Grafana vs. Qlik Sense

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Grafana
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Grafana is a data visualization tool developed by Grafana Labs in New York. It is available open source, managed (Grafana Cloud), or via an enterprise edition with enhanced features. Grafana has pluggable data source model and comes bundled with support for popular time series databases like Graphite. It also has built-in support for cloud monitoring vendors like Amazon Cloudwatch, Microsoft Azure and SQL databases like MySQL. Grafana can combine data from many places into a single dashboard.
$0
Qlik Sense
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Qlik Sense® is a self-service BI platform for data discovery and visualization. It supports a full range of analytics use cases—data governance, pixel-perfect reporting, and collaboration. Its Associative Engine indexes and connects relationships between data points for creating actionable insights.
$30
per month
Pricing
GrafanaQlik Sense
Editions & Modules
Grafana Cloud - Pro
$8
per month up to 1 active user
Grafana Cloud - Free
Free
10k metrics + 50GB logs + 50GB traces up to 3 active users
Grafana Cloud - Advanced
Volume Discounts
custom data usage custom active users
Grafana - Enterprise Stack
Custom Pricing
Qlik Sense Business
$30.00
Per User/Per Month
Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
Contact sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GrafanaQlik Sense
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Features
GrafanaQlik Sense
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
8.1
3 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.1
317 Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports7.83 Ratings8.0218 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.93 Ratings8.4315 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.73 Ratings7.8230 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
7.5
2 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.0
328 Ratings
Drill-down analysis8.02 Ratings8.4324 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.02 Ratings7.6317 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages5.82 Ratings7.7157 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.02 Ratings8.2301 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
6.7
2 Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.0
280 Ratings
Publish to Web6.82 Ratings7.9212 Ratings
Publish to PDF6.22 Ratings8.0259 Ratings
Report Versioning6.42 Ratings7.6179 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling6.02 Ratings8.1185 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.02 Ratings8.3111 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
6.9
2 Ratings
Qlik Sense
7.9
316 Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)6.82 Ratings8.0309 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.42 Ratings8.1286 Ratings
Predictive Analytics5.52 Ratings7.7198 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.7
299 Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.9278 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.6275 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.4277 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.7220 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
Qlik Sense
6.9
224 Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings7.9218 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.4143 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.6188 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Grafana
-
Ratings
Qlik Sense
8.2
148 Ratings
REST API00 Ratings8.6128 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings8.197 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings8.096 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings8.273 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings8.299 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings8.286 Ratings
User Ratings
GrafanaQlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.0
(332 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(7 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(13 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
GrafanaQlik Sense
Likelihood to Recommend
Grafana Labs
If you are looking for a tool that can visualize metrics coming from data sources, create widgets, dashboards, and send alerts on collaboration channels when a threshold is breached then in that case Grafana is a GoTo tool; but if you are looking for analyzing logs, Grafana can not do this you will have to with Kibana or any other log analysis tool [in my opinion].
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Qlik
For example, you can make detailed sales analyzes of a product group on the basis of countries and years. As I wrote before, specifically; I'm analyzing the market sale information of household products depending on region and country. In Qlik Sense we developed a dashboard that helps us to reach more trend information and product needs country by country. And then we reshape our product specifications and futures for specific regions. Thus, we can increase our market share. I also use a dashboard that tracks projects' resources, critical milestones, and timelines. All projects can be viewed by everyone at the same time.
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Pros
Grafana Labs
  • Stunning dashboards
  • Versatile data sources
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Qlik
  • The intelligent technology of Qlik Sense educates us to be much more accurate in each of the processes that we build, that is to say that this program is an accomplice to manipulate our data.
  • One of the greatest virtues that this program offers us is that it considerably increases the speed with which we can act and the efficiency of our operations.
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Cons
Grafana Labs
  • Configuration plugins
  • Automation of setups
  • Custom exports
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Qlik
  • Data analysis in data groups is of great help that allows us to visualize impressive results, however, these tools that are so useful and tremendous to us are not easy to use.
  • Windows are not very friendly or intuitive.
  • The support or customer service leaves a lot to be desired.
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Likelihood to Renew
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Qlik Sense is a constantly improving it's software and working with its' users to make it better. They are great at keeping their users informed of progress and care about delivering a quality product
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Usability
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Standard user interface and powerful analytic functions is GREAT. As technical person working in the background there are more things to do to make this a completely great tool. Some functions that should be standard requires consult scripting and hours. Now we are using it quite advanced and with many servers and in combination with QlikView. So overall I love the tool. But it could be better and user friendly and powerful in the background
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Support Rating
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Not only can you ask the support team for help, but you can also ask the community. Also with the community there is a vast amount of problems that have already been solved. The problem you are encountering has a likely chance of already being discussed and even solved in the community section saving you time from reaching out.
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In-Person Training
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
The instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Online Training
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
The online instructor was very knowledgeable.
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Implementation Rating
Grafana Labs
No answers on this topic
Qlik
Hire Qlik consultants. It's better done by them or with their aid.
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Alternatives Considered
Grafana Labs
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Qlik
The customization of the platform opens up plenty of other options depending on the use cases. The API layer is incredibly rich and makes integration of Qlik based visualization into web pages a simple and effective pattern. It's been very easy to use with a great community made up of professionals. Qlik Sense has introduces artificial Intelligence into my data visualization and reporting activity.
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Return on Investment
Grafana Labs
  • Management team is able to see into our environment.
  • Pin point issues where problems might arise.
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Qlik
  • The direct impact on revenue has not been attributable or measurable because every dashboard or data set on Qlik Sense is just a reflection of what has gone wrong or where we missed an opportunity
  • The subscription amount was a burn on our cash reserves as it was a year-long subscription
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