The right tool meets a wide spectrum of needs
Looking to evaluate a new tool?
Does it connect to all my data sources? APIs, Connectors
How dirty is my data? Do I need to do any transformation to make my data worthwhile?
How complicated does my data model need to be? Dimensionality and hierarchy levels?
How are people going to use the data? Think about Ease of Use, Collaboration, and Search.
What can we build today? Data-literacy, Maturing level, Visualization, Geographic Mapping, or just Reporting?
Study industry research surveys such as Gartner & BARC Survey. Identify how active is the user community and read what they talk about. How big is their developer network that offers free add-ons or extensions to the tool? How many partners and consultants are there in your region?