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Score 5.9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

If you are a MS shop specifically, or have more generic data requirement needs from Microsoft sourced data this will work well. If you have a lot of disparate data across a number of unique platforms/cloud systems/3rd party hosted data warehouses then this product will have issues or a lack of documentation on the net. Performance-wise this product is equal to other R platforms out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MSTR is great for any organization that is looking for a way to deliver complicated data in an uncomplicated way. From business teams to marketing and finance, several departments benefit from using MSTR to keep track of KPIs enabling teams to make optimizations along the way. MSTR provides great visual representations of data enabling team members to distill thousands of data points into easily digestible charts and graphs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform Connectivity

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
Connect to Multiple Data Sources
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
Extend Existing Data Sources
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
Automatic Data Format Detection
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
MDM Integration
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
3.0
MicroStrategy Analytics

Data Exploration

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
Visualization
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Interactive Data Analysis
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.8
MicroStrategy Analytics

Data Preparation

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
4.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
Data Transformations
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
Data Encryption
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
3.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Built-in Processors
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.0
MicroStrategy Analytics

Platform Data Modeling

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
Automated Machine Learning
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
Single platform for multiple model development
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
Self-Service Model Delivery
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.0
MicroStrategy Analytics

Model Deployment

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
Flexible Model Publishing Options
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
6.7
MicroStrategy Analytics

BI Standard Reporting

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Customizable dashboards
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Drill-down analysis
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Formatting capabilities
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Publish to Web
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.0
Publish to PDF
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3
Report Versioning
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Delivery to Remote Servers
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.4
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3
Predictive Analytics
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.1

Access Control and Security

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8
Role-Based Security Model
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Mobile Capabilities

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Responsive Design for Web Access
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.1
REST API
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0
Javascript API
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
iFrames
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Java API
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.8
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0

Pros

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

  • It allows distributed algorithm runs on Hadoop HDFS cluster
  • It allows using different file formats such as SAS7BAT files or complex files in tab or comma delimited making data munging easier
  • It provides scalable solutions by allowing users to re-use R scripts and distributing the computing over nodes through RHadoop
Shailesh Deshpande | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • They sell the product well, and make promises you will actually believe
  • "checks the box" for most features a company would need. Doesn't actually deliver them though
  • They answer the phone in a timely manner. Can't answer your questions or provide support, but the queue time isn't bad
  • They have online documentation. It's not up to date, and likely doesn't reflect the version of software you are using, but hey... they can point to it.
Jeff Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

