Amazon Web Services said Thursday that it will offer QuickSight, its data analytics and visualization software, to companies and organizations on a per-session basis, seeking to appeal to smaller businesses and nonprofits who can’t afford expensive software subscriptions.
The market leaders, Microsoft’s Power BI and Seattle-based Tableau Software, have been battling each other for years in the data analytics and visualization market. Amazon said in a statement Thursday that its QuickInsight, first launched in 2015, is the only business intelligence software to offer per-session pricing. Charging by the session makes it easier to get started with QuickSight, potentially giving Amazon an advantage in snatching smaller organizations away from Microsoft, Tableau and others.
Author: Tony Lystra