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Score 8.4 out of 100

Sigma

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

It is well suited for analyzing large data sets, or bringing together several data sets in one place for analysis. The tools provided are very powerful. It is not good for people who want to start using it quickly with little experience. It is great when you need to be able to quickly export reports or data sets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.3
Sigma
6.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Sigma
5.8
Customizable dashboards
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.2
Report Formatting Templates
Ayasdi Core
6.0
Sigma
6.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Ayasdi Core
6.0
Sigma
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Sigma
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Ayasdi Core
7.6
Sigma
6.9
Publish to Web
Ayasdi Core
9.0
Sigma
7.2
Publish to PDF
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Sigma
7.4
Report Versioning
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
6.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
6.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Ayasdi Core
7.3
Sigma
6.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Ayasdi Core
10.0
Sigma
6.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
6.3
Predictive Analytics
Ayasdi Core
5.0
Sigma
5.5

Access Control and Security

Ayasdi Core
7.5
Sigma
Multi-User Support (named login)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Sigma
Role-Based Security Model
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Ayasdi Core
8.0
Sigma

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

  • It does not provide the same amount of features as the marketing leader such as tableau.
  • There are limited calculated fields.
  • A data quality tool can help visualize data before you analyse it , which are super helpful. So far it is not available in Sigma yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 7.6
Based on 43 answers
I use Sigma in my daily finance and accounting functions. I find that Sigma is pretty easy to use. There are certain reports that I used to email out to the Executives on a weekly basis. Since we have onboarded Sigma, the standard reports are auto emailed out on a weekly basis at a prescheduled time.
John Nham, CPA, CFE | 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 7.8
Based on 56 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 [Computing] is the easiest to use. Visualizations and calculations can be created easily without writing code. It's super intuitive and also has nice charts and visuals. Sigma [Computing] also allows users to write their own SQL queries without having to learn another language to create reports. Other BI tools have their language or functions which users must learn before they are able to fully use the tool.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Ayasdi Core

General

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

Sigma

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ayasdi Core
7.0
Sigma
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
7.3

Usability

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
7.6

Reliability and Availability

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
7.3

Performance

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
8.2

Support Rating

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
7.8

Implementation Rating

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
8.2

Scalability

Ayasdi Core
Sigma
7.3

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