Amazon Redshift is a popular data warehouse used by thousands of businesses around the world. Redshift BI & Reporting tools make it easy to analyze, visualize and explore data present in Redshift, build charts & dashboards, and share them with others. They are a great way to get insights from data, and make data-driven decisions. In this article, we will look at top 5 BI & Reporting tools for Redshift.
Top 5 Redshift BI & Reporting Tools
Here are the top 5 Redshift BI tools that you can use for your business.
Ubiq is a powerful BI platform that allows you to easily connect to your Redshift data warehouse with just a couple of clicks, visualize data using a drag & drop interface, and build interactive, real-time dashboards, that you can share with others.
It supports Amazon Redshift, Amazon RDS, Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, Google Analytics. Ubiq features more than 35 types of visualizations, dashboard designer, dynamic filters, drill-downs, email reports, custom fields, parameterized queries, and more.
Ubiq supports robust user management and permissions, making it suitable for team as well as individual users.
Ubiq also provides an SQL query builder for advanced users. It offers a 14-day free trial, with paid plans starting from $29/month.
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2. Power BI
Power BI is one of the most popular Data Analytics tools that allows you to connect to a wide range of data sources such as databases, files and cloud services. It supports a wide range of visualizations, and a dashboard builder.
It also allows you to share reports and dashboards, and email reports to other users.
Power BI is available as desktop tool, on-premise server as well as cloud-based solution. Its paid plans start from $9.99/user/month. However, its licensing can be a little confusing, as you need to buy a license to share as well as receive dashboards from other users. This can increase your monthly expenses as you add/remove users from your team.
If you use Microsoft products like Access, SQL Server, Excel, then Power BI might be a good option.
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Tableau is also a powerful data visualization software that allows you to visualize data in multiple ways. It is available as desktop tool, on-premise server as well as cloud service.
Users can visualize data using Workbooks, like in, Microsoft Excel and share them with others. However, it is a little difficult to share reports and collaborate in Tableau, compared to other tools. Also, it lacks some of the common features such as ad hoc reporting, email reports, and dashboarding found in other solutions.
Nevertheless, Tableau offers powerful data analysis tools such as filters and custom formula that you can use in your reports and charts.
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Sisense is a robust and mature BI tool that supports a wide range of data sources, including Redshift. It is available as on-premise server as well as cloud service.
Sisense allows you to easily connect to your data sources, and visualize them in various ways. It also provides advanced filtering and drill-down features.
Sisense is meant for medium-large businesses and enterprises, and might be expensive for SMBs. Its pricing is available by quote only.
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5. TIBCO Spotfire
TIBCO Spotfire is a powerful data visualization software that allows you to analyze, explore, visualize, and report data from a wide range of data sources including databases, files and cloud services.
It is available as on-premise server as well as cloud service. However, you need some amount of technical expertise to get started with TIBCO Spotfire. They do offer consultation and training for users to install, configure and use their product.
Since it is not a self-service tool, TIBCO Spotfire is meant for large businesses and enterprises that can afford the time & budget required for BI deployment.
There are many BI Tools in the market, and most of them offer a free trial. Make sure that you carefully evaluate each tool based on your requirements and budget, before deciding the most suitable one. If you are a large enterprise with good budget, you can try TIBCO Spotfire or Sisense. However, if you are looking for an affordable, easy to use BI tool for Redshift, you can try Ubiq.