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Amazon QuickSight is the #8 ranked solution in top Business Intelligence Tools. PeerSpot users give Amazon QuickSight an average rating of 7.0 out of 10. Amazon QuickSight is most commonly compared to Microsoft BI: Amazon QuickSight vs Microsoft BI. Amazon QuickSight is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 66% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 18% of all views.
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What is Amazon QuickSight?

Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Using our cloud-based service you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create stunning visualizations and rich dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.

Amazon QuickSight was previously known as QuickSight.

Amazon QuickSight Customers

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What users are saying about Amazon QuickSight pricing:
  • "Amazon QuickSight you subscribe and you use the service."
  • "The Amazon QuickSight licensing model my company's on is pay-as-you-go, but I wouldn't be able to give the figures because that's handled by the finance department."
  • "I'm using a paid version of Amazon QuickSight, paying about $22 monthly. As I have yet to learn about the pricing for other tools, such as Power BI, I won't be able to compare."
  • "The pricing is cost-effective with a good plan."
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    Abhishek Malviya - PeerSpot reviewer
    Lead Software Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    Good documentation, good support, and easy to learn
    Pros and Cons
    • "The solution is simple to implement."
    • "I just want a few more features to be added."

    What is our primary use case?

    We primarily use the solution for basic reporting, charts, and graphs.

    What is most valuable?

    There is no installation required. It is browser-based. 

    We like that you can look at groups, users, and like that we can take advantage of column-level and row-level restrictions.

    The SpiceDB capacity is pretty large compared to other contemporary options, including competitive software like Power BI, Tableau, etc. It has better performance with respect to large data sets.

    The solution is simple to implement. 

    Managers can build a dashboard, and over a period of time, they can build very complex dashboards as well. 

    It is easy to learn. There is a decent level of documentation already available around QuickSight. There are multiple YouTube channels, videos, and tutorials available, and there is a QuickSight community from where you can get help. This helps users work with the basic functionality of QuickSight.

    The solution is stable.

    It is quite scalable. 

    What needs improvement?

    I just want a few more features to be added. We'd like an increase in the number of visuals, and we find the graphs are still very restricted.

    We need reporting around telementary use and QuickSight users, including which user is opening which dashboard, at what time, and for how long he is using the dashboard. They built reader access based on the session. However, they don't report it anywhere.

    I was expecting this very basic thing, yet it has not been rolled out. In order to know which user is opening which dashboard and at what time, I have to basically deep dive into the CloudTrail log. Even there, it's not a very detailed log. It does not give you an idea about the session or session duration. It only gives you an idea about whether a dashboard was loaded or not. 

    Currently, auto-reporting is limited to some 30 times a day. As it is, if you want to set a data set to get it refreshed every half an hour, you cannot achieve it. We would like to have more auto-reporting.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've used the solution for three to four years. 

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    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Stability-wise, it is decent. It's reliable. There are no bigs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is very scalable. 

    There are data sets where I have millions of records, and the size of the data set is beyond 100 GB as well.

    We have more than 500 users on the solution currently.

    How are customer service and support?

    There is a lot of documentation available that can help users learn the solution and troubleshoot.

    On multiple occasions, I have had to check with the AWS support regarding QuickSight, and the support is pretty decent around it.

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Positive

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I did not previously use a different solution.

    I did work with Power BI. Power BI had too many visuals. It's pretty mature, however. Power BI is a very old reporting tool. It has great functionality, yet it is costlier. Still, it is not very scalable as it is limited to 10 GB only. Whereas in QuickSight, you can have beyond 10 GB easily. A few data sets we have are beyond 110 GB.

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is online; you don't have to install anything. It's user-friendly so it is easy to get started. If you have users on your AWS account, you can just enable QuickSight access for them.

    User management is very easy. 

    What was our ROI?

    The ROI a company might se depends on how they are using it. It's a service. If you are not using it efficiently, then obviously, the ROI would be lower.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    It's not a one-time purchase.

