Clear Analytics vs. IBM Analytics Engine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clear Analytics
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Clear Analytics is a business intelligence solution that enables non technical end users to perform analytics by leveraging existing knowledge of Excel coupled with a built in query builder. Some key features include: Dynamic Data Refresh, Data Share and In-Excel Collaboration.
$29
Per Seat per Month
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM BigInsights is an analytics and data visualization tool leveraging hadoop.N/A
Pricing
Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Editions & Modules
Personal
$29
Per Seat per Month
Team
$165
upto 10 Seat per Month
Department
$265
upto 25 Seat per month
Organization
$565
Upto 100 per seat per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$800 Initial OnBoardingNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCertain Enterprise level features can be made available to Small Business edition at additional cost. Such services include Scheduler and OLAP connectivity. Custom adapters can also be created to connect to SaaS services.
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Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Top Pros
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Features
Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
9% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
8.9
8 Ratings
9% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Drill-down analysis9.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.78 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
7% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Publish to Web9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.0
8 Ratings
10% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.98 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
9.3
8 Ratings
8% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)9.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Clear Analytics
8.6
6 Ratings
7% above category average
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Mobile Application8.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
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Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Small Businesses
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BrightGauge
Score 8.9 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
Cloudera Manager
Cloudera Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
TIBCO Jaspersoft Community Edition
Score 9.7 out of 10
Apache Spark
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(8 ratings)
9.5
(9 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(8 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Clear AnalyticsIBM Analytics Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
Clear Analytics
Clear Analytics has almost all the features which are mostly required by the organizations for their data analytics and transformation activities. Clear Analytics is built on the support of a parallel query engine which makes it handle large volume requests and also provides optimized results. However, every solution has some limitations, Clear Analytics lacks advanced features such as Predictive Analytics which is a very demanding feature in the market as most organizations are adopting AI/ML automation for their businesses. Also, it needs to add a lot of advanced visualizations so that the user has the choice of selection. Overall a good solution to be recommended.
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IBM
  • Well suited for my big data related project or a static data set analysis especially for uploading huge dataset to the cluster.
  • But had some issues with connecting IoT real-time data and feeding to Power BI. It might be my understanding please take it as a mere comment rather than a suggestion.
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Pros
Clear Analytics
  • Quick management of the data through Excel thanks to the tools Clear Analytics provides such as filtering different information for an easier view.
  • Ability to add new KPIs to measure different areas of our business.
  • Drag and drop tool which makes an easier usage of Excel.
  • Cost-effective. I find Clear Analytics to be affordable considering the number of features added and the unlimited sharing and editing it provides.
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IBM
  • Jobs with Spark, Hadoop, or Hive queries are rapidly attained
  • Can collect, organize and analyze your data accurately
  • You can customize, for example, Spark or Hadoop configuration settings, or Python, R, Scala, or Java libraries.
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Cons
Clear Analytics
  • For Charts and Graphs , getting the Power Point Deck would be helpful. As of now we use the data from Excel Reports
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IBM
  • Easier pricing and plug-and-play like you see with AWS and Azure, it would be nice from a budgeting and billing standpoint, as well as better support for the administration.
  • Bundling of the Cloud Object Storage should be included with the Analytics Engine.
  • The inability to add your own Hadoop stack components has made some transfers a little more complex.
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Usability
Clear Analytics
I have really enjoyed working with Clear Analytics. This platform has contributed to increased production and reliable data control processes. It has flexible user interface that can be operated by any organization member. Reports are shared on simple and transparent way in the dashboard for easy access. Data analytics from all departments have created manageable working environment that have increased production.
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IBM
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Support Rating
Clear Analytics
I have had multiple scenarios where I had to reach out to the support team of Clear Analytics, be it access-related, general queries, during initial implementation, etc. My overall experience has always been good. I got the needed support every time without any delay. I can definitely recommend Clear Analytics simply on the basis of its excellent support team.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Clear Analytics
There are other great tools that are out there but Clear Analytics is reasonable for our business and provides a lot of features that we specifically needed
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IBM
We initially wanted to go with Google BigQuery, mainly for the name recognition. However, the pricing and support structure led us to seek alternatives, which pointed us to IBM. Apache Spark was also in the running, but here IBM's domination in the industry made the choice a no-brainer. As previously stated, the support received was not quite what we expected, but was adequate.
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Return on Investment
Clear Analytics
  • Super useful to get started immediately
  • Didn't have to rely on migrating data
  • Easy to add members
  • Easy to learn and build charts
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IBM
  • This product has allowed us to gather analytics data across multiple platforms so we can view and analyze the data from different workflows, all in one place.
  • IBM Analytics has allowed us to scale on demand which allows us to capture more and more data, thus increasing our ROI.
  • The convenience of the ability to access and administer the product via multiple interfaces has allowed our administrators to ensure that the application is making a positive ROI for our business users and partners.
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ScreenShots

Clear Analytics Screenshots

Screenshot of Clear Analytics integrated Excel panel essentially transforms standalone Excel into an enterprise strength, fully auditable, collaborative and centralized business intelligence platform.Screenshot of Users have the ability to dynamically query systems and render that data in any way they like.  No more waiting on IT to create reports.Screenshot of Your firms existing knowledge of Excel enables the firm to be product from day 1. Use the skills already present in your organization and don't pay for outside reporting consultants to create reports for you.Screenshot of Leverage the integration capability of Microsoft's Power BI to extend the reach of your data to web and mobile devices.Screenshot of Leverage all of Excels capabilities, from it's slicers to miniature spark-line charts to create incredibly informative and responsive dashboards.