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Likelihood to Recommend

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

CartoDB is great for generating geographic visualizations of data where the geographies are well-defined. It would be great for analysts to develop visualizations of data with spatial elements. That being said, the software is limited if you want to do any real data munging or analysis, as it can be cumbersome to use and there isn't a great interface for actually saving the results of different manipulations (you can save it as a new file, but it's hard to do version control, etc.). I would recommend preparing the data outside of CartoDB and only using the tool for visualization once the data is well prepared.
Diana Lam | TrustRadius Reviewer

IP2Location

It is less appropriate if you have a huge database and that you want to analyze it easily and quickly. It is well suited if you want an overall of the situation but not an accurate result. You have to treat the data before using it because of the comma and the fact that there are multiple pieces of information on the same row.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • It is amazing at allowing control of the visualizations. It takes a little bit to get used to but the combination of full SQL queries and CSS-like styling is very powerful.
  • The services are built on a robust stack of open source software. I was able to build a standalone instance of CartoDB relatively easily (after some research and trial and error).
  • Server side map rendering is key for handling large data sets. The way the images are returned makes them very easy to catch in an HTTP cache to minimize the hits to the server. The interactivity that CartoDB has built in makes this completely transparent to the end user, they can click on parts of the static images and be presented with popups or change map styles. It's a very clever implementation.
Brandon Christensen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IP2Location

  • Country Detection With ISP
  • Open Demo Service
  • Accurate Details
Shiva Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • I don't like the new Builder UI as it has been tough to explain. Other than that I have no complaints.
Bhavika Tekwani | TrustRadius Reviewer

IP2Location

  • More pricing plans - demos up to ten thousand IP addresses
  • More file format to accept bulk IP uploading
  • Easier website navigation
Bálint Láng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

CartoDB is more user friendly and quicker to learn than ArcGIS Online and Mapbox
Sacha Selim | TrustRadius Reviewer

IP2Location

I selected IP2 Location because it seems to be more serious, more accessible and that there is a free demo. This the main result when you are looking for this kind of information so logically it appears as the best. Their commercial offer is more attractive because of the possibility to have a free upgrade of your account (under conditions).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

  • CartoDB definitely saves a lot of time when creating visualizations. Previously, I would use different software and have to make edits manually (or just create the visualizations manually to start with). I would say that the software definitely cuts the time required to create certain visualizations by a half or two-thirds.
Diana Lam | TrustRadius Reviewer

IP2Location

  • We can block fraud payments which can help our company's repetition and saves time which can be done after accepting a fraud payment.
Shiva Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CARTO (formerly CartoDB)

General

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

IP2Location

General

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

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