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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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau [Desktop] is well suited for the requirement where the end user [wants] real time data [in order to make a] business decision. Like in case of Inventory Management, the Organization [wants] to identify the problem [and in] such case Tableau provide the ideal solution.In cases where the Predicative Analysis need to be performed on data, Tableau lack the capabilities to solve this problem, where organization looking for the forecasting dashboards.
Anonymous | 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
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Report sharing and collaboration
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.6
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
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
REST API
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Javascript API
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.1
iFrames
D3.js
Tableau Desktop
8.0
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
8.2

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

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
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

Tableau Desktop

  • Once getting past the basics, creating more complex structures and calculations can be more challenging and less intuitive than other reporting tools.
  • Maintaining version synchronization between server and desktop is annoying. Would be better if the server compatibility could be specified in the desktop.
  • Support for 3rd party olap technologies could be better.
John Stuchly | 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
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

D3.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 55 answers
Overall, I would say Tableau Desktop could be a very useful tool in some situations like what I mentioned in my case but it could also be no that useful and unnecessary expensive option in some other situations. It boiled down what skillsets and legacy tools that you already have before this decision.
Anonymous | 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 Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
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

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.3
Based on 48 answers
We have required almost zero technical support over the entire duration of using Tableau. On the very few occasions that we did have to engage support teams, the responses were very fast, professional, and helpful. Tableau uses a Salesforce Customer Community to serve as the primary support / case management platform, empowering users with an ability to quickly submit new support tickets and check the status of existing tickets.
Jason Guinn | 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 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | 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

Excel is the main one I've used and it seems pretty weak stacked against Tableau. However Excel is a pretty cheap option. If you want advanced analytics, prediction, tabular and visual reporting, simple import vs export, and interactive reporting, Tableau is the way to go. It's strong.
Anonymous | 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
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
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

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

D3.js Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Viewer$121
Tableau Explorer$351
Tableau Creator$701
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

D3.js
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.6

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
8.3

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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