1 What Is Oracle Analytics Cloud?

Let’s explore Oracle Analytics Cloud and how you can take advantage of its features.

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About Oracle Analytics Cloud

Oracle Analytics Cloud is a scalable and secure Oracle Cloud service that provides a full set of capabilities to explore and perform collaborative analytics for you, your workgroup, and your enterprise.

With Oracle Analytics Cloud you also get flexible service management capabilities, including fast setup, easy scaling and patching, and automated lifecycle management.

Features of Oracle Analytics Cloud

Oracle Analytics Cloud is built on a high-performance platform with flexible data storage, and provides you with a complete set of tools to derive and share data insights.

Oracle Analytics Cloud supports your entire analytics workflow.

  • Data connectivity: Unify your data sources using a wide range of out-of-the-box data connections. Or use JDBC (Java Database Connectivity) for other sources and legacy systems. Access all your data, including personal data sets like Excel or CSV, wherever they’re located. Securely create, manage and share connections with your team or across the organization.
  • Data preparation: Ingest, profile, and cleanse your data using a variety of algorithms.

  • Data flow: Transform and aggregate your data, and then run machine-learning models at scale.

  • Data modeling: Develop trusted and governed semantic models to ensure a consistent view of business-critical data. Use semantic models to ensure trusted numbers across your enterprise, regardless of the which visualization you choose. Business users can directly join tables through self-service, and share self-service data models with their colleagues.
  • Data visualization: Visualize and explore your data, on any device, on-premises, and in the cloud. See the signals in your data and make complex ideas engaging, meaningful, and easy to understand.

  • Data discovery: Subject matter experts can easily collaborate with other business users, blending intelligent analysis at scale and machine learning insights.

  • Data collaboration: Large organizations and small teams can share data more simply, without the need to manage or consolidate multiple versions of spreadsheets, and quickly perform ad hoc analysis of their spreadsheet data. Data-level security, enables fine-grained access to ensure that your team or users can share reports but see only data they have access to.

  • Data access: Stay connected with automated delivery of analytics and monitor ongoing business performance from anywhere at any time. Mobile apps learn from your unique patterns and data interests to deliver intelligent recommendations for further analysis or data exploration.
  • Data-driven: Application developers can utilize interfaces that enable them to extend, customize, and embed rich analytic experiences in the application flow.

Oracle Analytics Cloud offers analytics capabilities to all roles within your organization including IT, executives, data engineers, citizen data scientists, business analysts. and business users.

  • Centralized, governed reporting and analytics together with business-led self-service analytics, while always ensuring consistent and trusted numbers.

  • Built-in AI and machine learning for every level of user from no-code, 1-click analytics to customizable algorithms trained for specific use cases.

  • A semantic model that abstracts physical data sources and query languages from business users.

  • Built-in, trackable, and repeatable data preparation and enrichment that removes the need for insecure data exports and Excel.

Preview Features

As we continue to enhance Oracle Analytics, we'll offer preview features for you to try. Preview features are design, specification, and implementation complete but might change before general release.

Preview features are provided for evaluation and training purposes. Preview features aren't intended for production use or business critical scenarios.

To find out about features currently available for preview, see Latest Preview Options.

Preview features are disabled by default. If you want to explore one of the preview features, ask your administrator to enable it for your organization. Administrators can make preview features available for others to try; see Make Preview Features Available.

Editions: Enterprise and Professional

Oracle Analytics Cloud is available in two editions: Enterprise Edition and Professional Edition.

Features Available Enterprise Edition Professional Edition
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Email distribution (analysis, dashboards, and pixel-perfect reports) check mark

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Customer-managed data encryption keys check mark

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Service Management

Oracle Analytics Cloud is an Oracle-managed service built entirely on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. While Oracle manages most lifecycle tasks for you, you're responsibility for managing several security and cost-related activities.

Managed By Oracle

Oracle provides you with lifecycle management and configuration. You can log service requests with Oracle Support for assistance.

Service Management Managed by Oracle Description
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Update and patch services check mark Oracle schedules and applies regular updates and patches.
Patch operating system check mark Oracle schedules and applies patches.
Monitor services check mark Oracle has direct access to diagnostic logs for troubleshooting issues.

Managed By You (Customer Responsible)

As the customer, you're responsible for managing activities related to security and costs.

Service Management Managed By You Description
Manage users and roles check mark You set up users and groups in your identity domain, and assign users suitable permissions (through application roles).
Create and size services check mark You set up and size services, with the option to modify the number of Oracle Compute Units (OCPUs) or users if your needs change.
Pause and resume services check mark You pause services to temporarily prevent access and reduce costs.
Configure public or private endpoint check mark You control access through a public internet accessible endpoint or a private endpoint.
Connect to private data sources check mark Option to set up a private access channel so users can analyze data that is stored on private data sources.
Manage encryption check mark Option for you to configure custom encryption keys or let Oracle manage data encryption for you.
Monitor usage and costs check mark You monitor usage metrics and analyze costs from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

Service Infrastructure

Oracle Analytics Cloud leverages the full power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and gives you enhanced capabilities for identity management, governance through compartments and quotas, audits, tags, usage tracking, as well as lifecycle management capabilities through the standard SDKs and tools available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

This table lists some of the infrastructure options that Oracle Analytics Cloud uses or offers.

Service Infrastructure Oracle Analytics Cloud Description

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management- Identity Domains

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Available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to new customers in some Oracle Cloud regions.

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

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Load Balancer

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An Oracle-managed load balancer is automatically created and configured for your service.

Cloud Storage Required

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Oracle Analytics Cloud uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage. A storage bucket is automatically created for your service.

Size Deployment by Shape

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Various Oracle Compute Unit (OCPU) sizing options are available.

Size Deployment by Number of Users

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Scale Up and Scale Down

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Availability Domains

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Each region has multiple isolated availability domains, with separate power and cooling. The availability domains within a region are interconnected using a low-latency network. When you create a service, you can select the region where you want to deploy the service and Oracle automatically selects an availability domain.

Lifecycle Management Tools

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Manage service lifecycle using REST APIs, SDKs, CLI, and other developer tools.