PopSQL vs. Hex

Hex stops at Data Scientists and Notebooks. See why PopSQL is the only collaborative SQL and Business Intelligence workspace that scales for teams of all skill levels.
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Join the 2,000+ companies using PopSQL to make better decisions with data ⏤ fast

Ship data products faster
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    Dive into your data with the best-in-class SQL editor built with rapid deep data exploration in mind.

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    Speed up workflows across teams with a robust Slack integration, custom alerting, dbt integration, and export options 🚀

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    Create beautiful dashboards and charts to make insights accessible to the business with a single click.

Do more with less resources
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    Enchant your business stakeholders with simple Presentation Links, elegant visuals, and self-serve reporting filters.

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    Easily search, discover, and piggyback off company-wide insights with powerful search functionality

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    Speed up the delivery of insights with "on demand" dashboard apps, version control, powerful autocomplete, data definitions, and schema intelligence.

Standardized SQL and easy access for accurate reporting
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    Securely manage the accessibility of your databases with granular permissions for users of all levels.

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    Boost data literacy and reporting accuracy with a built-in data catalog 🧠

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    Push critical, time-sensitive insights with automated alerts to grow revenue and reduce churn.

"There weren’t any tools on the market with a comparable solution"

See how PopSQL stacks up against Hex
Shared Queries
Data catalog
Query folders
Desktop app
Schema preview
Query Variables
Scheduled Queries
Multiple database compatibility
Filterable query results
Comprehensive query searching
Desktop notifications
dbt core integration

Frequently Asked Questions

PopSQL is a modern SQL workspace that combines the best features of a premium SQL editor and a powerful BI tool. Similar to BI tools, PopSQL supports data visualization through customizable dashboards and charts. Unlike a BI tool, PopSQL is designed for data professionals and is focused on fast, flexible data exploration.

PopSQL is built for all levels of SQL knowledge. Experts can quickly write and run queries for rapid, iterative, and unbounded exploration. Beginners can easily find and rerun existing queries with different parameters to create dashboards and charts 🙌

Just like BI tools, PopSQL supports all major data warehouses and databases. With shared connections, users can easily grant access to databases to approved users and maintain visibility into all activity.

Unlike expensive BI tools that come with opaque pricing and locked-in contracts, PopSQL has clear and flexible pricing. You only pay for editors. Viewers can access, comment, and share links to any query or dashboard for free. PopSQL customers have reduced costs by as much as 50% after switching from Mode.

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