Highcharts vs Tableau: What are the differences?
Highcharts belongs to "Charting Libraries" category of the tech stack, while Tableau can be primarily classified under "Business Intelligence".
Some of the features offered by Highcharts are:
- It works in all modern mobile and desktop browsers including the iPhone/iPad and Internet Explorer from version 6
- Free for non-commercial
- One of the key features of Highcharts is that under any of the licenses, free or not, you are allowed to download the source code and make your own edits
On the other hand, Tableau provides the following key features:
- Connect to data on prem or in the cloud—whether it’s big data, a SQL database, a spreadsheet, or cloud apps like Google Analytics and Salesforce. Access and combine disparate data without writing code. Power users can pivot, split, and manage metadata to optimize data sources. Analysis begins with data. Get more from yours with Tableau.
- Exceptional analytics demand more than a pretty dashboard. Quickly build powerful calculations from existing data, drag and drop reference lines and forecasts, and review statistical summaries. Make your point with trend analyses, regressions, and correlations for tried and true statistical understanding. Ask new questions, spot trends, identify opportunities, and make data-driven decisions with confidence.
- Answer the “where” as well as the “why.” Create interactive maps automatically. Built-in postal codes mean lightning-fast mapping for more than 50 countries worldwide. Use custom geocodes and territories for personalized regions, like sales areas. We designed Tableau maps specifically to help your data stand out.
Highcharts is an open source tool with 8.79K GitHub stars and 2.32K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Highcharts's open source repository on GitHub.
Accenture, Webedia, and WebbyLab are some of the popular companies that use Highcharts, whereas Tableau is used by Avocode, Zumba, and SoFi. Highcharts has a broader approval, being mentioned in 212 company stacks & 40 developers stacks; compared to Tableau, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.