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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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Tableau Desktop

Great for visualizing basic and complex analytics, can be very useful in a myriad of situations, for example it can be summarized up for grand views for executives and plenty of drill down opportunities for more analyst level staff. This allows the staff to performing the analytics to save time by not having to duplicate reports on different levels for different staff.
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Gephi
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Gephi
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Gephi
8.0
Tableau Desktop
9.1
Report Formatting Templates
Gephi
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

Gephi
4.3
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Gephi
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Formatting capabilities
Gephi
2.2
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Gephi
5.0
Tableau Desktop
7.7
Report sharing and collaboration
Gephi
2.0
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Gephi
4.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Publish to Web
Gephi
2.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Gephi
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Report Versioning
Gephi
2.0
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Report Delivery Scheduling
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Gephi
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Gephi
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Gephi
3.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Gephi
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.6

Access Control and Security

Gephi
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multi-User Support (named login)
Gephi
10.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Role-Based Security Model
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Mobile Capabilities

Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Responsive Design for Web Access
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Dedicated iOS Application
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Dedicated Android Application
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.6
REST API
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Javascript API
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.7
iFrames
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.1
Java API
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.6
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Gephi
Tableau Desktop
7.3

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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Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
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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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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
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Likelihood to Renew

Gephi

Gephi 7.1
Based on 9 answers
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
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Usability

Gephi

Gephi 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.8
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
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Reliability and Availability

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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Performance

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.2
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
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Support

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
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In-Person Training

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
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Online Training

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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Implementation

Gephi

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 34 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
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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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Tableau Desktop

My current work environment uses both Tableau Online, MicroStrategy & SSRS in parallel. Tableau is much closer to the SSRS in terms of visualization tool where as MicroStrategy is an enterprise data modeling and reporting tool.Based on the use case we use different tools. Here are the pros & consProsi) Suits perfectly for SQL Environment( not big data). We have created the maximum of our dashboard against SQL Server Database. They are perfectly designed, fast while retrieving data, and has very efficient online manipulation. ii) I prefer using Tableau Online if I want to drill down. iii) Unlike MicroStrategy we don't have to create attributes and facts inside the tool. Tableau just sits a extra layer on top of my data model and inherits all objects inside the tool. iv) Unlike SSRS Tableau Online helps us to create on the fly calculations in the web browser. So no manipulation is needed every time in the dataset v) Good Customer Support unlike MicroStrategy (In MicroStrategy cases are opened for weeks but no proper resolutions are made by experts).Consi) Report Scheduling Options are not the best in Tableau. If we see new a requirement of a report with email distribution, mobile distribution we don't prefer Tableau ii) Big Data (Hadoop) Live Interactions are slow. You need a special approach and extra implementation using middleware to make data retrieval fasteriii) Architect mode is not available
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Scalability

Gephi

Gephi 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
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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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Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
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Pricing Details

Gephi

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

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