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Anonymous
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Alteryx vs PowerBI

Hi PBI'ers,

 

My company is looking into Alteryx, an ETL-tool.

i've not really found something I could do in Alteryx but not in PowerBI, doe anybode have a clue?

The only benefit I see is the procesflow of your data, it's more clear in Alteryx. 

 

Thanks already!

Kind regards,

Niels Deckers

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Greg_Deckler
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Alteryx and Power Query are both capable ETL tools. Generally this conversation comes up in regards to Tableau vs. Power BI. With Tableau, you have to have a separate ETL tool like Alteryx, I don't know of a single Tableau shop of any size that doesn't.

 

With Power BI you generally do not need a separate ETL tool because Power Query is more than capable and is being extended to the Service with Data Flows.


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Johnmatta
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Hi Niels,

 

Have you found any advantage of Alteryx over Power Query yet?

Greg_Deckler
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Alteryx and Power Query are both capable ETL tools. Generally this conversation comes up in regards to Tableau vs. Power BI. With Tableau, you have to have a separate ETL tool like Alteryx, I don't know of a single Tableau shop of any size that doesn't.

 

With Power BI you generally do not need a separate ETL tool because Power Query is more than capable and is being extended to the Service with Data Flows.


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