Oracle Business Intelligence Software Review

After 30 years of providing leading-edge solutions to a vast and growing base of customers, Oracle remains the gold standard for database technology and applications in enterprises throughout the world: The company is the world’s leading supplier of software for information management, and the world’s second largest independent software company. Oracle technology can be found in nearly every industry, and in the data centers of 98 of the Fortune 100 companies. Oracle is the first software company to develop and deploy 100 percent internet-enabled enterprise software across its entire product line: database, business applications, and application development and decision support tools.

What Oracle Business Intelligence Solutions Can Do

It is innovation that drives Oracle’s success. Oracle was one of the first companies to make its business applications available through the internet—an idea that is now pervasive. With the release of Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle has begun debuting new products and functionality that reflect the company’s goal: connecting all levels of enterprise technology to help customers access the knowledge they need to respond to market conditions with speed and agility. Today, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Grid Computing, support for enterprise Linux, and Oracle Fusion all fuel a commitment to innovation and results that has defined Oracle for thirty years.

Satisfied Customers

ABB Group, Alcoa, BMI, BP, Cisco Systems, EMC, Fifth Third Bancorp, Hewlett-Packard, Ingersol-Rand, Marriott Hotels, National City Corporation, Northwestern University, Pitney Bowes, Solo Cup, U.S. Postal Service, Verizon Wireless.

Business Intelligence Product(s)

Actuate Business Intelligence Suite:
  • BIRT and Business Report
  • Web Dashboards
  • Actuate e.Reports
  • Actuate e.Spreadsheet
  • Actuate Analytics
  • Actuate Performancesoft

Product Key Features

  • Comprehensive BI functionality built on a unified infrastructure—Includes interactive dashboards, full ad hoc queries and analysis, proactive intelligence delivery and alerts, enterprise and financial reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis and presentation, high-volume production reporting, real-time predictive intelligence, disconnected analytics, as well as integration with Microsoft Office.
  • Pervasive insight to everyone, everywhere—Provides relevant insight to everyone, not just analysts. All levels of the organization can see information optimized for their role.
  • Unified business model—Built on an enterprise information model that unifies metadata across the Oracle BI tools and analytical applications for the lowest TCO.
  • Hot-Pluggable BI infrastructure—Integrates with any data source, extraction, transformation and load (ETL) tool, major business application, application server, security infrastructure, portal technology, other front-end and analytical tools, and databases including IBM DB/2, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server; SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW), Microsoft Analysis Services; flat files; XML data; and unstructured data.

Oracle Business Intelligence Technology

Hosted: Oracle On-Demand delivers business solutions online. On-Premise: Complete web-service oriented architecture allows BI functionality to be added to any data source, warehouse or ETL tool, and any data source including relational databases like Oracle Database, IBM DB/2, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server; multidimensional sources such as Oracle Essbase, SAP NetWeaver BI, Microsoft Analysis Services; flat files; XML data; and unstructured data.

Bottom Line

The company’s success speaks for itself. Oracle applications are now running in over 1,500 public sector organizations, 10 of the world’s top 10 banks, 20 of the world’s top 20 telecom companies, and 10 of the top 10 academic universities worldwide. Oracle knows software and business, and has combined their comprehensive knowledge of both to create business software solutions that fuel success.