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Score 7.6 out of 100

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch

The product is especially useful when you have real-time and/or time series data to analyze. If you have more mundane, simpler requirements, other products might do the job you need for less money (there are even some decent open source visualization tools you can find.) I know the product is very widely used in capital markets applications to monitor and analyze risk and price and volume changes; if you're working in that area, I don't think there's a better tool to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.6
Customizable dashboards
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.0
Report Formatting Templates
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3

Ad-hoc Reporting

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Drill-down analysis
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4
Formatting capabilities
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Publish to Web
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
Publish to PDF
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.8
Report Versioning
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.6
Report Delivery Scheduling
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.3

Data Discovery and Visualization

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.9
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.0
Predictive Analytics
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.2

Access Control and Security

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.9
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.5
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.7

Mobile Capabilities

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.3
Responsive Design for Web Access
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
6.9
Dedicated Android Application
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.2
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.5
REST API
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.4
Javascript API
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.7
iFrames
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.1
Java API
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.1
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Datawatch Monarch
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
7.8

Pros

Datawatch Monarch

  • Creating a basic model to extract data from a report is very easy.
  • Advanced features like Calculated Fields and External Lookups allow you to augment the raw data.
  • You can create a "project" to automate the data extraction. Combined with Datapump (a separate DW app), you can fully automate the process once the raw report is generated.
Frank Pappalardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datawatch Monarch

  • Recently, we had some major sticker-shock when we wanted to upgrade Data Pump. It is an exceptional product, but when the price jumped from $6,000 to over $60,000, it was impossible to get the funds approved internally for the upgrade.
  • We also paid for yearly maintenance contracts which included Professional Services, but rarely found those services beneficial. However, we did receive all software upgrades for Datapump as part of the contract which we found to be very beneficial. However, with the new pricing, that is not longer the case.
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch Monarch 7.2
Based on 6 answers
Even though we do not utilize it on a daily basis, I do hope my current company renews it's license. If not, I intend to purchase myself.
Lisa Glassman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Datawatch Monarch

Datawatch is very good value of money compared to QlikView; QlikView is really more of a BI tool and has a lot of functions that I didn't need. Datawatch is very strong in the real-time area where Tableau, Panorama, and Qlik don't do very well. If you need to set up a visual monitoring dashboard, Datawatch is the best product I've seen for that. if you want to do a lot of in depth statistical analysis of large databases, Tableau is probably a good option.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datawatch Monarch

  • Data Pump reduces complexity of report solutions by offering a standardized approach for organizing and scheduling
  • 97% service level for past 5 years for all of our jobs going through Data Pump
Kim Shada | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

Pricing Details

Datawatch Monarch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datawatch Monarch
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Datawatch Monarch
7.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer

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