Microsoft Power BI vs. Talend Data Integration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Microsoft Power BI
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Power BI is a visualization and data discovery tool from Microsoft. It allows users to convert data into visuals and graphics, visually explore and analyze data, collaborate on interactive dashboards and reports, and scale across their organization with built-in governance and security.
$10
per month per user
Talend Data Integration
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
The Talend Integration Suite, from Talend, is a set of tools for data integration.N/A
Pricing
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
Considered Both Products
Microsoft Power BI
Chose Microsoft Power BI
[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business …
Talend Data Integration

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Top Pros
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Features
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.2
138 Ratings
12% below category average
Talend Data Integration
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Ratings
Pixel Perfect reports6.4118 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable dashboards7.9138 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.2126 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.0
139 Ratings
14% below category average
Talend Data Integration
-
Ratings
Drill-down analysis7.1138 Ratings00 Ratings
Formatting capabilities6.3137 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.5102 Ratings00 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration7.0134 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.7
133 Ratings
8% below category average
Talend Data Integration
-
Ratings
Publish to Web8.1128 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to PDF8.0121 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Versioning7.3101 Ratings00 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.7103 Ratings00 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers6.673 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.4
135 Ratings
8% below category average
Talend Data Integration
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Ratings
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)7.4130 Ratings00 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization7.6121 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive Analytics7.3101 Ratings00 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
8.2
126 Ratings
4% below category average
Talend Data Integration
-
Ratings
Multi-User Support (named login)8.1120 Ratings00 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.9102 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.5110 Ratings00 Ratings
Report-Level Access Control7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)8.594 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
7.9
117 Ratings
1% below category average
Talend Data Integration
-
Ratings
Responsive Design for Web Access8.0111 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Application7.493 Ratings00 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.4112 Ratings00 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
8.4
80 Ratings
6% above category average
Talend Data Integration
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Ratings
REST API8.172 Ratings00 Ratings
Javascript API9.756 Ratings00 Ratings
iFrames8.055 Ratings00 Ratings
Java API8.046 Ratings00 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.263 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)8.444 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
8.2
9 Ratings
1% below category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
8.8
9 Ratings
7% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
7.9
9 Ratings
2% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings7.28 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings8.87 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings5.58 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings8.89 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Microsoft Power BI
-
Ratings
Talend Data Integration
7.8
8 Ratings
6% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings7.68 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
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User Ratings
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(140 ratings)
8.3
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(56 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(52 ratings)
6.6
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Microsoft Power BITalend Data Integration
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
In operations we use the tool for many different topics, from factory quality systems to high level reviews. We have created kind of an internal "App Store" based on Power BI where you have a lot of different dashboards for different solutions (cost, cash, health and safety, sales, factories, distribution centers...) and you as an user just need to get in that "App Store" and enter in whatever tool can be useful for you. It is open to all the operations employees and can use on demand. Also it has raised the imagination of our colleagues, as they are not only working by themselves creating new reports, but also raising fantastic ideas that can be extended for the usage of all the community.
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Qlik
The same way you design data integration job can be used to design services. It is easy to enhance by custom components and can adapt to all requirements. Talend Data Integration connects to [a] multitude of data sources and streaming service. Very easy interface to design complex applications without spending much time on coding. Easy to learn and master. Talend constantly strives to better itself by adding more features and functionalities.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Quickly filter and view granular data sets with easily configurable reporting figures.
  • The ability to quickly switch between tabs allows for historical data comparisons and progress tracking.
  • It's helpful to dive into the data and break it down from high levels to small.
  • Achieve actionable insights faster by using real-time data. It's incredible to have online access to reports.
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Qlik
  • We used Talend to ETLing the data from myriad sources such Oracle Database, Clarify, Salesforce, Sugar CRM, SQL DB, MQ, Stibo Step, FTP, Netezza, and Files.
  • We leverage Talend transformation capabilities for stitching the data , unions and join
  • We successfully created the final unified set that can be used by business
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Cons
Microsoft
  • The desktop app is great but needs a lot of performance improvements
  • No MacOS Version for the Desktop app, this is a big limitation for business since executives prefer Macs
  • Premium Cloud Version of Power BI is awfully expensive
  • On-Premise Version of the Power BI Reports Server is bundled only with SQL Server Enterprise License and cannot be purchased separately and requires Software Assurance Subscription
  • On-Premise Power BI Report Server doesn't support ADFS, AzureAD or any Claims-Based authentication platform, a sad disadvantage for enterprises
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Qlik
  • Pricing for sure can be the area for improvement.
  • Real time processing is slow as compared to other tools like Abinitio.
  • While developing batches, it crashes a lot. It may be the issue with me, but I wanted to highlight it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
I find it helpful and easy to use
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Qlik
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Usability
Microsoft
At this point, I think we all know who has taken the lead in the business intelligence and analytics market worldwide. With fresh new updates every other day on top of an already robustly built product with all features that one can dream of is a no brainer, I feel. Microsoft will invariably be synonymous with quality and professionalism.
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Qlik
We use Talend Data Integration day in and day out. It is the best and easiest tool to jump on to and use. We can build a basic integration super-fast. We could build basic integrations as fast as within the hour. It is also easy to build transformations and use Java to perform some operations.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I can't really speak to the support overall, [but] I will say that in the almost three years I have used the system, I have only needed to contact their support team once. I think the team was helpful, but it did take some time for us to resolve the issues/ request that they had. I guess the good news is that the system is pretty stable, and I personally have rarely needed to contact their technical support team.
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Qlik
Good support, specially when it relates to PROD environment. The support team has access to the product development team. Things are internally escalated to development team if there is a bug encountered. This helps the customer to get quick fix or patch designed for problem exceptions. I have also seen support showing their willingness to help develop custom connector for a newly available cloud based big data solution
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
[Microsoft] Power BI is practical and effective, like a hammer for a nail, it is easy to use and produces very quickly the results that in most cases are urgently required by clients (nice reports to share on the web). To start using [Microsoft] Power BI you need a business email address, with that you create an account in Power BI Service and in less than 1 hour you will have installed Power BI Desktop, a report will have been created and it will have been published on the web .
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Qlik
In comparison with the other ETLs I used, Talend is more flexible than Data Services (where you cannot create complex commands). It is similar to Datastage speaking about commands and interfaces. It is more user-friendly than ODI, which has a metadata point of view on its own, while Talend is more classic. It has both on-prem and cloud approaches, while Matillion is only cloud-based.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • It helps us track and achieve company goals.
  • It shows us [our] performance in areas we could not previously track and allows us to see and work on how to improve their performance.
  • Quick easy access for executives to use in helping teams and addressing issues.
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Qlik
  • It’s only been a positive RoI with Talend given we’ve interfaced large datasets between critical on-Prem and cloud-native apps to efficiently run our business operations.
  • 40K+ plots data, covering 1K+ crop varieties.
  • 3K+ Customer & their credit data, 3K+ product inventory & pricing.
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