BenjaminArnulfSenior Director BI & Analytics at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Anonymous UserJunior Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Data preparation is fantastic and fast. We were able to use multiple data sources and prepare the data quickly."
"The best feature may be data flow, which is used to prepare and clean data."
"It's really an enterprise solution. It has a dashboard, like standard dashboarding functionality. It also has reporting capabilities for producing pixel-perfect reports, bursting large volumes of a document if you need to. It has interactive data discovery functionality, which you would use to explore your data, bring your own data, and merge it with maybe the data from an enterprise data warehouse to get new insights from the pre-existing data. It has machine learning embedded in the solution. If you're new to machine learning, it's a really good way to get into it, because it's all within this platform, and it's really easy to use."
"The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization."
"The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code."
"The product is easily customized."
"Great capability, performance, flexibility, visuals, and the solution is also very cost effective."
"I am looking forward to testing their full graphics that are available, as they looked very interesting in the demo."
"One area of improvement is associated with more connectors needing to be added such as Microsoft OneDrive, Teradata and a few others. I think the list is limited to the top ones now."
"The product should be improved in terms of connectors; right now the top twenty connectors are available, but OneDrive and Teradata are missing."
"As with most BI tools, the visualizations can be made much nicer. Currently, it has standard visualizations. They've been adding new visualizations, but we see animated visualizations from other vendors. It would be nice to have similar visualizations, such as the swarming visualizations, which are fairly new and very popular at the moment. I haven't seen that with Oracle. That would be nice."
"Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available."
"At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced."
"The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built in."
"Would like the ability to be able to benchmark."
"There should be a better or an easier way to establish that connection to external sources."
"Bottom line, the cost is really, really cheap compared to other solutions. Oracle has made a huge effort on the pricing."
"The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire."
"14,000 Pounds per year for licensing."
"I am still using the two-week trial, but at first sight, the price is reasonable."
Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is a single strategic platform that meets your needs for speed and scale at the same time it accommodates your users and their requirements. It fits into your environment, helping you do as much of your analysis as possible in the cloud, at the same time it offers easy access to any source so you make the best use of all your data no matter where it is. It provides a variety of options for intelligent analysis without being overwhelming to deploy and manage, making it an effective way to engage more people in analysis and extend your organization's expertise. A complete, connected, and collaborative choice, Oracle Analytics Cloud makes it easy for you to capitalize on cloud analytics today and in the future.
XLCubed is an add-in tool for Microsoft Excel that allows you to point to analysis and services cubes or any other relational databases so that you can create ad-hoc analysis, reporting and even dashboards that can be published to the web with a single click. Once you put items on the web, the environments are the same, which is really cool because the user interactivity and use of the report on the web and in Microsoft Excel is the same.
Oracle Analytics Cloud is ranked 7th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 6 reviews while XLCubed is ranked 16th in Business Intelligence (BI) Tools with 2 reviews. Oracle Analytics Cloud is rated 8.8, while XLCubed is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Analytics Cloud writes "Enables us to deliver faster analytics and to have a self-secured, self-tuning, self-maintained platform". On the other hand, the top reviewer of XLCubed writes "Cost effective with great capability, performance, flexibility and visuals". Oracle Analytics Cloud is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI, Tableau, SAP Analytics Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, whereas XLCubed is most compared with Microsoft BI, Tableau and QlikView.
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