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11 Ratings
34 Ratings
11 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
34 Ratings
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Metabase ranks higher in 5 feature sets: BI Standard Reporting, Data Discovery and Visualization, Access Control and Security, Mobile Capabilities, Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
  • Metabase and Yellowfin are tied in 1 feature set: Ad-hoc Reporting

BI Standard Reporting

8.3

Metabase

83%
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Metabase ranks higher in 3/3 features

Pixel Perfect reports

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Customizable dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
12 Ratings

Report Formatting Templates

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Ad-hoc Reporting

7.0

Metabase

70%
7.0

Yellowfin

70%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 3/4 features

Drill-down analysis

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Formatting capabilities

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
12 Ratings

Report sharing and collaboration

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
11 Ratings

Integration with R or other statistical packages

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
8 Ratings

Data Discovery and Visualization

8.0

Metabase

80%
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
Metabase ranks higher in 2/3 features

Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
12 Ratings

Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
12 Ratings

Predictive Analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
10 Ratings

Access Control and Security

10.0

Metabase

100%
6.6

Yellowfin

66%
Metabase ranks higher in 4/4 features

Multi-User Support (named login)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Role-Based Security Model

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
10 Ratings

Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
10 Ratings

Single Sign-On (SSO)

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
4 Ratings

Mobile Capabilities

9.3

Metabase

93%
6.9

Yellowfin

69%
Metabase ranks higher in 3/3 features

Responsive Design for Web Access

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
5 Ratings

Mobile Application

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.7
67%
8 Ratings

Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
8 Ratings

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

9.5

Metabase

95%
6.4

Yellowfin

64%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 4/6 features

REST API

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
5 Ratings

Themeable User Interface (UI)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Javascript API

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
5 Ratings

iFrames

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
5 Ratings

Java API

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
5 Ratings

Customizable Platform (Open Source)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
5 Ratings

Report Output and Scheduling

Metabase

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.2

Yellowfin

62%
Yellowfin ranks higher in 5/5 features

Publish to Web

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
11 Ratings

Publish to PDF

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
11 Ratings

Report Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
6.2
62%
9 Ratings

Report Delivery Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
11 Ratings

Delivery to Remote Servers

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Metabase is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Metabase

90%
1 Rating
6.5

Yellowfin

65%
12 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Metabase

90%
1 Rating
6.7

Yellowfin

67%
7 Ratings

Availability

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Yellowfin

60%
8 Ratings

In-Person Training

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
1 Rating

Online Training

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Yellowfin

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Metabase

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Yellowfin

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Metabase

Metabase is great if you have a lot of data coming in from a lot of sources and want to understand and analyze that complete data set. Its great for customization of dashboards etc. but is not the MOST intuitive tool out there so some technical experience is certainly required to get it going and get the most out of the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Luis Alcalá | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Metabase

  • Store Data
  • Make Querying easy
  • Quickly ingest data from many sources
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Metabase

  • Natural language querying could be a little easier
  • easier to edit queries
  • easier joins
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Nicky Downing | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Metabase

General

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

Starting Price

$85 per month

Metabase Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Open SourceFree
Enterprisestarting at $15,0002
  1. none
  2. per year
SaaS Edition
Starter$851
Growth$7492
EnterpriseStarts at $15,0003
  1. per month (includes 5 users, then $5 per user, per month)
  2. per month (includes 10 users, then $15 per user, per month)
  3. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Yellowfin

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$250 per month

Yellowfin Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Metabase

Metabase 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Its generally quite easy to use but some SQL is definitely important
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 6.7
Based on 7 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
99.9% availability
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 6.0
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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)
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Web-based training for large audiences for Level 1 and Level 2 I would suggest
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Design the data model and views for each dashboard is very important and it is the success factor Configuration of cluster for large implementation
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Metabase

I thought Metabase was the easiest option that allowed for flexibility. However, I did need dedicated engineering resources to get the system configured and basic queries started
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Metabase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yellowfin

Yellowfin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
- Tested 500 con-current users in Linux platform with 4 cores systems - Tested with cloud based VM - Tested with 1000 reads per minutes
Samir Kumar Sahoo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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