Oracle moves into business intelligence market

Oracle is moving into the business intelligence market with the launch of a new suite of products based on technology it acquired from the recent purchase of Siebel Systems

Oracle is moving into the business intelligence market with the launch of a new suite of products based on technology it acquired from the recent purchase of Siebel Systems.

It is now selling a Business Intelligence Suite, which includes the company’s database, its Fusion middleware, and analytics software which came with Siebel Systems.

Oracle bought Siebel for $6bn (£3.5bn) mainly for its customer relationship management technology, but around a quarter of Siebel’s sales came from business intelligence products.

There are three versions of the new BI suite available to customers. The Enterprise Edition offers an enterprise-wide BI infrastructure and tools. The product is designed to easily work in mixed IT environments.

The Standard Edition offers pre-integrated BI infrastructure software and tools to work in an Oracle environment. In addition, Standard Edition One is designed as a specialised offering for small- and medium-sized businesses.

The company's Enterprise and Standard Editions are available now. Standard Edition One is expected to be available later this year.

Entry-level Standard Edition One is limited to two processors and is priced from £14,500.

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