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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    SAS Business Intelligence

    67%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    5 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    70%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    5 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    SAS Business Intelligence

    95%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    SAS Business Intelligence

    86%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    4 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    SAS Business Intelligence

    99%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.8

    SAS Business Intelligence

    58%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.1
    51%
    4 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    4 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Elasticsearch

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    SAS Business Intelligence

    73%
    SAS Business Intelligence ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    3 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    3 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Elasticsearch is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • SAS Business Intelligence is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Elasticsearch

    91%
    46 Ratings
    8.1

    SAS Business Intelligence

    81%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.3

    SAS Business Intelligence

    93%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Elasticsearch

    100%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    60%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.8

    Elasticsearch

    78%
    18 Ratings
    8.0

    SAS Business Intelligence

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Elasticsearch

    90%
    2 Ratings

    SAS Business Intelligence

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch is a really scalable solution that can fit a lot of needs, but the bigger and/or those needs become, the more understanding & infrastructure you will need for your instance to be running correctly.Elasticsearch is not problem-free - you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you are not following good practices and/or if are not managing the cluster correctly.Licensing is a big decision point here as Elasticsearch is a middleware component - be sure to read the licensing agreement of the version you want to try before you commit to it.Same goes for long-term support - be sure to keep yourself in the know for this aspect you may end up stuck with an unpatched version for years.
    Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence is more suited to organizations which are already using SAS as the primary software for their analytics needs. Learning curve is relatively shorter for teams already skilled in BASE SAS. For organizations already working with open source software like Julia and Python, it doesn't make much sense to use SAS BI.
    Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Elasticsearch

    • As I mentioned before, Elasticsearch's flexible data model is unparalleled. You can nest fields as deeply as you want, have as many fields as you want, but whatever you want in those fields (as long as it stays the same type), and all of it will be searchable and you don't need to even declare a schema beforehand!
    • Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, is super strong financially and they have a great team of devs and product managers working on Elasticsearch. When I first started using ES 3 years ago, I was 90% impressed and knew it would be a good fit. 3 years later, I am 200% impressed and blown away by how far it has come and gotten even better. If there are features that are missing or you don't think it's fast enough right now, I bet it'll be suitable next year because the team behind it is so dang fast!
    • Elasticsearch is really, really stable. It takes a lot to bring down a cluster. It's self-balancing algorithms, leader-election system, self-healing properties are state of the art. We've never seen network failures or hard-drive corruption or CPU bugs bring down an ES cluster.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • SAS BI makes it very easy to create interactive dashboards even for someone who is not from an IT background. For some specific requirements, basic knowledge of SQL is good enough.
    • A lot of functions have been predefined which makes it very convenient to create dashboards and reports. One doesn't need to be from an IT or a programming background to understand and create dashboards.
    • It supports other programming languages like R and also has a seamless API integration with various data management platforms.
    Tapan Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Elasticsearch

    • Joining data requires duplicate de-normalized documents that make parent child relationships. It is hard and requires a lot of synchronizations
    • Tracking errors in the data in the logs can be hard, and sometimes recurring errors blow up the error logs
    • Schema changes require complete reindexing of an index
    Keith Lubell | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • There will be a steep learning curve for individuals transitioning from BASE SAS to SAS BI. Our department was filled with experienced SAS programmers, but that did little to prepare us for the challenges of SAS BI. Training will be a must.
    • It is possible, but extremely difficult to customize the web-based portions of SAS BI, like the Information Delivery Portal or Web Report Studio. Having an out-of-the box solution is great to get up and coming quickly, but customizing the look and feel for the web-based users will require some previous web design skills.
    • In order to fully appreciate the features of SAS BI, you absolutely need someone on your team with a background in platform administration, security, web design or some other basic IT skills. Alternatively, you may just need strong support from your IT department. Simply having a group of individuals experienced in BASE SAS will not cut it.
    Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Elasticsearch

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Elasticsearch Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard$16.001
    Gold$19.001
    Platinum$22.001
    EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. per month
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    SAS Business Intelligence

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SAS Business Intelligence Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We're pretty heavily invested in ElasticSearch at this point, and there aren't any obvious negatives that would make us reconsider this decision.
    Aaron Gussman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence 9.3
    Based on 3 answers
    There is no other product that can match SAS. There are some products that can compare to ETL but lack the analytics that SAS has. Others can perform a limited set of analytical procedures but lack the data processing that comes with SAS. Using thin client allows users to access data whenever they have an internet connection.
    Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    To get started with Elasticsearch, you don't have to get very involved in configuring what really is an incredibly complex system under the hood. You simply install the package, run the service, and you're immediately able to begin using it. You don't need to learn any sort of query language to add data to Elasticsearch or perform some basic searching.If you're used to any sort of RESTful API, getting started with Elasticsearch is a breeze. If you've never interacted with a RESTful API directly, the journey may be a little more bumpy. Overall, though, it's incredibly simple to use for what it's doing under the covers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    SAS BI is good for creating reports and dashboards and then sharing it with the users. It also has ability to manage access to the reports and dashboards but somehow with most of the world moving to open source languages R, Python and Julia, SAS BI feels to be archaic in terms of feature set and integrations it allow[s]. Also, comparing it with other Business Intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft BI, the functionality of SAS BI is very limited and doesn't justify the pricing.
    Raman Ahuja | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 7.8
    Based on 18 answers
    We've only used it as an opensource tooling. We did not purchase any additional support to roll out the elasticsearch software. When rolling out the application on our platform we've used the documentation which was available online. During our test phases we did not experience any bugs or issues so we did not rely on support at all.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
    Nicole Jagusztyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Elasticsearch

    Elasticsearch 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Do not mix data and master roles. Dedicate at least 3 nodes just for Master
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Elasticsearch

    As far as we are concerned, Elasticsearch is the gold standard and we have barely evaluated any alternatives. You could consider it an alternative to a relational or NoSQL database, so in cases where those suffice, you don't need Elasticsearch. But if you want powerful text-based search capabilities across large data sets, Elasticsearch is the way to go.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    SAS Business Intelligence is not the cream of the crop for business intelligence applications, but it is not far behind. The software is generally easier to apply than most other business intelligence software. Additionally, SAS Business Intelligence runs smoothly in the background when making real-time updates. With that said, the software is not as efficient of many of the other business intelligence software applications that have been on the market for longer than this one.
    Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Elasticsearch

    • We have had great luck with implementing Elasticsearch for our search and analytics use cases.
    • While the operational burden is not minimal, operating a cluster of servers, using a custom query language, writing Elasticsearch-specific bulk insert code, the performance and the relative operational ease of Elasticsearch are unparalleled.
    • We've easily saved hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing Elasticsearch vs. RDBMS vs. other no-SQL solutions for our specific set of problems.
    Anatoly Geyfman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Business Intelligence

    • Having a stable reporting environment. That is, everyone is using the same starting data, thus alleviating differences for timing, etc.
    • Allows for a simple reporting environment for executives which do not have the technical knowledge to gather the data
    Erik Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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