Boris Evelson

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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Reemergence Of BI

Boris Evelson April 28, 2007
by Boris Evelson. I've been in the BI business for over 25 years so I've seen many ups and downs in the BI cycle. We are definitely in the "up" cycle these days. I see two main reasons for it: Enterprises can no longer stay competitive just by squeezing more efficiencies from operational applications – […]
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Which Pureplay BI Dominos Will Fall Next And Who’ll Be The First To Push Them

Boris Evelson March 2, 2007
by Boris Evelson. Since Oracle really never competed toe to toe with IBM on applications and BI, the Hyperion acquisition is of a smaller significance for IBM than to other BI vendors. Watch for Oracle to acquire BEA, TIBCO or Informatica to leapfrog IBM in the EAI or middleware space. It would be logical for […]
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Oracle/Hyperion Merger – Implications To Competitors

Boris Evelson March 2, 2007
by Boris Evelson. A clear implication of this acquisition is for Oracle’s pureplay BI competitors: Cognos, Business Objects, Microstrategy, SAS and Information Builders, since a combined Oracle/Hyperion BI offering with best of breed components in every layer of the BI “stack” will become increasingly difficult to beat. While many of these vendors were quick to […]
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Oracle/Hyperion Integration Challanges

Boris Evelson March 2, 2007
by Boris Evelson. It is unclear whether Oracle will integrate, keep separate, or drop one of the clearly redundant products: multidimensional databases, Oracle Express (currently part of Oracle BI Server) and Essbase. However, if and when Oracle creates the same seamless integration they always had between its Express and relational databases with Essbase, it will […]
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Oracle’s Double Whammy

Boris Evelson March 2, 2007
by Boris Evelson. For over a year we heard rumors that the dominos of the standalone, pureplay Business Intelligence vendors were about to start falling. We held our breath and took bets whether it was going to be Cognos, Business Objects or Hyperion. With the announcement of Hyperion acquisition Oracle did, again, what it does […]
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