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Oracle Analytics Cloud is #5 ranked solution in top Data Visualization tools and #8 ranked solution in top Business Intelligence Tools. PeerSpot users give Oracle Analytics Cloud an average rating of 8 out of 10. Oracle Analytics Cloud is most commonly compared to Oracle OBIEE: Oracle Analytics Cloud vs Oracle OBIEE. Oracle Analytics Cloud is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 76% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 44% of all views.
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What is Oracle Analytics Cloud?

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."

Oracle Analytics Cloud was previously known as Oracle Analytics Cloud Service, OAC, Oracle Data Visualization, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, ODV.

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What users are saying about Oracle Analytics Cloud pricing:
  • "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."
  • "The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire."
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    Data Analytics Manager with 501-1,000 employees
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    Expensive, does not scale well, and there are issues around performance
    Pros and Cons
    • "It's great for consolidation and creating one source of truth."
    • "When we have, for example, a table with low performance, we have several issues with drawing some graphics in the Oracle cloud."

    What is our primary use case?

    I have been using it only for reporting. I am trying to conduct some usage regarding the self-service BI, however, I haven't been able to implement it in that way. What I have been using is only BI reporting.

    How has it helped my organization?

    Previous to using Oracle Analytics Cloud, we had several issues consolidating information in one report. Using this tool, we were able to forget about using Excel and keep using it as the only source of data.

    What is most valuable?

    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. 

    What needs improvement?

    The user interaction with the solution could be better. It can be frustrating at times. Sometimes it depends on the database performance. When we have, for example, a table with low performance, we have several issues with drawing some graphics in the Oracle cloud.
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    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using the solution since 2018. it's been about four years now. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable. The only stuff I have some issues with was related to some communication with the database. I had some lack of communication that was an issue over there, however, most of the time, it was very stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's not a scalable product. We have about 40 people using the solution and they are mostly data analysts.  There is only one business area using the product and we have no plans to expand the usage.

    How are customer service and support?

    We did not have a positive experience with technical support. 

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Negative

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We did assessments of other solutions. We were also trying to use Tableau and Power BI. The main difference was the self-service functionality. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The solution is pretty straightforward and simple. I'd rate it a three out of five in terms of ease of setup. We did the full deployment twice and it took us about eight months.  We had a team of six people who handled the deployment and maintenance tasks. 

    What about the implementation team?

    We handled the implementation with our in-house team. We didn't use outside consultants or anyone like that. 

    What was our ROI?

    We have not yet witnessed any ROI. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I cannot speak to the exact licensing costs of the solution. In previous experiences, however, I recall it being quite expensive. I would rate it five out of five in terms of the level of expense to expect. That said, beyond the licensing fee, there are no other add-on fees to expect. 

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    When I was onboarded for the project, I was told to use Oracle Analytics Cloud. The assessment of other options is being done right now.

    What other advice do I have?

    We have a hybrid cloud deployment and use both AWS and Azure. I tried to use the Oracle cloud, however, I was unable to due to the budget. I'd rate the solution two out of ten. It really isn't the best.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Hybrid Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
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    Dennis Kevogo - PeerSpot reviewer
    Data Leader at Smart Applicatins International Limited
    Real User
    Simple to set up and user-friendly but very expensive
    Pros and Cons
    • "The solution can scale."
    • "They could improve the ease of developing the dashboard and interacting with it."

    What is most valuable?

    It's rather user-friendly.

    The solution can scale.

    The stability is good.

    It's easy to set up.

    What needs improvement?

    The cost factor needs to be improved. When you want to scale up and improve the computing power, it becomes extremely costly. 

    They could improve the ease of developing the dashboard and interacting with it.

    They can also improve, quite critically, the user interface. It's not as intuitive as Qlik Sense.

    There should be improvements in Auto ML, automated machine learning, and, if possible, even robotics process automation.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've used Oracle Analytics Cloud for two years now. The company has been using it for close to five or six years now.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It's quite stable and quite sustainable. There are no bugs or glitches and it doesn't crash or freeze. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    While you can scale, it can get expensive.

    When you want to scale it up, you eat resources in terms of computing power, storage, querying, and everything else. It becomes very expensive.

    While It's possible to scale anytime upwards or downwards, the cost factor becomes an impediment.

    How are customer service and support?

    While technical support is quite good, it's slow. We need to raise a ticket. After that, it can take up to two to three or four hours for them to respond. For Qlik Sense, in contrast, it's just direct. We just call them or we just email them or even Whatsapp them, and they will immediately respond, set up a call, and that's it. They solve it. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We also are familiar with Qlik Sense. For Qlik Sense, we are proceeding to be ISA partners and have used it for six months.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. It's not overly complex. The deployment itself took about a year.

