Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
There was a lot of manual work involved with Excel, whereas once we moved on to Microsoft Power BI, it was a cleaner dashboard and it was faster too.
The uploading of information is very easy, as you just use an Excel sheet to start work right away and obtain the benefits of Power BI.
Because this solution is very easy, and very visual, you can have results in minutes.
It is a good platform for data analysis, organization, and all of the other interim performances that are necessary.
Tech support is very helpful.
My primary use is for view of the dashboard.
It ingegrates nicely with Office 365.
It is a powerful tool that helps our data analysis processes.
The most valuable feature is the ability to run it in Exalytics within memory coupled to a Repository on Exadata is where it flies. So it's not meant for mom and pop shops, but if you are a global 500 fortune 1000 company, this is a tool that can get you what you need on time and even in real time.
We do you use Oracle support. We've been paying for an Oracle support subscription for four or five years, and not one ticket has ever been logged. When I came in, I've encouraged the team to ask Oracle questions. They do get back quite quickly. Their support is good. Working with our account managers, if I need to escalate anything, I can speak to them and they escalate the call. I've got that ecosystem working quite well. That does work for us.
The most valuable feature is the openness of the solution. It helps us integrate some of our clients.
I think having the conformed structures makes it a lot easier for end users and pulling reports together.
The scalability of the product is good.
It's easy to use for business analysts.
Can utilize SQL queries to generate reports directly.
It mostly supports enterprise level data. We have millions of records on a daily basis.
I think because I'm moving more into RPA, I'd definitely like to see integration across the RPA, Power BI, or Tableau platforms, because that integration could then make automation and mundane reporting much faster.
I would like to see the product offer more graphics to impact different audiences.
I would like to see a feature that connects with a Machine Learning platform like a RapidMiner or Azure Machine Learning Studio. It would be great to have a Machine Learning application link to connect.
It could have more of a hold on big data. Manipulating big data on this solution complicates things. This needs to be improved.
We did have some issues building the Microsoft blog.
Powerpoints are not available in the report server.
The report server feature is quite limited.
It would be nice to use other connectors to link with the data.
One significant improvement is the need for simplification. The set up could be more intuitive. An enterprise setup with HA and DR are pretty complex and to get a robust solution one has to play around with Real Application Cluster data sources and FAN notifications as well as WebLogic clustering and external load balancers. SSO also is not that simple to set up especially if you want all your Oracle systems to use the same SSO solution, i.e., no cheating with direct LDAP connectivity.
They should develop greater visualization because their visualization isn't industry leading at the moment. The way you pull the data and see the data compared to other platforms, they're lagging a little bit behind. Also, their cost. I've got Oracle account managers trying to persuade me every day to purchase these licenses. Once you purchase OBIEE, then you have to purchase the virtualization and then you have to purchase the mobile license to operate on the mobile. It's really expensive.
In terms of tech support, we have our own technicians. But, we did register for their help. When we register a call, it takes time for them to respond to us.
This solution is weak in the data science perspective. I have past data science experience. And, I find that there is a lot of room for improvement in terms of incorporating more advanced statistical modeling into the product.
It is not a good product for data visualization.
Its functionality is lacking.
When a large number of queries are running at the same time, the report fails.
It crashes when many people login simultaneously.
Pricing and Cost Advice
I very much recommend the free trial mode.
It is reasonably priced.
No comment on pricing.
It is a cheap solution for our needs.
It is free.
It is part of our Office 365 license.
The costs are small and the benefits are high.
The pricing we negotiated with Oracle. But, I do not have details.
I think to spread this across an enterprise will be a significant investment.
Be prepared to spend a lot of time and money.
It is high.
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Also Known As
|SSRS, SSAS, MSBI, MS BI, MS Reporting Services, Power BI, Microsoft BI Tools, Microsoft Big Data, Power BI Pro||OBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g|
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that turns data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server, with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end-users to better analyze their data, collaborate and better present their data.
OBIEE is a multifaceted network of tools that can create a more fluid and better-integrated data flow for your business. This service is actually a platform that is made up of six individual elements, rather than a single tool with multiple features. These services include: presentation catalog, BI presentation service, BI scheduler service, BI server service,administration client, and metadata repository.
The purpose of the OBIEE is to have an entire system for all of your enterprising needs. The various tools within the suite can take your data, organize it, analyze it and then glean the pertinent information from it, sending it on to the relevant parties who can then use it for metrics, pattern analysis, and future projections. The essence of the platform is to integrate your current IT together with their tools in order to give you the overall best return on investment with minimal fiscal obligations.
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