Excuse the Hitch-hikers reference, but we are saying goodbye to a truly resilient, innovative tool (for its time) and extremely useful tool.
Oracle Discoverer has been non-strategic for Oracle since 2006 , however it has been supporting and maintaining Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer including Discoverer Plus, Discoverer Viewer, Discoverer Portlet Provider and Discoverer Web Services with a focus on establishing a long term environment for continued operations for those customers who have a commitment to this product. Releases based on the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g R1 release stream have been addressing bug fixes, supporting upgrades and addressing platform support, in accordance with Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy. Discoverer 11g release 188.8.131.52.0 is the terminal release of Discoverer.
Oracle’s strategic direction for enterprise business analytics is towards the Business Intelligence Platform which has in recent years extended its capabilities to include operation management, query performance, information visualization, mobile delivery and action at insights.
So what? you may ask :
- Oracle Discoverer will not be certified to work on any new products released – This includes: New Browsers, New Operating Systems
- Oracle will not extend the functionality of the product any further, therefore some of the new and innovative visualizations will not be available.
- Any NEW bugs in Discoverer, will not be addressed by Oracle Development.
So… What are my option ?
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