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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

Db2 is not a solution that I recommend. We have a lot of experience and we are not satisfied with the product or the support that we received. Because of the way our environment works, serving branches, it becomes a challenge to satisfy the customers or users.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

Using Microsoft Power BI is the best way to analyze data at a very reasonable cost. [Microsoft] Power BI desktop started as a simple tool for data extraction and basic visualization. As a powerful business intelligence solution, they quickly scaled the device to thousands of users within a company. Depending on how the business is measured, finance or CSM teams can gain a lot of insight. Using it as a user allows us to save time and focus on other tasks. The dashboard looks like a renaissance painting because of all the beautiful charts and figures that are available. Importing data and relating them is straightforward.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Customizable dashboards
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Formatting Templates
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Drill-down analysis
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Formatting capabilities
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Publish to Web
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
9.0
Publish to PDF
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.9
Report Versioning
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Delivery to Remote Servers
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
7.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.5
Predictive Analytics
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Access Control and Security

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Role-Based Security Model
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
Responsive Design for Web Access
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dedicated Android Application
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
REST API
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.3
Javascript API
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
iFrames
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.1
Java API
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
7.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.0

Pros

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • Using features like Power Query, which is in itself like a tool like Excel, you can clean and preview data before using it for analysis purposes. If you have used Excel in the past, Power Query will, for the most part, be a cakewalk for you.
  • The predominant feature one comes to Power BI is the ability to create automated formidable dashboards that everyone refers to before or during meetings to encourage and substantiate decision-making.
  • If required, based on specific data points, reports are triggered automatically to certain people as well.
Tanish Pruthi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • We have been facing some challenges with Db2 when scaling up the operations in terms of availability. It becomes a single point of failure and it pollutes the whole system, leaving us challenges in serving the traffic. This is the reason that we are considering migrating to Oracle.
  • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes per second and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
  • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on make-shift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I find it helpful and easy to use
jim paroly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 59 answers
As a company and as an organization, we are very pleased with the system and tool as a whole. In total I believe we have about 50 or so users across multiple departments (1/10 of our organization size). Because of the variety of use cases that the system can support across different team[s], it has become a very powerful tool as part of our arsenal. As a CSM here, I am using the tool almost daily for deeper and further insights and analysis on my customer portfolio.
Greg Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI 8.5
Based on 55 answers
Microsoft's support is great most times, they will respond fast and make everything to come to a solution. Also, the software is very well documented, so many times there is no need to contact the support because the documentation may have a solution right away
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

  • We have dealt with technical support on several occasions. Whenever we run into issues, the specialist team is involved and the resolution cycle is stretched. We have to rely on makeshift solutions and the issues keep recurring. Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either.
  • Scalability has been a problem area. We have traffic on the order of gigabytes and it impacts our queries and responses a lot. Considering the volume that we have, it manifests itself into a multitude of issues.
Ankur Varshney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Power BI

  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

General

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

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
dashDB Entry50 / month1
dashDB EnterpriseVaries
dashDB Enterprise MPPVaries
dashDB Entry (Free)$03
  1. Per instance
  2. none
  3. Up to 50 GB
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Power BI

General

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

Microsoft Power BI Editions & Modules

Edition
Power BI Pro$9.991
Power BI Premium$20.001
Power BI Premium$4,995.002
  1. Per User/Per Month
  2. Per Capacity/Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
2.0
Microsoft Power BI
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
10.0

Usability

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

Support Rating

Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Microsoft Power BI
8.5

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