A recent study by Harvard Business Review cited that top performing organizations use analytics five times more than low performers. However, the vision of delivering fast, interactive, insightful analytics has remained elusive for most organizations.
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Norm Dy and Jeff McQuigg recently had the opportunity to visit the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge and talk about some recent award wins, the research and development at KPI Partners, and the future of the business intelligence landscape. As part of their visit, Jeff and Norm are featured in a brief video on the Oracle Partner Network YouTube channel.
The new release of the Oracle BI Applications (18.104.22.168.1) now leverages Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). This huge development means that ODI can alternatively be utilized as the primary data integration tool over Informatica. ODI and its Extract-Load-Transform functionality could provide customers a setup that delivers increased performance and reduced data integration costs.
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The new Sample App 305 Virtual Box image for OBIEE 22.214.171.124.0 is now available to download from Oracle Technology Network.
Organizations do not have the ability to wait for a data refresh during critical business times like the financial close process & the management of an enterprise's supply chain. The innovators at KPI Partners have extended the Oracle BI Applications to support real-time analytics.
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Oracle Exalytics was recently launched at Oracle's Open World Event, which was held during October in San Francisco. Despite the numerous of claims of product excellence and testimonies from former clients, guests at the event were largely left wondering about the $100,000+ product. Since the product was largely unseen, it leaves many clients asking is Oracle's newest BI innovation, the self-described "BI Machine" an absolute necessity?
Several of Oracle's customers who've used the product seem to think so. A key feature of the project that has been touted by Oracle enthusiasts is the product's ease of deployment. A current client of Oracle and Exalytics enthusiast, Nilson Group, which is based in Sweden, praised the software's ability to update on the back end, without causing any project delays. Allowing the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to run on the Exalytics software eliminates operations problems that would otherwise be present on other systems.
Another client, Thomas Reuters, praised the new in-memory feature of the program that allowed it to analyze a 10 billion row data set, due to the capacity for in-memory storage. For a customer without Exalytics that attempted this same feat on traditional hardware, it would be impossible.
The main features that have been praised include the 1TB of ram (Oracle claims it can use even more data to its memory management capabilities) and exceptional processing speed, which has been known to remarkably serve up to 10,000 individual program users at once. Despite it's success, Oracle's newest program is not the end-all be-all solution. No piece of hardware can take the place of the strategical and visonary components that only expert human resources can supply.
For business owners that are looking to this newest development to solve glitches and memory problems, it looks like there is a solution. However, one must also consider the expertise and strategic vision needed to develop complete solutions customized to an enterprise or industry.
Time will tell if the newest addition to Oracle's high-profile business tools is indeed a must for the BI community.
On June 26th, KPI Partners hosted an educational webinar that helped us understand what Oracle's Exalytics product offering should mean to customer. Get access to this recording from our live webcast featuring Abhinav Banerjee from KPI Partners who profiles Exadata and discusses how it fits into the Oracle 'EXA' stack of products.
KPI Partners Founder, Sid Goel, was recently quoted in a recent article regarding the release of Oracle Exalytics:
First Engineered System for In-Memory Decision Support, Online Analytical Processing, Forecasting and Planning
Newark, CA--Feb 27, 2012