Oracle Extends Business Analytics Portfolio Empowering Organizations to Transform Data Into Insights

Oracle Extends Business Analytics Portfolio Empowering Organizations to 
Transform Data Into Insights 
New Releases of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Oracle Business
Intelligence Foundation Suite Help Organizations Improve Business
Outcomes While Simplifying IT 
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  COLLABORATE 13 -- Oracle
News Facts 

--  Oracle today announced powerful updates to its leading Business
    Analytics solutions, reinforcing Oracle's commitment to enabling
    organizations to use real-time insights that drive innovation and
    optimize operations while simplifying IT.
--  Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 delivers a completely
    redesigned user interface that offers new drag and drop visualizations
    to provide users with a superior discovery experience, new personal
    data load for business users to add their own Excel data files to IT
    provided data, and new Oracle BI Server connectivity, to leverage
    trusted data from existing analytic applications, along with other
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite Release
    delivers significant enhancements to usability, mobility, user
    experience and Big Data integration, enabling organizations to analyze
    critical information and get the intelligence they need to optimize
    their business.
--  Endeca Information Discovery and Oracle BI Foundation Suite run better
    on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, the industry's first engineered
    system for Business Analytics. Oracle Exalytics takes best-in class
    analytics and in-memory software engineered on high-performance
    hardware to reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while
    increasing productivity and performance for data discovery, business
    intelligence, modeling and planning applications.
--  The leader in Business Analytics software, Oracle delivers the most
    complete, open and integrated solutions that let customers gain
    insight into every aspect of their business in a fast, reliable and
    low cost way that allows them to plan ahead and act with
    confidence-anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Drives Innovation by Unlocking
Insights from Any Source 

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery is an enterprise data discovery
    platform for rapid, intuitive exploration and analysis of information
    from any combination of structured and unstructured sources.
--  Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 enables organizations to:
    --  Provide a Superior Discovery Experience: Oracle Endeca Information
        Discovery 3.0 offers a completely redesigned look and feel, giving
        users a more sophisticated, yet streamlined and cleaner experience
        in which to discover valuable new insights.
    --  Empower the Business User: Business users can upload personal data
        files into Endeca Server and create new discovery applications
        without IT Assistance, as well as create and share new
        applications using managed data sets already provisioned by IT.
    --  Leverage Trusted Enterprise Data: Direct integration with Oracle
        Business Intelligence Server and the ability to deploy Oracle
        Endeca Information Discovery on Oracle Weblogic Server enables
        organizations to streamline data discovery across established
        enterprise platforms.
    --  Extend Social Media Intelligence: With a native JSON reader, a new
        connector to web service-based APIs through OAuth, extended text
        enrichment and improved sentiment accuracy, Oracle Endeca
        Information Discovery delivers enhanced support for mining and
        understanding unstructured social media data.
    --  Use Globally: Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.0 supports ten
        localizations (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
        Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese) and
        Oracle Endeca Information Server now supports text data in 22
        languages (Catalan, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese,
        Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian,
        Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian,
        Spanish, Swedish, Thai and Turkish).

Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Drives Optimization by Further
Improving Analytics Capabilities  

--  A comprehensive solution, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation
    Suite centralizes enterprise reporting, dashboards, ad-hoc analysis,
    what-if scenario analysis, scorecards and predictive analytics on an
    integrated platform.
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation adds important
    enhancements to user interface, mobile computing, enterprise reporting
    and information access Including:
    --  Accelerate Data Analysis and Time to Insights: New visualizations,
        including, Performance Tiles and Waterfall Graphs, and a new View
        Suggestions Engine allow business users to quickly visualize and
        analyze data in context to intuitively make data-driven decisions.
    --  Intelligence on the Go: Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile brings
        the power of analytics directly to end-users on their smartphones
        and tablets without compromising security. The Oracle BI Mobile
        Security Toolkit allows customers to integrate their mobile device
        management solution of choice with their BI Mobile apps, adding
        another layer of security and manageability. The new release
        includes support for more mobile-friendly gestures; interactive
        mobile access to the new Oracle BI visualizations; and enhanced
        capabilities for controlling and viewing content on mobile
    --  Extend Business User Analysis: Oracle Smart View for Office now is
        the single Microsoft Office add-in for Oracle BI, Oracle Essbase,
        and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management
        applications. New capabilities allow users to export full Oracle
        Business Intelligence dashboards in native Microsoft Excel. Users
        now can create new analyses directly from within Microsoft Excel
        using data, calculations, reports, and visualizations managed by
        Oracle BI Foundation Suite and can save these views directly in
        their Excel spreadsheets, or to the BI Presentation Catalog.
    --  Enhanced Enterprise Reporting: Oracle Business Intelligence
        dashboards can now be converted to pixel-perfect reporting in BI
        Publisher without any rework.
    --  Harness Big Data: Expanding access to federated data sources,
        Oracle Business Intelligence can now access data sources on Hadoop
        via the Hive Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface.
    --  Find Critical Information: Leveraging Oracle Endeca Server
        technology, users can now bring the power of faceted navigation
        and full text search of Oracle BI objects. They can find more and
        reuse analysis shared among authorized Oracle BI users.

Supporting Quote 

--  "In today's uncertain and extremely competitive business environment,
    our customers are looking for ways to distil data meaningfully to
    detect problems, identify opportunities, and better plan for the
    future," said Paul Rodwick, vice president of product management,
    Oracle. "The new enhancements reinforce our commitment to continually
    adding value to our customers by delivering innovation around business
    discovery, self-service analytics and user experience, and providing
    greater effectiveness to drive optimization and tighter alignment
    across their business."

Supporting Resources 

--  Oracle Business Analytics
--  Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite
--  Oracle Endeca Information Discovery
--  Exalytics In-Memory Machine
--  Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms
--  Magic Quadrant for CPM
--  Register for What's New in Oracle Business Analytics Webcast
--  Connect with Oracle Business Analytics via Blog, Facebook and Twitter

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