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QuickSight has a way to go, but is getting better
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September 15, 2019

QuickSight has a way to go, but is getting better

Score 5 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon QuickSight

QuickSight is being used as a niche BI tool for several reporting dashboards that we have built. It is currently being used primarily by the central IT organization and we continue to monitor this cloud-based BI tool for it to mature. In the past 3 years, the number of connectors and visualizations has increased and improved and is slowly becoming a better product.
  • Lightweight and serverless BI tool that can be used for niche dashboards.
  • Its integration into other AWS Services is one of its most appealing features.
  • The low monthly cost is another benefit.
  • It is still immature as a cloud-based BI tool.
  • Its functionality is about 40-50% of its competitor's products.
  • Application is still a little buggy and non-intuitive at times.
QuickSight is best suited to augment your other BI solutions, not as a primary tool. It still very immature when you compare it to products like Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI and others. However, it is very easy to get connected to data sources and a good way to interrogate data if the data is in the AWS system or database.
We use Quicksight to connect to S3 data sources via Athena and Redshift. It has a bunch of other connectors we have explored like connectors to Salesforce, Twitter, Redshift and other, but it is still far behind some of the other tools in the market space. We have hope it will become a better product over time.
The access control and permission granting has gotten better than when first released, but is still lacking in my areas like access controls, sharing across teams and report delivery. We have decided to use other tools to do these functions, and rather use this as a BI tool of convenience rather than an enterprise tool.
Amazon QuickSight is good when you want to interrogate data quickly and the data is in the AWS eco-system. QuickSight is not a great option if you want pixel-perfect visualizations with a lot of functionality. Overall, it's a solid solution but needs to mature a lot if it wants to become an enterprise solution.

Amazon QuickSight Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
4
Customizable dashboards
5
Report Formatting Templates
4
Drill-down analysis
3
Formatting capabilities
4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
3
Report sharing and collaboration
5
Publish to Web
4
Publish to PDF
4
Report Versioning
4
Report Delivery Scheduling
3
Delivery to Remote Servers
2
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
6
Predictive Analytics
2
Multi-User Support (named login)
5
Role-Based Security Model
5
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
4
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
4
Dedicated iOS Application
2
Dedicated Android Application
2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
6
REST API
3
Javascript API
2
iFrames
2
Java API
3
Themeable User Interface (UI)
5
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
3