Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

Oracle repeats as BI and Analytics Leader in Gartner MQ 2014

For the 8th consecutive year, Oracle is a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform. Gartner declares that “the BI and analytics platform market is in the middle of an accelerated transformation from Business Intelligence (BI) systems used primarily for measurement and reporting to those that also support analysis, prediction, forecasting and optimization.” Oracle offers all these wide-ranging capabilities across Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Advanced Analytics and Real-Time Decisions.

Gartner specifically recognizes Oracle as a Leader for several key reasons. Oracle customers reported among the largest BI deployments in terms of users and data sizes. In fact, 69% of Oracle customers stated that Oracle BI is their enterprise BI standard. The broad product suite works with many heterogeneous data sources for large-scale, multi-business-unit and multi-geography deployments. The BI integration with Oracle Applications, and technology, and with Oracle Hyperion EPM simplifies deployment and administration. Not cited in the Gartner report is that Oracle BI can access and query Hadoop via a Hive Oracle Database Connector eliminating the need to write MapReduce programs for more efficient big data analysis.

“The race is on to fill the gap in governed data discovery,” professes Gartner. In this year’s MQ, all the Leaders have been moved “westward,” to the left, to open up white space in the future for vendors who address “governed data discovery” platforms that address both business users’ requirements for ease of use and enterprises’ IT-driven requirements, like security, data quality, and scalability. Although in Gartner’s view no single vendor provides governed data discovery today, Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, which became available in November 2013 after Gartner conducted the MQ report, is a complete enterprise data discovery platform that combines information of any type, from any source, empowering business user independence in balance with IT governance. Users can mash-up personal data along with IT-provisioned data into easy to use visualizations to explore what matters most to them. IT can manage the platform to meet data quality, scalability and security requirements. Users can benefit from additional subject areas and metadata provided by integration with Oracle BI.

Gartner additionally cites other Oracle strengths such as more than 80 packaged BI Analytic Applications that include pre-built data models, ETL scripts, reports, and dashboards, along with best practice, cross-functional analytics that span dozens of business roles and industries. Lastly, Oracle’s large, global network of BI application partners, implementation consultants, and customer install base provide a collaborative environment to grow and innovate with BI and analytics. Gartner also cites the large uptake in Oracle BI Mobile enabling business users to develop and deliver content on the go.

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014

Big Data and Analytic Top 10 Trends for 2014

Oracle’s Top 10 Big Data and Analytics Trends for 2014 are now here!  Read what hundreds of IT decision makers are saying about their big data and analytics plans in mobile, cloud, Hadoop, discovery, predictive, and decision optimization technologies, practices, and skills.

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Friday Sep 20, 2013

Can't make it to #OOW13? Follow on with our Live Twitter coverage

We're excited to see you all in just a few days at Oracle OpenWorld 2013!  This year's OpenWorld promises to be the biggest and best ever, with thought-provoking speakers and experts at every turn.  Big data and Analytics will have first billing with Mark Hurd getting us started bright and early at the Monday keynote, "Transforming Business with Big Data and Analytics".  For those of you who we will see in person, I hope you'll join us at our first ever Business Analytics Tweet ups on Tuesday and Wednesday at 2pm, at the BI Mobile App Designer Demo booth in Moscone South.  Can't wait to meet you all in person!

For those that can't make it there in person, we'll be live tweeting some of the sessions, so follow us on @OracleAnalytics if you want to find out more: 

 Day  Session  Time
Sunday, September 22 Welcome Keynote: Larry Ellison, Oracle 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, September 23
Transforming Businesses with Big Data and Analytics
Mark Bluhm, Thomson Reuters Corporation
Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext
Mark Hurd, Oracle
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Oracle Business Intelligence Product and Technology Roadmap
Paul Rodwick, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

General Session: Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Business Analytics to Transform Business
Rajeev Nayar, Infosys
Scott Osterman, Underwriters Laboratories
Justin Grochoski, Oracle    

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Twitter coverage by @Takin_ba

General Session: Empowering Modern Enterprise Performance Management
Matt Schwenderman, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Balaji Yelamanchili, Oracle    

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Twitter coverage by @jenn_toomey

What’s New with Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine?
Al Dudley, SAVVIS
Praveen Deshpande, Oracle
Vasudevan Murthy, Oracle    
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

General Session: Oracle BI Executive Briefing
Brian Eyles, Financial Conduct Authority
Balaji Yelamanchili, Oracle    
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
 Tuesday Sept 24
Oracle Endeca Information Discovery: Customer Panel
Kelvin Lau, Barclays
Michael Macrie, Land O Lakes
Keith Johnson, Oracle   
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Cloud Business Analytics
Neil Mendelson, Oracle
Hari Sankar, Oracle    
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Oracle BI Mobile Adoption: Customer Panel
Edward Cody, General Dynamics IT, Inc.
Christopher Royle, Polk
Jack Berkowitz, Oracle
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
 Wednesday Sept 25
Customer Success: Leveraging Multiple EPM Products Maximizes ROI
Susan Dean, NCR
George Somogyi, New Edge Group
Jeffrey Spangler, Speedy Cash Holdings Corp
Alphonso Marciante, Oracle
Nigel Youell, Oracle    
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

What’s Next for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications? A Sneak Peek into the Future
Florian Schouten, Oracle    
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Customer Panel: Oracle Exalytics
Jonathon Eastman, Wellpoint
Karlo Kovacic, Zagrebacka Banka
Benjamin Pearce, WorleyParsons
Karen Yip, Oracle    
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Customer Panel: Real-World Value with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications
Bharath Natarajan, Agilent Technologies
Robert Davis, Oracle    
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday Mar 30, 2012

Curious About Oracle's BI and Analytics Strategy?

Normally we use this blog space for discussing our business intelligence and analytic efforts along with our views and perspective on this very fast growing marketplace. However, I can't resist mentioning that we are having a great webcast coming up next week, so please do join Oracle's Mark Hurd and Balaji Yelamanchili as they unveil the latest advances in Oracle's strategy for placing analytics into the hands of every one of your decision makers-so that they can see more, think smarter, and act faster. Register now at for the Webcast and Live Chat: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9 a.m. PT, 12 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. GMT.  You don't want to miss this event and thank you very much. 


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