Posit vs. Rational BI

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Posit
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Posit, formerly RStudio, is a modular data science platform, combining open source and commercial products.N/A
Rational BI
Score 7.7 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Rational BI provides analytics, data science and business intelligence in an analytical platform that connects to databases, data files and cloud drives including AWS and Azure data sources, enabling users to explore and visualize data. Users can build real-time notebook-style reports directly in a web browser with JavaScript and SQL with direct and live connections to data. Filter and query data with an SQL database embedded in the client, without network…
$0
single user
Pricing
PositRational BI
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free
$0
single user
Professional
$129
single user
Enterprise
Varies
single user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PositRational BI
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional DetailsAdditional cost per extra user (varies by edition)
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Features
PositRational BI
Platform Connectivity
Comparison of Platform Connectivity features of Product A and Product B
Posit
7.2
26 Ratings
16% below category average
Rational BI
-
Ratings
Connect to Multiple Data Sources8.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Extend Existing Data Sources7.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Data Format Detection6.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.5
26 Ratings
1% above category average
Rational BI
-
Ratings
Visualization8.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive Data Analysis8.523 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Preparation
Comparison of Data Preparation features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.3
25 Ratings
1% above category average
Rational BI
-
Ratings
Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations8.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Data Modeling
Comparison of Platform Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.2
21 Ratings
4% below category average
Rational BI
-
Ratings
Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools8.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Single platform for multiple model development8.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-Service Model Delivery8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Model Deployment
Comparison of Model Deployment features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.8
17 Ratings
3% above category average
Rational BI
-
Ratings
Flexible Model Publishing Options8.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Posit
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Pixel Perfect reports00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Customizable dashboards00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Posit
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Drill-down analysis00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Formatting capabilities00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Posit
-
Ratings
Rational BI
9.0
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Publish to Web00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Publish to PDF00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Report Versioning00 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Posit
-
Ratings
Rational BI
8.2
4 Ratings
0% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)00 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Predictive Analytics00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
PositRational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(122 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.4
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(9 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PositRational BI
Likelihood to Recommend
Posit (formerly RStudio)
In my humble opinion, if you are working on something related to Statistics, RStudio is your go-to tool. But if you are looking for something in Machine Learning, look out for Python. The beauty is that there are packages now by which you can write Python/SQL in R. Cross-platform functionality like such makes RStudio way ahead of its competition. A couple of chinks in RStudio armor are very small and can be considered as nagging just for the sake of argument. Other than completely based on programming language, I couldn't find significant drawbacks to using RStudio. It is one of the best free software available in the market at present.
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Rational BI
Definitely well suited for small companies, but again many of their competitors are also well suited in this segment. We were in general happy with the solution provided, but I'm not blown away by their solution or support. If you want to get more data-driven visual boards with data displayed in nice graphics is in my opinion a good start, and here Rational BI delivers what it should.
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Pros
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • The support is incredibly professional and helpful, and they often go out of their way to help me when something doesn't work.
  • The one-click publishing from RStudio Connect is absolutely amazing, and I really like the way that it deploys your exact package versions, because otherwise, you can get in a terrible mess.
  • Python doesn't feel quite as native as R at the moment but I have definitely deployed stuff in R and Python that works beautifully which is really nice indeed.
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Rational BI
  • Arrange data.
  • Dashboard.
  • Automatic reports.
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Cons
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • Python integration is newer and still can be rough, especially with when using virtual environments.
  • RStudio Connect pricing feels very department focused, not quite an enterprise perspective.
  • Some of the RStudio packages don't follow conventional development guidelines (API breaking changes with minor version numbers) which can make supporting larger projects over longer timeframes difficult.
