We performed a comparison between Microsoft BI and Oracle OBIEE based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Microsoft BI is the clear winner in this comparison. It is easy to set up, has good customer support, and is reliable and easy to use. In addition, it has an impressive ROI and is less expensive than Oracle OBIEE.
"What I like about Power BI is how fast you are able to create dashboards and how fast you are able to fetch the data. You can connect to the database or data source, and then you can design your dashboards very easily."
"We have found the solution to be stable."
"The stability is good."
"Microsoft BI's most valuable feature is flexibility."
"I like all the tools in Microsoft BI because they all have different purposes. There are a lot of people using Microsoft BI, and everybody is using it. The users have adapted well to the technology."
"The data can be accessed from anywhere."
"There is also a chart store where we can download charts, which is extremely useful."
"The solution is easy to use and charts can be built quickly with the tools."
"Provides good data visualization features, and provides a lot of visualization reports from various data sources."
"Oracle OBIEE is good for data visualization and analytical reporting."
"It provides excellent stability."
"The security is good. For example, we can implement column-level security."
"The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE is interactive reporting because it allows better analysis versus conventional reporting, especially on the data warehouse side."
"The centralized metadata model component is most valuable."
"It is a stable and scalable solution."
"The dashboard and analysis are the most valuable features of this solution."
"The solution could improve the extraction and transformation of data. For example, you transform the data and then send it to Microsoft BI without having to use your own API. We are only providing the API to Power BI, and then Power BI is doing the job."
"In Microsoft Excel, you are able to have tabs. However, in Microsoft BI you do not have this flexibility."
"We need more integration capabilities."
"There is room for improvement in terms of pricing for the solution."
"Microsoft BI's visualization could be better. Though Power BI's visualization has steadily improved over the years, it's not on the level tools like Tableau and SAS or some of the more expensive products on the market."
"If you have to pull multiple data sources performance is somewhat lacking."
"The admin view could be improved by making it more simplified to manage a users' activity and other things."
"Integration with artificial intelligence would help. Humans take time to review the data and eliminate errors. Artificial intelligence based on machine learning and understanding can bring the same functionality."
"There should be more integration in the solution. For example, there should be one solution with multiple functionalities so that other solutions are not needed. Having one solution with all the needed functionality would be helpful."
"It could be more user-friendly. For example, the RPD layer could be more straightforward. From a user's point of view, the visualization, especially the graphs, are not as attractive when compared to other tools like QlikView and Qlik Sense."
"The documentation in Oracle OBIEE can be more user-friendly."
"It needs a better security management system."
"The drawback with the tool is that though it is well-created, its users are under-trained to use it."
"For a beginner, this is a product that is difficult to learn. You cannot learn it quickly."
"Oracle OBIEE could improve the visualizations, such as diagrams, charts, and graphical user interface. Other tools on the market have better graphical visualizations this Oracle OBIEE."
"There are times we have slowness when processing the reports with Oracle OBIEE. Improving the performance would be beneficial."
Microsoft BI is a business intelligence solution that connects to all your data sources and turns your data into insightful and useful business information that is relevant to all levels of the business, ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and security.
Microsoft BI combines familiar Microsoft tools - Office, SharePoint, and SQL server - with extra features for end-users, such as Power View and Power Pivot. This powerful product gives businesses a competitive advantage by allowing end users to better analyze their data, collaborate, and better present their data.
The BI platform empowers members of your organization to make data-driven decisions that drive strategic actions quickly by allowing them to work together easily on the same data, share insights, and collaborate on reports using other Microsoft Office applications.
Microsoft BI Benefits
Some of the benefits of using Microsoft BI include:
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft BI stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its integration options and its data analytics capabilities.
Tariq R., an operations & BI analyst at American Hospital Dubai, writes, “Power BI is a complete ecosystem. It has an integrated ETL tool and good connectivity with applications such as Office 365 and SQL. Power BI supports the DAX and Power Query M languages. These languages are making Power BI very strong in data analytics, and you can do many types of analysis. ”
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
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."
Microsoft BI is ranked 1st in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 101 reviews while Oracle OBIEE is ranked 4th in BI (Business Intelligence) Tools with 29 reviews. Microsoft BI is rated 8.0, while Oracle OBIEE is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft BI writes "User friendly, easy to set up and great for analyzing data". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle OBIEE writes "Rock solid, handles massive amounts of data quickly, and has a user-friendly interface for self-service BI". Microsoft BI is most compared with Amazon QuickSight, Tableau, KNIME, Domo and MicroStrategy, whereas Oracle OBIEE is most compared with Oracle Analytics Cloud, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, IBM Cognos and Qlik Sense. See our Microsoft BI vs. Oracle OBIEE report.
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