Tableau and Power BI are two of the biggest names in data visualisation. However, they are very different both in price in functionality. That’s why today’s blog breaks down the functionality of each to help you decide how much you want to invest.

 

Visualisations:

Both Power BI and Tableau offer power visualization tools. They grant users the freedom to create whatever suits their needs. However, Power BI does come with one big limitation, a 3,500 data point limit. Tableau doesn’t cap the total number of data points. For many users this won’t be an issue but if large data sets are critical for you then Power BI is likely not the best option.

 

Data Sources:

The data source criteria varies greatly for every application, that’s why it’s important to understand what each solution has to offer. If you need to connect a distinct data warehouse, you’ll need Tableau as it offers much better support. However, if you plan to work with any part of Microsoft’s portfolio, Power BI offers quality integration that will likely suit your needs.

 

Customer Support:

If you’re the type of customer that likes to visit online help centers and self-serve then both Tableau and Power BI will have more than what you need. However, if you like more personal customer service then Tableau is vastly better. Tableau makes it easy to connect directly with customer service whereas Power BI only offers certain support features for premium users.

 

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