Most organizations by now have invested in various software tools and licenses to handle their Big Data. As we move further into agile and more self-service processes, organizations need more capability to store, process, analyze and derive actionable insights from the petabytes of data streaming in from various sources. Dremio promises a new approach to Big Data access and management.
Learn below what Dremio is, its pros and cons, and how Dremio can be leveraged for business intelligence in your organization (and how DashboardFox can help with that 😉).
In the simplest of terms, Dremio is a data lake engine, meaning that you can use Dremio to liberate your data through live and interactive queries sent directly to your cloud-based or on-prem data lake storage.
Since its creation, Dremio has become a popular data lake engine, used to operationalize organizations’ data lake storage and speeding up data science and analytics processes.
Its creators wanted to shatter the traditional norms related to data lake management, and so they created Dremio to remove the barriers that existed in accessing Big Data, as well as bringing control back to users.
As a high-efficiency and high-performing data lake query engine, Dremio democratizes data access for organizations’ data management teams – data scientists, analysts, and other professionals – through a governed, self-service interface. You enjoy fast and easy analytics at the lowest cost per query for all IT and data professionals in an organization.
Here are some more upsides to using Dremio as your data lake engine:
The limitations of Dremio are few, although many are not failings of the platform itself.
Some users have mentioned the following limitations:
Dremio offers a free version which is suitable for most small businesses, but if you need more of the security and data governance features, the cost of Dremio can be prohibitive. We’ve heard cost estimates of over $200,000 a year to get into their on-premise enterprise features.
One of the most important aspects of Dremio is that it provides self-service data access – a unified layer that allows any data professional to access the data they need in one place, regardless of where the underlying data is stored.
Data access is a critical facet of any BI operation, but it is increasingly difficult to solve because there are now so many forms of structured and unstructured data and new repositories. Dremio’s approach has been to try providing self-service access to data.
The advent of NoSQL databases set back the journey towards self-service, creating data systems that were more dependent on IT professionals. Dremio looks to reverse this trend by making data self-service possible for data professionals, thereby supporting business intelligence operations.
It accomplished this in the following ways:
These are just a few ways Dremio supports data access for BI, predictive analytics, and all other data science operations in organizations.
Is Dremio the new universal self-service data access system? Not yet, but it does solve many of the challenges of creating unified well-behaved data across an organization. Connected to a suitable business intelligence tool like DashboardFox, organizations will be well on the way to harnessing Big Data for actionable insights well ahead of their competitors.
Dremio provides a robust. and scalable option that allows companies of all sizes to bring their data into data lakes. Users can dop new data files, from Excel, CSV, and many other formats into a Dremio folder and set up a process to automatically convert that into a Dremio view that can then be treated as a traditional relational database. Plus Dremio optimized everything for speed.
DashboardFox makes the visualization and presentation of Dremio data available to business users in a self-service and extremely secure fashion.
DashboardFox provides a powerful and affordable, self-hosted BI platform that seamlessly connects to Dremio. DashboardFox is geared toward your internal users and our sister product, Yurbi, which also integrates with Dremio data is for enterprises and software vendors looking for white label embedded analytics.
First, we like to point out that no BI platform is best for everyone. So there are going to be use cases where DashboardFox is not a good fit.
Here are some of the things DashboardFox does very well:
Codeless report building – Create ad-hoc reports, datasets, visualizations without needing the assistance of a developer, SQL knowledge, or any proprietary syntax such as DAX from Power BI. DashboardFox is designed for business users and developer skill (nor cost) is needed.
Complete BI Platform – DashboardFox provides the ability to take those reports and convert them into interactive dashboards, mobile views, scheduled email notifications, direct share links, and embeddable dashboards and reports with a variety of personalization and data-level security features (all without requiring development or advanced technical skills).
A Lot of Cost Savings – We don’t like to lead with this, but the reality is DashboardFox. can save you a lot of money. Why? DashboardFox is a one-time fee, not a subscription, like the other BI tools. Pay once, it’s yours to use as you like. We are not charging you monthly or annual to keep using a powerful BI tool to tap into your data.
We promise you won’t get a hard sales pitch, we’re a team of technical experts that will learn more about what you need and if DashboardFox or Yurbi is not the right fit, we’ll try to point you in the right direction. Schedule a live demo today.