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Score 7 out of 100

Sigma

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization
  • Sigma Computing ranks higher in 2 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
7.8

Sigma

78%
Sigma Computing ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
35 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
61 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
50 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
7.8

Sigma

78%
Sigma Computing ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
59 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
63 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
5 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
61 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

7.6

Ayasdi Core

76%
7.1

Sigma

71%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
41 Ratings

Publish to PDF

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
47 Ratings

Report Versioning

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
41 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
23 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.3

Ayasdi Core

73%
6.7

Sigma

67%
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
56 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
26 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
18 Ratings

Access Control and Security

7.5

Ayasdi Core

75%

Sigma

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ayasdi Core ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sigma Computing is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Ayasdi Core

70%
1 Rating
8.2

Sigma

82%
66 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings

Usability

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Sigma

78%
44 Ratings

Availability

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
2 Ratings

Performance

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Sigma

79%
57 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Sigma

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Ayasdi Core

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Sigma

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core

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 appropriate1. 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Joining large datasets from your company's ERP or other internal systems is a great use case for Sigma. This will allow people within the company to analyze historical trends in the data and inform the forecast. I'd also recommend using Sigma to create visual dashboards for higher-level executives. This tool seems to have the best performance when it comes to large datasets. I don't think Sigma is in the position to replace ad-hoc analysis done in Excel that requires the maximum level of flexibility with the ability to modify formulas easily on the fly. The formulas in Excel are also much more extensive and are much better for sensitivity analysis.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Ayasdi Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • Easy to learn but with enough depth to appeal to more advanced BI users.
  • Constantly updating and improving the tool.
  • The parameter and filter functionality is on point. It makes creating enterprise quality reporting a breeze for our team.
  • The SQL writer is very straight forward and the fact you can write directly in SQL gives Sigma a huge leg up on other BI tools that use their own languages.
Jordan Seib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ayasdi Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

  • The user interface had at least one big change in the past two years, which was confusing.
  • I would like to be able to create and run report on the fly, instead of having to schedule them.
  • Better navigation using tabs and menus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ayasdi Core

General

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

Starting Price

Sigma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.8
Based on 44 answers
Sigma is a modern business intelligence (BI) and analytics application built for the cloud. Sigma provides live access to cloud data warehouses using an intuitive spreadsheet interface empowering business experts to ask more of their data. Sigma is self-service analytics as it was meant to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.9
Based on 57 answers
Support team is helpful in answering questions and providing help with using the UI. There are knowledgeable people within the support team.There are also good online support tools. There are significant community support resources available.There is however lack of a live support. It would be useful to have live phone number or chat to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ayasdi Core

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sigma

Sigma is the first software that I have used that allows me to easily access data tables. I do not have other experience with similar software, but I do like the fact that Sigma doesn't require extensive SQL knowledge. I am not sure if other similar software will have that capability and ease of use.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ayasdi Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ayasdi Core

No answers on this topic

Sigma

  • Sigma has allowed business users to vastly increase their access to data, driving much more data-driven decision-making.
  • Sigma has freed up the data team from routine data-gathering, allowing the team to focus on building higher-level tools and products that unlock value for the company.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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