BI Industry most certainly must be wondering about the Oracle’s Hyperion Deal, since its came as surprise news. But Ofcourse, its obvious for Oracle to buy Hyperion. Oracle is in buying-mood for some years now to trigger more growth and market share deals in financial planning applications (essbase,etc..), solutions-oriented sales force applications (peoplesoft,etc) and now BI tools.
Growth by acquisition is not New but Can Oracle successfully acquire companies (remember Cisco days) ?? by industry track record specially in product integration, answer is ‘wait-and-watch’.
But trend will continue — more acquisition can be expected in BI market. I would imagine SAP is working on their product strategy since many small vendor are still active.