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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 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

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
9.1
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Periscope Data
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Periscope Data
9.6
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
8.9

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
8.9
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Periscope Data
8.3
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
8.6
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Periscope Data
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Periscope Data
9.6

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Periscope Data
8.5
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Periscope Data
8.8
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Periscope Data
8.3
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Periscope Data
9.1
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Periscope Data
8.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Periscope Data
9.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Periscope Data
9.3
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Periscope Data
9.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
8.1

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Periscope Data
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Periscope Data
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Periscope Data
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Periscope Data
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Periscope Data

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Periscope Data
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Periscope Data
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Periscope Data
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Periscope Data
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Periscope Data
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Periscope Data

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

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 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

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

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
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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

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

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 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

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

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 Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
Periscope Data
8.4

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Periscope Data
9.0

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