Dataiku DSS vs. Microsoft BI (MSBI)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dataiku DSS
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Dataiku is a French startup and its product, DSS, is a challenger to market incumbents and features some visual tools to assist in building workflows.N/A
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence product used for data analysis and generating reports on server-based data. It features unlimited data analysis capacity with its reporting engine, SQL Server Reporting Services alongside ETL, master data management, and data cleansing.
$9.99
per user/per month
Pricing
Dataiku DSSMicrosoft BI (MSBI)
Editions & Modules
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Business
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Enterprise
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Power BI Pro
$9.99
per user/per month
Power BI Premium
4,995
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dataiku DSSMicrosoft BI (MSBI)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Dataiku DSSMicrosoft BI (MSBI)
Platform Connectivity
Comparison of Platform Connectivity features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
9.1
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
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Ratings
Connect to Multiple Data Sources10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Extend Existing Data Sources10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Data Format Detection10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
MDM Integration6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
9.9
4 Ratings
14% above category average
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
-
Ratings
Visualization9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive Data Analysis10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Preparation
Comparison of Data Preparation features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
10.0
4 Ratings
19% above category average
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
-
Ratings
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Encryption9.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Built-in Processors10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Data Modeling
Comparison of Platform Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
8.7
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
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Ratings
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools5.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Machine Learning10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Single platform for multiple model development10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-Service Model Delivery10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Model Deployment
Comparison of Model Deployment features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
9.0
4 Ratings
5% above category average
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
-
Ratings
Flexible Model Publishing Options9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.3
48 Ratings
3% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.941 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.148 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.046 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
48 Ratings
1% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings8.243 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.248 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.148 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
47 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.039 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.142 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
47 Ratings
0% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.143 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.141 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.2
48 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.242 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.245 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.327 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.1
38 Ratings
2% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.235 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings8.126 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.135 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Dataiku DSS
-
Ratings
Microsoft BI (MSBI)
8.0
20 Ratings
1% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.118 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.117 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.117 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings7.916 Ratings
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User Ratings
Dataiku DSSMicrosoft BI (MSBI)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
8.2
(72 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(25 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.9
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dataiku DSSMicrosoft BI (MSBI)
Likelihood to Recommend
Dataiku
Dataiku DSS is very well suited to handle large datasets and projects which requires a huge team to deliver results. This allows users to collaborate with each other while working on individual tasks. The workflow is easily streamlined and every action is backed up, allowing users to revert to specific tasks whenever required. While Dataiku DSS works seamlessly with all types of projects dealing with structured datasets, I haven't come across projects using Dataiku dealing with images/audio signals. But a workaround would be to store the images as vectors and perform the necessary tasks.
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Microsoft
The Microsoft BI suite of tools, which comprises tools from the SQL Server suite, provides end-to-end features and functionality for businesses of any size. Users who need dashboards and reports fast will benefit from this tool. It’s simple to connect to databases, cloud storage systems, and CSV files of any type. This makes the dashboards suitable for a more rapid presentation workflow because we can easily incorporate them into PowerPoint presentations. Enterprise and standard editions are both available for some tools.
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Pros
Dataiku
  • The intuitiveness of this tool is very good.
  • Click or Code - If you are a coder, you can code. If you are a manager, you can wrangle with data with visuals
  • The way you can control things, the set of APIs gives a lot of flexibility to a developer.
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Microsoft
  • The layout of Power BI is very intuitive. Someone that is familiar with Excel and working with Charts and Graphs in that environment will find the learning curve a rather short one to start using Power BI.
  • I like the way Power BI fits an assortment of users and how the functionality that you engage is replicated in Excel, that being Power Query and Power Pivot. So what you learn in one tool can be readily applied towards the other which allows you to more effectively apply your training.
  • I appreciate how Microsoft is working to develop tools that go a long ways to empowering the end user. Prior to Power BI I would have had to consult with a "BI" professional to develop a dashboard. With Power BI I don't have to consult with anyone, I can work to put together the dash board I want and using a tool set that is really robust and allows me to engage an enormous amount of data. It's provides a great deal of flexibility and the types of data I can connect to.
  • Updates...Microsoft is working diligently to keep Power BI current with monthly updates. They do a really good job of listening to the end user, if there is functionality not currently present just give them a month or so.
  • Just to be clear, even though it's easy to get going right out of the gate with Power BI it provides plenty of opportunities to create some really sophisticated reporting solutions. With DAX in Power Pivot and M language in Power Query, you are provided with plenty of head room to do some really amazing things in Power BI.
  • Training...there are resources across the web for learning and growing your skills and Power BI. And what's even better is the majority of those resources are free.
