I am unable to post in detail right now (lots of other things at work that are nearing or past deadline!), but here is the news in brief:
You may have heard from different quarters that Oracle was going to announce its BI strategy to the public on March 22, 2006 in New York City. The event took place yesterday, and the recordings are available on Oracle.com at this page (link).
The main speakers were Charles Philips, President of Oracle, Henry Morris, Group Vice President and General Manager, Integration, Development and Application Strategies, IDC, Thomas Kurian, Senior Vice President, Oracle, and Steve Miranda, Senior Vice President, Oracle.
I hope to go into some detail on this in later posts, but the following three things should be clear now:
Oracle has made it a visible priority to become a leader in the BI market.
Oracle has a suite of products, integrated and best-of-breed, that are aimed at the SME as well as the enterprise markets, and are available today.
There is a rich pipeline of great functionality and enhancements that is on the way.
What do people think about these developments? I would love to hear what people think about the presentation as well as what would they like to see from Oracle in the coming months.
You can either post your feedback on this blog, or if you want, drop me an email at abhinav.oracle at gmail.com (I am quite hesitant to give out my work email on the web... Even though Oracle's spam filters are awesome and do a great job of filtering out spam, I think it is better to be careful than sorry. Unlike free email accounts, I really can't change my Oracle email id without changing companies!)