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Oracle Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau
July 2022
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Pros
"The solution can scale.""A valuable feature is the speed of the solution.""The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization.""The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code.""The specific capability I find important in Oracle Analytics Cloud is that it allows the basic user to easily drag and drop data. I also like that the solution allows the user to decide what to measure and what to see in the reports.""Mobility is the most valuable feature for us. All employees can access it from anywhere. It is a big advantage for us.""The product is easily customized.""This is a stable and scalable solution."

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"The solution is easy to use, flexible, our clients enjoy seeing the data on maps, and you do not need to be an expert in SQL to use it.""It's very user-friendly. It's not like Power BI, Tableau is very user-friendly. Anybody can use Tableau. It's very easy to adopt things. I can visualize the stats.""There are already connectors to almost every single major database and service that you can possibly think of.""From the data science point of view, we use it for model building purposes. For example, if we are using it for a bank and we want to understand how much loan the bank can provide, we can use visualization to show the educational qualification, salary, gender, and city of a customer, and by using this information, we can arrive at the loan amount that this person is eligible for. I can also use it to view all prospective customers, so essentially, this is going to help me in model building as well as in understanding and segmenting customers and doing forecasting and predictive analytics. We use model widgets, and we can create thousands of visualizations, such as motion charts and bubble charts. We can also create animated versions of the graphs and view the data from multiple dimensions. These are the features that we typically use and like.""It is very good for data visualization. It has very powerful visualizations and is easy to use.""It is so easy to do a lot of things. There is a lot of flexibility and creativity in this product. In other products, you don't have this flexibility.""The stability seems to be very reliable.""The initial setup is quick and easy and you don't need special outside assistance to set everything up."

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Cons
"When we have, for example, a table with low performance, we have several issues with drawing some graphics in the Oracle cloud.""They could improve the ease of developing the dashboard and interacting with it.""The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built in.""As with most BI tools, the visualizations can be made much nicer. Currently, it has standard visualizations. They've been adding new visualizations, but we see animated visualizations from other vendors. It would be nice to have similar visualizations, such as the swarming visualizations, which are fairly new and very popular at the moment. I haven't seen that with Oracle. That would be nice.""Oracle Analytics Cloud is lacking in charts. They should add more charts to it.""Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available.""Its machine learning and visualization capabilities can be improved. There should be more visualization options.""This solution could be more adaptable in its application."

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"The charts need to be improved. The drawings and the visualization need to be more accurate.""A strict security measure is needed. I believe it is weak in terms of security.""With Tableau, there is a gap in its ability to handle very large-scale data.""People are migrating to Microsoft BI due to the speed, which is quite slow to load, and the lack of visualization options.""They need to improve the icons and the filters, because they look too old, resembling Excel from 1997.""Its integration with Microsoft products such as Teams should be improved.""It would be nice if we could export more raw data. Currently, there is a limit as to how much data you can export.""Maybe the price could be a bit cheaper, especially if you're a personal developer that uses Tableau just to explore smaller data sets and you're not a company or something like that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire."
  • "I don't know the exact cost, but its pricing was good. Its pricing was competitive. I would rate it a three out of five in terms of pricing."
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  • "The cost of the solution should be improved."
  • "It is reasonable and cheap as compared to other major tools. It has a good price, and people go for it because of its pricing."
  • "Pricing is not bad. It's competitive."
  • "At $70 per month, I think the price is a bit scary. I have a small consulting firm in Ghana, working in about 15 different African countries, and when it comes to our part of the world, $70 a month is a lot of money for software."
  • "The professional version of Tableau is quite expensive."
  • "It is a bit difficult for some people when they hear $70.00 per month, as some solutions are available for less than $10.00 or for free."
  • "The solution is very expensive. If you have many users then it is going to cost your company a lot of money."
  • "The price of Tableau is high, although there are different types of licenses available."
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    Guillermo (Bill) Cabiro
    I do use both Tableau and QlikView. Although very different, I really like both solutions. They belong to the new BI generation known as Interactive Visual Analytics. In my opinion, QlikView has a more intuitive interface for regular users or executives that are not technical experts but the development side is a little more complex. Up to version 12 QlikView did not provide drag & drop features. If a user wanted to see something not included in the application the new object had to be created by a power user or developer because Qlikview's scripting has somewhat of a learning curve. On the positive side, QlikView's scripting is a great asset as it functions as an ETL allowing the integration of hundreds of different data sources into the same visual app. Another feature that’s extremely useful is Qlik’s proprietary Associative Model that allows the users to visualize data relationships that exist as well as those that do not. Tableau on the other hand is a lot easier to use for developers, analysts or power users who need to connect, manipulate and visualize data rather quickly. While this makes Tableau a better fit for the more analytical crowd, it may not be as appealing or intuitive to the regular or casual business users as QlikView is. Tableau has full pivot, drag & drop and drill down capabilities that are great for developers or power users. They can rotate measures and dimensions and graph them instantly using visualization best practices as suggested by… Read more →
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    Also Known As
    Oracle Analytics Cloud Service, OAC, Oracle Data Visualization, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, ODV
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    Overview

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is a business intelligence tool whose platform enables your organization to ask any question of any data on any device and across any environment. The solution is simple and powerful and provides easy access to any data source. It also has a variety of options for intelligent analysis that are straightforward to manage and deploy. In addition, with Oracle Analytics Cloud, augmented analytics, self-service analytics, and governed analytics can be combined into a single solution.

