What we haven't yet realized is additional savings from additional users. We have some dashboard needs for users who truly just view of a few charts, and the licensing structure hasn't yet been structured in a way that would support that type of approach...having 50 "core" licenses, and then potentially several hundred view only licenses for partners that would use the application infrequently.
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Rational BI
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Rational BI
  • Allows folks to work on other items as reporting is done in the background.
  • Scheduling and delivery of reports with one click.
  • Single pane of management.
  • Ease of use.
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ScreenShots

Chartio (discontinued) Screenshots

Screenshot of Sample Executive DashboardScreenshot of Sample Zendesk DashboardScreenshot of Chartio's SQL Mode Chart CreatorScreenshot of SQL EditorScreenshot of Query BuilderScreenshot of Data Pipeline

Rational BI Screenshots

Screenshot of Modern Business IntelligenceScreenshot of Drag-and-drop InsightsScreenshot of Accessible for everyone, power when you need itScreenshot of Beautiful analytics on every screen and deviceScreenshot of Scheduled reporting: Broadcast your findings to everyoneScreenshot of Connect all your data no matter where it lives