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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.2 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

Tableau Desktop

It helps us to visualize and understand data. Helps in business analysis, predict market trends. Caters to the needs of an organization. Can be integrated with different kinds of data sources like Excel, CSV, different kinds of databases like Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle. On the other hand, need some understanding of statistics to use this software, cannot retrieve previous versions of the same file created. So, version management is a problem. Left joins cannot be created during data loading. These need to be created separately using blends.
Ron Rothstain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Desktop
9.2
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Tableau Desktop
8.2

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.9
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Tableau Desktop
8.7
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
8.1

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.6
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Desktop
8.4
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.3
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Desktop
8.5
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Desktop
8.0
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Desktop
7.9
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Desktop
8.4

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Desktop
7.9
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Tableau Desktop
8.1
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Desktop
8.2
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
7.4
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Desktop
7.8
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Tableau Desktop
8.2
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Tableau Desktop
7.7

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

Tableau Desktop

  • With Tableau you do not need to have technical knowledge to do the data integration and you get a quick response of what you are looking for, being your visualization of high quality.
  • We can say that it is free software and it is not a limited version
Yusmelys Lopez | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau is ill-suited to work with SSAS cubes, at least when you are used to analysis within Microsoft tools
  • Data preparation is not up-to-par with other leading vendor tools (although can be improved through Alteryx if you have access to it)
  • The ease-of-use is true for basic analysis, but rapidly gives way to a steep learning curve with more complex queries or when the business context is more mathematics oriented
Charles Saulnier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 39 answers
Because right now its the best option out there (disclosure: I haven't used Qlikview or some of the other direct competitors of Tableau). The big investment is in Tableau Server not desktop. For the cost of the license of Tableau desktop, its a pretty good deal. You can hook it up to pretty much any data source easily. You can easily share the visualizations with your team/colleagues easily. Tableau Desktop is generally easy to use for business users. But the more advanced stuff is better suited for a analyst or someone with a IT/CS background.
Mashhood Syed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.9
Based on 23 answers
I am really a fan of tableau for its quick setup, data connection, dashboard creation time and very easy to use UI.As i have used multiple Bi tools like QlikView and SAP BO, i can say all other tools take really long time in performing above functionalities except QlikView which is really fast in term of performing analysis.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 10 answers
When used as a stand-alone tool, Tableau Desktop has unlimited uptime, which is always nice. When used in conjunction with Tableau Server, this tool has as much uptime as your server admins are willing to give it. All in all, I've never had an issue with Tableau's availability.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 6.1
Based on 9 answers
Tableau's connections to third-party sources can be somewhat slow due to the time required to speak to a source over a network. However, if you properly utilize Tableau's Data Source Extracts, then the speed is incredible. On the other hand, Tableau makes it very easy for the user to put too much data into one dashboard, which can impact performance. All in all, if you use the tool properly, speed should not be a concern.
Brad Llewellyn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.0
Based on 16 answers
I still haven't found something that stumped me for long. The company materials are first-rate and their seems to be a natural affinity among the professionals using the product. It seems there are many who want to help those that are following them onto the platform. I've never noticed any condescension to new users or obvious questions in the forums or my personal exchanges.
David Fickes | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 9.4
Based on 4 answers
It is admittedly hard to train a group of people with disparate levels of ability coming in, but the software is so easy to use that this is not a huge problem; anyone who can follow simple instructions can catch up pretty quickly.
Jon Boeckenstedt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The training for new users are quite good because it covers topic wise training and the best part was that it also had video tutorials which are very helpful
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 8.0
Based on 35 answers
Time needs to be spent ahead of implementation to make sure data sources are set up and ready. Consultants need to understand the data sources and the goals before setting foot on-site. Installation is easy, learning to use it takes time. The training resources available are great.
Phillip Smith | 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

Tableau Desktop

When we first looked at getting a visualization software for analytics we looked into two options Microsoft Power BI and Tableau Desktop, and even though Power BI is more cost-effective we decided to go with Tableau Desktop as it had more options that we are looking for such as free reader and Tableau Server and offers a very comprehensive and simple interface that is easier to learn for new staff.
Clinton Shields | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Desktop

Tableau Desktop 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Although tableau is highly interactive and fast but with very large dataset its performance degrades heavily. So up to certain extent its really good but after that we have to take care of its performance issues.
Chandra Bhanu Pratap Singh | 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

Tableau Desktop

  • Tableau has provided my clients with the information necessary to allocate multi-million dollar research budgets effectively, ensuring the company is getting the most bang for its buck.
  • Tableau has given my office the ability to present data quickly and easily in a professional format that customers can understand, and has them returning frequently for additional analysis and projects.
Tim McClelland | 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

Tableau Desktop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.3
Tableau Desktop
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Performance

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
6.1

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
9.0

In-Person Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
9.4

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
8.0

Scalability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Desktop
7.0

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