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Simplified Suites: Oracle BI SE One Starts At $6,000 Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One (SE One) is Oracle's basic BI suite designed for deployments from 5 to 50 users--so roughly companies with 50 to 500 employees if you expect modest (10%) BI adoption. The edition includes Oracle Interactive Dashboards, Oracle BI Publisher for highly formatted reporting, Oracle Answers for ad hoc reporting and analysis, Oracle Warehouse Builder for ETL, and Oracle Database (SE One edition) in a single package said to be easy to install. When your business grows you step up to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. SE One starts at $1,200 per named user with a minimum of five named users.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
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