Azure Analysis Services vs. Sigma Computing

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
Sigma
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Sigma Computing headquartered in San Francisco provides a suite of data services such as code free data modeling, data search and explorating, and related BI and data visualization services.N/A
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma Computing
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma Computing
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma Computing
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.7
9 Ratings
7% above category average
Sigma Computing
7.2
157 Ratings
12% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings7.0100 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings7.6155 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings7.0127 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
Sigma Computing
7.8
160 Ratings
3% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings8.5150 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings7.3157 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings7.35 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings8.2156 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
Sigma Computing
8.9
150 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings9.399 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings8.0124 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings9.4114 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings9.2127 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings8.364 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
Sigma Computing
6.4
143 Ratings
23% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings7.3141 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings5.626 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings6.218 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
Sigma Computing
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings00 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
Sigma Computing
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings00 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
Sigma Computing
-
Ratings
REST API8.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings00 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
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma Computing
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
8.9
(164 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(48 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(45 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesSigma Computing
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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Sigma Computing
Its a great tool to have. The ability to come in the morning and by using the report being able see how the day will go. Seeing the goal and the current inventory and also to be able to adjust as the day goes on. With the report updates the report as changes to the inventory happen live or if any issues arise. being able to see that live and being to react quickly.
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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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Sigma Computing
  • Allows end users to easily dive into the data without having direct access to the table in our database management software.
  • Can easily turnaround dashboards that are detailed and visually pleasing.
  • Sigma is intuitive and as new features are rolled out it is easy to adopt and incorporate them into new and existing dashboards.
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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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Sigma Computing
  • Viewer level license is quite limited. These users can't download data or even add filters on datasets. Something to keep in mind.
  • Directly querying the underlying data warehouse will lead to increased usage. Not a big deal on something like Redshift, but your Snowflake consumption will increase, potentially by a lot.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Sigma has helped us a lot and has become an integral part of our daily workflow. It would be difficult to switch to another platform and have to rebuild the numerous metrics and performance reports that we have already established
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
It has a clean and modern interface. However, it is not completely intuitive. I think it would be better and easier to navigate with more Windows style drop down menus and/or tabls. There is a significant learning curve, but that may be due in part to the technical nature of this type of software tool.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
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Performance
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
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.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
Was not involved in implementation
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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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Sigma Computing
Sigma is by far the best. It is easiest to learn and easiest to use on a day to day basis. I never have to wait for dashboards to load and it's very easy to understand the variables that are going into my visualizations. Best of all I can manipulate the data within Sigma very easily. In these other platforms data manipulation is difficult or must be done in the data warehouse
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Sigma Computing
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
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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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Sigma Computing
  • Monitoring health of cloud platform has allowed the company to anticipate issues before they affect customers – Sigma prompted us building a canary monitoring process that provides customer container health.
  • Customer success has used an activity report to discover customers running runaway processes that they were unaware of, creating an alert to contact the customer and prevent an embarrassing situation.
  • Customer success uses the activity report to prompt conversations regarding increases or declines in behavior that led to increasing contract limits or addressing churn concerns.
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