Alteryx Review

Review about Alteryx


What is our primary use case?

The solution is primarily used for data preparation, data cleansing, and, in some cases, predictive analytics. That said, the major use is in the preparation of data.

What is most valuable?

I am the sales guy. I don't work with the product every day. However, I hear from my customers that they like the easy-to-use interface. Another feature they like is the In-database feature, and, right now, the new intelligence suite add-on they delivered a couple of years ago.

The support is very good.

What needs improvement?

The principal problem is the pricing. They're expensive products. They don't have an option to scale the product while the customer is starting to use the product. There are no options for customers that want to move from smaller scale and expand the solution to the rest oth the organización. The Designer (pleople who develope models and flows) cost 5,195 USD each one, but if you want to collaborate, you have to buy a server which cost 80,000 USD not matter how many users you have, so you cannot scale from a small group of users to a large one.

It's only available as an on-premises solution.

It would be ideal if the product offered some sot of option for smaller companies.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is hard to scale in that it is pricey. You need to buy a server. You would need to have the correct sizing, and, if you don't, you would need to buy a bigger server, which is expensive. They don't have a way to grow the product progressively, in a progressive way.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is very good overall. We are satisfied with their level of service. They are knowledgeable and responsive. 

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

We also use Dataiku. We are partners for both products.

In the case of Dataiku, they have a stacking in Amazon. We are offering this option right now. I know that they are going to deliver an option in Google Cloud also. Alteryx, on the other hand, is only on-premises.

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

The licensing model that they use makes it a very expensive proposition for many companies. It requires buying a server, as it is only on-premises. 

In order to have designers, and, if you want to collaborate, you have to buy a server. If the designer is $5,000, and if you want a server, you have to pay $80,000.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've been searching about the difference between both Dataiku and Alteryx products. I'm working to evaluate the two and compare them to each other. Technically, we have a customer who is comparing both products, so we have to prepare a document comparing them for that purpose.

What other advice do I have?

We are Alteryx partners.

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. It's a very good product, however, the pricing makes it quite expensive.

In comparison, I love Dataiku. I've seen it's a very, very good product and we are working hard to start offering this product to all our customers. They have an option for companies to from medium-size to large-size. However, they don't have options for small customers. That said, you can start from, for example, an investment in $30,000 and up. You can go progressively investing in the product. That's not the case for Alteryx.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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