Monday, January 26, 2009

Gartner identifies Oracle OLAP as a key strength in Oracle's DW proposition

You may have already seen elsewhere that Gartner recently published an updated magic quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems.

It was a little bit surprising to see that the HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server and the HP Oracle Database Machine hadn't provided a bigger boost to Oracle's rating (although, as you would expect, Oracle is still firmly entrenched in the leaders quadrant). Perhaps it is still a little early for their significance to be fully appreciated. There is likely to be a more pronounced improvement in Oracle's rating the next time this magic quadrant is published.

Of particular interest to this blog is the fact that Oracle OLAP is identified as a key strength of Oracle's Data Warehousing proposition. The research highlights the enhanced materialized view and cube management features added in 11g, along with transparent SQL access and incremental update.

It is really great to hear such a significant endorsement of Oracle's strategy to embed the Oracle OLAP engine inside the Oracle Database.

If you want to read more about what 11g OLAP could do for your Oracle Data Warehouse, then check out this white paper

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