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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

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.1
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.9
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.0
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.7
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.8
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Cloud
9.0
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.9
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.1
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Cloud
6.8
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Cloud
7.9
Tableau Desktop
7.7

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

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | 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

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Analytics Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Cloud

General

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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Cloud
8.6
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Oracle Analytics Cloud
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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