Ayasdi Core vs. Gephi

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ayasdi Core
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Ayasdi Core is a business intelligence software offering from Ayasdi.N/A
Gephi
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Ayasdi CoreGephi
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ayasdi CoreGephi
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Ayasdi CoreGephi
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
11% below category average
Gephi
6.7
3 Ratings
20% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates6.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Gephi
4.3
3 Ratings
61% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.01 Ratings2.23 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.01 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.6
1 Ratings
9% below category average
Gephi
4.0
3 Ratings
70% below category average
Publish to Web9.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Versioning7.01 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Gephi
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.01 Ratings3.12 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Ayasdi Core
7.5
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Gephi
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)8.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ayasdi CoreGephi
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
9.9
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.1
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ayasdi CoreGephi
Likelihood to Recommend
Ayasdi
Well suited: 1. If data set is not yet well organized. 2. Hypothesis is not yet established. 3. Need to visually explore to find patterns of data (often when analysts have no good understanding of data) 4. When [you need] to analyze events with a timeframe (specifically a sequence of events as a transaction) Less appropriate 1. If a data set is very large, such as Hadoop data, it becomes hard to manage data pipeline and process to feed the data into Ayasdi. To be feed into Ayasdi, data should be aggregated or organized to some level.
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Gephi
It is well suited for projects that are more discovery related. If this is a one-time project that we create a visual for, this would definitely make sense to use. If this is an ongoing analysis (monthly for example), we might look to another software that we would be able to automate a little further in how the visualization comes together
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Pros
Ayasdi
  • Ayasdi Core provides an easy way to get some insight on data. Typically analytics may require having a model or hypothesis before starting to look into the data, but Ayasdi lets you just feed the data first then start seeing what the data looks like.
  • Ayasdi Core's topological network visualization is quite unique. It allows you to explore patterns and potential relations between multiple data elements. A user can also dynamically navigate data with different aspects on the web.
  • The Web version of Ayasdi is easy to use, stable, and fast. It hasn't crashed even when we feed it a lot of data sets, although it took time.
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Gephi
  • In comparison to other tools such as GraphWiz or Circos, Gephi comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to load your data, and quickly start building all sorts of different graphs. There's absolutely no code that needs to be written for either loading or modeling. And without downloading additional plug-ins, Gephi ships with quite a few standard graph models, as well as some "fun" extras such as the Sierpinski triangle, and a variety of force atlas types.
  • Most of the layout types (maybe all) are highly configurable, which can make for extremely customized and unique displays of your data. Again, none of this requires the user to write any code. That said, it is possible to script custom functionality for your models, or even update the Java source code yourself, if you feel like getting technical. Gephi builds are available on GitHub, and the developers encourage people to contribute ideas, improvements, and plug-ins.
  • There's a plug-in for Gephi that allows for streaming data to update your model. This essentially allows you to create near realtime graphs of your data in motion. This plug-in was by far the biggest reaston we invested time in the product; to create animated data visualizations without exhaustive hours in development.
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Cons
Ayasdi
  • Use of Python SDK is required to feed data into Ayasdi, but it lacks training materials or sample codes for a novice to get started.
  • Although Web UI of Ayasdi is looking good, often it freezes when the user runs an analysis. It doesn't crash but the web page needs to be refreshed to see the progress of analysis.
  • Algorithms provided by Ayasdi, such as metrics types, lens types need to be explained (what they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are). We had to Google or do research on our own to understand what they are.
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Gephi
  • I (and many others) have had to expand Gephi's memory manually by experimenting with the configuration file. I'm glad it's possible, but it should be easier.
  • Gephi sometimes crashes inexplicably and loses your work, so I have developed a habit of explicitly exporting versions of my graphs as csv's, but I think this should be handled automatically in Gephi.
  • Because it is prone to crash, ideally, Gephi would help the user manage his/her use, by estimating processing and memory for very large tasks and prompting the user to confirm their requests before executing. Instead, I just tend to avoid certain functions.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ayasdi
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Gephi
While Gephi isn't perfect, it's a powerful tool for mathematical graph modelling that's hard to find in other products, particularly by way of its interface. It grants non-software developers access to a point-and-click way of creating accurate, beautiful visualizations that would normally take hours in other applications. The fact that it allows for live streaming data is also something that's hard to come by, at least for visualization software
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Usability
Ayasdi
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Gephi
Gephi is very intuitive and the fact that it shows its process helps the user understand what's going on. However, the animation features can really slow it down and there isn't a way to shut them off. Furthermore, the failures on saving mean you frequently have to start over. These problems disrupt the workflow and can be frustrating.
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Alternatives Considered
Ayasdi
We had a working group that has been using R studio for the general purpose of statistical analysis in our organization. Although it is a great tool that provides enriched function sets, it is time-consuming for our clinical analysts to learn the tool to see the first result. R is somewhat of a developer-oriented/friendly tool. Ayasdi is friendly to a domain analyst or end users. Plus, support and consulting from Ayasdi were excellent so that we could get knowledge from them immediately whenever we needed.
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Gephi
The interactivity in Gephi and the quality of the output figures are impressive. However, the selling point was the fact that we were able to link Gephi into our pipeline using Java's interface. Other products were less customizable and lacking of the sophistication Gephi provided without too much pain during the liking process.
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Return on Investment
Ayasdi
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Gephi
  • I have only used the product for education purposes. I will not be the best person to provide details about ROI and business efficiency and customer service. I was personally very excited about the tool and am continuing my work on the tool.
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