207: Oracle BI, Oracle OLAP, Essbase: The Benefits and Cost of Openness
Mark Thompson , Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.    Biography
Dan Vlamis , Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.    Biography

Objectives: Understand why Oracle offers contrasting product lines
Understand differences between hot pluggable products and traditional products
Understand differences between Essbase and Oracle OLAP
Abstract: Companies with heterogeneous environments need to analyze data from multiple sources, through multiple application servers, in multiple presentation environments. The "hot pluggable" products work well for this need: Oracle Data Integrator, Essbase, Real-time Decisions, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, and BI Applications. But what if these needs are not paramount in your organization? You can use Oracle's traditional products: Oracle Warehouse Builder, the OLAP and Data Mining options to the Oracle Database, Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition, and Daily Business Intelligence. Come and learn which products are appropriate for your situation, how Oracle's acquisition strategy led to this situation and how Oracle's product management structure propagates this situation. The session will especially focus on the differences between Essbase and the Oracle OLAP option--both very capable multi-dimensional databases, but with different goals.

Audiernce Focus: DBA
Expertise: Intermediate
Track: Business Intelligence/Warehousing
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM