IBM Analytics Engine vs. XLCubed

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 8.7 out of 10
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IBM BigInsights is an analytics and data visualization tool leveraging hadoop.N/A
XLCubed
Score 8.9 out of 10
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XLCubed optimises Excel for data-connected reporting and analytics, and provides a governed web and mobile sharing model. It connects Excel directly to corporate data and adds a wide range of reporting, visualisation and analytical capabilities. Designed so that users can leverage their existing skills to become more productive. XLCubed's total control over layout and formatting, user calculations and finance-focused IBCS-certified charting make it an ideal tool for…N/A
Pricing
IBM Analytics EngineXLCubed
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
IBM Analytics EngineXLCubed
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Top Pros
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Features
IBM Analytics EngineXLCubed
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
XLCubed
8.4
5 Ratings
3% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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XLCubed
8.8
5 Ratings
9% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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XLCubed
8.2
5 Ratings
2% below category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings8.34 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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Ratings
XLCubed
7.0
5 Ratings
14% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
XLCubed
8.9
5 Ratings
4% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
IBM Analytics Engine
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Ratings
XLCubed
8.0
5 Ratings
0% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings7.94 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM Analytics EngineXLCubed
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(9 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Analytics EngineXLCubed
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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Fluence Technologies
I have found XLCubed to be well suited to most organisation sizes. While we implement against Microsoft Dynamics we have also successfully used XLCubed against all types of data. This includes hospitals, manufactures, distributors and financial services providers. Is not well suited to "live" reports.
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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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Fluence Technologies
  • XLCubed's design grid is very intuitive, allowing our users to begin building their queries right away.
  • XLCubed's recent v10 release includes very effective and attractive small multiple charts. And, since these are connected directly to live data, no time is wasted in copying and pasting data into Excel.
  • XLCubed's web platform allows us to publish data to our third parties in an effective and rapid manner.
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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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Fluence Technologies
  • Interactivity
  • Web Logging and Auditing
  • Promoting special features "how to"
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Usability
IBM
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Fluence Technologies
I am happy with the usability. There is always some room for improvement
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Support Rating
IBM
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Fluence Technologies
The support team is always available and I get my mails answered usually within one hour. That is amazing.
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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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Fluence Technologies
XLCubed is easy to setup and use. With Cognos you need a university degree to setup the product.
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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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Fluence Technologies
  • The ability for users to build and own their reports has helped to push the concept of a single source of truth, replacing information housed in multiple Excel workbooks. Now users can query the cubes thru XLCubed for that source of truth, reducing the risk of a user working from outdated Excel workbooks.
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ScreenShots

XLCubed Screenshots

Screenshot of Global Sales dashboard in data connected ExcelScreenshot of IBCS charts built with XLCubedScreenshot of Template Table dashboard. Template tables allow you to easily add predefined tables that have useful metrics and formatting built into them. These can be used directly or further customised for your specific needs.Screenshot of Chart variance template table. The table has pre built charts and formatting that updates with your data.Screenshot of Web dashboard. A excel report published to web for easy sharing