Oracle Analytics Server vs. Pentaho

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle Analytics Server
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Analytics Server, replacing the former Oracle BI Foundation Suite is a business intelligence reporting and analytics platform. It provides users with a series of integrated tools for ad-hoc query and analysis, dashboard and scorecard creation, enterprise reporting, mobile analytics, multidimensional OLAP, and predictive analytics.N/A
Pentaho
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Pentaho is a suite of open source business intelligence and analytics products, now offered and supported by Hitachi Data Systems since the June 2015 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
Considered Both Products
Oracle Analytics Server

No answer on this topic

Pentaho
Chose Pentaho
The basic functionality of Pentaho is well matching the capabilities of some of the main competitors. We also selected Pentaho since part of the platform is open source and can be used without commercial licenses. Currently we use a mix of the open source components and the …
Chose Pentaho
Since the Pentaho platform offers a range of broad functionality across data preparation and advanced analytics, it also can be easily integrated to support many data sources and machine-learning frameworks. Based on that fact, we selected Pentaho to be used in our internal …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
BI Standard Reporting
Comparison of BI Standard Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
38 Ratings
4% above category average
Pentaho
9.0
20 Ratings
11% above category average
Pixel Perfect reports8.934 Ratings8.818 Ratings
Customizable dashboards9.237 Ratings9.718 Ratings
Report Formatting Templates7.138 Ratings8.618 Ratings
Ad-hoc Reporting
Comparison of Ad-hoc Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
38 Ratings
2% above category average
Pentaho
8.8
19 Ratings
10% above category average
Drill-down analysis8.437 Ratings7.818 Ratings
Formatting capabilities8.138 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Integration with R or other statistical packages7.124 Ratings9.412 Ratings
Report sharing and collaboration9.237 Ratings9.617 Ratings
Report Output and Scheduling
Comparison of Report Output and Scheduling features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
38 Ratings
9% above category average
Pentaho
9.5
20 Ratings
14% above category average
Publish to Web8.632 Ratings9.518 Ratings
Publish to PDF9.238 Ratings9.619 Ratings
Report Versioning9.030 Ratings9.613 Ratings
Report Delivery Scheduling9.836 Ratings9.817 Ratings
Delivery to Remote Servers8.618 Ratings9.110 Ratings
Data Discovery and Visualization
Comparison of Data Discovery and Visualization features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
37 Ratings
5% above category average
Pentaho
8.2
17 Ratings
1% above category average
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)9.036 Ratings8.016 Ratings
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization8.432 Ratings8.216 Ratings
Predictive Analytics8.127 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Access Control and Security
Comparison of Access Control and Security features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
38 Ratings
3% above category average
Pentaho
9.0
20 Ratings
5% above category average
Multi-User Support (named login)9.238 Ratings9.220 Ratings
Role-Based Security Model8.238 Ratings9.419 Ratings
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)8.537 Ratings9.918 Ratings
Single Sign-On (SSO)9.321 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Mobile Capabilities
Comparison of Mobile Capabilities features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
7.3
30 Ratings
8% below category average
Pentaho
8.3
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Responsive Design for Web Access6.730 Ratings9.610 Ratings
Mobile Application7.326 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile7.528 Ratings8.611 Ratings
Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding
Comparison of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding features of Product A and Product B
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
18 Ratings
3% below category average
Pentaho
8.6
10 Ratings
8% above category average
REST API7.915 Ratings8.310 Ratings
Javascript API9.016 Ratings9.09 Ratings
iFrames6.614 Ratings7.49 Ratings
Java API9.715 Ratings8.69 Ratings
Themeable User Interface (UI)7.114 Ratings8.810 Ratings
Customizable Platform (Open Source)5.913 Ratings9.510 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(45 ratings)
9.1
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(8 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.3
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
9.3
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(3 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle Analytics ServerPentaho
Likelihood to Recommend
Oracle
The entire deployment and configuration stage was easy and it was accessible across the organization in a matter of days. Oracle Analytics Server being a cloud-based solution helped right from Input of Bulk Data to Info preparation, Data cleaning, and finally Data Modeling. Everything was visual and the Help Wizard was very intuitive.
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Hitachi Vantara
Pentaho is very well suited to perform data extraction & data mining from various cloud storage & transform that data using various available data models. However, the software struggles when it comes to visualizing the extracted data in an appealing manner & can be difficult for end-users to get an understanding of data tables created using those models.
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Pros
Oracle
  • Oracle helps with easy customization of reports.
  • It helps with the creation of dashboards and the integration of different data sources.
  • Oracle BI was a package used for multiple users across our organization - publishing and distributing reports was a breeze.
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Hitachi Vantara
  • Integrate and synchronize with big data easily
  • Import data from any sources and different databases
  • Managing data in on-premise, hybrid and cloud environments.
  • Compatibility and flexibility of the platform with any type of scenario and any business or industry
