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What is Oracle Analytics Cloud?

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) is the industry’s most comprehensive cloud analytics platform. Oracle Analytics Cloud combines machine learning, AI, and service automation to create a dynamic cloud analytics platform that breaks down barriers between people, places, data and systems, fundamentally changing the way you analyze, understand, and act on information.

From self-service visualization and data preparation to enterprise reporting and advanced analytics, to dynamic user-driven what-if modeling, to personalized proactive analytics that provide contextual insights in the moment, OAC provides everything you need to ask any question of any data, on any device, at any time – so you can get the value you expect from analytics.

What services are included?

Oracle Analytics Cloud's comprehensive capabilities are packaged into Editions to make it easy to get what you need: Standard Edition, Data Lake Edition, and Enterprise Edition. Capabilities per edition are listed below.

Standard Edition
Oracle Data Visualization capabilities, offering self-service discovery and data prep powered by Machine Learning across web, desktop, and mobile, including:
  • 40+ data sources including direct connectivity to SaaS, databases, big data and NoSQL, and generic ODBC/JDBC
  • Unified catalog and search across all data
  • Easy self-service data preparation and blending
  • Fast, fluid self-service data discovery, visualization, and storyboarding
  • Automatic visualization of insights and one-click advanced analytics
  • Visualization via Synopsis, a free mobile app, and via Data Visualization for the desktop (for 50 users per OCPU)
  • Easy what-if scenario modeling with Data Visualization and Microsoft Excel-based consumption
Data Lake Edition
Everything in Standard Edition, plus accelerated analysis via Essbase and support for creating scalable, shareable high-performance data flows, including:
  • Seamless provisioning and management with Oracle Big Data Cloud
  • Easy definition of data ingestion, preparation, transformation and persistence using Analytics Cloud Data Flows
  • Data transformation at scale leveraging Apache Spark
  • Connectivity to on-premises data lakes
  • Sandboxing and partitions to external sources for Essbase
Enterprise Edition
Everything in Data Lake Edition, plus support for a full semantic layer that enables proactive analytics via Day by Day, lift and shift for OBI, and live optimized connectivity to data warehouses:
  • Single source of truth for important enterprise data using a semantic layer
  • Personalized search and visualization that provides responses customized to the user
  • Drag-and-drop blending between self-service data and enterprise data
  • Simple yet sophisticated data modeling to support enterprise business definitions and analysis
  • Proactive, self-learning insights via a native mobile app, Day by Day
  • Optimized connectivity to on-premises data warehouses using Remote Data Connector
  • Self-service visualization on OBI data models through lift and shift of OBI data models, reports, and dashboards to the cloud

How can you try Oracle Analytics Cloud?

You can download Oracle Synopsis, our free analytics mobile app, from the Apple App Store and Google play.

You can also download Data Visualization Desktop free from the Oracle Technology Network.

You can also sign up for a free trial – please click the green Try for Free button at the top right of every page, then select Analytics.

How do you buy Oracle Analytics Cloud?

You can use Oracle Synopsis for free – download it to your phone from the Apple Store or Google Play.

Contact your account representative to understand which edition of Oracle Analytics Cloud is right for you and whether Pay As You Go or Monthly Flex makes the most sense for your budget.

Where do you get more information?

Your account representative and Cloud Success Manager can help answer questions. You can also see the documentation, visit www.oracle.com/analytics, and subscribe to the Oracle Analytics blog.

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