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Rational BI
  • Not seeing anything at this time, comprehensive product.
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Likelihood to Renew
Posit (formerly RStudio)
There is no viable alternative right now. The toolset is good and the functionality is increasing with every release. It is backed by regular releases and ongoing development by the RStudio team. There is good engagement with RStudio directly when support is required. Also there's a strong and growing community of developers who provide additional support and sample code.
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Rational BI
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Usability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
I think it's a quick and easy to use tool. The IDE is very intuitive and easy to adapt to. You do not need to learn a lot of things to use this tool. Any programmer and a person with knowledge or R can quick use this tool without issues.
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Rational BI
Overall Rational BI is a valuable enterprise reporting tool for any data driven organization. It offers great depth and breadth of features for reporting and analytics that can lead to better business outcomes. Its easy to use and highly configurable to evolve to changing reporting needs of organizations of any scale.
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Reliability and Availability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio is very available and cheap to use. It needs to be updated every once in a while, but the updates tend to be quick and they do not hinder my ability to make progress. I have not experienced any RStudio outages, and I have used the application quite a bit for a variety of statistical analyses
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Rational BI
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Posit (formerly RStudio)
Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
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Rational BI
I haven't used the support myself, but my colleagues have been satisfied with the support. As I have understood from my colleagues the support is as you could expect. Still, the documentation could be better and that could avoid the need to contact their support, but overall we're still happy with the support as well.
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Implementation Rating
Posit (formerly RStudio)
We did it at the individual level: anyone willing to code in R can use it. No real deployment involved.
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Rational BI
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Alternatives Considered
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio was provided as the most customizable. It was also strictly the most feature-rich as far as enabling our organization to script, run, and make use of R open-source packages in our data analysis workstreams. It also provided some support for python, which was useful when we had R heavy code with some python threaded in. Overall we picked Rstudio for the features it provided for our data analysis needs and the ability to interface with our existing resources.
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Rational BI
Rational BI allows a deeper data analysis with respect to the other software I experimented with. The velocity to perform the analysis is similar to the other one. The predictive analysis could be very useful, but at the moment I do not use it in my activities. Dashboards are nice and easy to understand.
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Scalability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio is very scalable as a product. The issue I have is that it doesn't necessarily fit in nicely with the mainly Microsoft environment that everybody else is using. Having RStudio for us means dedicated servers and recruiting staff who know how to manage the environment. This isn't a fault of the product at all, it's just part of the data science landscape that we all have to put up with. Having said that RStudio is absolutely great for running on low spec servers and there are loads of options to handle concurrency, memory use, etc.
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Rational BI
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Return on Investment
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • Using it for data science in a very big and old company, the most positive impact, from my point of view, has been the ability of spreading data culture across the group. Shortening the path from data to value.
  • Still it's hard to quantify economic benefits, we are struggling and it's a great point of attention, since splitting out the contribution of the single aspects of a project (and getting the RStudio pie) is complicated.
  • What is sure is that, in the long run, RStudio is boosting productivity and making the process in which is embedded more efficient (cost reduction).
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Rational BI
  • Allows folks to work on other items as reporting is done in the background.
  • Scheduling and delivery of reports with one click.
  • Single pane of management.
  • Ease of use.
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ScreenShots

Posit Screenshots

Screenshot of Posit runs on most desktops or on a server and accessed over the webScreenshot of Posit supports authoring HTML, PDF, Word Documents, and slide showsScreenshot of Posit supports interactive graphics with Shiny and ggvisScreenshot of Shiny combines the computational power of R with the interactivity of the modern webScreenshot of Remote Interactive Sessions: Start R and Python processes from Posit Workbench within various systems such as Kubernetes and SLURM with Launcher.Screenshot of Jupyter: Author and edit Python code with Jupyter using the same Posit Workbench infrastructure.

Rational BI Screenshots

Screenshot of Modern Business IntelligenceScreenshot of Drag-and-drop InsightsScreenshot of Accessible for everyone, power when you need itScreenshot of Beautiful analytics on every screen and deviceScreenshot of Scheduled reporting: Broadcast your findings to everyoneScreenshot of Connect all your data no matter where it lives