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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Cloud

Oracle Analytics Cloud is well suited for an environment where the data warehouse is well defined with star schema structures. It may not work if the data structure is not well defined in terms of complex reporting. OAC's Day By Day app is a clear win and a cool addition to executives whether it is integration with Slack or for identifying issues in realtime.
Shifa Nazumudeen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.7
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Pentaho
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Pentaho
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.1
Pentaho
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.9
Pentaho
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.0
Pentaho
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Pentaho
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
8.6
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pentaho
5.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.9
Pentaho
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Pentaho
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.8
Pentaho
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.7
Pentaho
7.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Pentaho
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.3
Pentaho
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Pentaho
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
6.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pentaho
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.0
Pentaho
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.9
Pentaho
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Pentaho
7.9

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Pentaho
7.1
REST API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Cloud
6.8
Pentaho
6.7
Java API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
5.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.9
Pentaho
9.2

Pros

Oracle Analytics Cloud

  • 1: Data Integration: I love that at Whirlpool we have several different databases in the same place and we can extract and combine data easily.
  • 2: Connection with multiple systems: A lot of companies use Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, so it means that they are seeing a lot of different use cases and improving the tool constantly.
  • 3: Data extraction: Extracting data is much easier than writing a SQL code. So many different types of users can take advantage of that.
Gabriel Chiararia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Being able to use the OLAP Analyzer tool saved our organization a lot of time in not needing to develop an OLAP tool on our own.
  • The ability to customize the tool and integrate all the internationalization we required was pretty straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Analytics Cloud

  • Performance of the tool: While Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (OBICS) can handle large volumes of data as well, it becomes quite unstable and slow when number of concurrent users is high.
  • Limited visualisation options for reporting.
  • Difficult to integrate with other non-Oracle tools. This is especially needed since visualisation options are limited.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • At first, one needs to learn the basic concept of this software before going for the implementation. Once you are an expert on this then you will rock it.
  • Some of the basic features need to be enhanced such as sharing and collaboration capabilities
  • Needs to support automatically generated analytic visualizations or models
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
I will use Pentaho until I find a better tool with a better, easier to use report designer client. For now, Pentaho has been the most powerful reporting tool for our clients because of its ability to connect to Odoo, integrate in Odoo (reports are accessible in Odoo) and the flexibility in report design and parameter integration
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 4 answers
We are an Enterprise customer. They handle problems INSTANTLY when they are critical, including initiation an immediate WebEx screen share call when needed. Smaller/less-critical problems are handled within 1-2 days -- and NEVER fall off their radar, no matter how small.As needed, we can also leverage "professional services" from them -- much of which is included in our Enterprise contract. Finally, when a problem I have discovered turns out to be a bug..they create a JIRA for the fix, and make me a watcher. I love seeing notes come in showing me status updates of bugs filed because of something I found. They really are TOP-NOTCH.
Sandro Frattura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup A week before your class started, the instructor will start sending out class material and lab setup instructions. This is helpful so that you understand how the environment is laid out and can start reviewing the content. Ultimately it saved about a 1/2 day trying to setup with 10 other people online which was great! The CourseThe 3-day course was laid out like many other technical classes with 15-30 minutes instruction and 15-60 minutes of lab exercises. The instructor was very knowledgeable with the functionality from version to version and answered questions as we went along. I was amazed at some of the functionality that was available that I was not using at the time and quickly implemented changes to many existing transformations and jobs. The novice users seemed to catch on quickly and more experienced users explained how some of the functionality was used in their home environments. Towards the end there was enough time so that we were able to ask very directed questions about our own environments. Overall, I really found the class to be informative and deliver enough information to be dangerous. My skills improved and I was able to design better and efficient transformations for the HIE. Course Description: https://training.pentaho.com/instructor-led-training/pentaho-data-integration-fundamentals-di1000
Stephanie Dozier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 2 answers
Get the right people in before starting implementation. Start small and build as you go approach is time consuming and involves lot of rework.Evangalize within the organization the capabilities and limitations equally so that correct delivery expectations are set.Set expectations with the Customer that the tool cannot replace proprietary software in terms of stability/usability and that timelines could change given the new ness of the product.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Analytics Cloud

The major advantage of Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service comes in when a user has an Oracle centric development environment. As mentioned earlier, Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service is built keeping OBIEE and Cloud in mind. This is purely to provide Cloud advantages to their traditional on-premise Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition customers. As mentioned earlier, this tool provides 2 different hybrid solutions and one full cloud solution. Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service does not have a path for other tools to migrate. Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service has a Visual Analyzer which is a game changer. This provides all the Visualizations that all other tools combined can provide.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

I was not with the company when they selected Pentaho over any other tool. As per my experience, I would recommend Pentaho. One of the reasons are that it is open source. If you know JAVA, you can create your own plugins. I have found its customer support pretty good and quick. And the most important thing is the cost. If you are not using the DI server, you can just use the community edition and it should fulfil your purpose too.
Nikhil Karkare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Analytics Cloud

  • Essbase delivers well on the business objectives with executive reporting.
  • Essbase works well for financial close reporting purposes.
  • Essbase is good for providing a single source of data for company actuals, forecast and budget data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • It's cheap. The version we have is free, so it has an immediate positive impact on ROI in that regard. However, a lot of our developers don't like it, which eats away our ability to be effective and productive.
  • It gets the job done. It may not be the most elegant tool, but for our purposes it works. There are probably better tools out there, and Pentaho has limited capabilities, but at the end of the day it works well enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Cloud

General

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

Pentaho

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Pentaho
5.0

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