    It's like they build you on three fronts. One is the SpiceDB capacity that you buy. Another is the author account you create in QuickSight and the reader's account. For an author account and SpiceDB capacity, there is a fixed charge. For the author, it's $24 per month. For SpiceDB capacity, it's somewhere at around $0.30 per GB per month. For the reader account, there is no charge. It's pay per session, and I don't know the price per session. 

    You need to be aware of how you have it set up. Even though we have, let's say, 50 authors, for example, out of those 50 authors, only two or three authors were creating dashboards. The rest of the authors were sitting idle. At that point, we got billed unnecessarily. Later on, we figured it out, and we removed the unnecessary authors.

    What other advice do I have?

    We're a customer and end-user.

    One big lesson that I have learned is that first, you identify what kind of reporting you want to do. Then, just go and check whether that kind of reporting is already available in QuickSight or not. If yes, then you have to think about the cost. It's pretty much in your face, and you can precalculate it without any issue, and then you have to just play around with a couple of average users.

    I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

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    Director of User Experience at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 10
    We selected it for scalability reasons but we didn't get that far because of security concerns

    What is our primary use case?

    We tried to do a proof of concept with QuickSight. Essentially, we were evaluating it for visualization to create charts and graphs to explain the reports that were being generated behind the scenes. Instead of having to go through hundreds of thousands of lines of tables, we just wanted to get a high-level summary and then figure out the areas in which we needed to go deeper. We used its latest version.

    How has it helped my organization?

    It didn't. We weren't able to fully implement it due to security concerns.

    What needs improvement?

    I don't like the fact that we had to implement it using an iframe. To implement it on a website, you have to use an iframe. It would be better if we could call up an API to populate content on the website versus having your alignment iframe. This is because when it is on a separate server, you have to deal with cores. 

    I also couldn't customize the look and feel to meet the environment in which we were trying to install it. Its initial setup was also not straightforward.

    We weren't able to fully implement it due to security concerns. One part of our company is currently implementing Databricks because of security issues with AWS QuickSight.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We tried it for a three month period.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    We were selecting it for scalability, but we didn't get that far. Our clients are usually large businesses. They are multi-million dollar government agencies.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    I didn't contact them, but I heard that there were some issues with response time, or the answers that they were getting were not quite where they needed to be.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I initially built the solution by using data tables and Databricks. We were initially building out prototypes just to find out what the client wanted and to determine the BI tool to proceed with. At the end of the day, if we had a better developer who was able to easily wire up the Databricks data tables, high charts, and interactivity, it probably would have been the solution. The problem is that when you have a group of data sets, how are users supposed to know which data set they need to incorporate into the build to get the results that they need. 

    There is some way that QuickSight could do that and say, "Here are all your data sets that you have, and here's the content inside of it, or at least the high-level entities that match." It would be much easier to be able to say, "Hey, I have an entire Data Lake that is full of information, and I want this kind of answer." It should then be able to direct you to the data set that you need to incorporate to get those answers.

    How was the initial setup?

    I didn't do its initial installation and setup, but I know that it was not straightforward. It could have also been because of the quality of developer we had. It wasn't just a straight plug and play, especially when you have a multiple-tier architecture. It would be great if there was like a line from the CDN that you can just install inside of either NPM or install it on the backend to be able to populate with API on the front end, but we didn't really have the best developers working on that. I know that they had some problems with the implementation, whether because of datasets that were populating it or something else. It wasn't straightforward. Based on their struggles and the fact that they couldn't turn it around in a proof of concept in a day, I would say that it was not easy to implement. 

    If you took Excel and you knew pivot tables, you could go in and easily create a pivot table out of the Excel data within. Even if you don't understand it, it is pretty straightforward, but QuickSight was not as straightforward.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    If it is on an iframe on a separate server and we're trying to employ something that is serverless technology, we have to pay each time they went and tapped the service. So, every call to the server had a cost associated, which can make it quite expensive depending on how much you use. I've dealt with smaller hosts with unlimited bandwidth and unlimited space for 20 hours a month. The prices of AWS, Azure are astronomical. It is kind of frustrating, but it is what it is. It is the industry standard.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would advise others to have quality developers and ensure that the security patches had been in place and be mindful of that moving forward so that if there are any security issues, you can call it out before the client calls it out.

