We performed a comparison between Oracle Essbase and Oracle OBIEE based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Quest Software, SolarWinds and others in Database Development and Management.
"Essbase is extremely stable and low-maintenance."
"Unlike relational, where you're linking together multiple tables, with Essbase, you basically define what the dimensions are beforehand, and you define the hierarchy, and then load the data. This allows you to do a pretty sophisticated analysis so that you can drill into it and slice and dice the data."
"The solution can handle a large volume of data."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"I have found the most valuable aspect is the user-friendly environment and current features."
"It is highly efficient and easily scalable, particularly for handling large databases."
"The solution is scalable."
"It helps us fetch specific data sets per users' requirements."
"Both the vertical and horizontal scalability of the solution is good. In terms of scalability, I would rate this solution a nine out of ten."
"The dashboard and analysis are the most valuable features of this solution."
"It is easy to use...I rate the scalability of the solution a nine out of ten."
"It provides excellent stability."
"A great feature of the solution is its stability."
"The most valuable feature of Oracle OBIEE is the security of the solution."
"Oracle OBIEE is very easy to use. Looking at analytics, I think they have come a long way by adding new features like visualization, which is really cool."
"The solution is user-friendly."
"The initial setup could be simplified."
"It's an expensive product to use."
"The ability to drive external reporting out for development could be improved."
"I would like to see an integration with application performance management and a version control management tool."
"The initial setup is pretty complex."
"There is room for improvement in terms of cost-effectiveness."
"They should improve the solution's performance."
"Essbase has a programming language, and it has a couple of functions to do forecasting, however, their feature set for that is not that good."
"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."
"Oracle OBIEEE's performance and licensing costs could be improved."
"In our organization, we feel that data visualization for APIs is an area in which the solution lacks."
"The ability to migrate from one version to another, such as doing so from version 11 to an upgraded 12 of Oracle business environment, can be difficult."
"There are times we have slowness when processing the reports with Oracle OBIEE. Improving the performance would be beneficial."
"The documentation in Oracle OBIEE can be more user-friendly."
"The functionality to customize and modify reports has been removed, and it would be beneficial to reinstall it, as it allows greater customization and flexibility in creating reports."
"The drawback with the tool is that though it is well-created, its users are under-trained to use it."
Oracle Essbase is an OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) Server that provides an environment for deploying pre-packaged applications or developing custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications.
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.
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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."
Oracle Essbase is ranked 9th in Database Development and Management with 9 reviews while Oracle OBIEE is ranked 1st in Legacy BI Tools with 28 reviews. Oracle Essbase is rated 8.4, while Oracle OBIEE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Essbase writes "Everybody uses it for financial purposes, but it can also be used for other analytic purposes, such as mathematical models, statistical models, and so on". 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". Oracle Essbase is most compared with Microsoft BI, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle Analytics Cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud and Tableau, whereas Oracle OBIEE is most compared with Microsoft BI, Oracle Analytics Cloud, Tableau, SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform and SAP Crystal Reports.
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