Metabase vs. Yellowfin

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Yellowfin
Score 7.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Yellowfin is a cloud-based business intelligence and dashboarding platform.
$250
per month
Pricing
MetabaseYellowfin
Editions & Modules
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MetabaseYellowfin
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
MetabaseYellowfin
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
MetabaseYellowfin
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
8.7
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Yellowfin
6.2
12 Ratings
28% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.02 Ratings5.85 Ratings
Customizable dashboards10.02 Ratings6.212 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.02 Ratings6.511 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
6.0
2 Ratings
30% below category average
Yellowfin
6.7
12 Ratings
19% below category average
Drill-down analysis8.02 Ratings6.711 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.02 Ratings7.112 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages2.01 Ratings6.38 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.92 Ratings6.611 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
8.5
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Yellowfin
5.9
11 Ratings
35% below category average
Publish to Web9.01 Ratings6.411 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.01 Ratings6.211 Ratings
Report Versioning7.01 Ratings5.89 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.01 Ratings5.711 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings5.55 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
6.5
2 Ratings
22% below category average
Yellowfin
5.9
12 Ratings
32% below category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.92 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization10.02 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Predictive Analytics4.01 Ratings5.910 Ratings
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
10.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Yellowfin
6.3
11 Ratings
31% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)10.02 Ratings6.311 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model10.02 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.02 Ratings6.410 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.02 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
9.0
2 Ratings
12% above category average
Yellowfin
6.7
8 Ratings
18% below category average
Responsive Design for Web Access8.01 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Mobile Application10.01 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.02 Ratings6.28 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Metabase
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Yellowfin
6.2
5 Ratings
25% below category average
REST API7.12 Ratings6.25 Ratings
Javascript API9.01 Ratings5.45 Ratings
iFrames9.01 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)9.01 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Java API00 Ratings6.35 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
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User Ratings
MetabaseYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
6.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.7
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
MetabaseYellowfin
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Yellowfin
We can recommend this software without hesitation, as it has the ability to generate reports and data analysis, as well as process the data automatically, which saves time. It is ideal for small and medium-sized companies that wish to improve their services in the business world
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Pros
Metabase
  • Store Data
  • Make Querying easy
  • Quickly ingest data from many sources
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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin’s Storyboard, Timeline and Collaborative tools make it easy to share data and insights across an organisation.
  • Strong Operational and Executive Dashboards that reflect the business KPIs and can send out prompts to people within the business based on rules.
  • Yellowfin makes it incredibly easy to create dynamic reports and dashboards which incorporate maps through locational intelligence functionality.
  • Yellowfin is a single license and all access is via a web browser making it perfect for both on-premise and cloud deployment. Mobile apps are also available.
  • User roles and source filtering allows Admin/IT to offer different functions/views by user group/role.
  • Mobile BI applications to support any device ..
  • API connectors ( YF 7.2 on the way in Mar16 ) for a range of third-party Web-based applications, data sources, Enterprises CRM/ERP apps & open data platform apps, including Salesforce, Google Analytics, Twitter, Youtube , Zoho CRM, XE.com & more coming to make endusers to integrate their applications for better benefits
  • Yellowfin Integration with Predictive analytical and Big Data processing tools like R, UDF, Spark to build rich applications for end users
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Cons
Metabase
  • Report Types
  • Updates
  • Colour/Branding
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Yellowfin
  • The ability to predefine a colour for a specific graph as a selection option dynamically.
  • The ability to customise the label of a chart, especially with respect to performance related reporting graphs we need an increase in dynamic charting options to meet our more specialised requirements.
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Usability
Metabase
Its generally quite easy to use but some SQL is definitely important
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Yellowfin
As mentioned previously, if a newer company is looking for a strong, polished BI tool, Yellowfin would be a great software vendor to consider. Unfortunately, the high cost might be a barrier to these newer companies who dont have any legacy software/agreements such as an EA agreement with Microsoft.
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Reliability and Availability
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
99.9% availability
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Support Rating
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
They have good support in what they provide. But what they provide is not what is promised. I would stay with them if I can. Be very careful before signing up with them. They are not what they seem in the sales pitches. Be very careful and make sure you test and test before you sign up.
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In-Person Training
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Yellowfin provides 3 levels of training to support consumers, business analytics, developers and Administrations :
  1. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 1 (Exploration)
  2. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 2 (Advanced)
  3. Yellowfin BI Training - Level 3(Expert)
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Online Training
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
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Implementation Rating
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
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Alternatives Considered
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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Yellowfin
Yellow Fin platform is browser agnostic and is accessible from desktops as well as mobile devices. It is very simple and fast, it is integrated with Big Data, clients do not require a great training. It just works. But it’s easier to have things on the cloud, especially if you need to use different computers. Yellow Fin lacks the cloud feature.
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Scalability
Metabase
No answers on this topic
Yellowfin
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
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Return on Investment
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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Yellowfin
  • Yellowfin gives us a BI tool that is incredibly sleek, which leads our data to be clean, concise, and in an "easy-to-digest" format.
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ScreenShots

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