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Oracle Analytics Cloud is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Data Visualization tools. It is most often compared to Oracle OBIEE: Oracle Analytics Cloud vs Oracle OBIEE

What is Oracle Analytics Cloud?

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.

Oracle Analytics Cloud is also known as Oracle Analytics Cloud Service, OAC, Oracle Data Visualization, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, ODV.

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What users are saying about Oracle Analytics Cloud pricing:
  • "The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire."

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Eric Brosseau
Independent Consultant - Oracle BI Applications at Desjardins
Consultant
Top 20
Complete product with excellent stability and scalability with no downtime

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about a year. We are using the most current version. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I find the stability of this solution excellent. I haven't encountered any problems, but that would be my expectation. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's excellent. Its scalability is really what makes it stand out. You can on the fly increase the processing capacity of your instance for as long as you need it and then bring it back to whatever minimum setting you had. It's done on the fly with no downtime. That is very impressive. I love this.

How was the initial setup?

It's very easy to set up. It's extremely easy because it's in the cloud. You spin up your instance, which takes two minutes. You can also natively connect to an autonomous data warehouse.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I've given some thought to Power BI because it's so widely used, but my area of expertise is really around or has always been around Oracle. So, it was more of a natural choice for me.

What other advice do I have?

It really has everything that I want and need. It's very easy.

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. It would be nice to see swarming kind of visualizations. Other than that, it's a complete product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
PT
Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Very easily customized; scalable and stable

Pros and Cons

  • "The product is easily customized."
  • "The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built in."

What is our primary use case?

Our customers use Analytics Cloud, they are always E-Business Suite customers. The product is generally used for transactional data because for EBS there is no discovery support. We build Analytics on-premise or on cloud and use E-Business Suite for financials and logistics. All reports are developed using Oracle Analytics aside from the principal ones or standard reports coming from inside E-Business Suite. We generally work with enterprise size companies that use various analytics and reporting tools, not just Oracle Analytics. I'm a managing partner in a consulting firm and we are customers of Oracle.

What is most valuable?

We use Analytics because we have a model for it which can be easily customized. Implementation time can be reduced because of this. 

What needs improvement?

The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built into Oracle Analytics. We try to supply those kinds of things using database capabilities. Oracle removed things like cookies in its integration and that caused problems with SSL. I sent the reporting EDS which required a lot of work. It was more integrated with EDS, but now it's more standalone and it bothers me because it requires additional work when customers want to upgrade. Previously, that wasn't necessary so I think those kinds of things can be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for three years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The product can be distributed so it's scalable. Our largest customer is a telecommunications company that has almost 10,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are okay on support so we don't need to use Oracle technical support much. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used Tableau and I like it. Reports are very fast and I like their interfaces and things can be inherited from or inspired from the other tools.

How was the initial setup?

Installation takes two or three days if you install on-premise, it's the customer's choice whether it's installed on cloud or on-prem. The time-consuming thing is analyzing the reports and building a report for it. We have five engineers who deal with our projects. Our technical personnel are all engineers.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a paid license that is required and then the customer pays us for customization.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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GauravSingh1
Vice President Credit Risk Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Good dashboards and reporting, secure, and the machine learning enablement is helpful

Pros and Cons

  • "The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code."
  • "At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced."

What is our primary use case?

This product is used for reporting and visualization.

We are not using the latest version but rather, one version back.

What is most valuable?

From a financial or bank perspective, this product is secure enough.

The dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and different reports are valuable for business analytics.

The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code.

What needs improvement?

This product does not support custom charts in the visualization.

At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced.

There are a couple of other limitations. For example, many reporting tools offer good features and oracle should learn from that.

There should be tool tech enhancements.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Analytics Cloud for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution and we plan to continue using it for at least another year.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I believe that this is a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been in contact with Oracle technical support and we are satisfied with it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with many reporting tools including SAS Visual AnalyticsSpotfire, and Activu.

There was no specific reason for switching to Oracle Analytics Cloud. This was a decision driven by the priorities of the moment.

How was the initial setup?

The time required for deployment is almost an hour.

What about the implementation team?

Deployment requires a small team of people. One from admin, another from the development team, and one more.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
GauravSingh1
Vice President Credit Risk Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, reasonably-priced, good support, and the BAS and narrate features work well

Pros and Cons

  • "The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization."
  • "Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available."

What is our primary use case?

I am a software designer and a part of the technical team and we create the dataflows for the end-user.

What is most valuable?

The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization.

What needs improvement?

Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available. 

I would like to see making abbreviations as per the user's needs.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Analytics Cloud is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support that we are getting from Oracle is pretty good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I worked with Tableau, Spotfire, and SAS VA. Tableau and Spotfire are a little advanced when comparing with OACs (Oracle Analytics Cloud). The customizations and making the licenses to suit your needs is pretty easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire.

What other advice do I have?

Depending on the needs of business to business, but as far a visualizations are concerned, this is a good product. Anyone can update for Business Intelligence.

I would rate Oracle Analytics Cloud an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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