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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



Oracle announced the launch of Database 11g this morning in New York. The new offering has 400 features and 36,000 person-months of development according to Oracle. The list of enhancements is huge I've listed a few below, visit the Oracle site for more details.

Real Application Testing Helps Reduce Time, Risk and Cost of Change
Increase Return On Investment for Disaster Recovery Solutions
Enhanced Information Lifecycle Management and Storage Management
Total Recall of Data Changes
Maximum Availability of Information
Oracle Fast Files
Faster XML
Transparent Encryption
Embedded OLAP Cubes
Connection Pooling and Query Result Caches
Enhanced Application Development
Enhanced Self-Management and Automation

Oracle continues its grip on the market according to Gartner they own 47.1%

Posted July 11, 2007 10:40 AM
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Hey Shawn,

Great blog! Your latest on LucidEra is interesting. I do think that BI as SaaS will become more prevalent as it removes much of the administrative component from overburdened BI staffs and the products are designed more to the general business user. However, I think that trying to sell themselves as 'simple to set-up' and 'affordable BI' only alienates customers in the long run. The truth is that data integration is complex, regardless of whether you are a $25m company or $1B company because everyone customizes their systems. Also, moving large amounts of data is costly and security will remain a concern for most companies, just ask TJ Maxx. A current client of mine abandoned their Saas BI solution since their data was only being updated monthly and when they asked the vendor for a weekly update they were quoted an exorbitant price. I can only imagine what the daily price would have been.

As I said, I do think that Saas for BI will gain momentum, but if they are going to succeed on a wide scale then I believe that they need to shoot a bit straighter.


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