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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 6.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer is well suited as a reporting tool where data integration doesn't play a major role. Discoverer suits very well situations where a user has to run a query every day. Discoverer reports can be scheduled and the user can just view the data instead of running the query manually. Also, Discoverer takes away the pain of managing the database credentials. Discoverer is not well suited to situations where the whole enterprise wants to view the same dashboard. Discoverer is more of a departmental BI tool. Discoverer doesn't offer many options to integrate data unless one has to create and handle integration using PL/SQL.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

The tool is fast, visually attractive and intuitive to use, but we also have an implementation of Qlik Sense and Pentaho pales in comparison to the overall capabilities. I recommend the tool, but everyone’s solution need is unique, so it may not be the right fit. Larger tools like Qlik are more versatile and easier to recommend. More expensive, yes, but you usually get what you pay for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
7.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Pentaho
6.4
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pentaho
8.4
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
6.1

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Pentaho
7.7
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
6.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Pentaho
7.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Pentaho
7.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
6.9
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Pentaho
7.3
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Pentaho
8.6
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Pentaho
7.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Pentaho
5.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Pentaho
5.7

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pentaho
8.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Pentaho
8.9
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Pentaho
7.5
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
7.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Pentaho
7.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Pentaho
8.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Pentaho
8.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Pentaho
7.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Pentaho
6.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Pentaho
7.8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Pentaho
8.4
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Pentaho
7.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Pentaho
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Pentaho
8.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Pentaho
7.1
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Pentaho
6.7
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Pentaho
6.5
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
6.7
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Pentaho
7.9
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Pentaho
5.7
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Pentaho
9.2

Pros

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • SQL friendly which allows for fast adoption for those users who know how to write in SQL. This makes integration with other programs much easier.
  • Accessing data is very fast even with larger data sets.
  • The layout is clean and organized similar to a spreadsheet which allows for easier viewing and analyzing of the data.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • Being able to use the OLAP Analyzer tool saved our organization a lot of time in not needing to develop an OLAP tool on our own.
  • The ability to customize the tool and integrate all the internationalization we required was pretty straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • There is always room for more scalability and optimization of performance.
  • Oracle BI changes a lot from version to version. A smoother transition into a new version would be very helpful.
  • Oracle BI's reporting tool is a little hard to use at first. The UI/UX of the tool can use improvement.
Jatel Desai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • At first, one needs to learn the basic concept of this software before going for the implementation. Once you are an expert on this then you will rock it.
  • Some of the basic features need to be enhanced such as sharing and collaboration capabilities
  • Needs to support automatically generated analytic visualizations or models
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 8.8
Based on 11 answers
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
Adam O'Connor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I would have liked some hands on help in trying to match what Customers were already used to. Plus having a team of Java/BI folks was difficult to assemble since what required to be done in an object oriented fashion could have easily been done via a SQL construct. This hash of technologies was difficult to manage.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.9
Based on 4 answers
We are an Enterprise customer. They handle problems INSTANTLY when they are critical, including initiation an immediate WebEx screen share call when needed. Smaller/less-critical problems are handled within 1-2 days -- and NEVER fall off their radar, no matter how small.As needed, we can also leverage "professional services" from them -- much of which is included in our Enterprise contract. Finally, when a problem I have discovered turns out to be a bug..they create a JIRA for the fix, and make me a watcher. I love seeing notes come in showing me status updates of bugs filed because of something I found. They really are TOP-NOTCH.
Sandro Frattura | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Course Taken: DI1000 Pentaho Data Integration FundamentalsSetup 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 CourseThe 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
Stephanie Dozier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pentaho

Pentaho 5.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Deepak Paramanand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Discoverer was already in place when I joined the company so I was not involved in the selection process. However, I have been involved in the review of Discoverer as compared to alternatives including Business Objects, OBIEE, and SSRS. On a cost benefit analysis Discoverer always came out on top. Changing to another tool never provided enough additional functionality to overcome the cost of conversion and ongoing maintenance.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

I was not with the company when they selected Pentaho over any other tool. As per my experience, I would recommend Pentaho. One of the reasons are that it is open source. If you know JAVA, you can create your own plugins. I have found its customer support pretty good and quick. And the most important thing is the cost. If you are not using the DI server, you can just use the community edition and it should fulfil your purpose too.
Nikhil Karkare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

  • We have used Discoverer to respond to state sales and use tax audits and saved the company more than the cost of the product. Discoverer has thus assisted in our objective of managing costs.
  • Discoverer is used to provide reports for EEOC reporting assisting our goal of complying with all government requirements.
Glen Norman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pentaho

  • It's cheap. The version we have is free, so it has an immediate positive impact on ROI in that regard. However, a lot of our developers don't like it, which eats away our ability to be effective and productive.
  • It gets the job done. It may not be the most elegant tool, but for our purposes it works. There are probably better tools out there, and Pentaho has limited capabilities, but at the end of the day it works well enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

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

Pentaho

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
Pentaho
7.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Pentaho
8.8

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Pentaho
5.0

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Pentaho
9.9

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Pentaho
9.5

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Pentaho
5.0

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