Databox vs. Grafana

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Databox
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Databox, headquartered in Cambridge, offers Databox Designer, an application allowing enterprise level users to track and share KPIs from key applications, touting a no code setup and an API and query tools for integration with custom data sources and data searches.N/A
Grafana
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
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Pricing
DataboxGrafana
Editions & Modules
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Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DataboxGrafana
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DataboxGrafana
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
9.3
8 Ratings
10% above category average
Grafana
8.0
4 Ratings
5% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports10.05 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.98 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.98 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.6
8 Ratings
8% above category average
Grafana
8.2
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.06 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.98 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.93 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.48 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Databox
8.3
8 Ratings
0% below category average
Grafana
9.2
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Publish to Web8.96 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.97 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Report Versioning7.74 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.98 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers7.13 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Databox
7.7
7 Ratings
6% below category average
Grafana
7.5
3 Ratings
9% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.36 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.04 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.95 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DataboxGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(8 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.8
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
DataboxGrafana
Likelihood to Recommend
Databox
I believe Databox can be an asset for any company. We are a small company, but I can see the value for large companies too. Databox is a great fit for departments or organizations that need to put their data into a readable form without needing a ton of reports. Databox allows you to save time and put together a nice report without having to do too much extra work. Once it is set up, it basically runs on its own at the frequency you set. I personally receive a daily report and have it sent to the respective people on the day of our meeting so we can quickly review it.
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Grafana Labs
Grafana is a one stop solution for all application monitoring needs. In our organisation, we use nodeJs. We run it using pm2. Since we didn't use Grafana it was hard for us to know if an app has stopped working unless we find it ourselves because our other app components were failing, or someone called us up and told about the situation. We were already using Grafana for monitoring our Ubuntu servers, but we hadn't had set it up for our app monitoring. Somehow we decided to monitor our nodeJs app with Grafana. It's a really good decision we made. We used Grafana nodeJs module "prom-client" for our node app which brought us relief from app failing situations. Since we have implemented Grafana for our Node app, it has helped us to monitor every health aspect of our node app. Now we have set up alerts based on heap-memory, so when heap memory goes beyond a set threshold we get notified and take the right steps ultimately saving our app from crashing and of course from losing business and reputation.
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Pros
Databox
  • Create dashboards from a variety of data sources.
  • Set & track goals based on the data and metrics provided.
  • Send alerts and scorecard updates to Slack and email automatically.
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Grafana Labs
  • It visualizes metrics very well coming from any well known data source.
  • It sends alerts to collaboration channels when a threshold is breeched.
  • Graphs and dashboards are portable (Graph-as-a-Code).
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Cons
Databox
  • Some types of data can only be reported on for 1-2 months back. Unless I'm misunderstanding the function of the software this seems really weird. I can't figure out how to report on Activities more than 2 months ago
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Grafana Labs
  • Functions to customize values
  • Improved user experience
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Usability
Databox
Databox is an intuitive, well-designed platform that can be used by non-technical marketers. It is easy to learn, and while set up takes time, usability is high and the team has enjoyed creating custom dashboards and clients have also given us great feedback regarding its usability and value. While other BI tools are much more complex to navigate, Databox is a breeze.
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Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Databox
I have really enjoyed using Databox and have seen the value of it in many ways. They also continue to improve the functions of it and grow their integrations and templates. I look forward to continuing to use Databox in the future, potentially even finding ways to incorporate it into other departments to help them with reporting as well.
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Grafana Labs
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Alternatives Considered
Databox
Databox is unique in its ability to report from multiple data sources. Google Analytics is the standard when it comes to web metrics, but it's just one of the tools that integrates with Databox. Tableau is fantastic for data visualizations and reporting, but it's much more expensive than Databox, so it's not ideal for everyone. Tableau is also superior with customization
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Grafana Labs
Grafana has a direct plugin to Icinga monitoring solution and allowed for easy configuration for us. At the time of implementation, other services did not have such an integration. As we already had a very customized and heavily introduced monitoring solution in place, we needed settings that could plug into the system quickly and efficiently. This was the case with Grafana and allowed us to have all the integrations we needed with services such as Icinga
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Return on Investment
Databox
  • It has helped us to show our value to clients
  • Easily digestible dashboards make it easy to understand what you're looking at
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Grafana Labs
  • Helps us to keep our application and server up all time
  • Dashboards are easy to share with others
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