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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

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Access Control and Security

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8
REST API
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
iFrames
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.3
Java API
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.6

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

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | 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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | 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

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

D3.js

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js
8.5
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

D3.js
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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