    I would rate Amazon QuickSight a five out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    Director of IT Customer Service with 5,001-10,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Scalable with good self-service analytics but needs better integration capabilities
    Pros and Cons
    • "From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics."
    • "You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have used it as rapid prototyping for exploring visualizations and analytics with the data. It seems to work quite nicely.

    What is most valuable?

    Our clients are looking for advice. To the extent that they were on AWS, we pointed them to this rather than using Power BI, which frankly we had an awful experience with. We were comfortable with the AWS stack, everything on AWS, and we pointed them to that for some of their analytics and with us holding their hand. Rather than investing in another product, we found a good cost model there. If you're running on AWS and paying for those services, the whole QuickSight thing was a nominal add-on cost for its services. It's actually pretty efficient.

    From an analytics perspective, it's really good for self-service analytics.

    What needs improvement?

    It's not a Tableau. It's not a TIBCO Spotfire. They could do further integration with some data governance and data cataloging. You can't tell a data story as well in QuickSight as you can on others, especially in TIBCO Spotfire. If they integrated it more with some data cataloging and had some guided analytics where it will walk you through everything, that would be ideal. Most clients don't expect it to do that. That said, once again, it isn't a Tableau. The results are as good as Tableau, and yet, it doesn't, from an engineering perspective, tell the data story or allow a user to be able to access a data catalog that lets you drive how your analytics need to go. I don't if they're working on that, however, that would be a lovely enhancement.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've used the solution within two years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability has been quite good. I don't believe we've had any major issues with the stability. I can't recall dealing with bugs or glitches and it doesn't seem to crash or freeze.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I haven't really tested the scalability. There's no reason to think it wouldn't, given AWS's general capability. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I'm aware of other solutions. however, rather than licensing Tableau or Power BI, or TIBCO, we found that we needed an introductory analyst tool for our clients that we could help them use. The more sophisticated users are using things like TIBCO on AWS, or Tableau, or Looker. However, with QuickSight, we find it to be really good as an introductory tool for our clients that want to do simple analytics.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The cost of the solution has a minimal cost if users are already on the AWS stack.

    There are additional service fees based on the services it consumes. However, the cost is pretty mild. 

    It's not like it's a few pennies a day. However, it's a per service or CPU and disc storage, and it's mostly CPU. It's a minimal surcharge as you're consuming more services on AWS.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'm very excited about their product. We were using others, other things for visualization analytics, however, within the AWS stack, it's actually proving to be pretty capable.

    It was a whole AWS stack that we're shaping out. Given our partnership with Amazon, they've been pushing a lot of different services and products at us. But the QuickSight was something that was remarkably quick to stand out and recreate some use cases within, for example, Power BI. So we have found that to allow for a really rapid, quickly produced prototype. 

    I would recommend QuickSight as, if you were a citizen developer, it's very approachable. Learning something like TIBCO or Power BI is a bigger learning curve. What I do like about QuickSight, is that it gives a relative beginner the ability to really start seeing results quickly. I don't think it's a competitor yet for some of the more sophisticated tools. However, if a developer or developer's client was relatively unsophisticated, it's a very smooth and quick place to start.

    I would rate the solution at a seven out of ten simply due to the fact that, in its class, it does well, however, in comparison to some other tools, it's not as robust.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    Senior tech architect at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 5
    Stable, great Amazon integration, but has minimal features
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is its connectivity with other Amazon services."
    • "Amazon QuickSight has minimal features. The feature set can be improved to allow you to create good production-ready dashboards. This does not happen with QuickSite, it needs to mature to be used in production."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Amazon QuickSight as a BI tool for data analysis. When we are working with Amazon data on Amazon Cloud, we use Amazon QuickSight. If I have to build a solution on Amazon data for an IT team or for a quick POC for some customers, I use QuickSite. Additionally, for basic analysis, we use QuickSite. 

