Business Intelligence

Made for

Enterprise companies that use other Oracle solutions and need a powerful Big Data solution

Not for

Companies without heavy infrastructure or abundant memory space on servers

 
Free trial
 
Starts at $368/10 users/year
Pricing details

Features

Oracle BI

Oracle Business Intelligence offers a combination of agile visual analytics and the power of an enterprise platform. Data visualization offers a streamlined user experience with drag and drop functionality, and dynamic connections to help guide exploration. Updates blend ease-of-use and efficiency with powerful analytics capabilities.

Key features:

  • Stunning data visualization
  • Secure sharing and collaboration
  • Intelligent highlighting automatically connects related data
  • Seamless transition from discovery to dashboard

Oracle BI

Oracle BI boasts sophisticated data integration and modeling capabilities, as well as new self-service capabilities for loading and blending data with no modeling required. Browse to personal text files and spreadsheets, then preview and upload them. Blend personal data with managed data and combine data sets, extending dimensions for timely analysis.

Self-service features:

  • Self-service data loading, no modeling required
  • Self-service blending of personal and corporate data
  • Automatically inferred connection between data sets

Predictive analysis is tightly integrated, with expanded capabilities and enhanced user experience. Forecast future conditions, group elements that are statistically similar, and expose outliers. Extend analytics with hundreds of function packages available for free. Run the free Oracle R distribution on BI Server and create custom R scripts in conjunction with any engine (R, Oracle Database, Spark, etc.)

Compatibility & Integration

  • Integrates well with other Oracle products
  • Financial and enterprise management reporting and analytics
  • Analyze Hadoop big data via Cloudera Impala
  • Optimized SQL queries

Mobile Access

The Oracle BI mobile app is available for Apple and Android.

Mobile features:
  • Talk to your data with BI Ask, optimized for touch and voice
  • Full mobile authoring
  • Adaptive design for any device
  • Native sharing with other applications for Android and Apple
  • Notification on Android wear and Apple watch

Support

Contact:
  •  Email
  •  Phone
  •  Chat
Forums:
  •  Developer forum
  •  Community forum

Pricing

Basic info

 
Free trial
 
Starts at $368/10 users/year
 
Annual subscription

Reviews

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Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Great and efficient

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
2-10 employees
 
New York, NY
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

Oracle is a great solution. It was very easy to learn how to use the product and to train our employees on the product. We use all available features. It has been great and very efficient.

Pros:

I like that it is easy to learn.

Cons:

One downside would be that it is kind of costly.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Outstanding data management

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Business services
 
101-200 employees
 
Cedar Rapids, IA
Owner
1
The Review

Experience:

Oracle is a terrific company and they supply the support I need in my company when I need it not later. They also provide many platforms to work from. Another thing is how user friendly the system is. It is a really fast thing to help teach new employees how to operate. It is cost efficient and time saving. I have worked with oracle for years. Even tried a few others out. By far this is the best company to work with if an owner like myself needs to get things done. Great company, great people who run it. What else can I say. Great, great, great!!! Database replay,partitioning,edition based redefinition, transaction management, pl/sgl efficient coding, security, managability, sql pivot and non pivot, security files, backup and recovery, automatic storage management. Those are some right off the top of my head, but my company uses other tools from them as well. I just cant recall at the moment. Been a long day and not much sleep. How does this perform? Oracle is outstanding. I mentioned it before. The benefits of having it are too numerous to express. Without it I could not run my business. They took difficult tasks and made them 100 times easier in my company. I haved saved several million in training cost alone. Another thing is I dont have to keep switching up platforms, Oracle is always up to date and on top of everything every hour of every day. It is a great company.

Pros:

Product support and ease of use for the end user without any doubts in my mind. Oracle does everything my company and employees need to have in place. Without the programing they provide my company would not be in business. This company helped my company be sucessful.

Cons:

I have no dislikes. If I had to say anything I guess it would be that the world changes all the time and it can be challenging to keep up in the technology world and to keep my company up to date. But they do a good enough job of that.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Data analysis with dashboards

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Education
 
501-1000 employees
 
Buffalo, NY
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

We mainly use Oracle BIEE for analyzing enrollment data at our College. While I wasn't involved in selecting the solution, I am one of the main users of the system (in IT). We haven't had many problems, our biggest hurdle has been figuring how to analyze the data and provide effective dashboards to our users. We mainly use dashboard for data analysis. Overall it has performed well, we are still at the beginning stages of implementation where we are focused on creating dashboards. We hope to use the more advanced analytics tools in the future.

Pros:

We selected Oracle because we use Oracle SQL for our main ERP (Ellucian Banner) so we knew that would save time with the implementation.

