Datameer vs. Tableau Desktop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Datameer
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Datameer helps businesses clean up, combine, and organize data to make sense of it and use it for reports and machine learning.N/A
Tableau Desktop
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Tableau Desktop is a data visualization product from Tableau. It connects to a variety of data sources for combining disparate data sources without coding. It provides tools for discovering patterns and insights, data calculations, forecasts, and statistical summaries and visual storytelling.
$70
per month
Pricing
DatameerTableau Desktop
Editions & Modules
Team/Enterprise
Contact for pricing
per month Team
Tableau Creator
$70.00
Per User / Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DatameerTableau Desktop
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAll pricing plans are billed annually.
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Community Pulse
DatameerTableau Desktop
Considered Both Products
Datameer
Chose Datameer
Not sure how to compare Datameer with other products, it has a flavor of Excel and PowerPivot, it leverages D3.js and HTML5 for visualizations. The modeling capabilities are one of its strongest aspects. We've been looking at Tableau, Qlikview, Microstrategy, Cognos Insight, …
Chose Datameer
I have compared Datameer with the tools listed above and it blows them out of the water. Datameer is much more user friendly than these tools and is also a lot more powerful. Once the Q1 release comes out with drill down capabilities on the infographics, Datameer will surpass …
Tableau Desktop

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DatameerTableau Desktop
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.5
167 Ratings
4% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.5139 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.9166 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.2145 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.9
164 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.1159 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.1162 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.2122 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.4157 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.6
158 Ratings
3% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings8.7149 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.2149 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.6116 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.2123 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings8.473 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.6
156 Ratings
7% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings9.0154 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.6149 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.7126 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.8
142 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.9139 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.3119 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.8129 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.977 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.3
135 Ratings
4% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.5124 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.997 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings8.8117 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Datameer
-
Ratings
Tableau Desktop
8.9
64 Ratings
12% above category average
REST API00 Ratings8.956 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.751 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.149 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings9.446 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.553 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.846 Ratings
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User Ratings
DatameerTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.9
(194 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.4
(7 ratings)
8.9
(39 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.6
(63 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.9
(56 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(34 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DatameerTableau Desktop
Likelihood to Recommend
Datameer
Datameer is a great tool if someone is capable of keeping the most recent version of the tool up to date along with the most recent version of the distribution of Hadoop. The tool is easy to support but it must have someone who can run the back end processes
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Tableau
Tableau Desktop is one the finest tool available in the market with such a wide range of capabilities in its suite that makes it easy to generate insights. Further, if optimally designed, then its reports are fairly simple to understand, yet capable enough to make changes at the required levels. One can create a variety of visualizations as required by the business or the clients. The data pipelines in the backend are very robust. The tableau desktop also provides options to develop the reports in developer mode, which is one of the finest features to embed and execute even the most complex possible logic. It's easier to operate, simple to navigate, and fluent to understand by the users.
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Pros
Datameer
  • It leverages scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of hadoop to deliver an end-user focused analytic platform for big data without involvement of IT.
  • It overcomes Hadoop`s complexity by providing GUI interface with pre-built functions across integration, analytics and data visualization .
  • Excel feature is awesome for business users which is already provided by Datameer.
  • Using datameer now user can do smart analytic using Decision Trees, Column dependency and recommendation.
  • Recently HTML5 inclusion is making application to available on a wider range of devices, including the iPad and other mobile devices which does not support Flash.
  • It can be used in premise or in a cloud computing environment.
  • Wizard-based data integration designed for IT and business users to schedule and do transformation of large sets of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data without any knowledge of Hadoop ecosystem.
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Tableau
  • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
  • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
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Cons
Datameer
  • Concentration issues are possible while using a lot of tabs at once.
  • In most cases, the length of a tutorial video is excessive.
  • A more condensed design is certainly a viable option.
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Tableau
  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
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Likelihood to Renew
Datameer
Employees with intermediate SQL and Hive knowledge can generate reports faster than using Datameer . It does have visualization tool but I don't think it is anything that cannot be accomplished by importing the data in Excel
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Tableau
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.
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Usability
Datameer
Easy to use for most things, starts to require some planning as your projects get more complex.
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Tableau
Tableau Desktop has proven to be a lifesaver in many situations. Once we've completed the initial setup, it's simple to use. It has all of the features we need to quickly and efficiently synthesize our data. Tableau Desktop has advanced capabilities to improve our company's data structure and enable self-service for our employees.
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Reliability and Availability
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Performance
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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
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Support Rating
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
I have never really used support much, to be honest. I think the support is not as user-friendly to search and use it. I did have an encounter with them once and it required a bit of going back and forth for licensing before reaching a resolution. They did solve my issue though
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In-Person Training
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Online Training
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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
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Implementation Rating
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Datameer
Pricing, support, and ease of use. We plan to scale up our data over the net few years and Datameer gives us all the things we need in one tool. Handles large transformations quickly and works with all the cloud data warehouses.
Datameer's per-user pricing sealed the deal for us as we plan to transfer much more data over the next few years. We looked at Fivetran but the usage pricing discourages growth. We also looked at Informatica but it was too expensive and didn't work as well with other BI tools like Datameer does.
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Tableau
If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
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Scalability
Datameer
No answers on this topic
Tableau
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.
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Return on Investment
Datameer
  • We have not been able to reach our business objectives just yet.
  • Hadoop its a hard sell in most companies still.
  • Legacy skills are still highly on demand and as long as an easier path leverage SQL for example is available, it would be hard to gain more adoption.
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Tableau
  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
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ScreenShots

Datameer Screenshots

Screenshot of DATA TRANSFORMATION: SQL or No Code

SQL SELECT statements can be used to explore and shape data. Work is represented visually on a canvas like interface, making it easier to design and maintain projects.

Datameer includes library of pre-built drag-and-drop transformations to accelerate SQL development or transform datasets without writing code.Screenshot of DATA CATALOG: Collaboration in Snowflake

Search, Metadata, Data Profiling, and Auto documentationScreenshot of AUTOMATION & INSIGHTS

Insights can be sent to email or Slack, integrated, and deployed to SnowflakeScreenshot of PRODUCTION PIPELINES: From ad-hoc exploration to production pipelines

GIT version control, materialization, dependency management, monitoring