Oracle Analytics Cloud vs. SAS Visual Analytics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Analytics Cloud
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
The Oracle Analytics Cloud service is a public cloud service that provides a full set of capabilities to explore and perform collaborative analytics.
$16
per month per user
SAS Visual Analytics
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
SAS Visual Analytics provides a complete platform for analytics visualization, enabling users to identify patterns and relationships in data that weren't initially evident. Interactive, self-service BI and reporting capabilities are combined with out-of-the-box advanced analytics so everyone can discover insights from any size and type of data, including text.
$0
Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Pricing
Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
Editions & Modules
Professional - BYOL
$0.3226
OCPU per hour
Enterprise - BYOL
$0.3226
OCPU per hour
Oracle Analytics Server for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
$1.75
OCPU per hour
Professional
$16.00
per month per user
Enterprise
$80.00
per month per user
SAS Visual Analytics for SAS Cloud
Annual By Users: 5, 10, 20
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOCPUs represent physical CPU cores. Most CPU architectures, including x86, execute two threads per physical core, so 1 OCPU is the equivalent of 2 vCPUs for x86-based compute. The per-hour OCPU rate customers are billed at is therefore twice the vCPU price since they receive two vCPUs of compute power for each OCPU.SAS Visual Statistics and SAS Office Analytics are also available as add-ons.
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Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
25 Ratings
2% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
12 Ratings
1% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.123 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Customizable dashboards8.825 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates8.325 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.3
29 Ratings
2% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
8.8
13 Ratings
8% above category average
Drill-down analysis9.128 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.228 Ratings8.013 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.822 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration8.325 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.5
26 Ratings
2% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
13 Ratings
10% above category average
Publish to Web8.024 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.125 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Report Versioning8.224 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling8.723 Ratings10.012 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.519 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.5
25 Ratings
5% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
9.7
11 Ratings
18% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)8.625 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.521 Ratings10.011 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.220 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.7
22 Ratings
12% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
12 Ratings
4% below category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.921 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model9.021 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)10.022 Ratings8.012 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)10.018 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.7
18 Ratings
20% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
8.3
10 Ratings
4% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access10.016 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Mobile Application9.08 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile9.917 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.6
17 Ratings
19% above category average
SAS Visual Analytics
9.2
6 Ratings
15% above category average
REST API9.914 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Javascript API8.913 Ratings9.05 Ratings
iFrames9.97 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Java API9.913 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)8.913 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)9.98 Ratings9.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(33 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Analytics CloudSAS Visual Analytics
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
Oracle Data Visualization is very effective if used in an enterprise context with huge volumes of data coming from different systems. It supports dashboard and reporting capabilities and is easy to scale. It also allows you to leverage machine learning capabilities to extract hidden data trends. Visualization capabilities are powerful but not so various if compared to other solutions on the market. If you want to present a dashboard to an executive audience and you want to make your dashboards beautiful you must adapt them through PowerPoint.
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SAS
I was in a meeting with the client and there I have to show them some analytic data to them. But I was confused about how I will manage to show big data to clients with accuracy. But then the SAS Visual Analytics software helps me in presenting accurate data at the moment and it was very presentable and through that, I got the deal for that business.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Available without of the box connectors for Salesforce and oracle Saas Cloud. This is a huge plus for our business since we don't need another middleware solution just for this sake.
  • We are able to connect to our on-prem SQL Server database where we have our RMA database and other applications seamlessly without writing custom APIs.
  • OAC writes directly into ADW which is another advantage for loading Excel files into ADW after dataflow transformations.
  • OAC allows replication of the database from fusion ERP and lets us create subject areas using the data modeler.
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SAS
  • Provides the flexibility to the end user to slice and dice the data.
  • Anyone can make predictive models with the help of in-built algorithms without the need to write a single line of code or knowledge of what's under the hood of algorithms.
  • The feature to simply ask a question related to data and getting a response in form of text, chart or graph is amazing.
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Cons
Oracle
  • Reports that output data to portable and mobile devices should be in a better and more appropriate form and improved.
  • In the beginning, the initial settings take some time, which I think requires a smart wizard to set up and get started.
  • Must add mores diagrams and graphs
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SAS
  • SAS is relatively expensive when compared to other BI tools and requires a large amount of upfront fee which becomes an issue for smaller organizations.
  • UI for the dashboards looks a little date in comparison to competitors like Tableau and Microstrategy.
  • Integration with other open source software like Python needs to be built in.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
No answers on this topic
SAS
SAS really is the cutting edge in Business Intelligence. That is all they do! They are constantly coming out with new products, product upgrades, and their tech support is second to none. In addition, their support of Education has made our ability to acquire their product possible.
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Usability
Oracle
No answers on this topic
SAS
SAS BI is good for creating reports and dashboards and then sharing it with the users. It also has ability to manage access to the reports and dashboards but somehow with most of the world moving to open source languages R, Python and Julia, SAS BI feels to be archaic in terms of feature set and integrations it allow[s]. Also, comparing it with other Business Intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft BI, the functionality of SAS BI is very limited and doesn't justify the pricing.
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Support Rating
Oracle
Oracle Analytics Support team is very proactive and I have never had a situation where I had to wait for more than a day or two to get my issues resolved. This is a very big help for us and we appreciate Oracle and its team for guaranteeing that experience.
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SAS
When you call tech support, you are immediately routed to a person who can answer your question. Often they can answer on the spot. However, if they cannot, you are given a track number and then followed up with. There have been times when I have had multiple track numbers open and they will actually TRACK YOU DOWN to ensure that your problem has been resolved. Issues do not fall into black holes with SAS. They are also willing to do a WebEx with you to diagnose the problem by seeing your environment, which is always helpful.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (OBICS) does well in terms of handling data, creating joins, managing database relationships, and data integration from multiple sources. However, the visualisation features on Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (OBICS) are limited when compared to other business intelligence tools like Looker or Tableau. Again, the choice of tool depends on your specific requirements. Both provide different features and both are good at what they offer.
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SAS
SAS Business Intelligence is not the cream of the crop for business intelligence applications, but it is not far behind. The software is generally easier to apply than most other business intelligence software. Additionally, SAS Business Intelligence runs smoothly in the background when making real-time updates. With that said, the software is not as efficient of many of the other business intelligence software applications that have been on the market for longer than this one.
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • ROI is better than average; the product pays for itself in the long run
  • Ease of use, which is very important in today's busy environments.
  • Can be costly based on the amount of user licensing, which is a flat cost per user.
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SAS
  • SAS Visual Analytics licensing cost should be reduced to enable users to use it in mass scale.
  • More statistical and mathematical equations and theories should be converted into SAS functions for reusing.
  • Because of enriched ETL and reporting capabilities SAS Visual Analytics is most preferred by business users.
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