IBM Analytics Engine vs. Lightning Tools Data Viewer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
IBM BigInsights is an analytics and data visualization tool leveraging hadoop.N/A
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
The Data Viewer provides data visualization in the form of reports or charts that can be created and customized to suit a business's needs. Silos of data exist in most organizations and yet contain valuable insights into how well the organization is performing and where action is needed. Those silos often include Microsoft Excel workbooks, Microsoft SQL Azure databases, On-Premises data sources accessible through OData or Business Connectivity Services and even SharePoint Lists. These data…
$1,250
per year per installation
Pricing
IBM Analytics EngineLightning Tools Data Viewer
Editions & Modules
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Data Viewer OnPrem
$1,000
per year Per installation, 1 x WFE
Data Viewer Online
$1,250
per year per installation
Data Viewer OnPrem Enterprise Edition
POA
per year Per installation, 4+ WFE
Data Viewer Online Enterprise Edition
POA
per year per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Analytics EngineLightning Tools Data Viewer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices stated are minimum per installation for "stock" products. Enterprise editions can be amended to suit business needs if deemed necessary, additional costs incurred and TBD. All packages include free technical support. Free upgrades available to latest versions of tool as they are released. (online version)
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Features
IBM Analytics EngineLightning Tools Data Viewer
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
Lightning Tools Data Viewer
9.1
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Lightning Tools Data Viewer
8.2
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Lightning Tools Data Viewer
3.6
1 Ratings
78% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings3.61 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Analytics EngineLightning Tools Data Viewer
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(9 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Analytics EngineLightning Tools Data Viewer
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
  • Well suited for my big data related project or a static data set analysis especially for uploading huge dataset to the cluster.
  • But had some issues with connecting IoT real-time data and feeding to Power BI. It might be my understanding please take it as a mere comment rather than a suggestion.
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Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools Data Viewer is well suited for re-surfacing data and customizing its look and feel.
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Pros
IBM
  • Jobs with Spark, Hadoop, or Hive queries are rapidly attained
  • Can collect, organize and analyze your data accurately
  • You can customize, for example, Spark or Hadoop configuration settings, or Python, R, Scala, or Java libraries.
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Lightning Tools
  • Shows Lists created on different sites to be seen and controlled on another site in a Tenant
  • Allows selection of layouts and coloring way beyond what other programs do.
  • Easy to learn and very functional.
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Cons
IBM
  • Easier pricing and plug-and-play like you see with AWS and Azure, it would be nice from a budgeting and billing standpoint, as well as better support for the administration.
  • Bundling of the Cloud Object Storage should be included with the Analytics Engine.
  • The inability to add your own Hadoop stack components has made some transfers a little more complex.
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Lightning Tools
  • Data Viewer has a graph feature that is old school flat design. We loved the In House real 3D graph Lightning Tools program.
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
We initially wanted to go with Google BigQuery, mainly for the name recognition. However, the pricing and support structure led us to seek alternatives, which pointed us to IBM. Apache Spark was also in the running, but here IBM's domination in the industry made the choice a no-brainer. As previously stated, the support received was not quite what we expected, but was adequate.
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Lightning Tools
Lightning Tools Data Viewer is much easier and more powerful than Infowise similar viewer in their lineup. In this case, we use Data Viewer over the one offered by Infowise.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • This product has allowed us to gather analytics data across multiple platforms so we can view and analyze the data from different workflows, all in one place.
  • IBM Analytics has allowed us to scale on demand which allows us to capture more and more data, thus increasing our ROI.
  • The convenience of the ability to access and administer the product via multiple interfaces has allowed our administrators to ensure that the application is making a positive ROI for our business users and partners.
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Lightning Tools
  • It allows us to do things that would take a great deal more time to duplicate in SharePoint
  • It cuts down on ugly looking built in SP list layouts
  • Users find it easy to access, thus this product is more productive
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ScreenShots

Lightning Tools Data Viewer Screenshots

Screenshot of DISPLAYING EXTERNAL DATA WITHIN SHAREPOINT OR MICROSOFT TEAMS
The Data Viewer Client Side Web Part can be configured by Business Users within a few minutes to display Line of Business Data from Data Sources such as Excel,  SQL Azure, Business Connectivity Services, OData and SharePoint Lists.  Connections to an organizations data such as Customer Relationship Management Systems, Accounting Systems, or Custom Databases can be connected, giving business users a live up-to-date view of business information within the context of their SharePoint Team Sites or Microsoft Teams Tabs.Screenshot of HIGHLIGHTING KEY BUSINESS DATA (NO CODE)
Conditional formatting can be used to highlight key business data. Overdue Tasks, Low Stock, Currency Exchange Rates, Sales Revenue are examples of data to highlight visually allowing for a quick reaction time. Key Financial Indicators and Key Performance Indicators can be configured with a simple dialog and no need to write any code. Choose colours, icons or data bars to highlight key data.Screenshot of SELECTING AND STYLING ICONS
Icons can be chosen as part of the conditional formatting to make data stand out. The Office 365 Fabric icons can be selected and styled and applied to cell values. Pepper pots, Smileys, Envelopes and more icons are available. There are hundreds of options to choose from to highlight data that needs to be acted upon.Screenshot of DATA VIEWER CAN BE A GRID OF DATA OR A CHART IN SHAREPOINT OR MICROSOFT TEAMS
The Data Viewer can be used within Microsoft SharePoint Modern Sites or Microsoft Teams Tabs as a Grid of Data with styling or as a Chart which can be configured. The Charting Feature allows for Pie, Donut, Column, Line, Area, and Scatter Charts which can all be configured and displayed in 2D or 3D.Screenshot of TREEMAPS
summary information can be displayed within a TreeMap next to the detail. Users will be able to see trends, and how the business is performing  using the TreeMap view of data.Screenshot of CHARTS AND GAUGES
The Data Viewer is used to represent data in multiple ways using Gauges, TreeMaps, Multiple Series Charts, and Pie Charts.