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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker

If you're a company who's been in business for a few years, and can afford a Looker license, then I wouldn't really look anywhere else. We've looked at a TON of data analytics/BI tools over the years and Looker is, by far, the best we've seen. However, that comes with a cost. If you're a new startup, Looker probably isn't appropriate for you because of the cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Looker
7.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pixel Perfect reports
Looker
6.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Customizable dashboards
Looker
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Report Formatting Templates
Looker
7.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Ad-hoc Reporting

Looker
7.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Drill-down analysis
Looker
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Formatting capabilities
Looker
7.3
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Looker
5.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Report sharing and collaboration
Looker
8.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Looker
8.1
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Publish to Web
Looker
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Publish to PDF
Looker
7.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Report Versioning
Looker
7.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Report Delivery Scheduling
Looker
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5

Data Discovery and Visualization

Looker
6.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Looker
7.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.8
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Looker
7.9
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Predictive Analytics
Looker
4.6
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4

Access Control and Security

Looker
8.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Multi-User Support (named login)
Looker
8.8
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Looker
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Looker
8.4
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9

Mobile Capabilities

Looker
6.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Responsive Design for Web Access
Looker
7.5
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Dedicated iOS Application
Looker
5.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Dedicated Android Application
Looker
5.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Looker
6.7
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
REST API
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Javascript API
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
iFrames
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Java API
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Looker
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2

Pros

Looker

  • Incredibly advanced analytics tool that is even more capable if you learn how to use LookML which is Looker's custom programming language.
  • Quick access to the raw data that is being visualized allows you to spot check for data integrity.
  • My usage with Looker is limited because of our integration but, having seen their updates over time, the integrations with Slack, Salesforce, and other tools appear to greatly improve organizations' workflows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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

Looker

  • Mobile viewing is HTML based, not always highly viewable.
  • Basic operations can be difficult to achieve. There is a function called table calculations which allows this.
  • Running on a single server, the entire instance can slow down if even one user schedules a large dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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

Looker

Looker 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've been very happy with Looker so far, and all teams in the organization are starting to see its value, and use it on a frequent basis. It has quickly become our accessible "source of truth" for all data/metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Looker

Looker 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Looker support specialists are heroes. They are knowledgeable, smart, and always vouch for your success. The availability is super quick, and even if there is no current solution for my problem, they will address it and voice it as feedback for a product.
Jasmeet S Babra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Looker

Looker stacks up very well against the other tools we have evaluated and used. All the tools have their own pros and cons. Looker had a better edge in terms of visualizations when we chose to use it. After several updates, other tools began to have newer features. Looker still stands competitive.
Purav Vaidya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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

Looker

No answers on this topic

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • 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 (discontinued)

Pricing Details

Looker

General

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

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Looker
8.2
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Looker
9.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Support Rating

Looker
10.0
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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