Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy New Year - That would be 2012

A very happy new year to all fans of Oracle BI. 2012 promises to be a great year for Oracle's BI customers - Exalytics in-memory analytics was announced at Oracle Open World in San Francisco last year. Oracle also announced an agreement to acquire Endeca, "a leading provider of unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence solutions." - which closed December 15, 2011. Then there were the slew of products and technologies surrounding big data - Oracle NoSQL Database, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Loader for Hadoop, Oracle R Enterprise, and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine. All of this means that Oracle will continue to lead in the business intelligence market - in products, pre-packaged applications, and  engineered systems, and widen the gap between itself and the rest of the followers.

All of this will mean lots of work for us in the engineering group - product management, development, quality engineering, user experience, documentation, curriculum, performance and stress testing, internationalization, and more.

Looking forward to it all!

And as for this blog, which I have been benignly ignoring for a long time now, well, let me try and post more frequently this year. Something modest, like a blog post every two-to-three weeks. After all, I have been managing close to two posts a week on my personal blog, with one post on books and one post on photos. So more work, more success, more blogging. More of all that's good.