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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure HDInsight

If you want to save costs and just pay for what you use, I highly recommend it. It will help you also to work with data for your reports and analytics. on the other hand I think it could be the subscription you have but high volume of data make it slow but not so much. anyway I think it's really good because it's from Microsoft which always is friendly to use it as all the suit they have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is well suited for a large organization with a sizeable budget, since it's a fairly expensive tool. It's not suited for a lean start-up which is worried about costs. Also, IT support can be required for some of the larger projects, which means extra stuff. Also, if the company has one type of data source, other cheaper alternatives can be explored.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pixel Perfect reports
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Report sharing and collaboration
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Versioning
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.4

Access Control and Security

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Role-Based Security Model
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dedicated Android Application
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.1
REST API
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Pros

Azure HDInsight

  • Data is presented without interfering others (IT or other dept).
  • Data is managed properly and is available for retrievable any time.
  • Legacy use of CD/DVD and Pendrive are not required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Love the interface. It's very smooth and easy to connect multiple numbers of data points
  • Provided a lot of self-learning tutorials which are easy to follow
  • You can display info in different ways (categorical versus numerical)
  • User friendly and has clean display
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure HDInsight

  • Spark version is old and crappy.
  • Lack of integration with other Azure platforms.
  • There is more room for improvement in workload based scaling.
  • Not easy to use. Log report hardly shows anything and the interface is not user friendly.
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Very steep learning curve for those who haven't used it previously.
  • Because it's a powerful tool, getting it to do simple things can be extremely difficult.
  • A jack-of-all-trades solution, sometimes it's hard to find or create industry-specific visualizations, such as NPS gauges.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Azure HDInsight is usable on the top of Azure Data Lake and gives us the benefit of analyzing large scale data workload in Hadoop. Usability and support from Microsoft are outstanding.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 31 answers
Tableau [Desktop's] interface is clean, minimalistic, and does a good job of hiding more complicated features so that the average user can get to work quickly and easily. As users become more proficient with the software, more features and customization become available, but they don't have to interact with those Advanced features from the get-go. Some scripting is available as well; the one area where this is week is in variable assignment.
Christopher Penn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure HDInsight

Azure HDInsight 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Well suited in advertising and marketing to serve the business purpose and best fit in the transformation of high volume data.
Krishn Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 24 answers
The support team is easily approachable. All the questions and queries are answered on time. There is also a feedback mechanism which helps the team to make modifications and enhancements in the current software version. There is also a feedback process to check the efficiency of the support team of Tableau Desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure HDInsight

At this time I have not used any other similar products... I am open to it but Azure HDInsight and its components really work well for our organization.
Kristin Page | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure HDInsight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure HDInsight

  • ROI is of course there, as no legacy software for data presentation.
  • No manual intervention for data retrieval.
  • Data is available anywhere as requested.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure HDInsight

General

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

Azure HDInsight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Viewer$121
Tableau Explorer$351
Tableau Creator$701
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Reliability and Availability

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Azure HDInsight
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.8

In-Person Training

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Azure HDInsight
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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