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Score 7.6 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

InfoSphere

Information Server is extremely useful to replace manual developments that require a lot of coding effort. It significantly increases the productivity of the initial development and the future maintenance of the processes since it has a visual development environment with self-documentation.
Karina Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

We combine data from various data sets. Most of my files are in flat files and stored by various teams. The data is added daily so we need a fast way to analyze it. Furthermore, we incorporate external data such as statistics Canada and economics. For these, [Tableau Desktop] needs to be responsive. I then use it to analyze the information. Also, the data is visualized by various teams and presented to executives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Source Connection

InfoSphere
8.4
Tableau Desktop
Connect to traditional data sources
InfoSphere
9.3
Tableau Desktop
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL
InfoSphere
7.5
Tableau Desktop

Data Transformations

InfoSphere
9.8
Tableau Desktop
Simple transformations
InfoSphere
10.0
Tableau Desktop
Complex transformations
InfoSphere
9.7
Tableau Desktop

Data Modeling

InfoSphere
9.1
Tableau Desktop
Data model creation
InfoSphere
9.9
Tableau Desktop
Metadata management
InfoSphere
9.1
Tableau Desktop
Business rules and workflow
InfoSphere
9.4
Tableau Desktop
Collaboration
InfoSphere
9.2
Tableau Desktop
Testing and debugging
InfoSphere
7.1
Tableau Desktop
feature 1
InfoSphere
10.0
Tableau Desktop

Data Governance

InfoSphere
9.9
Tableau Desktop
Integration with data quality tools
InfoSphere
10.0
Tableau Desktop
Integration with MDM tools
InfoSphere
9.9
Tableau Desktop

BI Standard Reporting

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable dashboards
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Report Formatting Templates
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Report Output and Scheduling

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Delivery to Remote Servers
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Data Discovery and Visualization

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Access Control and Security

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Multi-User Support (named login)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Single Sign-On (SSO)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated Android Application
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Javascript API
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Java API
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.3

Pros

InfoSphere

  • IIS best for ETL ,not ELT , and many and diffrent source systems.
  • It also can process big data , unstuctured data
  • It is not only DWH , you can use infosphere for analys and see the bigger architecture of your OLTP systems
Gunes INAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • The Visualizations graphics are really good and the color options help in designing attractive charts. They help to convey more information and can be made interactive.
  • You can add filters with offer you to plug and play with values and understand different outcomes.
  • You can drag and drop options while creating charts and dashboards. also it is a very fluid layout.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

InfoSphere

  • I would be nice to have a new web development environment for DataStage.
  • Connectivity Packs such as Pack for SAP Application are a little pricey.
  • It is confusing for new developers the possibility of developing jobs using different execution engines such as Parallel or Server.
Gonzalo Angeleri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
  • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
  • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 8.0
Based on 1 answer
  • Scale of implementation
  • IBM techsupport
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable and user accessible
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 61 answers
I think it is easy to use and provides beautiful charts. It is easier to do storytelling or to give a quick overview about your work.Tableau also makes it easy to share the dashboards and manage access right to them.I would recommend Tableau as one of the best visualization tools out there.(From my point of view, Tableau is like Apple and Power BI is like Android phone).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

InfoSphere

InfoSphere 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Information does load quick, but it depends on what's being done, the backend database seems to be the biggest bottleneck
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.4
Based on 54 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 36 answers
Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

InfoSphere

DataStage is more robust and stable than ODIThe ability to perform complex transformations or implement business rules is much more developed in DS
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

InfoSphere

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

InfoSphere

  • If you don't use all of the product family, it will be expensive. But if you want to plan use all the products and you will position it in the center of your infrastructure ROI will be effective.
Gunes INAL | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
  • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
  • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

InfoSphere

General

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

InfoSphere Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Creator$70.001
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing plans are billed annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

InfoSphere
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

InfoSphere
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

InfoSphere
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

InfoSphere
8.0
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.4

In-Person Training

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

InfoSphere
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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