  • Various tools in the software suite to transformation of data
  • Simple interface appearance and creative UI graphics
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Cons
Oracle
  • More AI but with human back up.
  • Less mumbo jumbo so even IT guys/gals can more easily work.
  • More statistics (math) and orientation for those not familiar with it.
  • More live as well as virtual (live) show casing of real situations in business.
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Hitachi Vantara
  • I think the relative obscurity of the tool is a downside, not as many developers, consultants or peers you can tap into.
  • Lack of a solid user community held us back, looking at Power BI and Qlik, they have huge user communities that help each other out. Would have liked that here.
  • Smaller company means smaller sales force, and the lack of a local presence made it hard to only interact online with the account rep. Other companies have someone local who often stops by with pre-sales developers to just pitch in free of charge when they have time.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
Scalability and rich integration capabilities. In the future, if we go with Hyperion for the Financial Consolidation and planning purposes -BI integration with Hyperion is going to be much simpler as it has native interface connectivity and even integration capabilities with well known CRM products (Siebel) and ERP Products (Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft, SAP) is going to be easy and straight forward.
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Hitachi Vantara
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
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Usability
Oracle
For me or a staff memeber that uses it frequently, its usability is sufficient. However newbies could have a few issues but find their workflow
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Hitachi Vantara
The Pentaho tools are designed so you can start playing around on your own. Of course, you will need guidance at some point, but the training teams are good at guiding new users, and the online documentation is usually pretty up-to-date.
Some of the tools, such as the Pentaho Data Integration tool and the Pentaho Server, are pretty self-explanatory. The other tools maybe are not so quickly and obvious to use, but again, with some documentation and some customer support, you can find your way around them.
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Reliability and Availability
Oracle
No problems, it's that simple.
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Hitachi Vantara
No answers on this topic
Performance
Oracle
Other than anomalies or expected quirks, there were never any earth-shattering delays.
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Hitachi Vantara
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Support Rating
Oracle
It's fast, efficient and easy to work with. Scheduling could help when planning out a day however overall it's a big plus when rolling out and supporting Oracle.
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Hitachi Vantara
They were responsive to our questions when we raised issues. They gave us workarounds when required. They were quite knowledgeable when it came to issue analysis and providing fixes. They were forthright in informing us if a bug was not due for release soon.
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In-Person Training
Oracle
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
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Hitachi Vantara
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Oracle
It was a private training site.
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Hitachi Vantara
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration Fundamentals Setup 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 Course The 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
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Implementation Rating
Oracle
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
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Hitachi Vantara
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Oracle
Oracle BI works pretty well and has been well acknowledged and appreciated by the business users and power users who develop reports and dashboards. Compared to other tools, Oracle BI object development is easier and has a quick turnout. Using Oracle BI with Essbase and Oracle Exadata db, we believe the performance rendering data is quite good. We are using MicroStrategy as well almost equally, but for critical reporting needs considering the back end is Oracle and Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) we have chosen OBIEE.
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Hitachi Vantara
Since the Pentaho platform offers a range of broad functionality across data preparation and advanced analytics, it also can be easily integrated to support many data sources and machine-learning frameworks. Based on that fact, we selected Pentaho to be used in our internal department. It also supports many of our BI use cases as required by company management or the business user. Last but not least, the Pentaho license is cheaper than their competitor.
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Scalability
Oracle
We have seen the results of this in our initial research and are not surprised that Oracle does this like it does soo many other things in this area, so well.
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Hitachi Vantara
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Return on Investment
Oracle
  • We've used OBIEE (or it's previous named product) for over 13 years and it's still the most used tool for BI by the business.
  • We moved our largest business system off of Business Object into OBI so we could gain improved performance, reliability, and easier management of metadata.
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Hitachi Vantara
  • Pentaho has improved our overall business process.
  • Pentaho has helped the Managers and Directors to analyze the numbers going up and down from time to time.
  • We have a started a big project using Pentaho that is going to include all the business processes in the organization.
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