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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI seems to sit slightly in the middle of the road as a data aggregation and visualization tool. It has the look and feel of an old tool that should be mastered by now, but it's output does not seem to match that. Our team had to constantly fix errors and bugs, which is not what you are looking for from a tool coming from Microsoft. On the other side, it isn't as user friendly or pretty as a tool like Domo. It somewhat lies in the middle on both functionality and user experience.
Alex Brielmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Customizable dashboards
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Publish to Web
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Publish to PDF
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Report Versioning
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
7.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
7.8

Access Control and Security

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
9.1

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Javascript API
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
iFrames
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
Java API
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.1

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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Excel integration, allowing users more familiar with Excel to transition over with relative ease.
  • Inexpensive license model, compared to Tableau which can get very expensive depending on your needs.
  • Updates, by far Power BI is one of the most updated apps currently. With monthly releases of new features and fixes.
David Shi | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • For on-prem users of Power BI Report Server, it would be useful if Desktop included a compatibility level that could be set rather than having to manage desktop installs, particularly with the app-based installation option.
  • Formatting options can be uneven between different visuals.
  • Formatting for tables based on queries seem to randomly be reformatted to being difficult to read.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 42 answers
I give Power BI an 8 out of 10 because it is very intuitive and flexible. It gets the job done while complimenting the rest of your applications. I wish some of the subscription capabilities were more dynamic as one example of the desired enhancement, but I'm confident in the future development of additional features. Also, since it's a Microsoft product, you can bet on the security and ongoing supportability of the product.
Bryan Goodyear | 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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.3
Based on 38 answers
Microsoft are very fast to reply to any queries and if the query is hard to implement they provide resources to help you and facilitate solutions to problems. Also, there is a lot of online material to self-serve any bugs or errors you might have to deal with - even if the IDE of [Microsoft Power BI] is already very helpful and user friendly.
Ilektra Skepetari | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI has enabled me and the entire team for excellent data analysis and visualization against the above [software]. Data security and integrity is one of the finest feature[s] of this application. Installable [a] PC and handset and can be accessed from anywhere within a click only. It has helped the organization developing the talents in terms of business analysis and shaping them as a business leader.
Md. Robiullah | 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

Microsoft Power BI

  • Management can keep a track of key metrics in real time which enables them to act proactively.
  • Helps teams in Root Cause Analysis to identify the source of problem so that it can be avoided in future.
  • People not well versed with coding and ML algorithms can also quickly create accurate sales forecast and prediction models leading to better planning.
Annie Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

D3.js

General

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

D3.js Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js
8.8
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

D3.js
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Support Rating

D3.js
8.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

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