Compare features for Google Analytics 360 and Snowplow Analytics with our side-by-side feature comparison chart.
Snowplow Analytics represents a new paradigm in enterprise event level analytics. It provides organizations with real data ownership for a fraction of the cost of Google Analytics 360. Snowplow Analytics users include DollarShaveClub.com, Capital One, FunnyOrDie.com, StumbleUppon.com, among others.
Google Analytics 360 is the current leader in web analytics and needs little introduction.
Google Analytics 360
|Price||Open Source (AWS infrastructure)||Starts at $150,000 a year|
Dedicated AWS infrastructure
|Google Shared Infrastructure|
decide what questions to ask of the data
|One size fits all|
Create your attribution based on the data, with total transparency of what is what.
|Google Analytics has a proprietary way of recognising direct, organic and referral traffic sources|
|Cross-Channel Data Collection||Yes
|Product limitations as the number of dimensions, impossibility to store PII data discourage from using Google Analytics as a cross-channel data collection platform.|
Raw clickstream data accessible through SQL.
Processed data through Google BigQuery.
Real-time clickstream data available through Kafka or ElasticSearch.
|Only some metrics in real-time, and clickstream data updated every four hours.|
|IP Addresses, PII Data||Yes
Include whatever type of data you need to facilitate integrations, including PII data.
|You can't send PII data (IP addresses, emails) to Google Analytics or risk Google deleting your data.|
|Data Availability/Realtime Control||Yes
You control when the data is refreshed, from batched processing every x hours to realtime.
|Data is not available in realtime. Data is updated every four hours to a table in BigQuery (ga_sessions_intraday_)|
You own all the data; it lives in your AWS account.
|Only as long as your continue your Google Analytics 360 subscription, you will have access to raw data (BigQuery)|
Reprocess and fix your data anytime, adjust the rules and reprocess the collected data.
|No, Google Analytics 360 cannot reprocess your data.|
Snowplow can query external data sources to enrich clickstream data (e.g. exchange rates, weather, and other APIs).
|No data enrichment processing engine.|
Snowplow provides true unfiltered raw data.
|No, data in BigQuery is from a filtered view|
|Native Integrations||Google AdWords, Adjust, Angut, CallRail, Clearbit, Mailchimp, Mandrill, Optimizely, OpenWeatherMap, PagerDuty, Pingdom, SendGrid, Urban Airship, Open Exchange Rates.||Google AdWords, Google AdSense, Google DoubleClick, Google Search Console, Google DataStudio.|
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Snowplow Analytics is trusted by medium and large organizations including DollarShaveClub.com, CapitalOne, Headspace, StumbleUpon, Smugmug, TheGuardian, Funnyordie.com, Jane.com, Bauer Media Group, Weebly.com, N26.com, Peak.net, and others.
Snowplow Analytics is a true alternative to Google Analytics 360. Costing just a fraction to run when compared with Google Analytics 360, Snowplow Analytics gives you full control of your data and creates a more balanced spend between people and tools.