Azure Analysis Services vs. Yellowfin

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
Yellowfin
Score 8.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform.
$250
per month
Pricing
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
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
Yellowfin
6.2
12 Ratings
27% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.99 Ratings5.85 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.78 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.59 Ratings6.511 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
Yellowfin
6.6
12 Ratings
20% below category average
Drill-down analysis9.07 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings7.112 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages8.98 Ratings6.38 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.09 Ratings6.511 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
Yellowfin
5.9
11 Ratings
34% below category average
Publish to Web9.19 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.98 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Report Versioning9.48 Ratings5.89 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.09 Ratings5.611 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.78 Ratings5.55 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
Yellowfin
5.9
12 Ratings
31% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.37 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.77 Ratings5.810 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
Yellowfin
6.3
11 Ratings
30% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.38 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.39 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.29 Ratings6.410 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.58 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Analysis Services
8.8
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Yellowfin
6.7
8 Ratings
17% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.58 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Mobile Application9.54 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.56 Ratings6.28 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
Yellowfin
6.1
5 Ratings
26% below category average
REST API8.97 Ratings6.15 Ratings
Javascript API8.77 Ratings5.45 Ratings
iFrames9.06 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Java API8.98 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.65 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.24 Ratings6.55 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(10 ratings)
6.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.3
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Analysis ServicesYellowfin
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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Yellowfin
We can recommend this software without hesitation, as it has the ability to generate reports and data analysis, as well as process the data automatically, which saves time. It is ideal for small and medium-sized companies that wish to improve their services in the business world
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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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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin’s Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation.
  • Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules.
  • Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality.
  • Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available.
  • User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role.
  • Mobile BI applications to support any device ..
  • API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits
  • Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
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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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Yellowfin
  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
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Usability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
As mentioned previously, if a newer company is looking for a strong, polished BI tool, Yellowfin would be a great software vendor to consider. Unfortunately, the high cost might be a barrier to these newer companies who dont have any legacy software/agreements such as an EA agreement with Microsoft.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
99.9% availability
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Support Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
They have good support in what they provide. But what they provide is not what is promised. I would stay with them if I can. Be very careful before signing up with them. They are not what they seem in the sales pitches. Be very careful and make sure you test and test before you sign up.
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In-Person Training
Microsoft
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Yellowfin
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large 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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Yellowfin
Yellow Fin platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works. But it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. Yellow Fin lacks the cloud feature.
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Scalability
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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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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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin gives us a BI tool that is incredibly sleek, which leads our data to be clean, concise, and in an "easy-to-digest" format.
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ScreenShots

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