Compare Tableau to Microsoft Power BI
From pricing to platform flexibility, learn how Tableau gives you more value
Why customers choose Tableau over Power BI
With Tableau, the end goal of your analysis is not a dashboard—it’s a better understanding of your data.
You can create dashboards with Power BI or Tableau, but the greatest difference is in the way you experience insights through analysis. With Tableau, the end goal of your analysis is not a dashboard—it’s a better understanding of your data. And in Tableau, you can dig deeper into an outlier or iterate on your discovery without breaking the flow of analysis.
Tableau is a fully integrated and extensible platform that utilizes your existing data strategy, offering the most flexibility and choice in deployment and data source connections—without hidden fees or limitations. That’s why analysts report that Tableau has a 29% lower cost of ownership than Power BI.
Tableau has the most flexibility and choice
With Tableau, you can easily scale your analytics program to meet your needs as they grow and change. We are constantly innovating and adding new connections, integrations, and deployment options to give customers greater elasticity and access to all their data.
Deployment options: Deploy Tableau on-premises, on the public cloud on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform, or on Tableau Online, our fully-managed cloud platform, on Windows, or on Linux.
Data connections: From databases and files and to cloud applications, Tableau supports 67 native connections, including live connections for real-time insights, or data extracts powered by Hyper.
Leverage the power of your Microsoft infrastructure with Tableau
If you are already a Microsoft shop, Tableau allows you to leverage your existing architecture—including access to all major Microsoft databases—without additional technology requirements.
Microsoft and Tableau are incredible partners and with the Tableau platform on Azure, you get best-in-class business intelligence with the power and scalability of the Azure cloud. As part of our partnership, we continue to deepen integration with Azure to provide a comprehensive business intelligence solution that can be implemented quickly, secured easily, and used by everyone.
A fully-integrated platform that's easy to deploy, manage and use
Solutions from large-stack vendors include other products that your IT organization has to manage and manually integrate in order to deliver a full range of capabilities. This leads to additional license costs and the need for additional IT support—dramatically increasing the overall cost of the BI solution.
Tableau is a comprehensive and fully-integrated platform so you can strike a balance between governance and self-service. Keep users in the flow of analysis without the need to switch between various products to complete specific tasks. Our product suite shares the same code base, which ensures you always have the latest version and never have interoperability issues.
Tableau’s unmatched community influences our roadmap
Backed by industry-leading investment in research and development, Tableau is passionate about its mission of helping people see and understand their data—and the analytics market is where we focus all of our attention. We have a clear product strategy and an innovative roadmap, influenced by the collective voice of our vibrant community comprised of:
- Customers in more than 70,000+ organizations worldwide
- 500 global user groups (over 160K active members)
- 150,000 active customers on our Community Forums
- Our pre-release community that shapes new products and releases