Kibana vs. Rational BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kibana
Score 8.1 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
Rational BI
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Rational BI provides analytics, data science and business intelligence in an analytical platform that connects to databases, data files and cloud drives including AWS and Azure data sources, enabling users to explore and visualize data. Users can build real-time notebook-style reports directly in a web browser with JavaScript and SQL with direct and live connections to data. Filter and query data with an SQL database embedded in the client, without network…
$0
single user
Pricing
KibanaRational BI
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
single user
Professional
$129
single user
Enterprise
Varies
single user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KibanaRational BI
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsAdditional cost per extra user (varies by edition)
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Features
KibanaRational BI
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
9.0
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports9.02 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.54 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.52 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
9.2
4 Ratings
12% above category average
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.54 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.53 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.53 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.03 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
Rational BI
9.0
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Publish to Web9.52 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.52 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Versioning9.01 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.01 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.01 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Kibana
9.8
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Rational BI
8.2
4 Ratings
0% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)10.03 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization9.52 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Predictive Analytics10.01 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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KibanaRational BI
Small Businesses
Cyfe
Cyfe
Score 8.8 out of 10
Cyfe
Cyfe
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.3 out of 10
Mathematica
Mathematica
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
IBM Analytics Engine
IBM Analytics Engine
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
KibanaRational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(4 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(2 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
KibanaRational BI
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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Rational BI
Definitely well suited for small companies, but again many of their competitors are also well suited in this segment. We were in general happy with the solution provided, but I'm not blown away by their solution or support. If you want to get more data-driven visual boards with data displayed in nice graphics is in my opinion a good start, and here Rational BI delivers what it should.
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Pros
Elastic
  • Fast searches with powerful index.
  • Beautiful data visualizations.
  • Real-time observability.
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Rational BI
  • Arrange data.
  • Dashboard.
  • Automatic reports.
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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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Rational BI
  • Not seeing anything at this time, comprehensive product.
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Usability
Elastic
No answers on this topic
Rational BI
Overall Rational BI is a valuable enterprise reporting tool for any data driven organization. It offers great depth and breadth of features for reporting and analytics that can lead to better business outcomes. Its easy to use and highly configurable to evolve to changing reporting needs of organizations of any scale.
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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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Rational BI
I haven't used the support myself, but my colleagues have been satisfied with the support. As I have understood from my colleagues the support is as you could expect. Still, the documentation could be better and that could avoid the need to contact their support, but overall we're still happy with the support as well.
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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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Rational BI
Rational BI allows a deeper data analysis with respect to the other software I experimented with. The velocity to perform the analysis is similar to the other one. The predictive analysis could be very useful, but at the moment I do not use it in my activities. Dashboards are nice and easy to understand.
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Return on Investment
Elastic
  • Improved understanding of production environment.
  • Reduced downtime.
  • More empowered developers who understand their systems in production.
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Rational BI
  • Allows folks to work on other items as reporting is done in the background.
  • Scheduling and delivery of reports with one click.
  • Single pane of management.
  • Ease of use.
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