Exalytics combined with Exadata server makes it possible to query ~ 50TB of datamart data (uncompressed size), that's really great and ~ 1000 of simultaneous requests.
Improvements to My Organization
In the past it was not possible to join data from so many different sources due to the performance limitations imposed by the size of the data
Room for Improvement
Self service BI. It's clear that Endeca tends to be integrated into BIFS and probably self-service functionality will be covered by Endeca.
Use of Solution
Sometime copy-paste of report metadata is quite complicated.
No, scalability is a big positive for the product.
Customer Service and Technical Support
We didn't get into contact with support. From previous projects I have very various experience with Oracle support. It happened to me to get very helpful solutions almost immediately, in other cases, we were just ping-ponging emails, but no breakthrough.
The initial setup was pretty complex due to the fact that very complicated aggregation rules were defined, but I think this would have even more complicated to be implemented with other BI tools.
I was part of a vendor team.
Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing
Other Solutions Considered
We are not involved in this phase.
Oracle BI combined with Exadata/Exalytics is a perfect tool for ROLAP/HOLAP type reports especially for extreme data sizes. I don't know any other tool suitable for that.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jul 09 2014