    We have two people that are available to maintain the solution.

    What about the implementation team?

    We handled the implementation completely in-house, without the assistance of any integrators or consultants. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The pricing could be a bit lower. it's a bit expensive right now, especially as you scale up.

    We pay $50,000 on a yearly basis.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are an ISA partner.

    We are using the latest version of the product.

    If there is a simpler, faster, or cheaper solution, then a company should go for it. Look at the Gartner Quadrant, as, clearly, Oracle is not yet a leader. We have Microsoft, we have Qlik Sense. If a company can factor in other solutions first, it's best. The key advantage of Oracle is, that once you've got your account, at least you have access to the autonomous data warehouse and you have access to automated machine learning, (AutoML) and so on and so forth. Beyond that, it's just so expensive. I wouldn't advocate for somebody to go for it.

    I'd rate the solution a six out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    Eric Brosseau - PeerSpot reviewer
    Independent Consultant - Oracle BI Applications at Desjardins
    Consultant
    Complete product with excellent stability and scalability with no downtime
    Pros and Cons
    • "It's really an enterprise solution. It has a dashboard, like 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. If you're new to machine learning, it's a really good way to get into it, because it's all within this platform, and it's really easy to use."
    • "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."

    What is most valuable?

    It's really an enterprise solution. It has a dashboard, like 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. If you're new to machine learning, it's a really good way to get into it, because it's all within this platform, and it's really easy to use.

    What needs improvement?

    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.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for about a year. We are using the most current version. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    I find the stability of this solution excellent. I haven't encountered any problems, but that would be my expectation. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's excellent. Its scalability is really what makes it stand out. You can on the fly increase the processing capacity of your instance for as long as you need it and then bring it back to whatever minimum setting you had. It's done on the fly with no downtime. That is very impressive. I love this.

    How was the initial setup?

    It's very easy to set up. It's extremely easy because it's in the cloud. You spin up your instance, which takes two minutes. You can also natively connect to an autonomous data warehouse.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I've given some thought to Power BI because it's so widely used, but my area of expertise is really around or has always been around Oracle. So, it was more of a natural choice for me.

    What other advice do I have?

    It really has everything that I want and need. It's very easy.

    I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. It would be nice to see swarming kind of visualizations. Other than that, it's a complete product.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud
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    Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Very easily customized; scalable and stable
    Pros and Cons
    • "The product is easily customized."
    • "The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built in."

    What is our primary use case?

    Our customers use Analytics Cloud, they are always E-Business Suite customers. The product is generally used for transactional data because for EBS there is no discovery support. We build Analytics on-premise or on cloud and use E-Business Suite for financials and logistics. All reports are developed using Oracle Analytics aside from the principal ones or standard reports coming from inside E-Business Suite. We generally work with enterprise size companies that use various analytics and reporting tools, not just Oracle Analytics. I'm a managing partner in a consulting firm and we are customers of Oracle.

    What is most valuable?

    We use Analytics because we have a model for it which can be easily customized. Implementation time can be reduced because of this. 

    What needs improvement?

    The interfaces could be improved and some in-memory operations could be built into Oracle Analytics. We try to supply those kinds of things using database capabilities. Oracle removed things like cookies in its integration and that caused problems with SSL. I sent the reporting EDS which required a lot of work. It was more integrated with EDS, but now it's more standalone and it bothers me because it requires additional work when customers want to upgrade. Previously, that wasn't necessary so I think those kinds of things can be improved.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using this solution for three years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The product is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The product can be distributed so it's scalable. Our largest customer is a telecommunications company that has almost 10,000 users.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We are okay on support so we don't need to use Oracle technical support much. 

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I've used Tableau and I like it. Reports are very fast and I like their interfaces and things can be inherited from or inspired from the other tools.

    How was the initial setup?

    Installation takes two or three days if you install on-premise, it's the customer's choice whether it's installed on cloud or on-prem. The time-consuming thing is analyzing the reports and building a report for it. We have five engineers who deal with our projects. Our technical personnel are all engineers.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There is a paid license that is required and then the customer pays us for customization.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
    GauravSingh1 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Vice President Credit Risk Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 5
    Good dashboards and reporting, secure, and the machine learning enablement is helpful
    Pros and Cons
    • "The AI/ML enablement is useful, as many reporting tools do not offer machine learning models as of now, without writing customized code."
    • "At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced."

    What is our primary use case?

    This product is used for reporting and visualization.

    We are not using the latest version but rather, one version back.

