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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 Public

Tableau Public is great, especially if you're new to the platform or considering implementing it within an organization. The Public version has most of the capabilities of the full version, with extensive community documentation to troubleshoot issues you may run into. Additionally, there are many resources to check out Public workbooks from other users and communities: a GREAT learning resource to figure out new, innovative ways to visualize and present data. It is perfect for evaluating public datasets, for doing exploratory data analysis, or contributing to cross-organizational or extracurricular projects that may benefit from more sophisticated data analysis and exploration. Tableau Public, because it stores to the cloud and has limitations on connectivity (ie, cannot connect to SQL servers) is not suited for confidential, financial, PII, etc., data, and care should be taken to avoid including sensitive data in any of the Tableau Public workbooks used by an individual or organization.
Leah Jakaitis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
9.3
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Public
8.8
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Public
10.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
8.3
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.3
Tableau Public
7.2
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
8.7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.6
Tableau Public
7.2
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Tableau Public
10.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
9.0
Publish to Web
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Public
10.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Public
9.5
Report Versioning
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Tableau Public
8.5
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Public
8.4
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.5
Tableau Public
8.8

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Public
9.1
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
6.7
Tableau Public
9.1
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.2
Tableau Public
9.3
Predictive Analytics
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
8.9

Access Control and Security

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Tableau Public
8.7
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Public
9.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.0
Tableau Public
8.2
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Tableau Public
8.8
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Public
8.8

Mobile Capabilities

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Public
8.7
Responsive Design for Web Access
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.9
Tableau Public
8.2
Dedicated iOS Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.1
Tableau Public
8.6
Dedicated Android Application
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Public
8.6
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.5
Tableau Public
9.2

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Public
8.5
REST API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.6
Tableau Public
8.6
Javascript API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.7
Tableau Public
8.8
iFrames
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
8.0
Java API
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.4
Tableau Public
8.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
7.8
Tableau Public
9.4
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.1
Tableau Public
8.4

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 Public

  • Tableau Public offers free tools for creative people to learn the products with minimal investment "up front", as well as providing a place to share data visualizations and insights with the world. Visualizations are hosted (for no charge) by Tableau Software and may be accessed by members of the local community (via links from an organization's website) or from anywhere in the world. Workbook(s) published to Tableau Public may be downloaded by viewers to see techniques used by the creator, and get good ideas.
  • Tableau Public Premium is similar but removes the download functionality. This works well when the publisher wants to share access to the visualizations (e.g. on the organization's website) but NOT share the underlying workbooks nor data, keeping both confidential.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

  • In order to keep your data private, you have to buy a subscription
  • Problems with embedding on some websites
  • Must have a professional subscription to share with your network
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It's free, right? I'll keep using the free version. So the real question to ask is this? Will I pay $999 for the Personal version or $1,999 for the Professional? Yikes! That is a big stretch. I'm not sure about that. The product comparison chart is at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/comparison
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 1 answer
By far the most easy to use and intuitive user interface I've seen with any tool.
Steven Bohlender | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed any technical support, so I toyed with the idea of rating this 10, since it is well designed, and there are sufficient videos on their site to help me learn it.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I found it sufficient, and fast. I could easily "kick the tires" with Tableau on my data so I got up and running fast.
Bonnie Holub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tableau Public

Tableau Public 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Start at the end and work backward. Identify the business case / issue and questions the end users have, then identify the data needed, and where to get it.
Steven Bohlender | 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 Public

Tableau Public provides a variety of visualization and point-and-click functionality, with little or no scripting, gives Tableau the advantage. Also, being lightweight, Tableau Public finds the ease of use from our PSU bank-clients that use low-end hardware and devices. Tableau public helps raise satisfaction index, by way of ease of use and beautiful visualizations.
Hiren Mistry | 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 Public

  • Quick visualizations.
  • Clean design. If you are a fan of Edward Tufte or Stephen Few, then you favor a lean, clean look. That seems to be Tableau's default. I appreciate that.
Bonnie Holub | 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 Public

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
8.2
Tableau Public
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Public
9.1

Usability

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Public
9.1

Support Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Public
9.0

Online Training

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Public
9.0

Implementation Rating

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer (discontinued)
Tableau Public
9.1

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