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Tableau Server

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Score 8.1 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Tableau Server

Tableau Server is awesome for creating easy to understand visualizations for busy executives. An analyst can be up and running with some cool visualizations fairly quickly. But, if you're thinking of using Tableau Server for real machine learning, this is not the tool.
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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
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Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Tableau Server
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
Pixel Perfect reports
Tableau Server
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.9
Customizable dashboards
Tableau Server
8.7
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Tableau Server
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.5

Ad-hoc Reporting

Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Drill-down analysis
Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.9
Formatting capabilities
Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.2
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Tableau Server
8.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
5.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Tableau Server
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Report Output and Scheduling

Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Publish to Web
Tableau Server
9.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Publish to PDF
Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.5
Report Versioning
Tableau Server
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Tableau Server
8.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Tableau Server
7.0
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Tableau Server
8.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Tableau Server
8.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1
Predictive Analytics
Tableau Server
7.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.3

Access Control and Security

Tableau Server
8.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.9
Role-Based Security Model
Tableau Server
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Tableau Server
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Tableau Server
8.4
MicroStrategy Analytics
9.0

Mobile Capabilities

Tableau Server
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Tableau Server
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.6
Dedicated iOS Application
Tableau Server
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Tableau Server
7.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Tableau Server
7.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.1

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Tableau Server
7.5
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.7
REST API
Tableau Server
8.3
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Javascript API
Tableau Server
8.1
MicroStrategy Analytics
6.7
iFrames
Tableau Server
7.8
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Java API
Tableau Server
7.2
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Tableau Server
6.9
MicroStrategy Analytics
8.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Tableau Server
6.6
MicroStrategy Analytics
7.5

Pros

  • Access to our data sources such as MS SQL and MySQL
  • Ease of use and administration
  • Relatively small footprint for hardware
  • Reasonable pricing
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  • I think the dashboards are quite helpful to visualize on the spot data.
  • Creation of facts and attributes is simple - I have no programming experience and was still able to create and modify these items.
  • Scheduling reports to be run on a daily, weekly, or hourly basis is simple. It provides updated data on a timed basis with no need to go back into the program.
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Cons

  • Tableau's mapping capabilities are "almost there". We would love to have Tableau able to function as our sole GIS product. Each version of Tableau brings us closer to that goal.
  • We would like to have the ability to schedule data transfers. The new Data Prep tool is step in that direction.
  • We still have need to produce lists of summarized data. Making this process a little more straightforward would be nice.
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  • The developer desktop product could use some UI enhancements. It's been the same for many years.
  • The world would be a better place if custom groups and consolidation were supported in Visual Insight and I-Cubes.
  • A more simplify licensing model.
  • It's expensive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 19 answers
We will continue our use of Tableau server due to the following factors:- Cost effectiveness. This persists from year-to-year. Tableau consistently gives us the best value for the cost- Reliability. Tableau server has been rock-solid for our users, particularly during emergencies.- Innovation. You can bet that Tableau will release stable new versions on a regular basis.We have often experienced the need for a function in Tableau that will be included in a future release.
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MicroStrategy Analytics9.9
Based on 27 answers
I think there are better tools available than MicroStrategy such as Tableau based simply on the ease of manipulating data sets and how quickly you can churn through data sets. The amount of time it takes to train people on MicroStrategy is a bit frustrating as well. I think MicroStrategy has great potential, but could be a better product overall.
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Usability

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 11 answers
User experience is the most important factor to consider whenever considering capabilities for non-technical business users. If the learning curve is so steep business users must be advanced users to be productive, you hit the wall of diminishing returns, this is exceptionally true when it comes to analyzing data. Transforming data analysts into BI development experts shifts the focus of the analyst from analyzing data to mastering software. Tableau does a masterful job at minimizing the technology and maximizing the users understanding of their data.
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MicroStrategy Analytics7.0
Based on 3 answers
It is difficult to learn, but once you figure it out through training, it becomes simpler and the reasons for it's complexity becomes apparent.
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Reliability and Availability

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Over the past few years our company has expanded the use of Tableau. We've moved from 250 interactors to well over 1500 server interactions during that timeframe. During the expansion interactors we've yet to expereince any significant degradation of service
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MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Performance

Tableau Server8.1
Based on 8 answers
Again, assuming that you are working with 100k rows of data or less, it works great. When you increase the number of rows of data by a magnitude of 5 or 10+, there is a significant deterioration in performance
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MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Support

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 12 answers
We've only reached out to Tableau once for support. It wasn't related to the operation of the software but some complex Data Visualization we wanted to develop. The same day Tableau engaged us and provided outstanding support and follow-up resources.
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MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 3 answers
From our experience, Microstrategy is very well supported. Whenever we have issues, they are resolved quickly
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In-Person Training

Tableau Server8.0
Based on 4 answers
In our case, they hired a private third party consultant to train our dept. It was extremely boring and felt like it dragged on. Everything I learned was self taught so I was not really paying attention. But I do think that you can easily spend a week on the tool and go over every nook and cranny. We only had the consultant in for a day or two.
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Online Training

Tableau Server9.0
Based on 9 answers
Tableau has excellent on-demand training material - web based and free....
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MicroStrategy Analytics7.8
Based on 4 answers
The MicroStrategy training is incredible, they have great online teachers. I was fortunate to be learning MicroStrategy while also implementing a project from scratch. This helped to solidify a lot of the concepts and be able to ask questions about real world problems in addition to class room exercises.
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Implementation

Tableau Server9.1
Based on 13 answers
The Tableau server installation has been flawless. Our user base is increasing rapidly each quarter. On the It front, we tend to upgrade the server on a bi-annual basis. Which allows use to minimize the disruption to our users. Overall, we are completely satisfied with Tableau server.
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MicroStrategy Analytics8.0
Based on 3 answers
Implementation is not easy, but also not difficult. With enough training on how to create a schema, and with the proper data warehouse schema the implementation can be very quick. If there are a lot of unknowns in the beginning phase of modeling, that can greatly extend the overall time taken for a fully implemented project.
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Alternatives Considered

IBM COGNOS Insight and Qlik View
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Tableau is a user friendly environment that creates visualizations, reports, and dashboards. The performance of Tableau is bad when querying large data sets. Users are not able to customize their reports as easily in Tableau as they can in MicroStrategy. Analysis and modeling is more difficult in Tableau than in MicroStrategy when using version 9.3.1.
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Scalability

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MicroStrategy Analytics10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
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Return on Investment

  • Without question it has helped us make information that was "invisible" or hard to fathom much more accessible to those that need it to run our business. To that end, it is helping us zero in on many cost avoidance issues which were not surfaced before the advent of Tableau Analytics.
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  • No comment since MicroStrategy was already implemented prior to my employment.
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Pricing Details

Tableau Server

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Tableau Server Editions & Modules
Tableau Server
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MicroStrategy Analytics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
MicroStrategy Analytics Editions & Modules
MicroStrategy Analytics
On-premise Edition
Desktop
$6001
1. per named user
SaaS Edition
Web
$6001
Web
$300,0002
Mobile
$6003
Mobile
$300,0004
1. per named user
2. per CPU core
3. per named user
4. per CPU core
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