Kibana vs. Metabase

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kibana
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Kibana allows users to visualize Elasticsearch data and navigate the Elastic Stack so you can do anything from tracking query load to understanding the way requests flow through your apps.N/A
Metabase
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Metabase aims to bring data tools with the simplicity of consumer products to the crufty world of enterprise business intelligence. Their open source analytics and business intelligence applications connect to most commonly used databases to let anyone in a company ask questions, and create dashboards or nightly emails without knowing SQL. Metabase Enterprise enables the user to embed branded analytics into customer applications.
$85
per month
Pricing
KibanaMetabase
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Starter
$85
per month (includes 5 users, then $5 per user, per month)
Growth
$749
per month (includes 10 users, then $15 per user, per month)
Open Source
Free
Enterprise
starting at $15,000
per year
Enterprise
Starts at $15,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KibanaMetabase
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
KibanaMetabase
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
9.0
5 Ratings
7% above category average
Metabase
8.7
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.02 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.05 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates9.03 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
5.7
5 Ratings
34% below category average
Metabase
6.0
2 Ratings
29% below category average
Drill-down analysis7.05 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Formatting capabilities7.04 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration3.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
8.8
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Metabase
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Publish to Web9.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.52 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Report Versioning9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
8.8
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Metabase
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.04 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.52 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.01 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
-
Ratings
Metabase
10.0
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
-
Ratings
Metabase
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile Application00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
-
Ratings
Metabase
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
REST API00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Javascript API00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
iFrames00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
KibanaMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
KibanaMetabase
Likelihood to Recommend
Elastic
Kibana integrates seamlessly with Elastic Search which gives us access to parse and analyze data generated from our systems in order to make decisions. Also, Kibana helps us create insightful reports and dashboards that give us insights into the end-users usage on the system and helps us find the root cause of issues as well.
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Metabase
Very well-suited in growing organizations, at a company of the size I work at it is the perfect solution in terms of functionality and cost. Compared to other solutions like PowerBI etc, which can run into the hundreds of thousands just to implement, Metabase is fantastic. In terms of scalability, as we grow, there will be inevitable questions over how well we can grow with Metabase.
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Pros
Elastic
  • Fast searches with powerful index.
  • Beautiful data visualizations.
  • Real-time observability.
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Metabase
  • Store Data
  • Make Querying easy
  • Quickly ingest data from many sources
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Cons
Elastic
  • Some performance issues with large datasets.
  • Linking to dashboards makes extremely long urls.
  • Lack of reports.
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Metabase
  • Report Types
  • Updates
  • Colour/Branding
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Usability
Elastic
No answers on this topic
Metabase
Its generally quite easy to use but some SQL is definitely important
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Support Rating
Elastic
We did not use the official Kibana support. Documentation was easy enough to follow.
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Metabase
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Elastic
Kibana has a better usability experience, the core features I was using existed in all of them. I liked more in Kibana how you can easily create dashboards, charts, and reports without the need to be a tech person.
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Metabase
I used Looker in a previous role and found it clunky, difficult to navigate, hard to collaborate on, and ultimately massively expensive. I evaluated Looker to see if it would be right to implement it as a solution in my current role, but Metabase was the clear winner - the ease of use, cost, functionality, and simple report exploration made it an easy decision.
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Return on Investment
Elastic
  • Issues that affect checkout experiences for customers are able to be prioritized and solved quickly.
  • We are able to more efficiently use resources due to the automation of reporting alerts. Decreasing employee resources needed.
  • Visualization allows us to quickly share issues and explain to coworkers in order to escalate issues that can cost our bottom line.
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Metabase
  • We can make great reports for our customers quickly
  • We can store customer data dynamically
  • we can create customer specific metrics
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