5 Comments to “Telerik Reporting Review”

  1. Eric

    Jun 25th, 2012

    Update: The Telerik Support Team did indeed answer my support question well within the 72-hour limit. The answer was correct and personalized (not a generic answer).

    Just to confirm it wasn’t a fluke I posted another question and the response time was even quicker. Very impressive support.

  2. Holly

    Jul 2nd, 2013

    Hello, Great article!

    I’m trying out Telerik Reporting (Q1 and Q2 2013) to replace crystal reports in a SCADA system we have.

    Did you do any performance testing with Telerik’s reports? Or have you heard any comments on Telerik’s report performance, or how to improve it?

    I use a sql query (and ODBC connect to my db) to populate a data source object, and then use that as the data source for my telerik report. My report is doing nothing fancy – no sub report, nothing – just getting the data and showing it on the report.

    The data though, can end up being 1 to 100,000+ rows, and result in 1 to 18,000+ pages – while it finishes, Telerik i taking upwards of 40 minutes. Meanwhile the crystal report inside my SCADA system will run the same amount of data in 6 to 18 minutes…)

    Thanks for any ideas, thought, suggestions you might have!


  3. Eric

    Jul 3rd, 2013

    Thanks for the positive feedback, Holly. Wow, 18,000 pages! That’s certainly more than I’ve ever generated. Assuming the SQL call is the same in both instances, Telerik itself would have to be the bottleneck. I don’t know it well enough to suggest tweaks that might speed things up, except tricks that perhaps could speed up the rendering by breaking up the data into smaller sets?

  4. MaryAnne

    Sep 4th, 2013

    Have been researching and comparing Crystal Reports, Telerik , Stonefield Query , and several other reporting tools — just wondering if you have reviewed or had any experience with the Symtrax StarQuery suite — for example StarQuery for Excel. Current company reports are all in excel and it would seem to be an easier user-friendly solution than a solution requiring a lot of query or coding etc. It seems to me that reporting tools like Pentaho, JasperReports, Windward etc., would require a lot more techsavvy, and we are looking for something more intuitive, easy to get up and running without too much trouble. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

  5. Eric Selje

    Sep 5th, 2013

    Hi MaryAnne,

    I’ve never heard of Symtrax StarQuery. I agree that standalone report servers Pentaho and Jasper do require a bit of tech-savvy, as do any solutions that are integrated into your .Net solution (like Telerik or Crystal Reports).

    Of the ones you mentioned, Stonefield sounds like the best possible solution. Standalone, easy-to-use, and exports Excel natively. Full disclosure, the guys at Stonefield are friends of mine and I’ve looked at their product but never have deployed it. You may be the perfect candidate for it though.

    Best wishes, and thanks for comment on my review!


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