3 Ways to Address OBIEE’s Data Visualization Drawbacks With Tableau
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a traditional BI platform that offers excellent data management features. However, OBIEE falls far short of user expectations in the self-service data visualization aspect.
In this blog post, we’ll take a quick look at the following 3 ways to address Oracle BI’s data visualization drawbacks with Tableau.
Here we go!
- Migrating from OBIEE to Tableau
Migration is the ideal choice for organizations to overcome OBIEE’s data visualization drawbacks. However, migration from OBIEE to Tableau is complex due to the high cost and long turnaround time required for completing the migration.
If your organization is backed by the budget and the patience to reap results, you may still choose the migration path.
When taking the migration path, the best starting point is to list down the current list of data sources in OBIEE and map them to the connectivity options available in Tableau.
If you’d like to have a quick snapshot of the strengths and weaknesses of OBIEE and Tableau, you may also take a look at Tableau vs OBIEE: A Quick Comparison.
- Exporting/importing data from OBIEE to Tableau via Excel
The other well-known way is the manual export/import of data from OBIEE to Tableau via Excel for analysis.
The option is highly ineffective and inefficient due to the possibility of manual errors and the cumbersome process of massaging the data to make it analysis-ready in Tableau.
Though a lot of users prefer this method due to the absence of an automated solution, the method has a high negative impact on the users’ productivity and adds to indirect costs.
- Connecting Tableau to OBIEE
The next available option is to complement the data visualization drawbacks of OBIEE by integrating Tableau with OBIEE in a bimodal approach.
Some organizations, despite moving to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), prefer connecting Tableau to OAC for data visualization. The potential reason behind this preference is that many users are already well-versed with Tableau, and show reluctance to switch to a new tool.
You may want to check out the below articles to find the best Tableau to OBIEE Connector that meets your organization’s needs:
If you’d like to know more about modernizing OBIEE with Tableau, take a look at the eBook, The Ultimate Guide For Modernizing OBIEE with Tableau.
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