Oracle Unveils All-Inclusive Cloud Analytics Platform

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Oracle Analytics Cloud combines business intelligence, big data analytics, and embedded SaaS analytics

Oracle has outlined its aim to dominate the world of cloud analytics with the unveiling of an all-new platform, Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Unveiled at the company’s OpenWorld event in San Francisco, the new offering provides a collection of analytics services designed especially for the cloud which are also deployed in the cloud and enable data analysis for cloud, on-premises, traditional, and big data sources.

Oracle Analytics Cloud comes with mobile access and analysis provided out of the box, so customers can immediately access and analyse their data wherever they may be, with no additional development required.

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Oracle says that the new offering also frees up valuable IT resources, enabling businesses to ensure security and maintain control over their information architecture.

The platform is also fully scalable and easy to use and install, Oracle states, as it is built upon its existing Oracle Business Intelligence and database technologies.

Oracle says that the release has been influenced by several factors, including the rapid adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, accumulation of data at unprecedented rates, and growing preference for cloud-based IT deployments.

“Data gravity is moving to the cloud, driven by the rapid adoption of SaaS applications and accelerating preference for cloud-based IT deployments. The need for cloud-based analytics has increased as a result,” said Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle.

“With today’s announcement, Oracle is first to fulfill a gap in the market, offering Oracle Analytics Cloud, a comprehensive portfolio of analytics offerings with millions of users already leveraging it. The comprehensive BI and big data analytics capabilities in the cloud will empower organizations to find and exploit new insights to drive their organizations forward.”

OpenWorld marks Oracle’s first event since founder Larry Ellison stepped down as CEO to become CTO after 37 years at the helm. Ellison has been replaced by two CEOs, Safra Catz and Mark Hurdm, the latter of which had long been viewed as a possible successor to not only Ellison but also Steve Ballmer at Microsoft until Hurd ruled himself out last year.

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