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Alternatives to Shiny

Tableau, Dash, Plotly.js, Metabase, and Metabase are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Shiny.
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What is Shiny and what are its top alternatives?

It is an open source R package that provides an elegant and powerful web framework for building web applications using R. It helps you turn your analyses into interactive web applications without requiring HTML, CSS, or JavaScript knowledge.
Shiny is a tool in the Business Intelligence category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Shiny

  • Tableau
    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • Dash
    Dash

    Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash stores snippets of code and instantly searches offline documentation sets for 150+ APIs. You can even generate your own docsets or request docsets to be included. ...

  • Plotly.js
    Plotly.js

    It is a standalone Javascript data visualization library, and it also powers the Python and R modules named plotly in those respective ecosystems (referred to as Plotly.py and Plotly.R). It can be used to produce dozens of chart types and visualizations, including statistical charts, 3D graphs, scientific charts, SVG and tile maps, financial charts and more. ...

  • Metabase
    Metabase

    It is an easy way to generate charts and dashboards, ask simple ad hoc queries without using SQL, and see detailed information about rows in your Database. You can set it up in under 5 minutes, and then give yourself and others a place to ask simple questions and understand the data your application is generating. ...

  • Metabase
    Metabase

    It is an easy way to generate charts and dashboards, ask simple ad hoc queries without using SQL, and see detailed information about rows in your Database. You can set it up in under 5 minutes, and then give yourself and others a place to ask simple questions and understand the data your application is generating. ...

  • Power BI
    Power BI

    It aims to provide interactive visualizations and business intelligence capabilities with an interface simple enough for end users to create their own reports and dashboards. ...

  • Looker
    Looker

    We've built a unique data modeling language, connections to today's fastest analytical databases, and a service that you can deploy on any infrastructure, and explore on any device. Plus, we'll help you every step of the way. ...

  • Data Studio
    Data Studio

    Unlock the power of your data with interactive dashboards and engaging reports that inspire smarter business decisions. It’s easy and free. ...

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Tableau

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PROS OF TABLEAU
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    Capable of visualising billions of rows
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    Intuitive and easy to learn
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    Responsive
CONS OF TABLEAU
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    Very expensive for small companies

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Looking for the best analytics software for a medium-large-sized firm. We currently use a Microsoft SQL Server database that is analyzed in Tableau desktop/published to Tableau online for users to access dashboards. Is it worth the cost savings/time to switch over to using SSRS or Power BI? Does anyone have experience migrating from Tableau to SSRS /or Power BI? Our other option is to consider using Tableau on-premises instead of online. Using custom SQL with over 3 million rows really decreases performances and results in processing times that greatly exceed our typical experience. Thanks.

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Dash

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Gives your Mac instant offline access to 150+ API documentation sets
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PROS OF DASH
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    Dozens of API docs and Cheat-Sheets
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    Great for offline use
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    Works with Alfred
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    Excellent documentation
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    Quick API search
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    Fast
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    Good integration with Xcode and AppCode
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    Great for mobile dev work
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    Plotly.js

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    A high-level, declarative charting library
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    PROS OF PLOTLY.JS
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      Bindings to popular languages like Python, Node, R, etc
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      Integrated zoom and filter-out tools in charts and maps
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      Great support for complex and multiple axes
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      Powerful out-of-the-box featureset
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      Beautiful visualizations
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      Active user base
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      Webgl chart types are extremely performant
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      Impressive support for webgl 3D charts
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      Charts are easy to share with a cloud account
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      Publication quality image export
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      Easy to use online editor for creating plotly.js charts
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      Interactive charts
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      Terrible document

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    Tim Abbott
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    We use Plotly (just their open source stuff) for Zulip's user-facing and admin-facing statistics graphs because it's a reasonably well-designed JavaScript graphing library.

    If you've tried using D3.js, it's a pretty poor developer experience, and that translates to spending a bunch of time getting the graphs one wants even for things that are conceptually pretty basic. Plotly isn't amazing (it's decent), but it's way better than than D3 unless you have very specialized needs.

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    Here is my stack on #Visualization. @FusionCharts and Highcharts are easy to use but only free for non-commercial. Chart.js and Plotly are two lovely tools for commercial use under the MIT license. And D3.js would be my last choice only if a complex customized plot is needed.

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    Metabase

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    PROS OF METABASE
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      Database visualisation
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      Open Source
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      Easy setup
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      Dashboard out of the box
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      Free
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      Simple
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      Support for many dbs
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      Easy embedding
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      Easy
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      It's good
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      AGPL : wont help with adoption but depends on your goal
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      BI doesn't get easier than that
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      Multiple integrations
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      Google analytics integration
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      Easy set up
    CONS OF METABASE
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      Harder to setup than similar tools

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    Metabase

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    PROS OF METABASE
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      Database visualisation
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      Open Source
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      Easy setup
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      Dashboard out of the box
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      Free
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      Simple
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      Support for many dbs
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      Easy embedding
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      Easy
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      It's good
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      AGPL : wont help with adoption but depends on your goal
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      BI doesn't get easier than that
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      Multiple integrations
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      Google analytics integration
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      Easy set up
    CONS OF METABASE
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      Harder to setup than similar tools

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    Power BI

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    Empower team members to discover insights hidden in your data
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    PROS OF POWER BI
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      Cross-filtering
    CONS OF POWER BI
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      Looker

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      Pioneering the next generation of BI, data discovery & data analytics
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      PROS OF LOOKER
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        Real time in app customer chat support
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        GitHub integration
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        Reduces the barrier of entry to utilizing data
      CONS OF LOOKER
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        Price

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      We are a consumer mobile app IOS/Android startup. The app is instrumented with branch and Firebase. We use Google BigQuery. We are looking at tools that can support engagement and cohort analysis at an early stage price which we can grow with. Data Studio is the default but it would seem Looker provides more power. We don't have much insight into Amplitude other than the fact it is a popular PM tool. Please provide some insight.

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      Data Studio

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      PROS OF DATA STUDIO
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        CONS OF DATA STUDIO
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          We are a consumer mobile app IOS/Android startup. The app is instrumented with branch and Firebase. We use Google BigQuery. We are looking at tools that can support engagement and cohort analysis at an early stage price which we can grow with. Data Studio is the default but it would seem Looker provides more power. We don't have much insight into Amplitude other than the fact it is a popular PM tool. Please provide some insight.

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