  • Very steep learning curve... for such a quick and useful tool the learning curve is unacceptable.
  • Very dangerous in the wrong hands. Because most add-ons are pre-written, you have to trust the community that malicious script is not used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • The graph options are not as robust as an Excel user might want.
  • The metadata layer can sometimes be slower, and it takes a long time for reports to run.
  • Viewing the data feed entered can be cumbersome at times, in terms of validation with reports.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise 7.0
Based on 1 answer
In general, Revolution Analytics brings a lot of value to the organization. The renewal decision would be based on return on investment in terms of quantified actionable insights that are getting generated against the cost of the product. Additionally, market brand of the tool and reputation risk in terms of possible acquisition and its impact to overall organizational analytic strategy would be considered as well.
Shailesh Deshpande | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.9
Based on 27 answers
I would always choose to renew MicroStrategy as long as they lead the market in features, functionality and price. The support of MicroStrategy is timely and professional, I frequently get answers to my questions within 24 hours and normally have solutions within 48 hours. Training available for MicroStrategy completely covers everything required to be able to expertly use MicroStrategy and understand data warehousing.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is good, easy to use, improvements are being made to the product and more info being shared in the community. It just needs some more time to become more integrated to other platforms and tools/data out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 6.8
Based on 6 answers
The standard grid reporting could look more like the styling and object used for the Import and Visual Insight products. In addition, object properties almost seem to be hidden when first using the product. It's as if they are asking the engineers to only use the presets we make available...and, these presets are 10+ years old. On the positive side, Microstrategy seems to be the only product, not named Cognos, which can scale to Big Data. The product is "hackable" via the SDK or tricking the Intelligence Server to do uncommon things. The Microstrategy development team also seems to be very involved with their OEM partners; especially when it comes to features and enhancements. A large majority of the improvements we suggested have made it into the product or on the roadmap for future enhancements. Only suckas fall for the shiny objects from most other vendors; Microstrategy is really the only choice for Enterprise BI.
Wm. Dexter Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never had an issue with MicroStrategy not being available due to MicroStrategy application malfunction. It is very robust and only failures I've seen were due to user error or the platform the machine running the service failed some how.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Being able to customize the performance based on the business need is extremely powerful. Proper configuration and understanding of the usage pattern is key, if the technical ability of the architect is not at top level, then the product will not be configured correctly which will lead to poor performance.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Generally support comes through the forums and user generated channels which are helpful, easy to access, quickly turned around and provided by knowledgeable users. However the support channels are not employees and the channels are often used as a way to learn quick difficult elements of R. Better design, users interface and tutorial options would alleviate the need for this sort of interaction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 5.8
Based on 9 answers
MicroStrategy's support is very good. We don't have a lot of technical issues in the first place, but when we do have to open a case with them, their front-line engineers seem very capable and resolve most of the issues without escalation. Our sales team is also very good and keeps us in the loop on new features and makes sure we are satisfied customers.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 5 answers
I have attended many trainings offered by MicroStrategy; both distance and in-person training. I earned my CRD (Certified Report Developer) certification via the online training. I found the training to be well organized and concise. Overall I will definitely continue to increase my knowledge with MicroStrategy via the online training offering.
Shawn Stephens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 7 answers
We measured following KPI for the success
  • Increase in Business Feeds Loads
  • Reduction in Controllers Manual Work.
  • Conversion of Manual Work into Systematic Workflows.
  • Increase in Customer Spend
  • Reduction in Service costs
  • Reduction in time-to-market for new campaigns
  • Increase in cross sell and Up sell
  • Error reduction in customer Identification
  • Existing client retained
Dharmesh Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

The two are different products for different purposes. But for someone who has little or no experience in R programming, Power BI would be better for starting with. Having said that, Microsoft R is built on R, thus allowing for customization of complex calculations not typically available otherwise.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

Tableau is probably MicroStrategy Analytic's biggest competitor I've noticed over time, and I'm not sure why. Tableau only covers visualizations independently for each business user, which then creates the issues of every employee creating their own version of the data, and then you have 20 versions of the truth. A enterprise data warehouse and MicroStrategy's Visual Insight is a better method.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MicroStrategy Analytics

MicroStrategy Analytics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
This software is extremely scaleable, one can add more core servers which performs as a load balancing. The configurations available to manage usage patterns and daily activity are as high a caliber as any other enterprise level software. This product can be installed on both a windows and unix platform allow for integration on a budget.
Paul Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

  • Helped save company money versus buying other stat software
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MicroStrategy Analytics

  • MicroStrategy was helpful for reducing the amount of time we needed to spend number crunching large data sets, and in doing so, allowed me as the primary users to spend more time gleaning insights from the data that in turn informed our leadership team to make strategic decisions.
  • By creating numerous canned reports available to all members of the team through email distribution or basic access to the platform, we were able to reduce the time I spent showing people how to pull the data in Microsoft Excel by nearly 40% .
  • We ended up needing to make many changes to the way our DMP was feeding data into MicroStrategy due to incorrect reporting that caused complications in accounting and finance.
Toreyan Clarke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise

General

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

Starting Price

MicroStrategy Analytics

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
5.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.3

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.9

Usability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.8

Reliability and Availability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Performance

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Support Rating

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.8

Online Training

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Scalability

Microsoft R Open / Revolution R Enterprise
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

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