AWS QuickSight Review
January 02, 2020

AWS QuickSight Review

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon QuickSight

It is being used as a dashboard to visualize telemetry data from IoT assets as well as threshold crossing for some of the business rules and ML model.
  • Easily to set up for data sources, already supports quite a few of AWS and non-AWS data sources
  • Cost friendly since users are charged only for basis of usage
  • Still limited options for different type of graphs/charts. If possible with extension or API to customize the visualization would be better
  • Mainly supports the rendering for large screen device/PC/laptop, not auto layout properly in small mobile device
Due to the fact that our platform infrastructure is mainly based on AWS, it was seamless and effortless for integration. Our second consideration is the operating cost in which QuickSight is reasonably low compared to other tools we had evaluated. From a development perspective, it had a low learning curve for the engineering team to incorporate into our product.
Data sources seems to be highly compatible as long as data sources are native to AWS infrastructure, with extension for other open sourced adopters.
Access control is quite standard across other AWS services. Sharing of data could be also relied on other services like S3 bucket, IoT events and elasticserach. We have not extensively configured for report distribution and would not have extensive evaluation on that.
I'm likely to recommend it because it would become so native if other cloud services are based on AWS infrastructure, like our current setup. It is very seamlessly integrated with other services to feed in data for the visualization. In addition, supporting a reasonably large number of users concurrently is not an issue and should be able to scale horizontally as needed.

Amazon QuickSight Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
8
Customizable dashboards
4
Report Formatting Templates
6
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
8
Publish to PDF
7
Report Versioning
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
8
Delivery to Remote Servers
8
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
7
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
4
Multi-User Support (named login)
8
Role-Based Security Model
8
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
9
Single Sign-On (SSO)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
4
Dedicated iOS Application
4
Dedicated Android Application
5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
3
REST API
7
Javascript API
8
iFrames
7
Java API
7
Themeable User Interface (UI)
4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
4