What a Year it was !!! 2011.. BI .. BI and More BI ..
Posted by sranka on December 29, 2011
Keeping on with the tradition of a yearly round-up this is the time of the year, where I take a moment and revisit, what happen in whole year.
Started 2011, on a low note with doing something different, preferably in the newer technology, 11G was the preferred choice, but buggy 18.104.22.168 release had put many customer on hold. But it was April, where I got an opportunity to work on 11G, that to also an unique project where OBIEE needed to be integrated with BW SAP. During the course met few smart and dedicated people.
2011, what a year, personally and professionally very satisfactory, ranging from learning technology, meeting smart people, meeting people who could influence me, winning awards, the list is end less, I wish this year had more than 12 months.
Oracle BI and 2011
This year 2011, specially has been a year of many excitement for an BI professional innovations, announcements, adoptions, budgets, you name it. Every thing was here.
Oracle announced 11G towards the end of 2010, but 2011 was the one where it picked up like a wild fire.
2011 was the year, Oracle competing with hardware vendors, Oracle’s Exadata did fairy well. Having worked on Teradata and some experience on Exadata, Oracle is fairing well on Exadata, I dont have statistics, but performance wise I always felt Exadata was better than Teradata.. Oracle’s Exalytics seems to be by far answer to in memory analysis, especially target towards Essbase cubes. Over all 22.214.171.124 was a satisfactory release. Oracle delivered on the promise and they were on the dot and target.
In 2012, Oracle’s investment in mobile, seems to be promising and with 126.96.36.199 it will become more prominent, some of the Oracle Mobile demos at OOW were impressive. Oracle has no choice, but they are catching up and they are catching up faster than any one. Only player who I admire for mobility is Microstrategy, but with Oracle owning ERPs at most of the prominent places, OBIEE becomes default choice of the ecosystem.
( Oracle Open World )OOW-11
As usual OOW was great fun this year, thanks to technological innovations, content was not stale, with Exalytics, OBIEE 188.8.131.52, Essbase there was enough to be busy,confused and picky for 4 days.. Larry made it very interesting with pick on SalesForce.com, last year it was IBM and this year it was “marc benioff’s” turn.
It was interesting to listen in to Larry and Marc on “What is Cloud ?” , for a moment we all felt that we all are in the midst of history where two giants are redefining the “CLOUD”, which we all thought is already a mature concept.
As usual Treasure Island party was a blast, “sting” was on the top of the world. Warmth of his singing, made all of us forget the chilliness of San Francisco Bay. It was great crowd, great fun.
Personally it was satisfactory year,
- The project I implemented,won “Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards”
- Implemented 11G with BW-SAP as datasource (odd, on which oracle also wouldn’t bet)
In all, satisfactory year, looking forward for the new year.
Wishing Every one a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Be Safe!!!!!!
Sunil S Ranka
“Superior BI is the antidote to Business Failure”