2015-08-30T13:14:00Z

What needs improvement with Oracle OBIEE?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle OBIEE.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Consultant

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. So there is no simple setup for HA deployment. you need to manually create a cluster deploy into the cluster , reconfigure the datasources to high availability data sources etc. Unlike hyperion for example which has automated configurator scripts that do a lot of the under covers work for the administrator and hence simplifies the ha installation.

2019-05-04T15:38:00Z
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Real User

* Visualization of OBIEE needs a boost. * The data mashup functionality and ease of use for end users also need to be improved a lot.

2019-04-10T01:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The functionality is in need of improvement. We find the graphs need to be upgraded.

2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I think there is a lot of room for improvement. 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. I come from a data science background. I find that there is a lot of room for improvement to incorporate more advanced statistical modeling into the product.

2018-10-08T17:34:00Z
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Real User

It is not a good product for data visualization. And, its functionality is lacking.

2018-10-07T15:56:00Z
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Real User

Metadata management function: Sometimes, our business requirements need to load reference data into the data model.

2018-09-19T05:48:00Z
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Real User

I would like more graphical charts. While it is a user-friendly, data-driven tool, the data modeling should be easier to use.

2018-08-13T07:28:00Z
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Real User

Now, we have more demands to load data somewhere quickly, not seeped into a model, like data warehouse model. We need to load it somewhere like a data lake and have a tool which can analyze the information very quickly without creating a model. So, our business has a need to have a sandbox, or something similar to it analyze unstructured data that does not fit into the data warehouse model, along with joining unstructured data with structured data from the data warehouse. However, I am not sure that the BI tool is the right tool to do this, it is more of a data discovery tool. With Oracle BI, we need technology to create the model, then the business uses this model to create reports. If they wanted to analyze data quickly which is not in the data warehouse model, then we cannot use Oracle BI for it, or it's not so suitable.

2018-08-01T07:08:00Z
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Real User

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. This is the feature that is most lacking, which we would like to have in the next release. Also, the overall architecture. Currently, it comes in an Oracle suite. We want to have it come as a separate product and which is very easy to install, migrate, deploy etc.

2018-07-25T07:31:00Z
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Real User

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.

2018-07-23T06:38:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

The WebLogic administration could be more intuitive or simplified especially when you are focused on OBIEE

2016-07-17T23:35:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

It needs better parent-child dimension options that don't need to pass through OBIEE to build it. It's an easier way to update the model in case of a change of dimension size or sources. Also, it needs better and more dynamic graphics. There are a lot of tools with better graphics and big part of BI is about this.

2016-05-01T11:13:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

I think there are some issues to be solved, and it needs some visual improvements, especially on the charts, but it is still the best solution in my opinion.

2015-08-30T13:14:00Z
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