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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

TIBCO Spotfire

Suitable for even large numbers of data points in both the chemical or biological data domains. Also powerful when calculated columns are to be inserted into tables. The filter and label function is a very powerful feature when subsetting data within one Spotfire project. It is also capable of exporting sheets to PDF format, so it is also convenient to share key findings with others. It is less appropriate for chemical data in less mainstream formats (e.g SDF, MOL2).
Lewis Mervin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Analytics Server
9.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Analytics Server
9.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
7.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
8.4
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Analytics Server
8.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.1
Publish to Web
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Publish to PDF
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Analytics Server
9.5
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Analytics Server
8.6
TIBCO Spotfire
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.7
TIBCO Spotfire
8.5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Analytics Server
8.4
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
8.7
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.8
TIBCO Spotfire
8.6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Analytics Server
9.0
TIBCO Spotfire

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Analytics Server
8.2
TIBCO Spotfire
6.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Analytics Server
8.9
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.8
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Analytics Server
7.9
TIBCO Spotfire
3.4
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.8
REST API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
8.0
Javascript API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.3
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9
iFrames
Oracle Analytics Server
7.6
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Java API
Oracle Analytics Server
8.0
TIBCO Spotfire
7.5
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Analytics Server
8.1
TIBCO Spotfire
7.9

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

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Cross tables. Most people call them pivot tables perhaps, from the excel version, but Spotfire does them so much better! Easier to build and arrange, and with tons more options than the excel pivot table.
  • Mapping. The improved mapping capabilities of Spotfire along with its ease of use, allow you to build fabulous looking maps very quickly.
  • Aggregation. Spotfire is built to aggregate, and it does this better and faster than anything else I know of.
Jonathan Tucker | 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

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Feature parity between web publishing and the Spotfire client: some features of Spotfire that work flawlessly in the Spotfire client break when published to the web. In particular, custom JavaScript inserted into the analysis tends not to render well on the web even if it renders perfectly in the client.
  • Lack of thorough documentation: particularly when comparing Spotfire documentation to the documentation for Python, JMP, or Matlab, Spotfire's documentation is lacking. In particular, I remember finding documentation on custom SQL queries being very sparse. Most often I would base my Spotfire solutions on examples found on forums rather than on official TIBCO advice.
  • The execution time of custom R data functions: TIBCO Spotfire uses its own implementation of the R runtime (called TERR, TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R) which I noticed to be significantly slower than the open-source runtime for certain tasks.
  • Error reporting: error reporting by both TERR and IronPython is very opaque and makes debugging very difficult.
Josh Smith | 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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.1
Based on 27 answers
-Easy to distribute information throughout the enterprise using the webplayer.-Ad hoc analysis is possible throughout the enterprise using business author in the webplayer or the thick client.-Low level of support needed by IT team. Access interfaces with LDAP and numerous other authentication methods.-Possible to continually extend the platform with JavaScript, R scripts, HTML, and custom extensions.-Ability to standardize data logic through pre-built queries in the Information Designer. Everyone in the enterprise is using the same logic-Tagging and bookmarking data allows for quick sharing of insights.-Integration with numerous data sources... flat files, data bases, big data, images, etc.-Much improved mapping capability. Also includes the ability to apply data points over any image.
Brent Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.9
Based on 21 answers
Basic tasks like generating meaningful information from large sets of raw data are very easy. The next step of linking to multiple live data sources and linking those tables and performing on the fly analysis of the imported data is understandably more difficult.
Brock Robertson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Analytics Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 answers
Even though, it's a rather stable and predictable tool that's also fast, it does have some bugs and inconsistencies that shut down the system. Depending on the details, it could happen as often as 2-3 times a week, especially during the development period.
Alex Naumov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Analytics Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 9.0
Based on 13 answers
Generally, the Spotfire client runs with very good performance. There are factors that could affect performance, but normally has to do with loading large analysis files from the library if the database is located some distance away and your global network is not optimal. Once you have your data table(s) loaded in the client application, usually the application is quite good performance-wise.
Cordell Yin | 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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 10.0
Based on 23 answers
Support has been helpful with issues. Support seems to know their product and its capabilities. It would also seem that they have a good sense of the context of the problem; where we are going with this issue and what we want the end outcome to be.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.7
Based on 52 answers
I have only had the basic training. It was very useful for new users. The majority of what is taught in the training can be self-taught by daily use of the product. However there were also many things I learned even after using the product for over a year. I would highly recommend investing in the training offered by TIBCO
Cal Humphrey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Analytics Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.9
Based on 54 answers
The online training is good, provides a good base of knowledge. The video demonstrations were well-done and easy to follow along. Provided exercises are good as well, but I think there could be more challenging exercises. The training has also gone up in price significantly in the last 3 years (in USD, which hurts us even more in Canada), and I'm not sure it is worth the money it now costs (it is worth how much it cost 3 years ago, but not double that.)
Emilie Wheeler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 7.0
Based on 14 answers
The original architecture I created for our implementation had only a particular set of internal business units in mind. Over the years, Spotfire gained in popularity in our company and was being utilized across many more business units. Soon, its usage went beyond what the original architectural implementation could provide. We've since learned about how the product is used by the different teams and are currently in the middle of rolling out a new architecture.I suggest:
  • Have clearly defined service level agreements with all the teams that will use Spotfire. Your business intelligence group might only need availability during normal working hours, but your production support group might need 24/7 availability. If these groups share one Spotfire server, maintenance of that server might be a problem.
  • Know the different types of data you will be working with. One group might be working with "public" data while another group might work with sensitive data. Design your Library accordingly and with the proper permissions.
  • Know the roles of the users of Spotfire. Will there only be a small set of report writers or does everyone have write access to the Library?
  • ALWAYS add a timestamp prompt to your reports. You don't want multiple users opening a report that will try and pull down millions of rows of data to their local workstations. Another option, of course, is to just hard code a time range in the backing database view (i.e. where activity_date >= sysdate - 90, etc.), but I'd rather educate/train the user base if possible.
  • This probably goes without saying, but if possible, point to a separate reporting database or a logical standby database. You don't want the company pounding on your primaries and take down your order system.
Michael Soliman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

