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Pros
"From a developer's perspective, the way the functionality's being handled is great.""The stability of Looker has been good since I have been using it. However, it depends on what components are being used."

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"The solution is easy to use and very flexible.""I like the architecture of this solution. RPV is a powerful feature in Oracle OBIEE. It lets us design as per the needs of the organization. I can have multiple presentation folders and presentation layers. I can have customization in a single node in VMware, which is a very good feature of Oracle OBIEE. It helps customers in designing as per their requirements.""The solution offers a wide range of software tools to meet various needs, such as those concerning reports, developer solutions like APEX and the integration of data.""I like that Oracle OBIEE comes with more options. For example, more options with data security, user security, and other security. It's more complicated than Microsoft, but it gives you more options. They also added the part for machine learning, which is good.""There are some great new features in the latest version.""The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE is its ease of use.""The main features of this solution are that it is easy to use, intuitive, and user-friendly. When I retrieve the data from the database it is in a very raw form, then when I use the Oracle Report Builder it has advanced intelligence features to allow me to view and make changes to the data easily.""Provides good data visualization features, and provides a lot of visualization reports from various data sources."

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Cons
"It needs to be more user-friendly."

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"The solution needs to be easier to scale.""The performance could be better.""There could be better integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft Office.""The solution is too expensive for small firms.""I would like to see Machine Learning included in this solution.""I find I prefer Oracle OAC over OBIEE. It's more advanced, has artificial intelligence, and there's more that we can do with it in general. OBIEE is lacking features.""I would like to see the data wrangling features enhanced.""It takes a lot of maintenance to support the architecture, which is something that should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Looker is expensive and could be made better by reducing it."
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  • "Oracle products are extremely expensive."
  • "This was not an expensive product for us, although the price varies depending on conditions for each company."
  • "The cost of this solution is a little bit high compared with other products like Zoho, so reducing it would make OBIEE more competitive."
  • "It is reasonable, but it depends on how you're going to use it. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "It's comparable to the current technology we're using, Qlik Sense."
  • "Simplifying the data integration process would save our clients considerable costs."
  • "Pricing is an area that could be improved."
  • "This is a very costly product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:From a developer's perspective, the way the functionality's being handled is great.
    Top Answer:I don't know their subscription fees. I am not really aware of where they stand in terms of pricing. However, it's my understanding that Tableau is more expensive. The pricing for Power BI and Tableau… more »
    Top Answer:They need to work more on interactivity in order to help users interact with the tool itself. It needs to be more user-friendly. People should be able to access the tool in a much easier way when they… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle OBIEE is great in allowing design and creativity per the individual needs of the organization. Dashboards are fully customizable and very user-friendly. This solution is very stable. Oracle… more »
    Top Answer:Oracle OBIEE is designed to be relatively easy to set up and has a helpful customer support staff at the ready to assist customers. These are two attributes that make this system quite valuable. OBIEE… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE is its ease of use.
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    Also Known As
    OBIEE, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle BI, Oracle BI EE 11g
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    Overview

    Looker is a data platform that brings data and business teams together by making it easy for everyone to explore and understand the data that drives business.

    Oracle OBIEE (Oracle Business Information Enterprise Edition) is a business intelligence (BI) tool developed by Oracle. OBIEE will gather, store and analyze an organization's network data and compile the information to create reports, dashboard graphs, and performance analysis. OBIEE’s unique platform allows clients to discover new awareness and improve the speed of completing important business decisions by providing robust visual tools and intuitive realization coupled with the latest unmatched enterprise analytics available. OBIEE helps IT enterprise organizations to experience an intelligent view of all enterprise data from across all sources and empowers trusted users with increased levels of reliable, dependable access, interaction, and the ability to utilize the data to increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of the organization.

    OBIEE provides unique immediate mobile access, intuitive dashboards, robust reporting, real-time alerts, metadata search, procedure management, direct access to Big Data resources, enlightened in-memory computing, and seamless systems management processes. These features seamlessly combine to make Oracle OBIEE a complete, top-of-the-line broad solution that is cost-effective, minimizes TCO, and provides a competitive, quick ROI for the entire organization.

    Oracle OBIEE Top Features 

    • Complete comprehension: Oracle OBIEE offers a full range of BI strategies, including intuitive smart dashboards, dynamic alerts and detection, efficient workflows, enterprise reporting, MS Office integration, real-time predictive analysis, and more. OBIEE also includes many next-generation options, including mission critical scalability and performance, diverse data access and integration, and a modern, robust, service-oriented architecture.
    • Hot-pluggable: OBIEE will take advantage of existing IT relationships, both Oracle and non-Oracle databases, solutions, and applications. Organizations that partner with OBIEE have access to an entire library of analytic tools that are immediately deployable and provide an improved TCO and a super-fast ROI. Additionally, in an outstanding collaboration with Hyperion, OBIEE incorporates BI tools that integrate well with the current suite to supply the grandest selection of BI tools available on the market today.
    • Extensive: OBIEE is very user-friendly and extremely intuitive, and the 100% Web UI brings robust and dynamic BI from diverse sources to any audience, distributing awareness when and where users require it to manage activities, decisions, and processes. 

    Reviews from Real Users

    Sandeep V., Process System Engineer at a comms service provider, tells us, “This solution is very easy for people who are building ad-hoc things. It's an enterprise solution so it can be deployed for a lot of users. There are some great new features that come with the 12c like data visualization, desktop BI Publisher, automation, and interactive dashboards. The product has good features. “ 

    A user who is a CEO at a consultancy relates, “The most valuable feature is the visualization. The data warehousing, data storage, and data wrangling are all features that are in there, and it's one of the better products out there. A good thing is that for large datasets, it's very stable, especially when you have an Oracle database.”

    A user who is a Principal Business Intelligence Architect at a computer software company suggests, "It is very biased towards Oracle infrastructure. One of the major red flags we have at the moment against Oracle is that it doesn't support deployment on other cloud providers. We're quite heavily vested in AWS as our infrastructure, and Oracle is yet to formally support deploying on those virtual infrastructure instances. That's quite disappointing, and it also cuts them out of over 70% of the market."



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    Sample Customers
    Yahoo!, Etsy, Kohler, Hipcamp, Hubspot, Kickstarter, Venmo, Dollar Shave Club, 600+ customer
    Banca Transilvania, BeckmanCoulter, Hong Kong Housing Society, HealthShare, Ivanhoe Cambridge Unifies, and Home Credit, and Finance Bank.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Retailer14%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Media Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Looker is ranked 3rd in Embedded BI Tools with 2 reviews while Oracle OBIEE is ranked 1st in Legacy BI Tools with 33 reviews. Looker is rated 8.6, while Oracle OBIEE is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Looker writes "Easy to set up and has good community support but requires better UI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle OBIEE writes "Great machine learning capabilities on the cloud with good security mechanisms for larger organizations". Looker is most compared with Tableau, IBM Cognos, Qlik Sense, Google Data Studio and Amazon QuickSight, whereas Oracle OBIEE is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle Analytics Cloud, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and TIBCO Jaspersoft.

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