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Score 8.1 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog

Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
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

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

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

Report Output and Scheduling

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

Data Discovery and Visualization

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

Access Control and Security

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.1
REST API
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Javascript API
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.1
iFrames
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Java API
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Pros

Datadog

  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
Anthony Zappala | 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

Datadog

  • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
  • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
  • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
Kevin Van Heusen | 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

Datadog

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

Datadog

Datadog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 54 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

Datadog

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

Datadog

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

Datadog

Datadog 8.4
Based on 12 answers
Our experience working with their support found them to be helpful and quick to respond. Also, as many of their integrations are open source, improvements we desired could be tracked and even driven by us. Their documentation is excellent and makes integrating their tooling simple and makes standing up monitoring for new application a quick and painless process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.4
Based on 47 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

Datadog

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

Datadog

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

Datadog

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

Datadog

New Relic APM is a great application performance monitoring tool, but the agent was producing an increased load on our system compared to Datadog. Datadog also gives the flexibility of going outside of the boundaries of the application and looking at system performance as well, which can have a large impact on application performance.
Stephen Groat | 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

Datadog

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

Datadog

  • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
  • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
Rajeshh Raghavan | 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

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Pricing Details

Datadog

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Datadog Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Infrastructure$15.001
Log Management$1.272
APM$31.003
  1. Per Host Per Month
  2. Per Million Log Events
  3. Per Host Per Month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
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

Datadog
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Datadog
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Datadog
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Datadog
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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