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is its connectivity with other Amazon services.

    Our company is heavily bought into Amazon, our entire infrastructure is set up on Amazon for my organization. This is why QuickSite is good for us because everything else is running on Amazon.

    What needs improvement?

    Amazon QuickSight has minimal features. The feature set can be improved to allow you to create good production-ready dashboards. This does not happen with QuickSite, it needs to mature to be used in production.

    With Amazon QuickSight or any other BI tool, they are limited in what you can do because they're drag and drop tools. For unique features we need or what we want to build, we cannot build using these tools. We use JavaScript for that. We write our own code and build our own solutions.

    I need the capability to call machine learning models in Python. For example, while I'm building a dashboard if I am displaying a chart, but the value calculation should be a machine learning model, which is running somewhere else, such as on Amazon. I need that capability because these tools give good outputs, such as calculated fields. However, today the outputs are not straightforward. It's not only some additional or multiplication, but you also need a machine learning output to come, and then you want to show it. These tools cannot do that on the fly. In simple, you can say machine learning on the fly is not currently provided.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Amazon QuickSight for approximately five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability of Amazon QuickSight is fine.  It doesn't crash or cause any issues at all.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable according to their marketing. However, there are some issues.

    When the data size increases, as we go from a few thousand rows to a million rows to a hundred billion rose to queries. This solution fails. With a few Mb's it works fine but with a few GB's, the solution is likely to be slow. When we tried to use terabytes or hundreds of terabytes of data, the solution does not work.

    We have ten users using Amazon QuickSight in my organization. We do not have plans to increase our usage.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have used Tableau. If the user is a C-level employee, such as a CXO, CEO, or VP, they prefer to work with Tableau. It's easier for them than Amazon QuickSight. Additionally, we have used Microsoft BI.

    How was the initial setup?

    Amazon QuickSight is a SaaS that does not require any installation or deployment.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    Amazon QuickSight you subscribe and you use the service.

    What other advice do I have?

    My advice to others is that there are many good solutions but it depends on your use case. If you are building something for C-level employees, use Tableau or another solution. If you want to do data analysis on Amazon, use QuickSite. And if you want to build production-ready software use Javascript.

    These BI solutions are built with some thought in mind, they're good at what they do, but they don't solve all the problems. The features I need, they cannot provide me because they're not built like that.

    I rate Amazon QuickSight a six out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Ramesh Ch - PeerSpot reviewer
    Sr. BigData Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
    MSP
    Top 20
    Easy to use, stable, and scalable
    Pros and Cons
    • "A valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is that it's a cloud-native service provided by AWS. As all platforms within my company run on AWS, that's the leverage of Amazon QuickSight. Amazon QuickSight is also easy to use, and I find the native connectors from AWS valuable as well."
    • "Right now, you can't use Amazon QuickSight on other cloud providers, so I'd like it to have availability on other cloud providers. This is an area for improvement in the product. What I'd like to see in Amazon QuickSight in the future is a distributed centralized system where I can manage all reports in one place, and for Amazon QuickSight to become reporting as a service."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Amazon QuickSight for our internal reporting.

    What is most valuable?

    A valuable feature of Amazon QuickSight is that it's a cloud-native service provided by AWS. As all platforms within my company run on AWS, that's the leverage of Amazon QuickSight.

    Amazon QuickSight is also easy to use, and I find the native connectors from AWS valuable as well.

    What needs improvement?

    Right now, you can't use Amazon QuickSight on other cloud providers, so I'd like it to have availability on other cloud providers. This is an area for improvement in the product.

