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A lot of organizations are looking towards Tableau and wondering if it can replace OBIEE entirely plus do what Tableau does best. In this presentation, we explore: * What are your options after OBIEE? * Is it possible to replace OBIEE with Tableau? * Should OBIEE and Tableau co-exist? * How BI Connector combines the best of Tableau and OBIEE to allow business users to gain Tableau visualization of OBIEE while repurposing the IT investment in OBIEE metadata model and security model.

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State of obiee customers
State of OBIEE Customers

Frustrated with OBIEE shortcomings


State of obiee customers1
State of OBIEE Customers

Business users are adopting Tableau


State of obiee customers2
State of OBIEE Customers

Latest Visualization

Data Blending

Data Wrangling

Speed of Change

Like-for-like replacement

Searching for an ideal solution



First let us look at obiee s strengths
First, Let us look at OBIEE’s Strengths

Metadata Repository aka RPD!

Also its Achilles’ heel.


The rpd advantage
The RPD Advantage

Common Enterprise Model

OBIEE

Presentation Layer

Presentation Layer

Business Model & Mapping Layer

Business Model & Mapping Layer

Physical Layer

OBIEE

Physical Layer


The rpd advantage1
The RPD Advantage

Well suited for IT led projects


The rpd advantage2
The RPD Advantage

Great for traditional waterfall model

DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

DEPLOY




Other advantages1
Other Advantages

Good for enterprise dashboards

  • standardized dimensions, filters, and metrics

  • Well suited for a significant portion of enterprise data

Picture of OBIEE RPD


Obiee s w eakness speed of change
OBIEE’s Weakness: Speed of Change

  • IT centered

  • Add new data source? Wait for weeks/months

     Business groups build their own offline datamarts

Speed of Change


Lack of mash up blending

BIG DATA

Lack of Mash-up/Blending

  • Not possible with OBIEE 11g.

  • Limited with OBIEE 12c, only with Excel.

  • Requires additional license.

OBIEE

New Insights

Not possible with OBIEE

SQL

Blend/Mash-up


Lack of modern visualization
Lack of Modern Visualization

Visualization

Too Many Clicks

Steep learning curve

OBIEE subject areas only

Visual Analyzer

Too little

Too late

More cost



Let s look at tableau s strengths
Let’s look at Tableau’s Strengths

Tableau succeeds where OBIEE fails

I❤

Tableau

Data discovery

Speed of Change

Quick to learn

Mash-ups

Visualization


Is tableau a like for like replacement
Is Tableau a like-for-like replacement?

OBIEE and Tableau are fundamentally different tools

Like-for-like replacement is lengthy, difficult, and expensive approach.

Designed and used for different reasons


Handling complex data models
Handling Complex Data Models

  • OBIEE RPD can centrally handle complex data model

  • Joins hundreds of tables

  • Hundreds of columns in a subject area

  • Complex business logic built-in

There is no equivalent to this in Tableau

Challenging beyond 25+ tables and 16+ text columns


Reports
Reports

Hundreds/thousands of reports created over several years

  • Manual redevelopment

  • Time consuming

  • Expensive


Other factors to consider
Other Factors To Consider

Cost

New Updates

Changing requirements

Development Team

Majority of BI replacement projects are never ever 100% complete


So let us revisit the current state
So, let us revisit the current state

IT

BUSINESS USERS

  • Business users love Tableau

    • Purchased Tableau desktop and server licenses for department use

    • Download OBIEE data and upload via excel into Tableau

      • data duplication issues

      • security issues

      • system of record issues.

has invested years and millions into building out the OBIEE RPD, reports and dashboards.

What should you do next?


So what should customers do
So what should customers do?

Recognize the fact there is a need for two kinds of BI tools

Data discovery

OBIEE

Slowly changing requirements

Visualization

Large data models

Mashups

Strong security model

TABLEAU

“Transient” data

Enterprise dashboards

Self-service BI

What is the alternative to replacement?

Is download and upload the best long term solution?


What is the ideal solution
What is the Ideal Solution?

Bring together the best of both worlds!

OBIEE

TABLEAU


What is the ideal solution1
What is the Ideal Solution?

Connect from Tableau to OBIEE.

Reuse OBIEE data model, connect live to it and build Tableau visualizations on top of it.

Blend external data with OBIEE data.

Reuse OBIEE security rules.

Repurpose huge investment in OBIEE + Benefits of Tableau.


Introducing bi connector
Introducing BI Connector

  • No Changes to OBIEE, Reuse OBIEE business logic  Cost and Time savings

Secured by OBIEE security model

  • Easy Installation, Information Consistency

  • Best of Tableau + OBIEE

Seamless User Experience

Presentation Layer

Business Model & Mapping Layer

Physical Layer

OBIEE

OBIEE

TABLEAU



Benefits
Benefits

$

Reuse OBIEE investment while supporting business need for modern visualization tools.

Win-Win for IT and Business!

  • No OBIEE changes

  • No data migration

  • Easy to deploy

  • Works with 10g,11g and 12c OBIEE

  • Business users love

  • Tableau visualization for OBIEE

  • Mash-ups

  • Speed of change

  • Eliminate Excel exports from OBIEE

  • Secure access to OBIEE


Summary
Summary

  • Recognize that you need two kinds of BI Tools

  • OBIEE

    • stable requirements

    • large data models,

    • security – Driven by IT

  • Tableau

    • data discovery

    • visualization,

    • mash-ups

    • transient data – Business user friendly

  • Combine, not replace OBIEE with Tableau

  • best of both,

  • win-win for both Business and IT.

BI Connector can help you achieve this goal quickly.

Download free trial at

www.biconnector.com


Thank you

Thank You

Contact:

[email protected]

Ph: 650.549.4843

Download free trial at

www.biconnector.com


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