    What is most valuable?

    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.

    What needs improvement?

    This product does not support custom charts in the visualization.

    At this time, dataflows cannot be shared, but I think that this should be enhanced.

    There are a couple of other limitations. For example, many reporting tools offer good features and oracle should learn from that.

    There should be tool tech enhancements.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Oracle Analytics Cloud for approximately three years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    This is a stable solution and we plan to continue using it for at least another year.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    I believe that this is a scalable product.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    We have been in contact with Oracle technical support and we are satisfied with it.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    I have worked with many reporting tools including SAS Visual AnalyticsSpotfire, and Activu.

    There was no specific reason for switching to Oracle Analytics Cloud. This was a decision driven by the priorities of the moment.

    How was the initial setup?

    The time required for deployment is almost an hour.

    What about the implementation team?

    Deployment requires a small team of people. One from admin, another from the development team, and one more.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Trinh Pham - PeerSpot reviewer
    Delivery Manager at Sift Ag
    Real User
    Top 20
    Allows users to easily drag and drop data and decide what to measure and what to see in the reports
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "Oracle Analytics Cloud is lacking in charts. They should add more charts to it."

    What is our primary use case?

    We've selected Oracle Analytics Cloud as our visualization tool, and its use case is for visualization, particularly because we already have an ERP system, and we also have a lot of data across different functions, for example, in finance and sales.

    What is most valuable?

    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.

    What needs improvement?

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is lacking in charts. They should add more charts to it.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using Oracle Analytics Cloud for almost one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is a stable solution. It has good stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is a scalable solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    I'm only using the web portal and my computer, so I'm unable to comment on whether the setup or deployment of Oracle Analytics Cloud is straightforward or complex.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'm using Oracle technology: Oracle Analytics Cloud. It's a cloud subscription, so it doesn't have a software version. The solution is deployed on a private cloud.

    Fifty people are using Oracle Analytics Cloud within my company, and they are in the financial and sales departments. The solution is used across the company.

    My rating for Oracle Analytics Cloud is nine out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    Kerem Celenli - PeerSpot reviewer
    Project Manager & Database Administrator at TAV Information Technologies
    Real User
    Accessible from anywhere and is very easy to set up, but its machine learning and visualization capabilities can be better
    Pros and Cons
    • "Mobility is the most valuable feature for us. All employees can access it from anywhere. It is a big advantage for us."
    • "Its machine learning and visualization capabilities can be improved. There should be more visualization options."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have Oracle EBS and HR analytics, and we are using it for reporting.

    What is most valuable?

    Mobility is the most valuable feature for us. All employees can access it from anywhere. It is a big advantage for us.

    For HR, Analytics Cloud is the most viable solution.

    What needs improvement?

    Its machine learning and visualization capabilities can be improved. There should be more visualization options.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    In our company, we have been using it for the last six months.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It is easy to scale. We have about 1,000 users. We are a software company, and our developers and our finance people are using its reporting capabilities.

    How are customer service and support?

    I have not interacted with them.

    How was the initial setup?

    It was quite easy. I would rate it a five out of five in terms of the ease of setup.

    What about the implementation team?

    It was implemented in-house.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    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.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    I didn't deeply analyze and compare it with others.

    What other advice do I have?

    If the data is in Oracle, Oracle Analytics Cloud is a very good option.

    I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. 

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    GauravSingh1 - PeerSpot reviewer
    Vice President Credit Risk Management at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 5
    Stable, reasonably-priced, good support, and the BAS and narrate features work well
    Pros and Cons
    • "The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization."
    • "Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available."

    What is our primary use case?

    I am a software designer and a part of the technical team and we create the dataflows for the end-user.

    What is most valuable?

    The features that I find to be the most valuable are the BAS (Business Analytics), the Narrate feature, and the auto-visualization.

    What needs improvement?

    Sharing dataflows is not possible at this time, and the custom chart functionality is not available. 

    I would like to see making abbreviations as per the user's needs.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Oracle Analytics Cloud is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's a scalable product.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The technical support that we are getting from Oracle is pretty good.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Previously, I worked with Tableau, Spotfire, and SAS VA. Tableau and Spotfire are a little advanced when comparing with OACs (Oracle Analytics Cloud). The customizations and making the licenses to suit your needs is pretty easy.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    The price is reasonable; it's quite a bit lower than Tableau and Spotfire.

    What other advice do I have?

    Depending on the needs of business to business, but as far a visualizations are concerned, this is a good product. Anyone can update for Business Intelligence.

    I would rate Oracle Analytics Cloud an eight out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Hybrid Cloud
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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