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Score 7.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar

This software is well suited for companies that want to be very in control of their backups but need a simple tool. It could be convenient for them to just buy their own node, locate it in a different location, and set up the jobs for their machines to backup to the cloud with the specific plugins. However, it would not be convenient for companies looking to have a tool that needs to be secure and compliant, and that need to have different other options for business continuity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

If you're already using Office 365, Power BI for O365 is an easy choice. Start playing around with the free version and then easily add individual Pro licenses with little risk. However, if you anticipate using this with many users, it can get expensive quickly.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Universal recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
8.3
Power BI For Office 365
Live recovery
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Recovery verification
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Business application protection
Dell EMC Avamar
8.7
Power BI For Office 365
Multiple backup destinations
Dell EMC Avamar
8.2
Power BI For Office 365
Incremental backup identification
Dell EMC Avamar
9.0
Power BI For Office 365
Backup to the cloud
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Power BI For Office 365
Deduplication and file compression
Dell EMC Avamar
9.2
Power BI For Office 365
Snapshots
Dell EMC Avamar
7.7
Power BI For Office 365
Flexible deployment
Dell EMC Avamar
7.1
Power BI For Office 365
Management dashboard
Dell EMC Avamar
7.0
Power BI For Office 365
Platform support
Dell EMC Avamar
8.9
Power BI For Office 365
Retention options
Dell EMC Avamar
9.4
Power BI For Office 365
Encryption
Dell EMC Avamar
8.6
Power BI For Office 365

BI Standard Reporting

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Customizable dashboards
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.3
Report Formatting Templates
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Drill-down analysis
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
10.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.3

Report Output and Scheduling

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Publish to Web
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Publish to PDF
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Versioning
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Predictive Analytics
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.5

Access Control and Security

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.8
Role-Based Security Model
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.8

Mobile Capabilities

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
8.3
REST API
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
6.0
Javascript API
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Dell EMC Avamar
Power BI For Office 365
9.0

Pros

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar performs data deduplication on the remote host. This greatly reduces the amount of traffic that each backup requires. This even applies to the virtual environment through change block tracking. Backup times are reduced from hours to minutes.
  • The management interface makes it easy to configure and maintain data retention periods. Many times certain data must be kept for an extended period of time. There is a specific menu for managing retention periods.
  • The system is able to recover itself from a hard failure with virtually no loss of backups. There is a checkpoint taken each day that provides a recovery point in the event of a catastrophic failure. Since this is a node based system, the loss of more than one node could require a recovery be performed.
  • While another grid must be purchased, the replication utility allows all backups to be replicated to another grid at a remote location. This ensures the resilience of the backups in the event there is the loss of the primary data center.
  • Also works on HCI devices performing image-level backups as in our primary data center environment
  • There is also now an All-in-One appliance for smaller locations
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

  • Easy to make visual dashboards from SQL queries. Previously we had to use a third party application that had to run on a web server that was so complex to setup and run. PowerBI removes all that.
  • Ability to control who/which group has access to each dashboard or report. Ties in well with the rest of the Office 365 ecosystem.
  • Has many connectors to allow pulling data from various systems, both onsite (via gateway) or external (via APIs), and join the data to create a report/dashboard.
  • Ability to show data but also export the data, if permitted.
  • Easy to show PowerBI dashboards on SharePoint or on other websites via embedded code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dell EMC Avamar

  • The client interface has constant JAVA issues and can be slow and chunky. We have often had issues with current versions of JAVA breaking it so it will not even run.
  • The backup clients are split out for function. Although this makes them light, it also makes it cumbersome to upgrade clients. The naming scheme can also be confusing for the clients.
Tim Knarr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

  • Licensing: Currently, Microsoft has a fixed pricing model for Office 365 users, regardless of role/function of the user. Most organizations have a small number of "power users" that create usable content and many more "consumers" that simply view/run reports created by power users. Microsoft does not differentiate between these users, and thus the pricing limits organizations from large deployments of the software.
  • Version incompatibility: Excel 2010 and 2013 workbooks are compatible with each other. However, workbooks created in 2010 that include PowerPivot databases must be upgraded to 2013 format to run in 2013. Subsequently, you cannot open these upgraded PowerPivot workbooks in 2010. This requires ALL users to be on the same version.
  • Visualization: Excel charting with PowerPivot workbooks is adequate for many users. Power View also contains a number of GREAT visualizations, including animated bubble charts and a very flexible dashboard/report design canvas. However, compared to some of the other self-service BI solutions, it is still limited in its visualization capabilities.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I have been using the product for over five years. This has performed so well that with the current system reaching its End-of-Life with EMC next year, I have proposed replacing it with the latest version of the product. Now that it integrates with Data Domain, the cost has been greatly reduced. Instead of the need to purchase many nodes, one Data Domain can replace them creating a significant cost savings.
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

Power BI For Office 365 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I will continue to recommend this suite to folks looking for a reporting and analytics solution, as I find in MOST cases, it's great at meeting almost every requirement I've been given by a multitude of clients across a range of industries. I've built Capacity Planning solutions that allowed end user input which was then submitted to SharePoint, Executive Dashboards, custom applications, simple analytical tools for teams to easily slice and dice data, and super simple reports as well as some very complicated ones. If you haven't seen the demos online, do a search, and see for yourself - this is a great BI suite! (I do not work for Microsoft, although I do consult out there from time to time. I do occasionally make a recommendation for a different BI reporting tool, but in general, find Excel can accomplish quite a bit for less money and in less time.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The system overall is easy to monitor and see your backup/restore status. The user interface could use updating as it relies on Java and any updates to Java cause the interface to stop working need to be reinstalled
Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

Dell EMC Avamar 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Support is very convincing, always eager to solve issues from the root rather than workaround, don't hesitate to take webex, describe the issues to the core and recommend configuration to avoid further issues. We can ask few questions other than the main issue. They don't hesitate to answer.
Ratnodeep Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Dell EMC Avamar

Avamar has simplied the back up approach in their VE edition and is much easier to use than Data Protector. Backing up multiple VMs takes minutes instead of hours now. Creating policies, retentions, and schedules, is vastly improved and much easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

Oracle was nice, super expensive to implement if it's not in use already. JobDiva is choppy and heavy on the system while does not give great reports. Salesforce is good; remote access is good however their support is terrible
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Dell EMC Avamar

  • Avamar served our organization very well for many years. It was absolutely the best solution of its day.
  • We did the fork-lift upgrade twice to continue with Avamar. We could not continue to support this model of upgrades.
  • Our final decision to replace Avamar was when the nodes filled with meta-data while we had plenty of data domain space for backups.
  • We've spent too much engineer time babysitting the product.
Paul Lemmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Power BI For Office 365

  • As a Microsoft Partner implementing Business Intelligence solutions, Power BI has removed the barrier for our clients to begin the "BI journey". So often, projects get hung up in that early phase of procuring and installing/configuring expensive hardware and software. Just simply getting started and designing a beginning solution has allowed our clients to see results in 1-2 weeks using their data that might have taken months to achieve otherwise.
  • One significant ROI example is process improvement. In many cases, individuals or teams are spending days each month gathering data from multiple sources for reporting to their constituents. We are reducing these times to minutes by automating many of the data collection and integration processes that were previously manual.
Ken Raetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Power BI For Office 365

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Power BI For Office 365
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Power BI For Office 365
9.2

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Power BI For Office 365

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Power BI For Office 365

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