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Quicksight an AWS basic reporting solution for your data in their cloud..only for adhoc reporting
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November 13, 2017

Quicksight an AWS basic reporting solution for your data in their cloud..only for adhoc reporting

Score 4 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon QuickSight

We are a company which checks the quality of health care provided by a payer. We have top payers as our clients. Right now we are using QuickSight on an experimental basis and only a few of our clients are using it. It has a few pros and cons like for a few basic reports clients don't need to come to us they can generate it by themselves. However, it is not so easy that the average business user does not need developer assistance. In short, we can say it is good but only for the very basic requirements.
  • Good for creating basic reporting by the business user.
  • Integration with other data storage services of AWS
  • You can start getting your business insights immediately no need think of license or setting up infrastructure.
  • You need to pay as you use so its economical.
  • Spice space can be shared across all users in the account. SPICE is QuickSight storage where data is stored in an optimized way for fast reporting.
  • You can not use it as a primary reporting tool as many of the features are missing.
  • For complex reports for business, users need to get help from an IT person.
  • Business users time will waste in developing reports, it should have a version where we can promote the report from one environment to other.
  • Sharing report with the user who is not added in IAM is complex.
In our case, we are storing our large amount of data in the cloud so using QuickSight adds up to the performance of the reporting. We are using it as a secondary reporting tool so that a business user can generate their own report. We are using Tableau as our primary reporting tool.
Quicksight is providing some support to different databases, we can connect to any of the AWS storage which is most important if we talk about the third party database. The supports are very limited when we compare it with the leading reporting tools like Tableau WebFOCUS.
Very very limited functionality when looking at sharing of the reports, users need to be part of QuickSight. No customized distribution and security functionalities are available.
The service is still in an evolving phase and at this position this can not be the only tool for reporting. Business users can directly generate reports with this tool but those are very basic reports so you need to get assistance from an IT person.

Amazon QuickSight Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
10
Customizable dashboards
3
Report Formatting Templates
2
Drill-down analysis
5
Formatting capabilities
4
Report sharing and collaboration
3
Report Delivery Scheduling
3
Delivery to Remote Servers
Not Rated
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
2
Multi-User Support (named login)
7
Role-Based Security Model
4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
4
Responsive Design for Web Access
10
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
10

Evaluating QuickSight and Competitors

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We have our petabytes of data on AWS so doing reporting on a tool provided by them will be much faster. and a big name and great service of amazon also made us to select quick sight.
Will go again for this tool, our selection process is good. But thing to note is that this is not our primary reporting tool.