Oracle Ships Stand-Alone BI for 10g
The business intelligence analytical-tool package is set to challenge Microsoft's offerings in the application server arena.Oracle on Monday announced general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence 10g, a stand-alone set of BI analytical tools to tackle query, application development, reporting and analysis, and data integration and management. BI 10g packages Oracle Corp.s Discoverer dashboard query tool; Spreadsheet Add-In, which provides direct access to Oracle OLAP from within Microsoft Corp. Excel spreadsheets; Warehouse Builder, for data quality and ETL (extraction, transformation and loading) functionality; and BI Beans, a custom BI application development environment. Oracle first announced that it was shipping BI 10g as a stand-alone product at its OpenWorld conference in December.
The motive is to give competitors such as Microsoft a run for their money in the BI tools war.