How to Visualize OAC Data in Power BI or Tableau using Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors?

How to Visualize OAC Data in Power BI/Tableau using Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors?

Introduction

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is a cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics platform by Oracle. It comes with extensive self-service features and advanced data visualization capabilities.

However, Analysts are inclined toward data visualization tools such as Power BI or Tableau. 

It infuriates OAC users when Analysts use Power BI or Tableau to build their reports after all the effort they’ve spent optimizing OAC.

The feud between OAC and PowerBI/Tableau doesn’t need to go on. You can use these two tools in harmony. 

In this blog post, we’ll learn how to visualize OAC data in Power BI or Tableau by using Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors.

What are Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors?

Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors enables you to visualize OAC data in your choice of data visualization tools.

It eliminates the hassles of excel reports and BI migration.

An OAC Connector enables you to connect Oracle Analytics tools with Tableau or Power BI Subject Areas and Reports in minutes.

Which is the best Oracle Analytics Cloud Connector?

BI Connector is the most efficient Oracle Analytics Cloud Connectors Connector. 

It enables organizations to seamlessly connect the Desktop/Server editions of Tableau and Power BI to OAC.

With BI Connector, you can connect Power BI and Tableau to your OAC Subject Areas and Reports, while retaining your joins.

It supports Live queries, Imports, and scheduled refreshes.

1. Choose between Power BI and Tableau

Power BI and Tableau are two of the most efficient tools for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information.

Users mainly prefer the tool they are already familiar with to avoid spending time learning another tool.

However many enterprise-level companies use both – Tableau and Power BI to support their large user base.

Tableau can handle large volumes of data quickly. It is best known for its visually attractive data visualizations and is suitable for medium and large enterprises.

Power BI is more user-friendly and is suitable for small teams with limited resources. 

You can analyze your requirements, data volume, and budget when choosing between Power BI and Tableau.

To make a wise decision, Compare Tableau vs Power BI

2. Connect OAC using BI Connector 

Download the latest version of BI Connector Desktop or Server Edition for your choice of Data Visualization Tool.

Connect OAC with Power BI

  • Download Desktop Edition for Power BI

Overview: 

Power BI Desktop to OAC Connector for data analysts, developers, and super users.

Features:

  • Connect Power BI Desktop to OAC Subject Areas and Reports.
  • Direct query from Power BI Desktop to OAC.
  • Import to Power BI Desktop from OAC.

Cost: FREE for Lifetime

  • Download Server Edition for Power BI

Overview: 

Power BI Cloud Service to OBIEE/OAC Connector for sharing datasets and reports across teams and groups.

Features:

  • Inclusive of Desktop Edition Features
  • Publish OAC reports to Power BI Cloud Service.
  • Direct query connection from Power BI Cloud Service to OAC via Power BI On-Premise Gateway.
  • Publish OAC reports to Power BI Cloud Service.

Cost: Custom Price

Connect OAC with Tableau

  • Download Desktop Edition for Tableau

Overview: 

Tableau Desktop to OAC Connector for data analysts, developers, and super users.

Features:

  • Connect Tableau Desktop to OAC Subject Areas and Reports.
  • Live connection from Tableau Desktop to OAC.
  • Extract to Tableau Desktop from OAC.

Cost: $395

  • Download Server Edition for Tableau

Overview: 

Tableau Server/Bridge/Desktop to OAC Connector for sharing data sources and dashboards across teams and groups.

Features:

  • Inclusive of Desktop Edition Features.
  • Publish OAC dashboards & data sources to Tableau Server/Online.
  • Live connection from Tableau Server/Online to OAC.
  • Schedule automatic refresh of extracts to Tableau Server/Online.

Cost: Custom Price

3. Complete Installation & Configuration 

Connect OAC to Power BI

Connect OAC to Tableau

4. Visualize OAC Data using BI Connector to get the data

Power BI


Now, in Power BI, we use the BI Connector to get the data.

Connect BI Connector with Tableau to get the OAC data.
To create a connection to data in Power BI, you need to choose whether you want to use Import or Direct Query mode from the connectivity options.
The query is executed after authenticating the User name and Password for the data.
Visualize OAC Data in Power BI

Tableau

Similarly, for Tableau, use the BI Connector to get the data.
1. Connect BI Connector with Tableau to get the OAC data.
2. The query is executed after authenticating the User name and Password for the data.
3. Select Database.
4. Visualize OAC Data in Tableau.

Conclusion

Compared to the other approaches, using a connector is the simplest way to use a self-service Data visualization tool with an enterprise BI software solution.

With minimal setup and configuration, BI Connector enables Oracle Analytics users to visualize OAC data in Power BI or Tableau. 

BI Connector grants Analysts the accuracy, security, and flexibility needed to perform their jobs quickly. 

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