Azure Synapse Analytics vs. ClicData

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Synapse Analytics
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Azure Synapse Analytics is described as the former Azure SQL Data Warehouse, evolved, and as a limitless analytics service that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives users the freedom to query data using either serverless or provisioned resources, at scale. Azure Synapse brings these two worlds together with a unified experience to ingest, prepare, manage, and serve data for immediate BI and machine learning needs.
$4,700
per month 5000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
ClicData
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ClicData is a 100% cloud-based business intelligence platform that allows users to connect, process, blend, visualize and share data from a single place. As an automated platform, users are able to rely on the latest version of company data, to ensure users make the right decisions. Hundreds of data connectors ClicData has connectors that allow users to pull data automatically from hundreds of business applications and databases. Data warehousing and ETL…
$79
per month
Pricing
Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
Editions & Modules
Tier 1
$4,700
per month 5,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Tier 2
$9,200
per month 10,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Tier 3
$21,360
per month 24,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Tier 4
$50,400
per month 60,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Tier 5
$117,000
per month 150,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Tier 6
$259,200
per month 360,000 Synapse Commit Units (SCUs)
Premium
$79
per month
Team
$269
per month
Business
$525
per month
Enterprise
Custom Quote
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$71 data volume, type of data source and level of automation
Additional DetailsAll plans include multiple users licenses but dashboards can be shared with external users via live links, no license needed. Plans and pricing vary based on the data connectors, refreshes, and the level of automation needed. A few hours of Expert Service are including in all plans but more hours can be purchased. A white label option is also available for consultants and agencies.
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Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
Top Pros
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Features
Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
9.0
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
8.5
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
8.5
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
10.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
6.0
2 Ratings
28% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Azure Synapse Analytics
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Ratings
ClicData
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
iFrames00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(9 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure Synapse AnalyticsClicData
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
It's well suited for large, fastly growing, and frequently changing data warehouses (e.g., in startups). It's also suited for companies that want a single, relatively easy-to-use, centralized cloud service for all their data needs. Larger, more structured organizations could still benefit from this service by using Synapse Dedicated SQL Pools, knowing that costs will be much higher than other solutions. I think this product is not suited for smaller, simpler workloads (where an Azure SQL Database and a Data Factory could be enough) or very large scenarios, where it may be better to build custom infrastructure.
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ClicData
We used ClicData dashboards in a somewhat unorthodox way: we used "Indicators", or icons within tables to represent data, and the results looked great. The ability to integrate 3rd party HTML into dashboards was valuable (although Clic Data correctly warns that response time may suffer). The ability to start small and release dashboards incrementally suited our needs very well. We also valued the responsive account team getting us quickly pointed in the right direction.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Create data pipelines to connect with multiple data workspace(s) and external data
  • Ability to connect with Azure Data Lake (sequentially) for data warehousing
  • Being able to manage connections and create integration runtimes (for onPrem data capture)
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ClicData
  • Ease of use, I can put together a dashboard in about an hour that is used by daily.
  • Support, their support team is super helpful and always has detailed insight.
  • Connectors, they have a huge number of connectors that allow easy integration of your data sources.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • It takes some time to setup a proper SQL Datawarehouse architecture. Without proper SSIS/automation scripts, this can be a very daunting task.
  • It takes a lot of foresight when designing a Data Warehouse. If not properly designed, it can be very troublesome to use and/or modify later on.
  • It takes a lot of effort to maintain. Businesses are continually changing. With that, a full time staff member or more will be required to maintain the SQL Data Warehouse.
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ClicData
  • More widgets.
  • Sometimes it takes a while to refresh.
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Usability
Microsoft
The data warehouse portion is very much like old style on-prem SQL server, so most SQL skills one has mastered carry over easily. Azure Data Factory has an easy drag and drop system which allows quick building of pipelines with minimal coding. The Spark portion is the only really complex portion, but if there's an in-house python expert, then the Spark portion is also quiet useable.
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ClicData
Like I mentioned before, the ease of use means we not only get very quick results and beautiful dashboards in minutes, it means my team is actually using it because they aren't frustrated in the learning curve or wasting time trying to accomplish simple tasks.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Microsoft does its best to support Synapse. More and more articles are being added to the documentation, providing more useful information on best utilizing its features. The examples provided work well for basic knowledge, but more complex examples should be added to further assist in discovering the vast abilities that the system has.
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ClicData
We've only needed support a couple times in the beginning as we were learning the system and how to display our data in interesting ways. Every time we reached out we got very detailed responses and were connected to someone that you could tell was very interested in making sure we were happy with how things were going.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
When client is already having or using Azure then it’s wise to go with Synapse rather than using Snowflake. We got a lot of help from Microsoft consultants and Microsoft partners while implementing our EDW via Synapse and support is easily available via Microsoft resources and blogs. I don’t see that with Snowflake
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ClicData
ClicData was the most flexible. It is cloud-based and even has WebService access. You can publish your data for access from other applications. The sheer number of data connectors is amazing. The ability to not only create dashboards, but you can schedule them to be delivered to specific recipients on a scheduled basis via PDF or a static HTML page.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Microsoft
Basically, the billing is predictable, and this all about it.
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ClicData
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • We have had an improvement in our overall processing time
  • Cost was much lower than most of its competitors
  • Our reporting needs have grown and housing the data here has been great
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ClicData
  • ClicData was by far the most reasonable cost-wise, and we were able to get ROI within just minutes of using it.
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ScreenShots

ClicData Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of ClicData's data warehouse where all your company's data is centralized.Screenshot of Some of ClicData's connectors. 250+ data connections are available.Screenshot of Preview of a joint between datasets from two different sources. Do basic or advanced data transformations with ClicData's ETL features.Screenshot of Daily Sales Productivity dashboard exampleScreenshot of Financial KPIs Dashboard example