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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Storage Gateway

If you have a relatively large infrastructure in place and are consistently backing up servers for legal or compliance reasons, this is a good solution. Also, this fits where you may store logs for review in a point-in-time type of ecological view of your infrastructure. Finally, if you have a large reporting delivery (ETL), this is very handy as well as a quick shortcut for delivery of locally generated reports from the servers.
Joe Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

I would definately recommend [Microsoft] Power BI, its an amazing product, despite of the cons, the product is still remarkable and unique in the values that it provides.If you have scattered data left undiscovered, or need solid reporting and analytics, or even just simply want to impress your management with detailed, beautiful and organized reports that are automatically refreshed with fresh content, Power BI is absolutely the tool to go for.It can import data from an overwhelming amount of sources, such as Excel, SQL Server, Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sales Force, MySQL, Amazon Redshift and many others, and it allows you to quickly and easily build and publish beautiful reports that always impresses the executives and management.[Microsoft] Power BI is one of a few products that I would recommend to literally anyone who uses a computer, there is always a use case for Power BI, especially the desktop version, the moment you create your first report you realize how much time and effort it saves and how much insights it gives on your data, personally, Power BI is an essential part of my work and I truly enjoy building reports and gathering/transforming data using it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Customizable dashboards
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Publish to Web
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dedicated Android Application
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
REST API
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Javascript API
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
iFrames
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Java API
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

AWS Storage Gateway

  • Configuration simplicity.
  • Use of standard storage protocols.
  • Easy integration with AWS services.
  • Data encryption in transit.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Storage Gateway

  • It is fairly difficult to get initially configured (as with most things AWS).
  • It is not always speedy.
  • Relative location becomes important for speed of consistent usage.
Joe Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Since it's a complex system, need a technical team or administrator to manage.
  • I don't like being locked out. Make it easier to stay log[ged] in and not fill in password.
  • SSO login would be huge! This would save a lot of time and improve security.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Storage Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Storage Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 60 answers
I think using Microsoft Power BI can be somewhat intimidating as you kind of get everything in one go and with lack of good tutorials or trainings within the system it could be difficult to navigate and that is probably a big limitations that doesn't allow more people to adopt the platform and thus improve their decision making.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AWS Storage Gateway

AWS Storage Gateway 9.0
Based on 1 answer
AWS Storage Gateway is supported by the AWS Support team, they provide excellent support and great SLAs for our needs.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.4
Based on 56 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Storage Gateway

We tried Red Hat Ceph Storage since we are a Centos/RHEL shop and there is a lot of engineering expertise on hand to manage it with configuration management tools and automation in place. What we discovered (rather quickly) was that the speed was difficult to bump up into nominal levels for attached disks, the network pipes' size did not matter, and there was an issue with logical disk management that would have added an extra layer of complexity to the whole inception of the product. We would have had to manage a backup of the system to our own buckets on top of implementing the tool.
Joe Hughes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AWS Storage Gateway

  • Cheap and reliable offsite backup storage.
  • Low configuration time via API.
  • Shared storage solution for multiple clients.
Oscar Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AWS Storage Gateway

General

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

AWS Storage Gateway Editions & Modules

Edition
Data Written$0.011
  1. Per GB
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Storage Gateway
8.2
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

AWS Storage Gateway
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

Support Rating

AWS Storage Gateway
9.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.4

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