Last week Oracle released a Statement of Direction (SOD) for Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics (OBIA). The message from Oracle to their Customers is clear; Move away from OBIA 7.9.6.x and move to OBIA 11g, either in the Cloud or On Premise.
Let us have a look what the actual message is. Find below a picture would find in a lot of the current Oracle presentations regarding Oracle Business Analytics. It’s shows you Oracle’s Business Analytics Strategy
Oracle delivers ‘Any Data’ via a ‘Full Suite of Analytic Tools’, Pre-Configured in ‘Packaged Analytic Applications’, Engineered together on Exalytics (one of Oracle’s ‘Engineered Systems’)
Oracle delivers Packaged Analytic Applications in roughly two different flavors:
- Informatica 7.9.6.x
- ODI 11g
There will be no more upgrades on Oracle BIA 7.9.6.x (Informatica release). A few months ago there was a rumor that there would come an Oracle BIA 11g (Informatica release). This is not going to happen.
What are the options?
If you read the SOD for OBIA, existing Oracle BIA 7.9.6.x-Customers are left with three options:
- Remain on Oracle BIA 7.9.6.x
- Move to ODI 11g
- New separate instance
- Migrate to a new instance
- Move to the Cloud
Remain on Oracle BIA 7.9.6.x
If a client wants to stay on Oracle BIA 7.9.6.x, please check Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy. You will find the Oracle BIA Lifetime Support Details under the Oracle Business Intelligence EE Releases.
There are three different Support Levels.
Check the Oracle Software Technical Support Policies for more details about these Support Levels.
Of course if you want to benefit from new content and new functionality, its better to choose one of the two following options.
Check the Oracle picture below for the OLTP Coverage for OBIA 184.108.40.206.1.
Move to ODI 11g
Move to ODI 11g and benefit from:
- New Content
- New Adapters
- Common Enhancements
Prebuilt Solutions for Orale eBS, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, Fusion Applications, etc.
Move to the Cloud
There will be different Cloud offerings for OBIA.
- Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence for Oracle SaaS Applications
- OBIA embedded within every Oracle SaaS Application (CRM, HCM, Finance, Supply Chain, etc.)
- Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence – Enterprise