Enterprise Data Discovery
Tom Jaskula | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated November 04, 2014

Enterprise Data Discovery

Score 9 out of 10
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Review Source

Software Version

Oracle Endeca, v2.4 and 3.0

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle BI Foundation Suite

Endeca is good fit for multi billion dollar companies who are trying to derive value from unstructured data.
  • Endeca uncovers patterns and relationships in your data that traditional BI tools are not built for.
  • Endeca has been used for a wide variety of business problems including warranty support, directing social media spending, and optimizing staffing efficiency.
  • Endeca is not well suited for small or medium sized businesses.
Endeca has been implemented by one of the largest professional services organizations in the world that requires hundreds of complex visualizations on top of a large number of data sources. The solution is available to thousands of global users. This product was designed for consuming Big Data in large enterprises. This fact combined with Endeca's text enrichment and content acquisition features single Endeca out from the competition.
This software is enterprise class and while other vendors do offer alternatives, they don't have the proven track record that Oracle has in the enterprise space.
To get the most value from Oracle BI, it should be leveraged across a very large number of users.
Endeca can connect to PDFs and a wide variety of other unstructured data sources.
Very limited, this isn't going to integrate with SharePoint. 3rd party companies sell a cloud based solution, but this was not designed to be a cloud solution.
The agile tools have better data visualizations than Endeca. Data visualizations are decent, but this product's focus is not on visualizations to begin with.
This is a very pricey product that needs to be heavily aligned with the organization's strategic objectives. Simply put, this is best suited for very large companies who have large data sets and large problems to solve. This is a poor fit for small or medium sized business that just need to do light analytics.

Using Oracle BI Foundation Suite

  • Oracle Endeca Information Discovery helps solve problems associated with analyzing both structured and unstructured data. Endeca is used to find better ways to listen to customers, improving the relationship between companies and their employees and customers.
  • In short, this is a data discovery tool that goes beyond the capacities of traditional BI.

Evaluating Oracle BI Foundation Suite and Competitors

Oracle BI Foundation Suite Implementation

A properly implemented Endeca solution performs extremely well on the largest of datasets and it positions your organization to immediately achieve your ROI.
  • Vendor implemented
  • Implemented in-house
  • Professional services company
There are a variety of options for implementing Endeca solutions.

Oracle BI Foundation Suite Training

  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
Oracle University offers very in-depth training.
Professionals with a BI background can install and solution with this tool, but training gives you exposure to ETL architecture and best practices that you might not otherwise learn on your own.

Oracle BI Foundation Suite Support