Microsoft BI vs Tableau

Microsoft BI is ranked 4th in Business Intelligence Tools with 17 reviews vs Tableau which is ranked 1st in Business Intelligence Tools with 116 reviews. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". The top reviewer of Tableau writes "The visualizations bring out patterns buried under a mountain of data. I’d like to see a speedometer chart template". Microsoft BI is most compared with Tableau, Oracle OBIEE and QlikView. Tableau is most compared with SAS Visual Analytics, Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE. See our Microsoft BI vs Tableau report.
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Pros
Provides a full platform (database, ETL, reporting, analysis, and so on)

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Tableau has comprehensive, insightful charts, which allow you to build stunning dashboards and enrich your support decision-making.Easy for beginners to useTableau has many different connectors for different databases. It's very easy to connect to MySQL, SQL Server, Amazon EMR, Presto, Redshift, BigQuery, and so on.

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Cons
I have to write scripts to query data for analyzing performance.Microsoft needs to provide more drivers to connect other data sources in a native way.

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Include forecasting on table calculation fields.Lacks machine learning algorithms that you can implement using R, SPSS Modeler, and Python.

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For big business, Tableau could be expensive as having a lot of Tableau server users (entering with a browser to reports) could be a bit expensive.

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Reviews
17
Followers
4,092
Avg. Rating
7.4
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134,397
Comparisons
91,110
Reviews
113
Followers
4,803
Avg. Rating
8.5
Top Comparisons
Top Comparisons
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Compared 8% of the time.
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Compared 7% of the time.
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Compared 9% of the time.
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Compared 6% of the time.
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Also Known As
Also Known AsSSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big DataTableau Desktop, Tableau Server, Tableau Online
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Overview

Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.

Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.

Tableau is an enterprise analytics platform that enables your organization to explore trusted data in a secure and scalable environment. It gives people access to intuitive visual analytics, interactive dashboards, and limitless ad-hoc analyses that reveal hidden opportunities and eureka moments alike. Get the security, governance, and management you require to confidently integrate Tableau into your business—on-premises or in the cloud—and deliver the power of true self-service analytics at scale.

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Sample Customers
Sample Customers Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company
21%
Manufacturing Company
14%
Transportation Company
14%
Pharma/Biotech Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
7%
University
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm
14%
Healthcare Company
10%
University
9%
Insurance Company
9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
18%
Healthcare Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Comms Service Provider
6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business
50%
Midsize Enterprise
13%
Large Enterprise
38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business
24%
Midsize Enterprise
23%
Large Enterprise
53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
17%
Midsize Enterprise
25%
Large Enterprise
58%
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