Oracle expands data sources for business intelligence software

New releases of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery and its Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite feature ways to import data

By , IDG News Service |  Business Intelligence

Oracle has also released a new Microsoft Office plug in for the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management applications. Full Oracle dashboards can now be exported to Microsoft Excel. Users can now also analyze data within Excel using the data, calculations, reports and visualizations from the Oracle BI Foundation.

The version of the suite comes with a number of new data visualizations, including Performance Tiles and Waterfall Graphs. The mobile application that runs with the suite now comes with a security toolkit, the ability to support gestures and the more capabilities for viewing content.

Oracle also announced that both Endeca and the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite have been configured to work seamlessly on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle's business analytics focused hardware platform.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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