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MySQL

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Tableau Desktop

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Feature Set Ratings

    BI Standard Reporting

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Pixel Perfect reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    138 Ratings

    Customizable dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    164 Ratings

    Report Formatting Templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    143 Ratings

    Ad-hoc Reporting

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Drill-down analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    157 Ratings

    Formatting capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    160 Ratings

    Integration with R or other statistical packages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    121 Ratings

    Report sharing and collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    156 Ratings

    Report Output and Scheduling

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Tableau Desktop

    83%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Publish to Web

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    147 Ratings

    Publish to PDF

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    147 Ratings

    Report Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    113 Ratings

    Report Delivery Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    120 Ratings

    Delivery to Remote Servers

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    71 Ratings

    Data Discovery and Visualization

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Tableau Desktop

    85%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

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

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    152 Ratings

    Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    147 Ratings

    Predictive Analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    124 Ratings

    Access Control and Security

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Tableau Desktop

    84%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Multi-User Support (named login)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    137 Ratings

    Role-Based Security Model

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    116 Ratings

    Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    127 Ratings

    Single Sign-On (SSO)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    75 Ratings

    Mobile Capabilities

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Tableau Desktop

    79%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Responsive Design for Web Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    121 Ratings

    Mobile Application

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    180 Ratings

    Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    114 Ratings

    Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

    MySQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Tableau Desktop

    76%
    Tableau Desktop ranks higher in 6/6 features

    REST API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    55 Ratings

    Javascript API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    49 Ratings

    iFrames

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    47 Ratings

    Java API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    44 Ratings

    Themeable User Interface (UI)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    50 Ratings

    Customizable Platform (Open Source)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    44 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • MySQL is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
    • Tableau Desktop is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • MySQL and Tableau Desktop are tied in 1 area: Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    MySQL

    85%
    133 Ratings
    8.6

    Tableau Desktop

    86%
    192 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    MySQL

    99%
    4 Ratings
    8.9

    Tableau Desktop

    89%
    39 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    MySQL

    100%
    6 Ratings
    8.8

    Tableau Desktop

    88%
    66 Ratings

    Availability

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    20 Ratings

    Performance

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1

    Tableau Desktop

    61%
    18 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    MySQL

    86%
    4 Ratings
    7.7

    Tableau Desktop

    77%
    75 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Tableau Desktop

    94%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    MySQL

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Tableau Desktop

    80%
    68 Ratings

    Configurability

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Tableau Desktop

    81%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Tableau Desktop

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Tableau Desktop

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Oracle

    For smaller database backends, this product works well. Our backend printer management software is using MySQL as its backend and we have not had any issues since it went live 2 years ago. It's also free so no licensing worries.
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    Tableau

    Tableau Desktop is one the finest tool available in the market with such a wide range of capabilities in its suite that makes it easy to generate insights. Further, if optimally designed, then its reports are fairly simple to understand, yet capable enough to make changes at the required levels. One can create a variety of visualizations as required by the business or the clients. The data pipelines in the backend are very robust. The tableau desktop also provides options to develop the reports in developer mode, which is one of the finest features to embed and execute even the most complex possible logic. It's easier to operate, simple to navigate, and fluent to understand by the users.
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    Pros

    Oracle

    • Security: is embedded at each level in MySQL. Authentication mechanisms are in place for configuring user access and even service account access to applications. MySQL is secure enough under the hood to store your sensitive information. Also, additional plugins are available that sit on top of MySQL for even tighter security.
    • Widely adopted: MySQL is used across the industry and is trusted the most. Therefore, if you face any problems, simply Google it and you shall land in plenty of forums. This is a great relief as when you are in a need of help, you can find it right in your browser.
    • Lightweight application: MySQL is not a heavy application. However, the data you store in the database can get heavy with time, but as in the configuration and MySql application files, those are not very heavy and can easily be installed on legacy systems as well.
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    Tableau

    • An excellent tool for data visualization, it presents information in an appealing visual format—an exceptional platform for storing and analyzing data in any size organization.
    • Through interactive parameters, it enables real-time interaction with the user and is easy to learn and get support from the community.
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    Cons

