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Metabase vs Mode: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Mode? SQL-based analytics tool that helps analysts query, visualize, and share data. Created by analysts, for analysts, Mode is a SQL-based analytics tool that connects directly to your database. Mode is designed to alleviate the bottlenecks in today's analytical workflow and drive collaboration around data projects.

Metabase and Mode can be primarily classified as "Business Intelligence" tools.

"Database visualisation" is the primary reason why developers consider Metabase over the competitors, whereas "Collaborative query building" was stated as the key factor in picking Mode.

Metabase is an open source tool with 15.4K GitHub stars and 2.05K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Metabase's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Metabase and Mode

Very easy-to-use UI. Good way to make data available inside the company for analysis.

Has some built-in visualizations and can be easily integrated with other JS visualization libraries such as D3.

Can be embedded into product to provide reporting functions.

Support team are helpful.

The only complain I have is lack of API support. Hard to track changes as codes and automate report deployment.

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Pros of Metabase
Pros of Mode
  • 54
    Database visualisation
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    Open Source
  • 39
    Easy setup
  • 33
    Dashboard out of the box
  • 18
    Free
  • 12
    Simple
  • 8
    Support for many dbs
  • 7
    Easy embedding
  • 6
    It's good
  • 6
    Easy
  • 5
    AGPL : wont help with adoption but depends on your goal
  • 5
    BI doesn't get easier than that
  • 4
    Multiple integrations
  • 4
    Google analytics integration
  • 3
    Easy set up
  • 3
    Empowering for SQL-first analysts
  • 3
    Collaborative query building
  • 2
    Easy report building
  • 2
    Integrated IDE with SQL + Python for analysis
  • 1
    Auto SQL query to Python dataframe
  • 1
    Awesome online and chat support
  • 1
    In-app customer chat support

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Cons of Metabase
Cons of Mode
  • 3
    Harder to setup than similar tools
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    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.

    What is Mode?

    Created by analysts, for analysts, Mode is a SQL-based analytics tool that connects directly to your database. Mode is designed to alleviate the bottlenecks in today's analytical workflow and drive collaboration around data projects.

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