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Comparison of Alteryx with Power BI

Rahul_Analyst
9 - Comet

Hi all,

 

I want your suggestions in terms of choosing Alteryx and Power BI for data cleaning. I want to know some of the unique things which can be only done by Alteryx but not by Power BI. 

 

In data cleaning, how Alteryx is better than Power BI ? 

 

In terms of cost, obviously Power BI is much cheaper than Alteryx. So, if Alteryx is expensive then, what are the unique things which supports Alteryx over Power BI ?

 

Thanks!   

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PhilipMannering
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

Power BI isn't really a direct competitor to Alteryx. Power BI does data visualization / dashboarding, like Tableau or QlikSense.

 

The Microsoft tool Power Query does some data preparation. But I haven't used it enough to give a fair comparison with Alteryx. 

 

Interested in others' thoughts....

JagdeeshN
12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

Hi @Rahul_Analyst ,

 

Even though both the platforms have overlapping functionalities/capabilities, they still serve distinct purposes.

 

Please refer to the below thread discussing the same:-

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Alteryx-v-Power-BI/m-p/401999#M73982

 

Rahul_Analyst
9 - Comet

@PhilipMannering and @JagdeeshN , thanks for responding.

 

I have gone through the articles and thread messages. Still if anyone can tell specific feature of Alteryx which makes it unique over Power BI. It will be much better. 

 

For example-spatial analysis with special tools which is in Alteryx, I do not know whether it is possible in Power BI. Or, some special tool functionality (multi row field/join or union tools) which is possible only in Alteryx, but not in Power BI.

 

Thanks.

JagdeeshN
12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

Hi @Rahul_Analyst ,

 

Try to think about Alteryx not just as a toolset but a Platform. As of right now it can be broadly used for the following:-

 

1. Data Analytics( ETL)

2. Advance Analytics across different sources of data ( This includes spatial, predictive etc)

3. Machine learning capabilities.

4. Process Automation

5. Process Orchestration.

 

On the other hand Power-BI is specifically for visualization with functionality around data prep to support the visuals. 

 

Hope that makes sense.

 

Best,

Jagdeesh Narayanan

Rahul_Analyst
9 - Comet

@JagdeeshN , thanks! I am able to gain some knowledge. 

 

I think the more I use both tools, the more I get to know about capabilities and similarities, as per my tasks what I want to do. 

 

 

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