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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Datasite

Merrill DatasiteOne is particularly useful with multi-party due diligence for business development purposes. It is not as necessary for sharing nonconfidential data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

One of the most important aspects while working with data warehousing solutions and analytics is the ability to handle large datasets. Google BigQuery is the best in business for that particular aspect. It is ridiculously fast while handling large data sets. Another aspect where it is well suited is the ability to integrate it with data visualization tools like Data Studio. It is fast, easy to use, and very reliable. The only aspect where I feel it is less appropriate where you have to pay more of inefficient scripts and that can hamper the growth of the company a bit.
Rounak Verma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.5
Automatic software patching
Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.5
Database scalability
Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.8
Automated backups
Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.5
Database security provisions
Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.7
Monitoring and metrics
Datasite
Google BigQuery
8.7
Automatic host deployment
Datasite
Google BigQuery
9.7

Pros

Datasite

  • 24/7 help desk is the top differentiator. Every help desk agent I've interacted with has really known the product end to end.
  • Cross-platform compatible with no plug-ins, software downloads needed.
  • Beautiful UI, looks very professional
  • Reporting at the page level (with timestamps)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • BigQuery is ridiculously fast and has the ability to query absurdly large data sets to return results immediately.
  • BigQuery allows for storage of a massive amount of data for relatively low prices.
  • Easy to learn. BiqQuery uses SQL-like queries and is easy to transfer your existing skills to use.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datasite

  • Frankly, I can't think of any missing features or things that need to be improved. From the perspective of the user who is reviewing documents, it works quite well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • One issue with Google Cloud Storage is its price. For one to have that premium Google Cloud Storage, for the purpose of massive storage, he/she must have adequate cash. Otherwise, Google Cloud Storage is a safe and perfect online storage platform.
  • The only thing that can come to mind that would be annoying with this software was that sometimes when trying to share files on the Cloud with coworkers, it would just not share at all, or there would be a massive delay in when I shared them and when they received them. Other than that though, everything is perfect with this.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datasite

Datasite 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very intuitive system, mostly drag and drop. There are ample opportunities for user and admin training with the Merrill staff as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 10.0
Based on 2 answers
BigQuery is a little bit difficult to learn at first. The tools are all there but it takes a few hours of practice and trial and error to be comfortable processing a large dataset. It can handle quite a bit and the cloud storage makes those experimental practice hours much easier to do in your spare time. The software is capable of doing a lot, it's just a matter of being patient and learning the ways of BigQuery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datasite

Datasite 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Customer service has always solved my issues in a relatively short period of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 8.7
Based on 17 answers
I rated the overall support for Google BigQuery as a mediocre five because it has limited support from Google. Instead, it is heavily dependent on an organization's IT resources such as SQL analysts and Data Architects to run big data reports or maintain data quality. Additionally, if errors occur during a run of complex SQL queries or when sending data to Google BigQuery from other sources, Google provides basic email support which needs to be complemented with internal data warehouse support to fix the root cause of the database errors. Finally, due to constraints on the amount of data an analyst can query or pay the additional cost when exceeding the limit, basic Google support is not sufficient to meet data needs without interruption.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datasite

I prefer Firmex. They have a strong search function and a user interface that makes it easy to identify new documents. Merrill is robust and offers the same basic tools, but I find its interface less intuitive.
Olivia Crellin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

Spinning up, provisioning, maintaining and debugging a Hadoop solution can be non-trivial, painful. I'm talking about both GCE based or HDInsight clusters. It requires expertise (+ employee hire, costs). With BigQuery if someone has a good SQL knowledge (and maybe a little programming), can already start to test and develop. All of the infrastructure and platform services are taken care of. Google BigQuery is a magnitudes simpler to use than Hadoop, but you have to evaluate the costs. BigQuery billing is dependent on your data size and how much data your query touches.
Csaba Toth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Datasite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 10.0
Based on 1 answer
None so far. Very satisfied with the transparency on contract terms and pricing model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Professional Services

Datasite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google BigQuery

Google BigQuery 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Support has kindly provide individual support and consultants to assist with the integration work. In the circumstance where the consultants are not present to support with the work, Google Support Helpline will always be available to answer to the queries without having to wait for more than 3 days.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datasite

  • Merrill DatasiteOne has had a positive impact by allowing us to review large amounts of documents under tight timelines.
  • Really it is just a tool to serve the larger business objective of completing due diligence for our clients.
  • I don't think I've ever had a negative experience when the target has elected to use Merrill DatasiteOne for their datasite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google BigQuery

  • Google BigQuery has had enormous impact in terms of ROI to our business, as it has allowed us to ease our dependence on our physical servers, which we pay for monthly from another hosting service. We have been able to run multiple enterprise scale data processing applications with almost no investment
  • Since our business is highly client focused, Google Cloud Platform, and BigQuery specifically, has allowed us to get very granular in how our usage should be attributed to different projects, clients, and teams.
  • Plain and simple, I believe the meager investments that we have made in Google BigQuery have paid themselves back hundreds of times over.
Alex Andrews | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Datasite

General

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

Datasite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google BigQuery

General

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

Google BigQuery Editions & Modules

Edition
Queries (On-Demand)$51
Queries (Hourly Flex Slots)$42
Queries (Monthly Flat Rate)$20002
Queries (Annual Flat Rate)$1,7002
  1. per TB
  2. per 100 slots
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datasite
9.5
Google BigQuery
9.3

Usability

Datasite
10.0
Google BigQuery
10.0

Support Rating

Datasite
7.0
Google BigQuery
8.7

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Datasite
Google BigQuery
10.0

Professional Services

Datasite
Google BigQuery
10.0

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