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New apartment

I moved to a new apartment this past week-end. I’m now closer to DC and my commute time has been cut in half. It only takes me 30 minutes door-to-door. And it costs slightly cheaper too – $5.80 round-trip as opposed to $8 before (bus and metro). It’s also my first time living in a building with concierge and amenities (small gym, sauna, swimming pool, party-room). Parking is still a little uncomfortable in a garage – I’m on the lowest level, and the marks on the walls made me nervous when driving down there first time. There’re a lot of diplomats living in the building, a lot of nice older folks, and I’ve seen young people as well. Everyone seems to be friendly. I can’t wait to get online, but that should happen today (I’m getting FIOS – I think it stands for Fiber Internet Optic Service – which I’ve been happy with at my old place). Please don’t think that this was another blogging slump. Have a wonderful week everyone.

Merry Christmas fellow OBIEE consultants!

Due to my blogging slump, I’ve not realized that I’ve not been posting for weeks now. I promise – it’s going to be my New Year’s resolution to write more. Also, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s been active in providing great info about OBIEE. Not in any particular order: John Minkjan, Venkat, Jeff McQuigg, MarkRittman Jon Mead, Majendi, Kurt Wolff, Andy Cox and many others. Please keep doing excellent work. Please accept my greetings.

Oracle acquires Primavera – good for OBIEE

This is a post for fellow OBIEE consultants with an interest in Oracle’s acquisitions. Today, I received a letter where Oracle announced they’re acquiring Primavera. This is a very curious news. According to the letter – Primavera is a recognized leading choice for mission critical PPM solutions and helps more than 5,000 global customers and over 2.5 million users propose, prioritize, select, plan, manage, and control complex projects. The interesting thing is that the Project Portfolio Management solution that they’re offering could be replaced with Oracle’s BI Suite. I think Oracle made this acquisution for customer base, not for the product itself. I preditct that they will support Primavera’s products for a few years, but slowly persuade clients to switch to OBIEE. This might mean more projects for us in the future as well as a broader OBIEE installation base.