    Oracle

    • Although you can add the data you require as more and more data is added, the fixity of it becomes more critical.
    • As the demand, size, and use of the system increase, you may also need to change or acquire more equipment on your servers, although this is an internal inconvenience for the company.
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    Tableau

    • Formatting the data to work correctly in graphical presentations can be time consuming
    • Daily data extracts can run slowly depending on how much data is required and the source of the data
    • The desktop version is required for advanced functionality, editing on [the] Tableau server allows only limited features
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    Pricing Details

    MySQL

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    MySQL editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Tableau Desktop

      Starting Price

      $70 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Tableau Desktop editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Tableau Creator$70.001

      Footnotes

      1. Per User / Per Month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      All pricing plans are billed annually.

      Likelihood to Renew

      Oracle

      For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
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      Tableau

      Our use of Tableau Desktop is still fairly low, and will continue over time. The only real concern is around cost of the licenses, and I have mentioned this to Tableau and fully expect the development of more sensible models for our industry. This will remove any impediment to expansion of our use.
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      Usability

      Oracle

      I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
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      Tableau

      Tableau Desktop has proven to be a lifesaver in many situations. Once we've completed the initial setup, it's simple to use. It has all of the features we need to quickly and efficiently synthesize our data. Tableau Desktop has advanced capabilities to improve our company's data structure and enable self-service for our employees.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
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      Performance

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      Tableau Desktop's performance is solid. You can really dig into a large dataset in the form of a spreadsheet, and it exhibits similarly good performance when accessing a moderately sized Oracle database. I noticed that with Tableau Desktop 9.3, the performance using a spreadsheet started to slow around 75K rows by about 60 columns. This was easily remedied by creating an extract and pushing it to Tableau Server, where performance went to lightning fast
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      Support Rating

      Oracle

      The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
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      Tableau

      I have never really used support much, to be honest. I think the support is not as user-friendly to search and use it. I did have an encounter with them once and it required a bit of going back and forth for licensing before reaching a resolution. They did solve my issue though
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      In-Person Training

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
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      Online Training

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
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      Implementation Rating

      Oracle

      1. Estimate your data size. 2. Test, test, and test.
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      Tableau

      Again, training is the key and the company provides a lot of example videos that will help users discover use cases that will greatly assist their creation of original visualizations. As with any new software tool, productivity will decline for a period. In the case of Tableau, the decline period is short and the later gains are well worth it.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Oracle

      MongoDB is an application oriented solution with unstructured data. Percona Server for MySQL is a good solution when looking for performance peaks and the amount of data grows continuously over time. MySQL is the ideal solution when we have a data schema defined and we do not have great requirements at the performance level.
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      Tableau

      If we do not have legacy tools which have already been set up, I would switch the visualization method to open source software via PyCharm, Atom, and Visual Studio IDE. These IDEs cannot directly help you to visualize the data but you can use many python packages to do so through these IDEs.
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      Scalability

      Oracle

      No answers on this topic

      Tableau

      Tableau Desktop's scaleability is really limited to the scale of your back-end data systems. If you want to pull down an extract and work quickly in-memory, in my application it scaled to a few tens of millions of rows using the in-memory engine. But it's really only limited by your back-end data store if you have or are willing to invest in an optimized SQL store or purpose-built query engine like Veritca or Netezza or something similar.
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      Return on Investment

      Oracle

      • It has made site management through a CMS like WordPress or Drupal infinitely easier to manage.
      • It is a critical part of the LAMP, WAMP and MAMP stack and has been a major driver of innovation in the content-management-system space, pushing site and web-application development toward greater democratization.
      • It has proved to be very reliable and easy to set up and administer and saves me tremendous time troubleshooting query and performance issues.
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      Tableau

      • Tableau was acquired years ago, and has provided good value with the content created.
      • Ongoing maintenance costs for the platform, both to maintain desktop and server licensing has made the continuing value questionable when compared to other offerings in the marketplace.
      • Users have largely been satisfied with the content, but not with the overall performance. This is due to a combination of factors including the performance of the Tableau engines as well as development deficiencies.
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