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Score 9.2 out of 100
38 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Analytics Engine

  • 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.
Prasanna Nattuthurai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0
Customizable dashboards
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.7

Ad-hoc Reporting

IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.8
Drill-down analysis
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.1
Formatting capabilities
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6

Report Output and Scheduling

IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.6
Publish to Web
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.5
Publish to PDF
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.9
Report Versioning
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.4
Report Delivery Scheduling
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.1

Data Discovery and Visualization

IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
8.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.6
Predictive Analytics
IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
7.9

Pros

IBM Analytics Engine

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Analytics Engine

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Analytics Engine

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Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data) 9.0
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It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Analytics Engine

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Analytics Engine

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Analytics Engine

General

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

Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Analytics Engine
9.0
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
7.9

Usability

IBM Analytics Engine
Sisense for Cloud Data Teams (formerly Periscope Data)
9.0

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