Compare Microsoft BI vs. Oracle OBIEE

Microsoft BI is ranked 2nd in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 32 reviews while Oracle OBIEE which is ranked 6th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 25 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.2, while Oracle OBIEE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "The ability to perform complex business modeling through DAX calculations stands out in a crowd". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle OBIEE writes "Expensive and it doesn't give us the flexibility to do what the business needs". Microsoft BI is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Tableau and IBM Cognos, whereas Oracle OBIEE is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform. See our Microsoft BI vs. Oracle OBIEE report.
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Pros
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.No comment.It is free.It is part of our Office 365 license.The costs are small and the benefits are high.

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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.It's expensive.

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Mahalingam ShanmugamUser

One of the key differences is cost, Microsoft has both cloud/on prem, which is lesser than OBIEE.. OBIEE Functionalities can be achieved only if you combine SSRS and Power BI. Power BI is still evolving and adding a lot of functionalities. For enterprise, with dashboard, bursting, scheduling, email, export etc.. OBIEE is much better. But for SMB and adhoc and exploratory analysis power BI is much better.

13 February 19
Tom DobnerUser

I personally consider Microsoft BI a solution for small to midsize business.
Users with excel experience can relatively easily learn to utilize the BI features.
Unfortunately, it’s not very powerful or user friendly to be considered a self-service tool.

The oracle product line is very powerful and Hyperion is very well known.
Unfortunately, Oracle never integrated all BI tools into a central platform and like Microsoft functionality is spread across multiple tools.
Oracle isn’t very forthcoming with road maps and upgrades / fixes.

If I have to choose between one of them. Oracle wins.

12 February 19
DerekWilsonReal User

MIcrosoft's Power BI is really vendor agnostic and has a low cost of entry. It can connect to almost any type of data and allows for rich visualizations, reporting and dashboards that are can be fully customized for your needs. When building on Power BI and deploying to PowerBI.com your users can access the information from their phone or tablet via the PowerBI app. Oracle OBIEE is a larger suite of Oracle applications that produces reports, analytics, and integration. I would recommend Power BI for the flexibility, time to implement and overall cost.

11 February 19
Fabricio QuintanillaUser

Basically, the main difference is that OBIEE is oriented to predefined Analysis versus PowerBI which is related to ad-hoc analysis where you can have self-service BI functionality. If you want to campare an Oracle Tool versus Power BI, you can check Oracle Data Visualizations, which has the same functionality for same goals.

11 February 19
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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 ProOBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g
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Overview

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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Sample Customers
Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.Banca Transilvania, BeckmanCoulter, Hong Kong Housing Society, HealthShare, Ivanhoe Cambridge Unifies, and Home Credit, and Finance Bank.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm17%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Manufacturing Company13%
Logistics Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm24%
Healthcare Company11%
Government6%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Comms Service Provider10%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm57%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
Transportation Company3%
Retailer3%
Company Size
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise64%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise72%
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