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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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is extremely well suited for a company with a few dedicated analysts creating dashboards and reports for a few stakeholders. It is also great at handling a large amount of report viewers, but it is more expensive because you have to pay for each user.
Jacob Rasmussen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

BI Standard Reporting

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
8.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
9.1
Customizable dashboards
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
8.2
Report Formatting Templates
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
6.8

Ad-hoc Reporting

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.5
Drill-down analysis
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.8

Report Output and Scheduling

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.3
Publish to Web
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
8.2
Publish to PDF
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.5
Report Versioning
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Delivery to Remote Servers
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
5.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Predictive Analytics
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
6.1

Access Control and Security

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Multi-User Support (named login)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.8
Role-Based Security Model
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.8

Mobile Capabilities

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.7
Dedicated Android Application
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.7
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
6.2
REST API
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.3
Javascript API
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
7.3
iFrames
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
6.5
Java API
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
5.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
6.1
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
4.6

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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau server's portal and general look is really convenient and pretty. Users feel comfortable using it.
  • The learning curve of Tableau Server from an end-user perspective is really short. For the creator of content, it is a little more complex but easy to learn. Tableau has really succeeded in creating a user-friendly software.
  • From an administration point of view, Tableau is great. Installation and housekeeping are really easy and quick.
  • Visuals are really appealing and will help "sell" your presentations.
  • Tableau allows connectivity to a huge selection of data sources and data formats.
  • Online training for software is free and of very good quality.
Mathieu Gaouette | 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

Tableau Server

  • Tableau Server is sometimes referred to as simply Microsoft Excel with a power boost. I understand the reason analysts say this. It is because the software is almost exclusively a visualization software. If you're looking for truly advanced analytics combined with cutting-edge visualization, Tableau Server isn't it.
  • Tableau Server limits the type of graphs a user can create. There are numerous workarounds for different graph types, but they are not easy to implement.
  • Tableau Server can sometimes be slow to render graphics with lots of data and calculated fields.
Thomas Young | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 10.0
Based on 20 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
Henry Yennie | 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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
Dwight Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
George McCarrolle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.1
Based on 8 answers
While there are definitely cases where a user can do things that will make a particular worksheet or dashboard run slowly, overall the performance is extremely fast. The user experience of exploratory analysis particularly shines, there's nothing out there with the polish of Tableau.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 12 answers
I think the folks that work in support are generally pretty good at what they do (when you get them on a WebEx). But the process of reporting issues to them and waiting for a response (via email only) is a hassle. I never understood why you can't just call them up and discuss the issues with them. It would take a handful of email exchanges before they would agree to a WebEx session. That was frustrating.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.0
Based on 9 answers
The Tableau website is full of videos that you can follow at your own pace. As a very small company with a Tableau install, access to these free resources was incredibly useful to allowing me to implement Tableau to its potential in a reasonable and proportionate manner.
Mel Stephenson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Server

Tableau Server 9.1
Based on 13 answers
My department was largely Excel and paper-based when I started, so there's been a tremendous amount of work to get the data into shape, so when I look at the overall implementation of our visualization and reporting infrastructure, I'm less satisfied. Tableau has been wonderful, the one place that would get me to a 10 is if it was easier to tune workbook performance on Tableau Server, there are a huge number of variables to deal with across the workbook/application/hardware stack. In a small environment like ours that takes more effort than I'd like.
Jonathan Drummey | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tableau Server

There were a lot of reasons why we chose Tableau and the least is the cost but also the way Tableau stores data in the columnar fashion instead of in Cubes. We went through a painstaking selection process and at the end, came down to a couple of vendors and we ended up with the product that was least to pair up with Amazon Web Services to create a decent and cost-effective proof of concept and we landed with the solution we have today.
Siggy Tetteh, CSSGB, MBA, MCP | 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

Tableau Server

  • It has helped improve reporting capabilities from traditional to modern ways to view data.
  • It has helped in terms of using new maps and charts for devices availability and which is unique and insightful.
  • Interactive features attracted our client to look up business intelligence and other areas.
Sachin Basappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Dell EMC Avamar

General

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

Tableau Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell EMC Avamar
7.5
Tableau Server
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Dell EMC Avamar
9.5
Tableau Server
10.0

Usability

Dell EMC Avamar
8.0
Tableau Server
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
9.0

Performance

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
8.1

Support Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
8.8
Tableau Server
9.1

In-Person Training

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
8.0

Online Training

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
9.0

Implementation Rating

Dell EMC Avamar
Tableau Server
9.1

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