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October 03, 2011


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Great analysis, Cindy.
I fully agree with your point of view. In memory back-ends are in fact closely linked with data discovery and agile BI front ends, and I feel that both Oracle and SAP could struggle to sell their "Big Machines" without having first delivered benefits to business users, eventually on smaller scales.And they need to enhance their front end data discovery capabilities.
One more point : you mention that SQL support is a differentiator both for Oracle and SAP. This may be true but I'm unsure that both have an open strategy directed to third party front end. If it confirms to be the case, then the benefit of using a standard in the middle if weakened

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