Use right tool for the right job. :)

Every tool has its own advantages or drawbacks so there is no perfect solution that fits in all the use-cases.

Rakam is no exception. We aim to empower non-technical teams to ask more question with less dependency to the data team.

If you're using an analytics service such as Mixpanel or Google Analytics, see our comparison here.

Rakam Looker Tableau Periscope Data
Pricing Based on number of users Based on number of users Based on number of users & cloud support based on data volume
Drill-down data (Segmentation)
Behavioral Analytics (Funnel, retention etc.)
Dashboard capabilities 4/5 4/5 5/5 4/5
Non-technical user friendly 5/5 4/5 (LookML) 3/5 (No data mapping) 3/5 (SQL-only)
Security & Privacy
On-premise support
Row-level & Table-level permissions Partially via user attributes
User Groups
Auditing
Advanced features
Caching (Incremental) Materialized views & dashboard caching Materialized views & dashboard caching via Tableau Server 3th-party database replication
SQL Editor (auto-complete, schema explorer etc.) 5/5 2/5 3/5 5/5
SQL Snippets
Best for: Product analytics Interactive Reports Advanced Charts SQL

It's quite easy to get started using Rakam, you don't need to learn any language, you basically use our UI to map your data and use our non-technical people friendly reporting features.