Amazon Quicksight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualizations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. Since they were established in 2004, they have quickly become a dominant presence in the business intelligence software industry.

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The Good

  • Pricing
  • Contract Length
  • Features


Amazon Quicksight has 2 different packages that are relatively cheap compared to other industry competitors. The Standard Edition is $12 per user per month, and comes with the capability to add additional users and extra storage. It also comes with data preparation tools, the ability to filter all data, and allows you to connect to third party data sources. The Enterprise Edition is $24 per user per month and also comes with the capability to add additional users and extra storage. Additionally, it comes with the all of the same features as the Standard Edition plus an active directory integration, an encryption at REST, and custom domains/branded sites. Amazon Quicksight is nearly 1/10th the cost of the traditional BI solutions. Additionally, Amazon Quicksight offers a free trial period for individuals and for team users.

Contract Length

The contract length for Amazon Quicksight is a month to month charge. Many other companies in the industry require a yearly contract and charge a yearly fee. Amazon Quicksight does a month to month contract and only charges a monthly fee rather than a yearly fee.


Amazon Quicksight also offers many different resources and features that allow customization. Additional resources include:

-Choice of data source

-SPICE (The Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory, Calculation engine)

-Smart visualizations

-Use anytime, anywhere

-Share and collaborate

-Integrate with popular BI tools

The Bad

  • Time in Business
  • Additional Fees

Time in Business

Although Amazon Quicksight has over 141,488 full time employees, they haven't been in the industry for as long as other competitors. They were established in 2004 and have developed a large presence in the industry since then.

Additional Fees

In both the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition packages, to get extra GB storage for additional users you will will have to pay for an annual subscription. Additionally, there is a lot of information that isn't disclosed on their website including contract cancellation or refunds and upfront charges and activation fees.

The Bottom Line

Amazon Quicksight is a good option for those on a budget, plus they have a free trial for their services. Although they may have additional fees for extra storage or features, you can customize your data and websites according to your preference. Overall, we highly recommend using Amazon Quicksight.

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