So after all the hype it turns out that Oracle X is their first forray into the hardware market.
Nothing to do with OBIEE?
Well, maybe this is the best thing to happen for the product we all love. Having a faster platform to run the Oracle OLAP and OLTP databases should mean that Analytics runs faster (provided the network is up to the job).
Without improving the hardware all the OBIEE product innovations will be for nothing. Users will not put up with advanced reports that take 10 minutes to run.
Mind you, faster kit will probably lead to lazy code, poor index strategies and over large databases, so we’ll slow down again soon enough!
So, as consultants we will all be looking for the dream project : Oracle X, 11g databases, Good clients, excellent project management ad all done in the same time zone!!