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Cube.js vs Metabase: What are the differences?

Cube.js: Open Source Analytics Framework. Cube.js is an analytics layer for modern applications. It supplies building blocks to add analytics features into any application you create. It is designed to work with large-scale data sets and implements various optimization techniques; Metabase: An open-source business intelligence tool. Metabase 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.

Cube.js and Metabase can be categorized as "Business Intelligence" tools.

Cube.js and Metabase are both open source tools. It seems that Metabase with 15.6K GitHub stars and 2.09K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Cube.js with 2.87K GitHub stars and 174 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Cube.js
Pros of Metabase
  • 6
    Open Source
  • 6
    API
  • 6
    Visualization agnostic
  • 6
    Caching
  • 4
    Rollups orchestration
  • 52
    Database visualisation
  • 41
    Open Source
  • 38
    Easy setup
  • 32
    Dashboard out of the box
  • 17
    Free
  • 12
    Simple
  • 8
    Support for many dbs
  • 7
    Easy embedding
  • 6
    Easy
  • 6
    It's good
  • 5
    BI doesn't get easier than that
  • 5
    AGPL : wont help with adoption but depends on your goal
  • 4
    Multiple integrations
  • 4
    Google analytics integration
  • 3
    Easy set up

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Cons of Cube.js
Cons of Metabase
  • 1
    No ability to update "cubes" in runtime
  • 1
    Cannot use as a lib - only HTTP
  • 3
    Harder to setup than similar tools

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What is Cube.js?

Cube.js is an analytics layer for modern applications. It supplies building blocks to add analytics features into any application you create. It is designed to work with large-scale data sets and implements various optimization techniques.

What is 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.

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GraphQL
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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.
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
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
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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