Mode vs Periscope: What are the differences?
Developers describe Mode as "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. On the other hand, Periscope is detailed as "Periscope plugs directly into your database and lets you run, save and share analyses over billions of data rows in seconds". Periscope is a data analysis tool that uses pre-emptive in-memory caching and statistical sampling to run data analyses really, really fast.
Mode and Periscope belong to "Business Intelligence" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Mode are:
- Write, save, and share SQL queries with other analysts in your company. Empower non-technical folks to update queries on their own. Run queries on a schedule, create lists of related reports, and explore a project's history as it changes over time.
- Database connectors for MySQL, Postgres, Redshift, Vertica, Hive, Heroku, Segment, BigQuery, Impala.
On the other hand, Periscope provides the following key features:
- Beautiful Visualizations
- Expert Query Tools
- Seamless Sharing
"Collaborative query building" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Mode, while over 4 developers mention "Great for learning and teaching people SQL" as the leading cause for choosing Periscope.
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.