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At Oracle OpenWorld in Japan, Oracle announced new BI applications certified on Oracle Exalytics and supported on iPad and iPhone devices, a new release of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System, and the general availability of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery.

Data in the Details

Oracle President Mark Hurd focused on the explosion of data and the need to simplify IT in his Oracle OpenWorld talk today. Oracle also reports that the company's Senior Vice President of Analytics and Performance Management Products, Balaji Yelamanchili, discussed how companies can harness volumes of data with help from a solid business analytics strategy to get a grip on business intelligence faster, and more efficiently.

According to Hurd,

Business analytics -- getting the right data to the right person at the right time to make the optimal decision is the most important thing you can get from your data."

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery

Oracle announced that the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, an enterprise information discovery solution, is now available. The solution analyzes structured, semi-structured and unstructured data from diverse sources, such as data warehouses and social media.

The components of the solution are a highly scalable Oracle Endeca Server, which functions as the core search-analytical database and organizes the data; Studio, an interactive, component-based environment used to build discovery applications; a suite of integration tools; and the Oracle Endeca Content Management System Connectors, Text Enrichment and Text Enrichment with Sentiment Analysis add-on modules.

Bring on the BI

Oracle released an update of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System, version 11.1.2.2, which includes the Project Financial Planning and Account Reconciliation Manager modules as well as Oracle Hyperion EPM application portfolio enhancements. According to the company, the new release lets users take advantage of Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine for planning and forecasting with more detail and supporting more users.

Oracle also announced Oracle Manufacturing Analytics and Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Analytics. These new BI solutions are created for customers in the manufacturing, energy production, utilities and other asset-intensive industries.

The company explains that Oracle Manufacturing Analytics can help users integrate data and reduce production costs, improve product quality and minimize inventory levels. Using Oracle Enterprise Asset Management Analytics, users can reduce maintenance costs and increate update of critical assets.

As Oracle continues to add to its growing roster of BI solutions, will they come close to meeting the increasing demands made by enterprises?

The Oracle OpenWorld Tokyo keynotes were streamed live today and will be streamed Thursday, April 5 at 12:00 am GMT.