Azure Analysis Services vs. Metabase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Analysis Services
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Azure Analysis Services delivers enterprise-grade BI semantic modeling capabilities with the scale, flexibility, and management benefits of the cloud. Azure Analysis Services helps transform complex data into actionable insights. Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.N/A
Metabase
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Metabase aims to bring data tools with the simplicity of consumer products to the crufty world of enterprise business intelligence. Their open source analytics and business intelligence applications connect to most commonly used databases to let anyone in a company ask questions, and create dashboards or nightly emails without knowing SQL. Metabase Enterprise enables the user to embed branded analytics into customer applications.
$85
per month
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesMetabase
Editions & Modules
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Starter
$85
per month (includes 5 users, then $5 per user, per month)
Growth
$749
per month (includes 10 users, then $15 per user, per month)
Open Source
Free
Enterprise
starting at $15,000
per year
Enterprise
Starts at $15,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesMetabase
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesMetabase
BI Standard Reporting
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Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
7% above category average
Metabase
8.7
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
9 Ratings
10% above category average
Metabase
6.0
2 Ratings
29% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.0
9 Ratings
8% above category average
Metabase
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.1
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Metabase
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
9.3
9 Ratings
9% above category average
Metabase
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
11% above category average
Metabase
9.0
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.9
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Metabase
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
REST API8.97 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings9.01 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
We would have many technical issues and glitches with previous similar providers but found that Azure Analysis Services can simply handle our workload and memory better. I remember we lost an account due to cloud issues not fully saving or corrupting some files. Granted, this is rare with any cloud but haven't had that issue with the same load of memory with Azure Analysis Services.
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Metabase
Very well-suited in growing organizations, at a company of the size I work at it is the perfect solution in terms of functionality and cost. Compared to other solutions like PowerBI etc, which can run into the hundreds of thousands just to implement, Metabase is fantastic. In terms of scalability, as we grow, there will be inevitable questions over how well we can grow with Metabase.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Providing role based access or we can say privilege based on the role to the user if it is integrated with Azure active directory and hence securing the access to sensitive data.
  • We use to run different type of analytics services to get the better result which is hectic if done manually or with human efforts.
  • We also use to collect bulk of data with the help of this tool and run customized test cases for better efficiency of result and better decision making. The result are very crucial and helps in taking big decision.
  • It supports different or we can say heterogeneous database vendors like the Oracle, SQL, and hence make the task easy.
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Metabase
  • Store Data
  • Make Querying easy
  • Quickly ingest data from many sources
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Cons
Microsoft
  • There is very least content available on Microsoft docs and the Internet to get through with AAS.
  • i faced lots of connection issues while implementation.
  • The need for serious platform experience or expertise.
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Metabase
  • Report Types
  • Updates
  • Colour/Branding
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Usability
Microsoft
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Metabase
Its generally quite easy to use but some SQL is definitely important
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
The platform has vast number of features and modules. The UI is sleek and once you get to use to it, you will be able to do a lot of stuff. Also support for data sources is more in Azure Analysis Services.
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Metabase
I used Looker in a previous role and found it clunky, difficult to navigate, hard to collaborate on, and ultimately massively expensive. I evaluated Looker to see if it would be right to implement it as a solution in my current role, but Metabase was the clear winner - the ease of use, cost, functionality, and simple report exploration made it an easy decision.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Azure Analysis Service scale resources to match our business needs.
  • Helps us to govern, deploy, test and deliver our BI solution with confidence.
  • Stores our business data and clients data in a safe place where it's easy to access and visible to all our teams.
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Metabase
  • We can make great reports for our customers quickly
  • We can store customer data dynamically
  • we can create customer specific metrics
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