Oracle has a Hand in Many Cookie Jars

March 17, 2013

Oracle has long been seen as the kingpin of the analytic industry. That could be tough for their competition to argue with, especially after a recent report from Market Watch, “Oracle Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.”

Gartner, Inc. identified Oracle as being in the Leaders Quadrant of its 2013 report, Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. This is the seventh consecutive year for Oracle has been given this distinction.

Here’s what the article had to say:

“Gartner’s Magic Quadrant reports position vendors within a particular quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute… Oracle’s positioning in the Leaders Quadrant showcases how Oracle Business Analytics portfolio provides customers with an end-to-end family of analytic solutions ranging from descriptive to prescriptive based on a comprehensive set of BI, advanced analytics and CPM functionality that is also integrated and optimized with the Oracle technology stack.”

That is another impressive accolade to add to their mantle. However, it begs the question: what about the properties which comprise Oracle. Are those leaders too? This company is one that has its hand in many, many cookie jars. While we do not have direct experience with them all, it is safe to say not everything owns Oracle’s mastery, such as their analytics arm. This is to say that the homework required by choosing a new product still needs to be done, even for a company like Oracle.

Patrick Roland, March 17, 2013

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