    What I'd like to see in Amazon QuickSight in the future is a distributed centralized system where I can manage all reports in one place, and for Amazon QuickSight to become reporting as a service.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using Amazon QuickSight for almost two years now.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Amazon QuickSight is a stable product because it's an AWS native, so it has all the data reconciliation taken care of by AWS. You won't need to worry about stability in Amazon QuickSight.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Amazon QuickSight is a scalable product.

    How are customer service and support?

    I haven't contacted the technical support team for Amazon QuickSight at this point.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    As our platform is on AWS, we decided to go with the native services of AWS which includes Amazon QuickSight.

    How was the initial setup?

    Setting up Amazon QuickSight was so easy because Amazon provided complete documentation on how to do it.

    You can deploy Amazon QuickSight within hours if you're quite familiar with the product, so it all depends on your experience and hands-on knowledge of AWS.

    What about the implementation team?

    The implementation for Amazon QuickSight was done in-house. I even did some installations myself.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The Amazon QuickSight licensing model my company's on is pay-as-you-go, but I wouldn't be able to give the figures because that's handled by the finance department.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'm an enterprise architect, and I work for a service desk company, so within the company, people use many other tools for day-to-day activities, such as tools for data ignitions, data orchestrations, data migration, big data, platform management, etc.

    Currently, I'm using Amazon QuickSight for semantic layers. There's no specific version for the solution because it's cloud-based and it's managed by Amazon.

    My advice, if you're looking to implement Amazon QuickSight, is that if your reporting is too slow and you're using an AWS platform, I'd recommend Amazon QuickSight. If you're reporting with multiple data sources coming from different clouds, then you should go with a different tool.

    My rating for Amazon QuickSight depends on the data sources I have, the number of reports I'm going to build, the number of users that require reporting, and the cost. For my current environment, Amazon QuickSight is the best, though it won't be the best for everybody. I'm rating it based on my requirements, and because it meets my requirements, so my rating for it is nine out of ten. It's the perfect solution for my company currently.

    My company has a partnership with Amazon.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    Seasonal Lecturer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
    Real User
    Easily integrates with different data sources, but needs better visualizations
    Pros and Cons
    • "The ease with which it integrates with different data sources is most valuable. Especially when everything is on AWS, it is easy to connect to the data source and organize different dashboards."
    • "It should support integration with Python or R."

    What is our primary use case?

    It is mainly for dashboarding and visualization.

    I am using its latest version. It is deployed on the cloud through an S3 bucket connected to Athena.

    What is most valuable?

    The ease with which it integrates with different data sources is most valuable. Especially when everything is on AWS, it is easy to connect to the data source and organize different dashboards.

    What needs improvement?

    The visualizations that it has got are not as robust as some of the other competitors in the market. We would like to have more visuals. 

    The modeling side of it is not as robust as Power BI.

    It should support integration with Python or R.

    Its support should be improved. There isn't much support for this solution.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for about a year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is stable for what I do with it.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Its scalability is fine because I use a lot of data. Everything on the cloud should be able to scale when needed.

    In my organization, we have six developers, and we have up to 50 people who are using it. Based on the security level, we can share these reports with different persons in the organization. 

    We don't have a plan to increase its usage. Instead, we are seeing if we could try something else, and that's what I'm currently working on.

    How are customer service and support?

    There isn't much support available. We had an issue and when we tried to get support, they made it clear that they can't give any support, and what is lost is lost. I would rate their support as average.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We were using Power BI. We switched because what we're doing was hosted on AWS, so it became easier to just stay on AWS. Instead of carrying the data, we stayed at the AWS server. That was the main reason for switching to QuickSight. So, everything is domiciled on Amazon Web Services.

    How was the initial setup?

    It probably was pretty straightforward. They had already deployed the system before I joined the organization. So, I started using it.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We didn't evaluate other options.

    What other advice do I have?

    It is easy to use, and it integrates really well with different data sources. However, there is a lot of room for improvement. There are limited visuals, and it doesn't integrate with Python or R. So, you need to be sure of what you're doing and whether it would serve the purpose. If you need basic visualization without too much integration and customization, it is perfect.