  • Data engagement, when presenting the data to the end user Power BI goes a long way to allowing that end user to engage the data and begin to identify root cause by simply interacting with the graph/chart/data set. It allows for really fluid engagement. Prior to Power BI so many times during the presentation of data we often times ended the engagement with that data with more questions than what were answered. With Power BI, more often than not, the end user is able to get answers to the questions by simply clicking on the data in the graph/chart/dataset to see the details. This tool really does have the capacity to make you look like a rock star.
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Cons
Dataiku
  • End product deployment.
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Microsoft
  • The race to perfect gathering of Non-Traditional datasets is on-going; with Microsoft arguably not the leader of the pack in this category.
  • Licensing options for PowerBI visualizations may be a factor. I.e. if you need to implement B2C PowerBI visualizations, the cost is considerably high especially for startups.
  • Some clients are still resistant putting their data on the cloud, which restricts lots of functionality to Power BI.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Microsoft BI is fundamental to our suite of BI applications. That being said, Northcraft Analytics is focused on delighting our customers, so if the underlying factors of our decision change, we would choose to re-write our BI applications on a different stack. Luckily, mathematics are the fundamental IP of our technology... and is portable across all BI platforms for the foreseeable future.
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Usability
Dataiku
As I have described earlier, the intuitiveness of this tool makes it great as well as the variety of users that can use this tool. Also, the plugins available in their repository provide solutions to various data science problems.
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Microsoft
The Microsoft BI tools have great usability for both developers and end users alike. For developers familiar with Visual Studio, there is little learning curve. For those not, the single Visual Studio IDE means not having to learn separate tools for each component. For end-users, the web interface for SSRS is simple to navigate with intuitive controls. For ad-hoc analysis, Excel can connect directly to SSAS and provide a pivot table like experience which is familiar to many users. For database development, there is beginning to be some confusion, as there are now three tool choices (VS, SSMS, Azure Data Studio) for developers. I would like to see Azure Data Studio become the superset of SSMS and eventually supplant it.
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Reliability and Availability
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
The product has been reliable.
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Performance
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) can drag at times. We created two report servers and placed them under an F5 load balancer. This configuration has worked well. We have seen sluggish performance at times due to the Windows Firewall.
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Support Rating
Dataiku
The support team is very helpful, and even when we discover the missing features, after providing enough rational reasons and requirements, they put into it their development pipeline for the future release.
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Microsoft
While support from Microsoft isn't necessarily always best of breed, you're also not paying the price for premium support that you would on other platforms. The strength of the stack is in the ecosystem that surrounds it. In contrast to other products, there are hundreds, even thousands of bloggers that post daily as well as vibrant user communities that surround the tool. I've had much better luck finding help with SQL Server related issues than I have with any other product, but that help doesn't always come directly from Microsoft.
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In-Person Training
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
This training was more directed toward what the product was capable of rather than actual programming.
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Online Training
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I have used on-line training from Microsoft and from Pragmatic Works. I would recommend Pragmatic Works as the best way to get up to speed quickly, and then use the Microsoft on-line training to deep dive into specific features that you need to get depth with.
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Implementation Rating
Dataiku
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
We are a consulting firm and as such our best resources are always billing on client projects. Our internal implementation has weaknesses, but that's true for any company like ours. My rating is based on the product's ease of implementation.
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Alternatives Considered
Dataiku
Strictly for Data Science operations, Anaconda can be considered as a subset of Dataiku DSS. While Anaconda supports Python and R programming languages, Dataiku also provides this facility, but also provides GUI to creates models with just a click of a button. This provides the flexibility to users who do not wish to alter the model hyperparameters in greater depths. Writing codes to extract meaningful data is time consuming compared to Dataiku's ability to perform feature engineering and data transformation through click of a button.
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Microsoft
We have used the built in ConnectWise Manager reports and custom reports. The reports provide static data. PowerBI shows us live data we can drill down into and easily adjust parameters. It's much more useful than a static PDF report.
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Return on Investment
Dataiku
  • Given its open source status, only cost is the learning curve, which is minimal compared to time savings for data exploration.
  • Platform also ease tracking of data processing workflow, unlike Excel.
  • Build-in data visualizations covers many use cases with minimal customization; time saver.
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Microsoft
  • As a SaaS provider we see being able to provide self-service BI to our client users as a competitive advantage. In fact the MSSQL enabled BI is a contributing factor to many winning RFPs we have done for prospective client organisations.
  • However MSSQL BI requires extensive knowledge and skills to design and develop data warehouses & data models as a foundation to support business analysts and users to interrogate data effectively and efficiently. Often times we find having strong in-house MSSQL expertise is a bless.
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