Cons:

We really don't have any negatives at this time.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Simpler backup and recovery

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Energy & natural resources
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Atlanta, GA
Associate
1
The Review

Experience:

Oracle is closed source, and when something goes wrong and you have a problem the answer is just a phone call away. It manages memory very efficiently and can handle complex JOIN operations . Oracle has a great Architecture, it makes it rock solid because it is very easy to organize different applications data very well. I think the best plus for me is the SQL Engine that Oracle possess, it is very advanced, making it the only database to operate a data warehouse! Running complex queries on Oracle is just easy. Other features like Materialized Views, PL/SQL e.t.c. make Oracle a great value for the money. The best features are Database Vault, Data Mining, and PeopleSoft. It has performed well other than a few glitches here and there, but nothing that couldn't be overcome quickly. The benefits are a streamlined HR process, simpler backup and recovery commands.

Pros:

Oracle can help you create customized database applications. Instead of getting a standardized database program out of the box, you get a program that can be customized to fit your needs. This makes it possible to create a database that only has the features you need. It also gives you the chance to eliminate any unnecessary features in the database application for your business. It uses open source industry standards to help you have features made specifically for your business.

Cons:

I would have to say cost is the biggest drawback. When you invest in this type of database management software, you will have to pay a fee for the use of the program. If you plan on using the program on multiple computers, you will need to buy licenses for each computer that you utilize it on. If you plan on making the software available on many computers, these costs can really add up.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Easy to integrate with other systems

3.5

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Manufacturing
 
501-1000 employees
 
Detroit, MI
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

The majority of our ERP infrastructure is Oracle based, so Oracle BI was an easy to integrate solution with our other data. We use BI Publisher, Apex, and OBIEE. It has been pretty stable and has provided a much easier way to visualize the data that was always available to us, but was not necessarily easily accessible or formattable.

Pros:

It was easily integrated with our existing systems.

Cons:

Their propensity to release bugged and/or incomplete products requiring costly support contracts to resolve those issues.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Reachable databases

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Retail
 
501-1000 employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Vice President
1
The Review

Experience:

We chose Oracle because of its specialization in database management system, cloud engineered systems and enterprise software products. We use Oracle database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, customer relationship management (CRM) software and supply chain management (SCM) software. We like the fact that our data is reachable in a timely manner. This too is a moving target. For example, ten years ago, the sizes of the databases we deal with now were nothing more than speculation. The unique types of data we need to deal with have increased, as have the timelines required to process this kind of data.

Pros:

Only Oracle and Microsoft's SQLServer are closed source, and when something goes wrong and you have a problem the answer is just a phone call away.

Cons:

One of the potential disadvantages of using Oracle Database is the cost. When you invest in this type of database management software, you will have to pay a fee for the use of the program. If you plan on using the program on multiple computers, you will need to buy licenses for each computer that you utilize it on. If you plan on making the software available on many computers, these costs can really add up.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Predictive analytics

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Retail
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Miami, FL
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

We needed to get involved in the business intelligence arena. I felt like my company and I were lacking. So we looked for some solutions for customer data, including a lot of sales data. We use Oracle's spreadsheets, customer analysis, big data, and prediction of trends capabilities. So far the solution has performed very well. We have gotten key insights into the trends some of our customers are into and we have been able to customize things and create more sales.

Pros:

I love the benefits I get from using Oracle. The ease of use is great, and I appreciate all the features.

Cons:

I don't overly dislike anything. But I would like it to include more data focused and relevant parts.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Oracle is easy and great

5.0

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Other: government
 
5001+ employees
 
Los Angeles, CA
Entry-level
1
The Review

Experience:

We need to keep track of all the employees movements. Also they need to be able to login by themselves and fill their timecards as well as do other actions and Oracle was the best option to manage everything automatically (before we used to do it manually and it was really time consuming). Automatic storage management, database, and admin interface are the key features we use. As said before, automating our whole data processing has become easier, faster and more manageable.

Pros:

Easy, great interface... and accessible and great usage for any individual.. also for those with basic computer knowledge.

Cons:

Actually nothing so far... we had some crashes but overall we are very satisfied and happy with the performances received so far.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Oracle has query capability

4.0

Features: 
3.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
Financial services
 
1001-5000 employees
 
Boston, NH
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

We use Oracle SQL Navigator extensively for retrieval and analysis of data from several internal databases. The most useful features are query capability, data base structure analysis, data mining and analysis. It has performed flawlessly and provides me with results quickly.

Pros:

Ease of use and flexibility are amazing.

Cons:

I'd like to see them add more tools in order to facilitate query structure.

 
Survey Response
Feb 22 2016

Data Input with Oracle

3.5

Features: 
3.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
3.5
the reviewer
 
Education
 
201-500 employees
 
New York, NY
Manager
1
The Review

Experience:

Oracle is used to collect data on student registration, enrollment numbers, attrition, grades, sustained education plans, and diversity of students attending. This system helps us to achieve these statistical goals. We would like more freedom with the system to create our own format to meet our ever changing data collection needs. I use the data input on student enrollment, grades, diversity, transfer, and attrition on the system Banner. We input data on various screens to meet our data needs and the benefits are we are able to address student needs, academically and personally, and we can track our students to identify academic trends.

Pros:

It is reliable, consistent, and easy to use.

Cons:

The format is not flexible and the screens can not be adapted. A more flexible screen option would be helpful to meet our data collection needs.