Alternative to Chartio: Holistics, a SQL-native BI
Holistics is a good alternative to Chartio due to its similar architecture, SQL-native approach with a visual report builder.
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Similar in Architecture
Both Chartio and Holistics are SQL-first BI tool with visual report builder interface. This makes it easy for existing Chartio customers to get used to Holistics.
Support with Migration
Our Onboarding Specialists team will support you with your migration effort.
No vendor lock-in
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How does Holistics work?
A self-service BI platform that enables non-technical users to get access to analytics without bothering data teams.
Once raw data is stored in a data warehouse, data teams use Holistics to transform, model the data and prepare well-defined explorable datasets and reports for key data consumers.
Non-technical users can build their own reports with simple, visual report builders.
Every report execution in Holistics will be translated into SQL queries that send to data warehouse. Holistics will visualize the returned results.
How does Holistics compare to Chartio?
Both Holistics and Chartio are architecturally similar:
- Works directly with your SQL data warehouse.
- Provide SQL interface for technical users
- Visual report builder for non-technical users
The biggest difference is the existence of the data modeling layer in Holistics.
In Chartio, the drag-and-drop report builder runs directly on top of your physical database tables.
Holistics puts in a data modeling layer that allows data teams to define a central definition of business metrics.
These are then exposed to business users in a clean, simple interface to use, enabling them to get accurate analytics data without the need of an analyst.
Holistics vs Chartio: Feature Comparison
|Feature||Chartio||Equivalent in Holistics|
|SQL Database Connection||Live/tunnel connection to existing SQL database. Support most SQL databases.||Yes, same with Chartio.|
|Integration with other data sources||Recommend/Integrate with other dedicated ETL tools (e.g. Panoply)||Support Google Sheets & CSV imports into your SQL warehouse, also Recommend/Integrate with other dedicated ETL tools (e.g. dbt, Fivetran, Stitchdata). Recommend to use external ETL tools for other sources.|
|Working with CSV/Google Sheets||Yes.||Yes. Support pulling data from Google Sheets, and loading report data into Google Sheets.|
|Data Modeling & Transformation||No. Recommend customers to use dbt.||Comes with in-built data modeling on top of SQL. dbt integration in beta.|
|Visual Report Builder||Yes.||Yes.|
|Report Sharing||Push dashboards to Slack, Email.||Push dashboards to Slack, Email, Google Sheets, and SFTP.|
|Report Exports||PDF, Excel.||PDF, Excel.|
|API Support||Limited.||Ever-expanding API support.|
|Version Control||No.||Yes, supported through BI as code|
|Pricing||User-based, starts from $100/mo.||Usage-based, starts from $100/mo.|
Frequently Asked Questions
How easy is it to migrate from Chartio into Holistics?
How do I extract my report definitions data out of Holistics in the future?
What SQL data sources do you support?
I'm based in the US/Europe. Will customer support be a problem?