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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Science Workbench

Organizations which already implemented on-premise Hadoop based Cloudera Data Platform (CDH) for their Big Data warehouse architecture will definitely get more value from seamless integration of Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) with their existing CDH Platform. However, for organizations with hybrid (cloud and on-premise) data platform without prior implementation of CDH, implementing CDSW can be a challenge technically and financially.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Data Science Workbench
7.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Data Science Workbench
6.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
Extend Existing Data Sources
Data Science Workbench
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
Automatic Data Format Detection
Data Science Workbench
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
MDM Integration
Data Science Workbench
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics

Data Exploration

Data Science Workbench
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
Visualization
Data Science Workbench
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
Data Science Workbench
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics

Data Preparation

Data Science Workbench
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Data Science Workbench
7.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
Data Transformations
Data Science Workbench
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Data Encryption
Data Science Workbench
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Built-in Processors
Data Science Workbench
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

Data Science Workbench
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Data Science Workbench
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
Automated Machine Learning
Data Science Workbench
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Single platform for multiple model development
Data Science Workbench
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
Self-Service Model Delivery
Data Science Workbench
8.9
MicroStrategy Analytics

Model Deployment

Data Science Workbench
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Data Science Workbench
8.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Data Science Workbench
6.2
MicroStrategy Analytics

BI Standard Reporting

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Pixel Perfect reports
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Customizable dashboards
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
Formatting capabilities
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4

Report Output and Scheduling

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.2
Publish to Web
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Report Versioning
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Access Control and Security

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Role-Based Security Model
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3

Mobile Capabilities

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Dedicated Android Application
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
REST API
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Javascript API
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3
iFrames
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5

Pros

Data Science Workbench

  • One single IDE (browser based application) that makes Scala, R, Python integrated under one tool
  • For larger organizations/teams, it lets you be self reliant
  • As it sits on your cluster, it has very easy access of all the data on the HDFS
  • Linking with Github is a very good way to keep the code versions intact
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • I think the dashboards are quite helpful to visualize on the spot data.
  • Creation of facts and attributes is simple - I have no programming experience and was still able to create and modify these items.
  • Scheduling reports to be run on a daily, weekly, or hourly basis is simple. It provides updated data on a timed basis with no need to go back into the program.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Data Science Workbench

  • Installation is difficult.
  • Upgrades are difficult.
  • Licensing options are not flexible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • Visual Insight have multiple limitations. Few of them are listed here - i)Cannot change default graph colors ii) text/graph formatting are very very limited iii)Add metric to Color by / Thresholds is not possible iv)one of the worst limitation of the VI in older versions is that it is not possible to create filters that apply only to a specific visualization. For example if there are 4 graphs in one dashboard & if you have filters then those filters would be applicable for all of them
  • Some formatting options are not there either on Web or Developer especially while dealing with a document. We have to use both Web & Developer to solve issues.
  • While connecting with MDX cube reporting loses a lot of features.
Abanish Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Data Science Workbench

Data Science Workbench 6.7
Based on 2 answers
Cloudera Data Science Workbench has excellence online resources support such as documentation and examples. On top of that the enterprise license also comes with SLA on opening a ticket to Cloudera Services and support for complaint handling and troubleshooting by email or through a phone call. On top of that it also offers additional paid training services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 6 answers
If the staff does not know they answer they either find it out at some point, or put in a feature request. I have never been left hanging or been given an answer that is unsatisfactory to the solution. Even if there was no current solution, I was still told the logical reason and why.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 7.8
Based on 4 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Data Science Workbench

Both the tools have similar features and have made it pretty easy to install/deploy/use. Depending on your existing platform (Cloudera vs. Azure) you need to pick the Workbench. Another observation is that Cloudera has better support where you can get feedback on your questions pretty fast (unlike MS). As its a new product, I expect MS to be more efficient in handling customers questions.
Bharadwaj (Brad) Chivukula | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Data Science Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Data Science Workbench

  • Paid off for demonstration purposes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Data Science Workbench

General

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

Data Science Workbench Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Desktop$6001
  1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web$6001
Web$300,0002
Mobile$6003
Mobile$300,0004
  1. per named user
  2. per CPU core
  3. per named user
  4. per CPU core
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Data Science Workbench
7.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Performance

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Support Rating

Data Science Workbench
6.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

Online Training

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.8

Implementation Rating

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0

Scalability

Data Science Workbench
MicroStrategy Analytics
10.0

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