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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js

It's well suited for dynamic data, especially when multiple users are using the application and generating data, it helps us to get analytics of the data for users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

It is excellent when you are wanting to create clean, straight to the point, data visualizations. Pie charts, bar graphs, and the appropriate drill-downs are easy to develop and deploy. This helps a lot when needing to develop a data visualization solution for non-technical teams. However, the lack of customizability makes it difficult to create specialized visualizations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

D3.js
Highcharts
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
D3.js
Highcharts
8.3
Customizable dashboards
D3.js
Highcharts
7.4
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
Highcharts
8.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
Highcharts
7.7
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
Highcharts
8.0
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
Highcharts
8.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
D3.js
Highcharts
7.1
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
Highcharts
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
Highcharts
8.3
Publish to Web
D3.js
Highcharts
8.8
Publish to PDF
D3.js
Highcharts
8.3
Report Versioning
D3.js
Highcharts
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
Highcharts
8.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
D3.js
Highcharts
8.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

D3.js
Highcharts
8.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
D3.js
Highcharts
9.0
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
D3.js
Highcharts
8.2
Predictive Analytics
D3.js
Highcharts
8.0

Access Control and Security

D3.js
Highcharts
8.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
D3.js
Highcharts
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
D3.js
Highcharts
7.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
D3.js
Highcharts
7.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
Highcharts
8.1

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
Highcharts
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
Highcharts
8.8
Dedicated iOS Application
D3.js
Highcharts
9.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
Highcharts
7.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
Highcharts
8.0
REST API
D3.js
Highcharts
9.0
Javascript API
D3.js
Highcharts
9.2
iFrames
D3.js
Highcharts
9.3
Java API
D3.js
Highcharts
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
D3.js
Highcharts
6.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
D3.js
Highcharts
7.1

Pros

D3.js

  • It provides multiple ways of visualizing data easily.
  • It is fast and light on system resources. It is built with JavaScript and visualizations can be easily hosted on the web across browsers.
  • It has a huge community backing it so it is easy to find people to help with whatever you're doing.
Firaz Peer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

  • A wide selection of chart types.
  • Can handle large amounts of datasets.
  • Can customize look and feel to match the application.
  • Good community and documentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

D3.js

  • Hard to code, not a kids play toy.
  • No tutorial from official documentation.
  • Requires web development experience.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

  • Customizability is more restricted as compared to d3.js
  • More tweaks required to make it responsive.
  • Drill-down functions are more complicated to develop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

D3.js

D3.js 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Support can be improved by providing more educational videos.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

D3.js

Protoviz does not require as much knowledge of programming to build visualizations as with D3.js or Google Charts. Highcharts or AnyChart are other alternatives that are more specific to building charts only
Firaz Peer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

Highcharts is almost 10 times more popular on real websites, so we decided to go safe here. The community was most important to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

D3.js

  • Rapid Development using templates helps faster delivery of the project.
  • Documentation requires a lot of time to study.
  • D3 creates high-quality visual effects which can be used over large screens.
Sanyam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Highcharts

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

D3.js

General

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

Highcharts

General

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

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