Oracle Tackles Modern Deployment Needs and Cloud Application Requirements with a Unified Platform
Oracle has reasserted itself in the business intelligence (BI) and analytics market by significantly upgrading and rationalizing its product lineup, simplifying its pricing and embracing transparency by sharing its analytics road map publicly. A 2019 revamp created a unified platform available through three products: Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Fusion Analytics and Oracle Analytics Server. Oracle Analytics Cloud delivers BI and analytical capabilities in the Oracle Cloud. Oracle Fusion Analytics (formerly known as Oracle Analytics for Applications) builds on Oracle Analytics Cloud, adding a prebuilt data warehouse instance and analytic content for Oracle Fusion software-as-a-service apps, starting with Oracle Fusion ERP Analytics and Oracle Fusion HCM Analytics. Oracle Analytics Server is nearly identical to Oracle Analytics Cloud, but it deploys behind corporate firewalls and on third-party clouds.
This Offering Overview examines the three-part Oracle Analytics platform, but it focuses mainly on Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Fusion Analytics, the most future-focused elements of the platform. This report identifies key differentiators, examines functional capabilities, considers the offering’s strengths and weaknesses, and provides use cases. Technology buyers should use this report to evaluate Oracle Analytics for implementation.