Gephi vs. Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Gephi
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Prism was a business intelligence software offering from Prism Skylabs. It is a discontinued product.N/A
Pricing
GephiPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GephiPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
GephiPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Gephi
6.7
3 Ratings
18% below category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Gephi
4.3
3 Ratings
60% below category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
5.7
1 Ratings
33% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.02 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Formatting capabilities2.23 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages5.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Gephi
4.0
3 Ratings
70% below category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Publish to Web2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Report Versioning2.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Gephi
6.7
3 Ratings
19% below category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
7.3
1 Ratings
10% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.03 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization3.12 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Gephi
10.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Prism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
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Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
GephiPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(12 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.1
(9 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
GephiPrism, by Prism Skylabs (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Gephi
It is well suited for projects that are more discovery related. If this is a one-time project that we create a visual for, this would definitely make sense to use. If this is an ongoing analysis (monthly for example), we might look to another software that we would be able to automate a little further in how the visualization comes together
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I really like to use Prism, compared to other software, for data analysis. It allows a quick "plug and play" of the data and is very tolerant of many data formats. I typically resort to other software only when I need a more specific statistical analysis, or if I need a graphically cleaner visualization.
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Pros
Gephi
  • In comparison to other tools such as GraphWiz or Circos, Gephi comes with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that makes it easy to load your data, and quickly start building all sorts of different graphs. There's absolutely no code that needs to be written for either loading or modeling. And without downloading additional plug-ins, Gephi ships with quite a few standard graph models, as well as some "fun" extras such as the Sierpinski triangle, and a variety of force atlas types.
  • Most of the layout types (maybe all) are highly configurable, which can make for extremely customized and unique displays of your data. Again, none of this requires the user to write any code. That said, it is possible to script custom functionality for your models, or even update the Java source code yourself, if you feel like getting technical. Gephi builds are available on GitHub, and the developers encourage people to contribute ideas, improvements, and plug-ins.
  • There's a plug-in for Gephi that allows for streaming data to update your model. This essentially allows you to create near realtime graphs of your data in motion. This plug-in was by far the biggest reaston we invested time in the product; to create animated data visualizations without exhaustive hours in development.
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  • Data manipulations
  • Data visualization
  • Ease of use
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Cons
Gephi
  • I (and many others) have had to expand Gephi's memory manually by experimenting with the configuration file. I'm glad it's possible, but it should be easier.
  • Gephi sometimes crashes inexplicably and loses your work, so I have developed a habit of explicitly exporting versions of my graphs as csv's, but I think this should be handled automatically in Gephi.
  • Because it is prone to crash, ideally, Gephi would help the user manage his/her use, by estimating processing and memory for very large tasks and prompting the user to confirm their requests before executing. Instead, I just tend to avoid certain functions.
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  • Need a stronger interface with R
  • Advanced analysis is difficult to use
  • Graphically clumsy
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Likelihood to Renew
Gephi
While Gephi isn't perfect, it's a powerful tool for mathematical graph modelling that's hard to find in other products, particularly by way of its interface. It grants non-software developers access to a point-and-click way of creating accurate, beautiful visualizations that would normally take hours in other applications. The fact that it allows for live streaming data is also something that's hard to come by, at least for visualization software
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Discontinued Products
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Usability
Gephi
Gephi is very intuitive and the fact that it shows its process helps the user understand what's going on. However, the animation features can really slow it down and there isn't a way to shut them off. Furthermore, the failures on saving mean you frequently have to start over. These problems disrupt the workflow and can be frustrating.
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Alternatives Considered
Gephi
The interactivity in Gephi and the quality of the output figures are impressive. However, the selling point was the fact that we were able to link Gephi into our pipeline using Java's interface. Other products were less customizable and lacking of the sophistication Gephi provided without too much pain during the liking process.
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Excel would be the next best thing to use. It is free for the academic lab to use though the quality of the figure is lacking and not standardized. Excel also lacks easy to use built-in formulas for data manipulation and can be tedious to replicate the same data Prism can do with a single click.
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Return on Investment
Gephi
  • I have only used the product for education purposes. I will not be the best person to provide details about ROI and business efficiency and customer service. I was personally very excited about the tool and am continuing my work on the tool.
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  • Excellent figures for publications
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