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Oracle to Buy Hyperion for $3.3 Billion
The perons who usually keep their eye on Business Intelligence world would definately know that Microsoft SQL Server 2005/2000 Analysis Services (MSOLAP) is the most widely used BI tool around there, in fact Cognos is the grand father of all of these tools, but when we speak about the number of Installations in the market MSOLAP is the king.
This acquision bring MS and Oracle head to head. Recently Oracle has not been very successfull with its OLAP tools, although people usually keep Oracle DB at back and use MSOLAP at the front.
Tweaking Hyperion make it use Oracle dependent and/or update it as fast at MS does would be good decision for them. But again this is really a long term planning and lots of stuff has to be done.