Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Metabase

760
1.1K
+ 1
255
Superset

308
824
+ 1
39
Add tool

Metabase vs Superset: What are the differences?

Developers describe Metabase as "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. On the other hand, Superset is detailed as "Data exploration and visualization platform, by Airbnb". Superset's main goal is to make it easy to slice, dice and visualize data. It empowers users to perform analytics at the speed of thought.

Metabase and Superset belong to "Business Intelligence" category of the tech stack.

"Database visualisation" is the primary reason why developers consider Metabase over the competitors, whereas "Awesome interactive filtering" was stated as the key factor in picking Superset.

Metabase and Superset are both open source tools. Superset with 25.1K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Metabase with 15.6K GitHub stars and 2.09K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Metabase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 84 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Superset, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of Metabase
Pros of Superset
  • 56
    Database visualisation
  • 42
    Open Source
  • 40
    Easy setup
  • 35
    Dashboard out of the box
  • 20
    Free
  • 14
    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
  • 10
    Awesome interactive filtering
  • 6
    Wide SQL database support
  • 6
    Free
  • 6
    Shareable & editable dashboards
  • 5
    Great for data collaborating on data exploration
  • 3
    User & Role Management
  • 3
    Easy to share charts & dasboards

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Metabase
Cons of Superset
  • 5
    Harder to setup than similar tools
  • 3
    Link diff db together "Data Modeling "
  • 3
    It is difficult to install on the server
  • 3
    Ugly GUI

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

- No public GitHub repository available -

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 Superset?

Superset's main goal is to make it easy to slice, dice and visualize data. It empowers users to perform analytics at the speed of thought.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Jobs that mention Metabase and Superset as a desired skillset
CBRE
United States of America Colorado Denver
CBRE
United States of America Colorado Denver
CBRE
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland England London
What companies use Metabase?
What companies use Superset?
See which teams inside your own company are using Metabase or Superset.
Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Metabase?
What tools integrate with Superset?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

Blog Posts

What are some alternatives to Metabase and Superset?
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.
Kibana
Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Grafana
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
Redash
Redash helps you make sense of your data. Connect and query your data sources, build dashboards to visualize data and share them with your company.
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.
See all alternatives