Oracle OBIEE Pros and Cons
Oracle OBIEE Pros
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.View full review »
The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE, for me, would be the Web Catalog. From a development perspective, I do not need any client or any software to be installed on my laptop or desktop. Everything is browser-based, so I just open the browser and start development.View full review »
The performance can issue queries to work in the Oracle database in Oracle's native language. There are a lot of visualizations which suit our business.
It is easy to create a report quickly. It does not take much time to create an ad hoc report.
We have scheduled reports delivered automatically to our business users using enterprise features.View full review »
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.View full review »
We can see almost-real-time performance in our operations. When there is a problem, it is easy to escalate it to top management and the time for management to make a decision about it is much shorter than it would be using a manual process.View full review »
I think the most valuable features are the ability to drill down, the graphs, and the scheduling for the reports to be received in Excel on a daily basis. Users like Excel, so it's good for them that they receive the reports by email, that they don't have to specify the schedule.View full review »
I think having the conformed structures makes it a lot easier for end users and pulling reports together.View full review »
It mostly supports enterprise level data. We have millions of records on a daily basis.
It can be used with any type of data models, such as relational lines and dimensional lines.View full review »
The most valuable feature is the openness of the solution. It helps us integrate some of our clients.View full review »
It's easy to use for business analysts.
Can utilize SQL queries to generate reports directly.View full review »
Oracle OBIEE Cons
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.View full review »
One feature I would definitely like to see is the ability to provide the in-memory data. Oracle might have some plugins but, as of now, that feature isn't available out-of-the-box. You might have to purchase that feature.
Setup and migration are very complex. Technically, Oracle accessory is extremely complex. These days, the industry demands a kind of Excel analysis, which is very easy to install, set up, and it's very developer-friendly as well as end-user friendly. OBIEE lacks all those features.View full review »
It's not so flexible to do BI reporting directly from the data source without models. It is not that agile.
We were not satisfied with the support, because we could not obtain answers or solutions.View full review »
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.View full review »
From the point of view of strategic management, I would like to have a feature, perhaps a form after we get to the KPI dashboard, to be used to note if something unusual happens in the operations. That way we could record extreme KPI situations, and track why a number is very low or too high.
Oracle OBIEE only displays KPIs, but it does not include strategic objectives or display risk in a strategic map.View full review »
Its overall organization as an analytical tool, the layout of OBIEE, is not very good.
OBIEE doesn't have audit logs.View full review »
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.View full review »
While it is a user-friendly, data-driven tool, the data modeling should be easier to use.View full review »
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.View full review »
When a large number of queries are running at the same time, the report fails.
It crashes when many people login simultaneously.View full review »