TIBCO Spotfire

The advantage of Spotfire over Tableau or Domo is the advanced modeling capabilities. Although Tableau and Domo have created interfaces with R, they are nowhere near as easy to implement as they are in Spotfire. The advantage of Spotfire over SAS Enterprise Miner is the broader range of easily created visualizations that don't require an experienced data scientist. Spotfire, of course, does not have some of the advanced modeling capabilities of say a SAS Enterprise Miner nor the zooming ability that Qlick Sense offers. Overall, it stacks up well.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Analytics Server

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TIBCO Spotfire

TIBCO Spotfire 8.0
Based on 3 answers
The program has proved to be very useful and allows for analyzing various forms of data.
Justin Ricker | 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

TIBCO Spotfire

  • Interactive reporting, slice and dice.
  • Time saving as the Web player can be used for analyzing data interactively.
  • Analytics and visualization in the same tool.
  • Primarily business intelligence and reporting costs are saved once it is set up with the ability to dissect data in a useful manner without the need for an extensive reporting team. This is useful in terms of cost savings.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Analytics Server

Pricing Details

Oracle Analytics Server

General

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

Oracle Analytics Server Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

TIBCO Spotfire

General

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

TIBCO Spotfire Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
TIBCO Spotfire PlatformPlease contact TIBCO sales
    SaaS Edition
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Analyst$125/mo, $1250/yr1
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Business Author$65/mo, $650/yr1
    TIBCO Spotfire for Amazon Web Services$0.992
    TIBCO Spotfire Cloud EnterprisePlease contact TIBCO sales
    TIBCO Cloud Spotfire - Consumer$25/mo, $250/yr4
    1. Per Seat
    2. Per Hour (Starting)
    3. Per Seat
    Additional Pricing Details
    For Enterprise engagements, please contact TIBCO directly for a custom price quote.

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Oracle Analytics Server
    8.6
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.7

    Likelihood to Renew

    Oracle Analytics Server
    8.3
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.1

    Usability

    Oracle Analytics Server
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.9

    Reliability and Availability

    Oracle Analytics Server
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Performance

    Oracle Analytics Server
    TIBCO Spotfire
    9.0

    Support Rating

    Oracle Analytics Server
    9.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    10.0

    In-Person Training

    Oracle Analytics Server
    9.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.7

    Online Training

    Oracle Analytics Server
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.9

    Implementation Rating

    Oracle Analytics Server
    8.0
    TIBCO Spotfire
    7.0

    Scalability

    Oracle Analytics Server
    TIBCO Spotfire
    8.0

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