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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server

The tool is still very good considering the complexities in data that can be modified within the tool using SQL queries. It can be used with advanced coding to integrate data from non-coherent sources. The only place where it is slightly less appropriate is where there is not a crisp UI. The UI and mobile experience could be more intuitive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

If you are a technology company that is reliant of accessible data then this is the platform for you. We work with over 10,000 clients with an average of a couple hundred data point per client on any given day. If your volume of reporting and metrics is not at that level yet, it may not be as useful (or, rather, may overload you with information that distracts from your specifics). The use of charts and vanity metrics, however, is incredibly useful for everyone from sales to marketing and everything in between. It helps make data actionable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Periscope Data
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
Periscope Data
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Periscope Data
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
Periscope Data
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Periscope Data
8.9
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
Periscope Data
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Periscope Data
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Periscope Data
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
Periscope Data
9.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
Periscope Data
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Periscope Data
8.5
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Periscope Data
8.8
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Periscope Data
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
Periscope Data
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Periscope Data
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Periscope Data
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Periscope Data
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Periscope Data
9.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
Periscope Data
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Periscope Data
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Periscope Data
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Periscope Data
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
Periscope Data
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Periscope Data

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
Periscope Data
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
Periscope Data
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
Periscope Data
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
Periscope Data
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Periscope Data

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Periscope Data
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Periscope Data
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Periscope Data
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.7
Periscope Data
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Periscope Data
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Periscope Data
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
Periscope Data

Pros

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Ease of development and quick turnouts as the build is easier compared to some other BI tools for both reporting developers as well as the power users. The RPD development is comparatively easier to build for star schemas and also the subject areas are easier to use by the power users.
  • Easy integration of Mobile BI interface and sharing features in the same layer.
  • Easy integration of other functionality like MapViewer. Multi database type integration is enabled which is not really a distinctive feature in market, but has been improved a lot in OBIEE now.
Vineet Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

  • Rapid deployment of polished T-SQL-based data visualization charts and dashboards. Periscope supports a variety of database technologies, and allows users to write custom queries to display data.
  • Included caching to reduce server load.
  • Outstanding customer service/support, with expert advice as needed.
  • Constant updates and new features.
  • Built-in SQL formatters take the pain out of manipulating date/time objects.
Brian Kichler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Analytics Server

  • Some issues that require the assistance of support at Oracle can be time-consuming and difficult to solve.
  • Upgrade from 10g to 11g has made the OBI Foundation Suite very performance intensive. Requires much better hardware support now.
  • Initial setup is not as straightforward as that of previous versions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

  • Some of the dashboards can be slow to load; especially when they have lots of features and widgets.
  • The software could be made a little easier for people that don't have a data or programming background.
  • It is pricey so not a great option for small companies or research/home projects.
Adam Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.3
Based on 7 answers
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.
Satyendra Yenugula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

Periscope Data 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It could be used easily by business users once they understand basic SQL and the dataset; they could perform customized query according to their needs, without having to ask analysts repeatedly to provide them. The support team is quite responsive, and they could also help directly to make your erroneous dashboard run smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Daniel J. Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server

Oracle Analytics Server 8.0
Based on 4 answers
A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Analytics Server

At the time we made the decision, we also evaluated other tools such as QlikView and SAP Power BI. But since our main solutions are Oracle (ERP, planning, consolidation), it was natural to adopt OBI. And it was also less expensive than the others.
Federico Shortrede | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

Periscope is by far the best we looked at - I was evaluating as a user, not the primary decision maker, and user interface and ease of use was the primary factor in my decision. It is very easy to navigate and manipulate, and has an overall very polished view
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Analytics Server

  • 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.
Mary BrowningSmith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Periscope Data

  • Positive Impact: Before Periscope Data was available to my department, I had to search through the Que in Smile Check for the cases that were low hanging fruit. Now Periscope pulls that data and that data only from those Ques and I am able to use the filters for better accuracy.
Marisa Henegar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Server

General

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

Periscope Data

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
Periscope Data
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
Periscope Data

Usability

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Periscope Data
9.0

Support Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Periscope Data

In-Person Training

Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
Periscope Data

Implementation Rating

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
Periscope Data

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