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Tableau Desktop

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Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS is a great platform to solve a large variety of different problems. It is ideal for large organizations that have a variety of different business scenarios and locations. This ability allows global support organizations to have standard tools and methods even in a variety of use cases and site sizes. On the flip side, this flexibility is also sometimes the weakness of the platform. In very specialized use cases/areas such as low latency with flash this can be a detriment. We still seem to use specialty arrays to solve these point requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop is better for data analysis and visualization. Its advanced visualization features helped us better understand our business and customer demographics. We use Tableau Desktop to track our team’s progress. Real-time analyses and interactive dashboards are helpful for monitoring data. We can now create and share insights in ways we couldn’t before. It’s easy to put faith in and use these insights. Tableau Desktop can compare data from previous years with weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual comparisons. It assists businesses in identifying the best and least-sold products. However, this requires expensive licenses and skilled personnel, which small businesses cannot afford.
Al Mubassir Muin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pixel Perfect reports
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Customizable dashboards
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Formatting Templates
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Ad-hoc Reporting

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Formatting capabilities
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
7.5
Report sharing and collaboration
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Report Output and Scheduling

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Publish to Web
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Publish to PDF
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Report Versioning
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Report Delivery Scheduling
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Delivery to Remote Servers
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
7.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
9.0
Predictive Analytics
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
7.9

Access Control and Security

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.6

Mobile Capabilities

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Responsive Design for Web Access
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dedicated iOS Application
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2
REST API
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Javascript API
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.4
iFrames
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Java API
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Pros

NetApp FAS series

  • Backups are a piece of cake with Snapshot technology.
  • Disaster recovery plans are made much easier with SnapMirroring to remote locations.
  • The support is incredible. Auto Support makes it incredibly easy. The Auto Support website also gives you a great view of your NetApp deployment.
  • Redundant paths make updating and maintenance much easier with no downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • 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.
Afia Tamanna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetApp FAS series

  • Deduplication job runs at certain times and creates a large CPU overhead for the system
  • Management of a volumes, disk groups, LUNs, etc. is a burden to manage and is not efficient with storage capacity
  • Upgrades are complicated and not "non-disruptive"
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It does have a really nice and easy to use web interface to do pretty much anything you need with it. It was very simple to configure our volumes and luns and connect them to our VMWare environment using the interface. It has options to rename, shrink, grow, and other things with our luns and volumes. It was nice and easy to read graphs to see where you stand on your storage usage at a glance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 62 answers
I personally that Tableau Desktop is very easy to learn. Especially the basics are quite easy and one can master the skills in no time. Once you go beyond the basics, there is a learning curve and can be climbed with practice. For doing complex and incorporated tasks, i recommend getting help -- books, tutorials, blogs, youtube videos etc. I do that it will perform great and with ease for simpler and complex projects
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 20 answers
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.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 18 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetApp FAS series

NetApp FAS series 9.7
Based on 5 answers
NetApp support in Brazil is managed by its partners. We know in other countries, such as the US and NO, they have support directly from Netapp. We have a very good NetApp partner working with us since the beginning, on both the implementation and daily support. Very few cases needed to be escalated to NetApp support, most of the cases are handled and satisfyingly closed by the partner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.5
Based on 71 answers
Tableau support team took their own time to reach out with their solution. However, Tableau online community forums where many visitors and user are ready to lend a hand to others and share their experiences provide support and help in any issues encounter during the development phase.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 68 answers
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.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetApp FAS series

Removing PureStorage, which I consider to be ahead of the rest, NetApp FAS series does its job very well and it is not necessary to pay a lifetime support.
omar lopardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

I have used Power BI as well, the pricing is better, and also training costs or certifications are not that high. Since there is python integration in Power BI where I can use data cleaning and visualizing libraries and also some machine learning models. I can import my python scripts and create a visualization on processed data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetApp FAS series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetApp FAS series

  • This device took the place of 6 full servers initially, then 6 or more virtual ones were added later. Enough said.
  • Support -- I can't say enough about this. Having that hard drive arrive, without me asking for it, was awesome. Having the tech arrive without me asking for him was priceless.
  • For the initial outlay, we spent a lot, but I'd say we got most of the ROI back within the first year on this device.
  • Really nothing negative to say from an ROI perspective.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tableau Desktop

  • 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.
John Stuchly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NetApp FAS series

General

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

Starting Price

NetApp FAS series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Starting Price

$70 per month

Tableau Desktop Editions & Modules

Edition
Tableau Creator$70.001
  1. Per User / Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
All pricing plans are billed annually.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetApp FAS series
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

NetApp FAS series
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

NetApp FAS series
9.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5

In-Person Training

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

NetApp FAS series
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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