    Oracle Analytics Cloud Features

    Oracle Analytics Cloud has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Intelligent search
    • Smart data discovery
    • Smart data preparation
    • Natural language
    • Auto suggest
    • Visualization
    • Dashboarding
    • Global transformation policies
    • Smart collaboration
    • Integrated data science
    • Enterprise architecture and security
    • Platform extensibility
    • Smart data connectors

    Oracle Analytics Cloud Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Oracle Analytics Cloud. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Flexible: Oracle Analytics Cloud gives you the flexibility to grow and change as your business does. At the same time, it puts you in complete control of your analytics environment by allowing you to analyze data and accommodate changing demand easily.
    • Scalable: Oracle Analytics Cloud is a single, centralized solution that provides everything you need in a scalable environment to support varied user requirements for your organization right now and in the future as well.
    • Comprehensive analytics: With Oracle Analytics Cloud, existing services are combined with new ones to deliver comprehensive analytics in the cloud. It provides everything you need for analytic agility, from fast, fluid self-service discovery to data loading and blending, inline data prep, data enrichment, automatic visualizations, data storytelling, and more.
    • Cost-effective: The solution is cost-effective and reduces your total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Oracle Analytics Cloud solution.

    Fabricio Q., Data Analytics Manager, says, “The main functionality is great and everything is pretty standard and easy to use. It's great for consolidation and creating one source of truth. The initial setup is pretty straightforward.”

    PeerSpot user, Eric B., Independent Consultant - Oracle BI Applications at Desjardins, mentions “It's really an enterprise solution. It has standard dashboarding functionality. It also has reporting capabilities for producing pixel-perfect reports, bursting large volumes of a document if you need to. It has interactive data discovery functionality, which you would use to explore your data, bring your own data, and merge it with maybe the data from an enterprise data warehouse to get new insights from the pre-existing data. It has machine learning embedded in the solution.”

    Gaurav S., Vice President Credit Risk Management at a financial services firm, explains, “From a financial or bank perspective, this product is secure enough. The dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and different reports are valuable for business analytics. The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code.”

    Another reviewer, Trinh P., Delivery Manager at Sift Ag, comments, "The specific capability I find important in Oracle Analytics Cloud is that it allows the basic user to easily drag and drop data. I also like that the solution allows the user to decide what to measure and what to see in the reports."

    Tableau helps people and organizations become more data-driven as the trusted leader in analytics.

    The Tableau platform provides the breadth and depth of capabilities to serve the needs of even the largest global enterprises in a seamless, integrated experience. Tableau is designed to fit, not dictate your data strategy, and adapts to your environment with unmatched flexibility and choice, while meeting the toughest governance and security requirements.

    People love using Tableau because it is both powerful and intuitive—and offers a fundamentally different user experience by empowering people of all skill levels to explore and analyze data using visuals and natural language. Tableau has become the standard language of analytics for modern business users and continues to lead the industry with the most passionate and engaged user community in analytics, a customer base with millions of users at more than 80,000 organizations, and a deep commitment to customer-focused innovation

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    Sample Customers
    Sejong Hospital
    Accenture, Adobe, Amazon.com, Bank of America, Charles Schwab Corp, Citigroup, Coca-Cola Company, Cornell University, Dell, Deloitte, Duke University, eBay, Exxon Mobil, Fannie Mae, Ferrari, French Red Cross, Goldman Sachs, Google, Government of Canada, HP, Intel, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Macy's, Merck, The New York Times, PayPal, Pfizer, US Army, US Air Force, Skype, and Walmart.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Individual & Family Service29%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Transportation Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company42%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
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    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is ranked 5th in Data Visualization with 10 reviews while Tableau is ranked 1st in Data Visualization with 102 reviews. Oracle Analytics Cloud is rated 7.4, while Tableau is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Analytics Cloud writes "Expensive, does not scale well, and there are issues around performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tableau writes "Lets me train new users quickly, easily, and intuitively". Oracle Analytics Cloud is most compared with Oracle OBIEE, Microsoft BI, Databricks, SAP Analytics Cloud and Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service, whereas Tableau is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Amazon QuickSight, SAS Visual Analytics and QlikView. See our Oracle Analytics Cloud vs. Tableau report.

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