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Score 7.8 out of 100

Sigma

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Score 7.8 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

Sigma

Sigma is great for organizations that want to give their business users access to generate their own insights from the data warehouse without having to go through Engineering or the Data Team. The product is a great fit if you already have usable data and you want to derive insights into a straightforward interface. It would be less appropriate for organizations that want a data cleaning or data transformation layer integrated with their BI platform, or for cases where very complex, advanced visualizations are needed.
Peter Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
6.9
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Sigma
6.1
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Sigma
7.6
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
7.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
7.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Sigma
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
6.8
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Sigma
7.8
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Sigma
7.1

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
7.4
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Sigma
7.5
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Sigma
7.6
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Sigma
6.9
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Sigma
7.8
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Sigma
7.2

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Sigma
5.7
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Sigma
6.4
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Sigma
5.6
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
5.1

Access Control and Security

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

Mobile Capabilities

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

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Sigma
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Sigma
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Sigma
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Sigma
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Sigma
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Sigma

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

Sigma

  • Clean UI makes the powerful system approachable and inviting to begin sandbox testing.
  • Modular approach. You can pivot and pull and plug away so much. The permutations are endless with lots of visualizations and integrations to keep the data and insights flowing.
  • Great for multi-user and getting people set-up across the org.
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

Sigma

  • Sigma's mechanism for defining and using filters in reports and dashboards is very far behind their competitors. Filter behavior is often inefficient and counterintuitive.
  • The queries Sigma generates for non-trivial operations seems to be relatively inefficient, and it makes extensive use of machine-generated column identifiers that make it difficult to diagnose which parts of the query are causing trouble.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Because we are very satisfied with the product and would most likely renew because of the services it provides. It is a tool that you bring into your organization and let it change the way you analyze your data, present your data and share you date within the Respective teams
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.5
Based on 28 answers
My learning curve with Sigma was very quick but also very steep. When I first looked at it, I was rather confused by the new paradigm but after playing with it for about 15-20 minutes it "clicked" and suddenly I was performing the most powerful non-handwritten-SQL queries of my career, and everything since then - visualisations, etc - have been a breeze. Their support team is also immensely helpful when I have been unable to find things, with chat right there in the app at all times (unlike some companies that like to bury it or hide it behind a crappy kb interface).
Nicholas Monje | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Yes, as long as you don’t conduct user error sigma is always up and running and waiting for you to complete your dashboards
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It depends, it loads quickly for smaller dashboards but when loading larger amounts of data it takes more time to do so
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 26 answers
I must remain somewhat neutral on a support rating as I've had very limited exposure to their support organization. That said, in the self-service realm, there are a ton of resources/articles to help guide users though nearly every situation (e.g., understanding syntax, how to add basic objects/filters, etc.). Sigma Computing offers a vast collection of support articles (all fairly well formatted/written), and it's overall usage/adoption have allowed for a number of third-party resources and forums to spring up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I don’t have enough insight as I was not a big piece of this implementation
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

Sigma Computing is far and away more intuitive to navigate, much easier to look at, and seems to put all of the data and tools I need at my fingertips. I no longer need to dive deep into NetSuite to build reports, update them, or find data for one-off customers. This saves time, stress, and frustration. It aids quick conversation in meetings as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sigma

Sigma 7.3
Based on 1 answer
It is a cloud service offering that is able to expand based on your usage
Siddique Chaudhry, CCSK | 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

Sigma

  • Adoption of data to make decisions and measure goals.
  • Build-out of complex reports (regressions/cohort analysis) with relatively low levels of learning training; easy to use.
  • Drive-up run time (cost) on data warehouse cluster usage; both good and bad in that there's more usage of the data, but also no caching so a lot of extra unnecessary queries being run.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

Pricing Details

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

General

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

Sigma

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Sigma
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
7.3

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
7.5

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
7.3

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
8.2

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
8.2

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
8.2

Scalability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Sigma
7.3

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