Oracle BI Foundation Suite is nice, moving in the right direction
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 26, 2018

Oracle BI Foundation Suite is nice, moving in the right direction

Score 8 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher 11g

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle BI Foundation Suite

The Oracle BI Foundation Suite is used by my Department. The Oracle BI Foundation Suite has two main purposes. First, for real-time data visualization. Second, for analytics on questions individuals may have.
  • The visualizations produced by Oracle BI Foundation are fairly good.
  • Oracle BI Foundation Suites is easy to use.
  • The software is relatively straight-forward is collaborating with others.
  • Although the visualizations are decent, they are nowhere near as nice as the charts produced by Tableau and other BI software tools.
  • Because Oracle BI Foundation Suite is relatively less well-known, finding help online is not as easy as other BI tools.
  • The BI Foundation Suite offers some analytics but is not as advanced as other tools in machine learning, and other analytics processes.
Oracle BI is obviously well-thought-out. It has done its research on what other tools' capabilities are and has tried to excel at things like visualization and data manipulation. With that said, it's graphics are middle-of-the-road and its analytics capabilities are a work in progress. I think it is catching up with the other tools quickly.
Perhaps one of the strong advantages of Oracle BI is its ability to very easily connect to multiple data sources. I think it might be the best tool out there for this part of the data analytics process. The software also works well with real-time data and merging with various other sources.
Perhaps the biggest limitation of Oracle BI is that the software does not have a very large user base. So, sharing with non-corporate users is generally more limited. With that said, the ability to control access is fine. The software also makes it easy to share across data teams and to schedule reports. The software needs to become more wide-spread.
Not yet, but I'm interested in Oracle user groups - I am not a member of a user group, but now that it is mentioned, I think I'll join one.
I would recommend Oracle BI Foundation Suite for two reasons. First, if you already use other Oracle tools, BI Foundation Suite will fit in nicely. Second, Oracle BI is relatively easy to learn and the collaborative ability with co-workers is quite nice.

Oracle Analytics Server Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
9
Customizable dashboards
10
Report Formatting Templates
10
Drill-down analysis
7
Formatting capabilities
7
Integration with R or other statistical packages
5
Report sharing and collaboration
10
Publish to Web
5
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Delivery to Remote Servers
5
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
5
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
7
Predictive Analytics
6
Multi-User Support (named login)
6
Role-Based Security Model
6
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
6
Single Sign-On (SSO)
6
Responsive Design for Web Access
8
Dedicated iOS Application
5
Dedicated Android Application
5
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
9
REST API
7
Javascript API
Not Rated
iFrames
6
Java API
Not Rated
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Not Rated
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Not Rated