Have a look at the Oracle whitepaper on OBIEE and SOA. It’s the future you can read about while getting on with maintaining your 7.7 Siebel reporting (Actuate) system.
Don’t let people tell you otherwise – Oracle Business Intelligence is the future – what? including OWB? are you mad. You wait, when Larry gets back from his next sailing trip someone will have written some SAS like functions – or maybe just bought SAS!!!
So are Informatica getting ready to be bought out. The rumours have started and speculation is rife. Just imagine what will happen if someone else buys Informatica and oracle have to re-write all those ETL applcations. Come to think about it, that’s not a bad idea. Maybe this time they will do better.