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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.3

    Microsoft Azure

    83%

    SAS Visual Analytics

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Operating system support

    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation

    8.3
    83%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    5 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    6 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    SAS Visual Analytics

    99%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    6 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    7 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    SAS Visual Analytics

    99%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    6 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    4 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    SAS Visual Analytics

    99%
    SAS Visual Analytics ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    3 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SAS Visual Analytics is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    87 Ratings
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    9 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    SAS Visual Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    SAS Visual Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    SAS Visual Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings
    10.0

    SAS Visual Analytics

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 Ratings

    SAS Visual Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft Azure

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    It is particularly well suited to big data collections that have good structure. It is not really designed for unstructured datasets (documents, etc). Its strength is the processing speed (particularly when implemented on Hadoop). It is not cheap but it is worth it!
    Ian Macintosh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Microsoft Azure

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    • Our staff are familiar with it as it is a common tool. Our training and implementation was short.
    • Installation was easy. Our staff was able to deploy to the receiving department relatively quickly. Though the download was a pretty good size.
    • Seems to crunch through large volumes of data (millions of records) pretty quickly as I've received no complaints on this front from staff.
    Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Microsoft Azure

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
    Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    • Customizing a report as per the user requirement.
    • Adding more color and font styles. Presenting data in a more colorful way.
    • The website has a lot of tutorials which is more inclined to the technical side. Maybe add more to the presentation side as well.
    Banbhalang Kharpuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Microsoft Azure

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree1
    Developer$291
    Standard$1001
    Professional Direct$10001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

    SAS Visual Analytics

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SAS Visual Analytics Editions & Modules

    Edition
    SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud1
    1. Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
    Additional Pricing Details
    SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 10.0
    Based on 15 answers
    Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.6
    Based on 28 answers
    Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 6.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.8
    Based on 47 answers
    Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    SAS Visual Analytics 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Excellent and fast support
    suva sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Azure

    As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
    Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    SAS Visual Analytics stuck against IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau in the sense that, it is far more accurate and reliable in the aspect of data and statistical analyses than others. Also, it is not just globally recognized as the leader in the field of statistical and data analysis, but also the most used statistical software worldwide. In addition, it combines the functionality of both IBM SPSS Modeler and Tableau which implies, it is comprehensive and has the widest coverage.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Microsoft Azure

    • Brings down Capex to customers.
    • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
    • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SAS Visual Analytics

    • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
    • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
    • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
    suva sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

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