    I would rate it a six out of 10.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Research Student at Technische Hochschule Deggendorf
    Real User
    Top 10
    Stable and doesn't require you to install an application versus other tools, but it lacks video tutorials and needs an increase in storage
    Pros and Cons
    • "I like that with Amazon QuickSight, you don't need to install an app to use its services. With other BI tools, you need to install the app, so Amazon QuickSight is better for me in this area."
    • "An area for improvement in Amazon QuickSight is storage. Data cleanup also needs improvement because I'm experiencing errors when cleaning the data. Amazon QuickSight needs video tutorials showing its different functions and purposes."

    What is our primary use case?

    I'm a student, and I'm using Amazon QuickSight for my research paper. I'm using it for visualization.

    What is most valuable?

    I like that with Amazon QuickSight, you don't need to install an app to use its services. With other BI tools, you need to install the app, so Amazon QuickSight is better for me in this area.

    What needs improvement?

    I have no idea how other powerful tools such as Tableau and Power BI work, but an area for improvement in Amazon QuickSight is the storage. That needs to be increased, but that also means you have to pay for that increase in storage.

    It would be great if Amazon QuickSight had a free trial for students.

    I also noticed that the product no longer allows the creation of stories. It used to have that feature, so Amazon QuickSight should bring that back.

    Another area for improvement in the tool is data cleanup because I'm experiencing errors when cleaning the data. Some data automatically gets deleted, so that should be improved, and there should be more options for data cleanup.

    What I'd like Amazon QuickSight to have in the future is documentation. It needs video tutorials to help users write code and show the different functions and purposes of Amazon QuickSight.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've used Amazon QuickSight for six to seven months now.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Amazon QuickSight is a stable product.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I didn't try other BI tools apart from Amazon QuickSight.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I'm using a paid version of Amazon QuickSight, paying about $22 monthly. As I have yet to learn about the pricing for other tools, such as Power BI, I won't be able to compare. Still, if Amazon QuickSight has lower pricing than Power BI, then it's the better product, but if its pricing is higher, then the pricing for Amazon QuickSight needs to be lowered.

    What other advice do I have?

    The only BI tool I have experience with is Amazon QuickSight.

    I'm using the student version of the tool.

    I didn't work with a significant amount of data, so at the moment, I won't be able to advise new users of Amazon QuickSight.

    My rating for Amazon QuickSight is six out of ten.

    I'm a user of Amazon QuickSight.

    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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    Julio Caldas - PeerSpot reviewer
    Engineer at Podiobrasil
    Real User
    Top 20
    Powerful, easy to use, with excellent pricing plan
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level securities are very easy to use."
    • "I would like to see a feature that allows us to save a draft version before making it public and publishing it."

    What is our primary use case?

    Our primary use case bank in the financial sector, we review the information and make some validation with the legacy system and a book of indicators of KPIs with directors and CEOs.

    How has it helped my organization?

    The data is very powerful and the splice is fast.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level securities are very easy to use. The power of calculation with variables or building formulas and you can use datasets that are incremental updates. It is powerful and fast. You do not need to update all the data, you can use a partial update. It is something you use a lot in the industry.

    What needs improvement?

    I would like to see a feature that allows us to save a draft version before making it public and publishing it. This draft option would allow for comments to be made and those comments to be reviewed. Changes could be made and then published to the public.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using Amazon QuickSight for the past two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is excellent. Only one time in two years was the service not working and that was for an hour.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    There is very good scalability and large capacity.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is very good. You have support and a forum where you can search for help and new ways to use it.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup was straightforward and easy.

    What about the implementation team?

    The implementation was done in-house. The deployment usually takes one week to ten days.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing is cost-effective with a good plan.

    What other advice do I have?

    You can use it with confidence and you can trust in a product that is evolving very fast. It is better than Tableau, which is another leader in the market. Amazon QuickSight is easy to use and cost-effective. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Amazon QuickSight an eight.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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