We performed a comparison between Amazon QuickSight and Tableau based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Tableau wins out in this comparison because users feel it is easy to use, provides intuitive reporting, and has outstanding features. Many users feel Amazon QuickSight is a very simple tool with limited features. They say its visualization offering is too basic. It also has minimal functionality and lacks a solid security protocol.
"It has a lot of valuable features, but the most important aspect is the affordable cost. This solution costs much less in comparison to the competitors like Qlik Sense, Power BI, and Tableau."
"The graph charts, pie charts, and box plots are 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."
"The most valuable feature I have found is the low-level securities are very easy to use."
"It is fine for basic reporting."
"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."
"The product is easy to learn."
"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."
"It is very easy to implement and to use."
"Tableau has many good features. It is user-friendly, has a simple-to-use interface, and has a customizable dashboard."
"Tableau's most valuable feature is its ability to connect with various data sources and display real-time data on three different dashboards."
"There are already connectors to almost every single major database and service that you can possibly think of."
"Data is easily understood at all levels of the company."
"Any feature I am looking for usually is part of the next upgrade within a few months. They have a very good dynamic evolution."
"One of the most valuable features of Tableau is that it's a visual analytics solution, not just a dashboarding solution. Compared to Power BI, which is a dashboarding solution, there are no limitations with Tableau. For example, when you add a chart or a map to Power BI, it has a 3,000-point limitation. When you try to track your whole vehicle on the map, you only see the first 3,000 rows on the map, and Power BI doesn't tell you which part of the data is shown on the map. But Tableau doesn't have any limitations, which means that you can see five million data points on a map. It starts the project by creating the visuals that directly converts to SQLs. In that way, all the components have no limitations. When we compared Tableau to Power BI, we also found Tableau to be more fancy. Fancy means you can create more visual graphics and more visual dashboards. With Power BI, this isn't so—it's just some tables and some simple charts together. Tableau is more for business users who want to analyze data. Tableau can directly connect the analytics systems, like R or Titan, and get the results in screen, so it's a good solution for analytics scientists. It has some predefined capabilities to understand the data."
"All features are valuable. It is very user-friendly, and it is mostly drag-and-drop. If we have the dataset available, then we can develop any dashboard very quickly."
"I just want a few more features to be added."
"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."
"One area where Amazon QuickSight could improve is its formatting features for dashboards."
"Lacked connectivity with other third-party tools and data sources."
"There should be better connectors for different data sets."
"There is room for improvement in terms of the number of visualizations and dashboards that are available."
"The product is quite expensive because the price is too close to QlikView's prices but it does not ring as well as QlikView."
"The product has some storage and SPICE data issues."
"Tableau is difficult to scale because of the cost, which makes it difficult to scale."
"I would like to have the product be more flexible in terms of creating online shared dashboards."
"Its integration with Microsoft products such as Teams should be improved."
"Most of the problems in Tableau Online that I have noticed have to do with performance or weird, inexplicable bugs that I can't pin down. For example, you might try unloading some data, and you'll be waiting for a long time without anything happening."
"When compared to Power BI, it is less user-friendly."
"The customization requires a lot of effort and should be simplified. The performance could be better."
"When you create new fields in Tableau and you enter the formulas, there is a new small window that is there in the interface. You can enter the calculated fields, it could be more user-friendly. At this time it is limited and hard to understand at the beginning. The fields should be easier to use, such as in Microsoft Excel. You can have a difficult time understanding what to do in the fields, you end up doing trial and error to figure it out."
"The charts need to be improved. The drawings and the visualization need to be more accurate."
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.
Tableau is a tool for data visualization and business intelligence that allows businesses to report insights through easy-to-use, customizable visualizations and dashboards. Tableau makes it exceedingly simple for its customers to organize, manage, visualize, and comprehend data. It enables users to dig deep into the data so that they can see patterns and gain meaningful insights.
Make data-driven decisions with confidence thanks to Tableau’s assistance in providing faster answers to queries, solving harder problems more easily, and offering new insights more frequently. Tableau integrates directly to hundreds of data sources, both in the cloud and on premises, making it simpler to begin research. People of various skill levels can quickly find actionable information using Tableau’s natural language queries, interactive dashboards, and drag-and-drop capabilities. By quickly creating strong calculations, adding trend lines to examine statistical summaries, or clustering data to identify relationships, users can ask more in-depth inquiries.
Tableau has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
There are many benefits to implementing Tableau. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Tableau stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its fast data access, easy creation of visualizations, and its stability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Romil S., Deputy General Manager of IT at Nayara Energy, notes, "Its visualizations are good, and its features make the development process a little less time-consuming. It has an in-memory extract feature that allows us to extract data and keep it on the server, and then our users can use it quickly.
Ariful M., Consulting Practice Partner of Data, Analytics & AI at FH, writes, “Tableau is very flexible and easy to learn. It has drag-and-drop function analytics, and its design is very good.”
Amazon QuickSight is ranked 3rd in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 16 reviews while Tableau is ranked 2nd in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 48 reviews. Amazon QuickSight is rated 7.2, while Tableau is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon QuickSight writes "Good documentation, good support, and easy to learn". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Provides fast data access with in-memory extracts, makes it easy to create visualizations, and saves time". Amazon QuickSight is most compared with Microsoft BI, Google Data Studio, Looker, Qlik Sense and IBM Cognos, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, Domo, SAS Visual Analytics, SAP Analytics Cloud and Qlik Sense. See our Amazon QuickSight vs. Tableau report.
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