Oracle-Hyperion Deal, What Happens Next?
Oracle made a big fuss about how they were heterogeneous now following this buy and Sunopsis. I think they'll leave Oracle Express as a cheap add on to Oracle RDBMS and make Hyperion OLAP the premium OLAP solution.
Mark Rittman in his post “Oracle to Buy Hyperion” - New York Times, CNN points out existing Oracle BI is ROLAP and this acquisition gives them a good MOLAP engine, so the two products could be considered complementary, the challenge is working out how to integrate them.
What is doubly ironic, is Hyperion really never grasped the idea (or chose to ignore it) of operating in a wider corporate data ecosystem nor could they overcome the mindset that all the information needed to stay within Hyperion…but now they will be forced to, BUT, now there are practically “religious battles” between Oracle vs. SAP vs. Microsoft
My C Level executives are already concerned. Oracle is a database company, no matter what acquisitions they make. They destroy acquired companies and pompously belive their products are better. I know from exeperience that Oracle OLAP is second rate, Express is Slow, OFA died a slow death. If they kill essbase then my company will shop elsewhere. Oracle will not be the only game in our town. Users dont want it, C Level dosent want it, the only ones who want it are the IT folks who get kickback from oracle.
With Hyperion they also gained a MOLAP engine that could be used to replace the Oracle Retail RPAS MOLAP engnie (used in several Oracle retail planning/optimisation prouducts).Post a Comment
NB Current version of RPAS (13) is all-Oracle, previous versions used a now dead bought-in product called Acumate/Acument (ex of Mars choclate, via Keenan and Lucent) as a persistence layer with lots of custom C code wrapped around it
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