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46 Ratings
34 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
34 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Grafana ranks higher in 4 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, Report Output and Scheduling, Data Discovery and Visualization

BI Standard Reporting

8.1

Grafana

81%
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Grafana ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
3 Ratings
6.5
65%
12 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.7
77%
3 Ratings
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.5

Grafana

75%
7.0

Yellowfin

70%
Grafana ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
12 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.6
66%
8 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

6.6

Grafana

66%
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
Grafana ranks higher in 4/5 features

Publish to Web

6.6
66%
2 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Publish to PDF

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
11 Ratings

Report Versioning

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
6.2
62%
9 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
5.8
58%
5 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

7.1

Grafana

71%
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
Grafana ranks higher in 2/3 features

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

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
6.3
63%
12 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
6.2
62%
12 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

5.9
59%
2 Ratings
6.2
62%
10 Ratings

Access Control and Security

Grafana

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.6

Yellowfin

66%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
10 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
10 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
4 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

Grafana

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Yellowfin

69%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
5 Ratings

Mobile Application

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
8 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Grafana

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 6/6 features

REST API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
5 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
5 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
5 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Grafana is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Grafana

90%
3 Ratings
6.5

Yellowfin

65%
12 Ratings

Usability

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7

Yellowfin

67%
7 Ratings

Availability

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Yellowfin

60%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Grafana

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Grafana

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].
ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

We can recommend this software without hesitation, as it has the ability to generate reports and data analysis, as well as process the data automatically, which saves time. It is ideal for small and medium-sized companies that wish to improve their services in the business world
Luis Alcalá | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Grafana

  • Stunning dashboards
  • Versatile data sources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

  • Yellowfin’s Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation.
  • Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules.
  • Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality.
  • Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available.
  • User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role.
  • Mobile BI applications to support any device ..
  • API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits
  • Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Grafana

  • Configuration plugins
  • Automation of setups
  • Custom exports
Matthew Goodhall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
Nicky Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Grafana

General

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

Starting Price

Yellowfin

General

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

Starting Price

$250 per month

Usability

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 6.7
Based on 7 answers
As mentioned previously, if a newer company is looking for a strong, polished BI tool, Yellowfin would be a great software vendor to consider. Unfortunately, the high cost might be a barrier to these newer companies who dont have any legacy software/agreements such as an EA agreement with Microsoft.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 6.0
Based on 8 answers
They have good support in what they provide. But what they provide is not what is promised. I would stay with them if I can. Be very careful before signing up with them. They are not what they seem in the sales pitches. Be very careful and make sure you test and test before you sign up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Grafana

ANurag Tamrakar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellow Fin platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works. But it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. Yellow Fin lacks the cloud feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Grafana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Grafana

  • Management team is able to see into our environment.
  • Pin point issues where problems might arise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

  • Yellowfin gives us a BI tool that is incredibly sleek, which leads our data to be clean, concise, and in an "easy-to-digest" format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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