Oracle and Satyam form strategic BI alliance

Faster implementations for APAC enterprises

Satyam Computer Services and Oracle Asia Pacific today announced a strategic alliance to help enterprises in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region jumpstart business intelligence (BI) implementations.

The APAC alliance aims to make implementations faster and more cost-effective.

Gartner figures show the Asia Pacific BI platform market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15.6 percent, based on software revenues from 2006 to 2011, and is set to top $US624 million by 2011.

iDecisions, Satyam's BI accelerator, will become the first major application to be ported to Oracle's Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (BIEE), a comprehensive, hot-pluggable, standards-based BI platform.

The combined solution will be available for multiple verticals, including banking, telecommunications, and insurance.

Oracle claims its BI platform grew 64.8 percent in APAC (excluding Japan) in 2005, according to Gartner Group2.

Satyam's APAC senior vice president, Virender Aggarwal, said traditional BI solutions tend to be complex and expensive, which limits their use.

He said this alliance will make BI more accessible across all levels of Asian enterprises, enabling faster, more effective business decisions.

Aggarwal also noted that Satyam's domain expertise, quality processes, and flexible, global delivery model create an ideal platform for value-driven solutions, "especially when blended with Oracle's open and industry-leading BI infrastructure and tools."

Oracle Asia Pacific BI general manager, Ricky Kapur, said using insights to drive actions across the enterprise is a business imperative.

"Oracle BIEE's hot-pluggable design allows it to integrate with Oracle and non-Oracle applications and infrastructure software, helping organizations in Asia maximize the value of their existing data sources and IT investments," he said.

"Our collaboration with Satyam will enhance the ability of organizations to benefit from quick deployment and faster return-on-investment on their BI implementations."

The suites key features include: a unified infrastructure that lowers operational costs; hot-pluggability, which enables adoption of the collaborated application without the need to replace existing investments; a unified, enterprise view of information, which enables organizations to define a single, consistent, and logical view of enterprise information across different data warehouses, multidimensional sources, and operational systems; a semantic view of information; real-time access with historical and up-to-the-minute views and; pre-built analytic solutions.

The suite also complies with Basel II and shares a common SOA.

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