Product Overview: Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus now Supports Oracle MapViewer Maps

By Oracle Staff

Oracle has integrated its spatial and location software with Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI Suite EE Plus), Oracle's standards-based suite of BI infrastructure and tools products, providing customers with added value from location intelligence and improved decision support for business processes throughout the enterprise. Initial customer implementations are in the insurance industry and public sector constituent services, and interest is expected to grow rapidly in other verticals.

With this new support, customers can:
  • Display data with a geographic dimension or location on a map
    • Display color-coded regions as thematic maps
    • Show point-based information, e.g. sales locations within territories
    • Zoom, pan, drill to additional map detail
  • Use the Map to interact with other Oracle BI Suite EE Plus Dashboard elements
    • Dashboard prompts drive map content
    • Drill-down and Navigation drive map content
    • Interaction with the Map updates other Dashboard content
  • Show additional related contextual information with mouse rollovers on maps
Along with familiar tables and graphic charts, maps become an integral part of an Oracle BI Suite EE Plus dashboard to present information to users. The map is essentially another form of report and also becomes part of the user interface. Just as with tabular BI reports, users can drill down via maps for additional detail, and changes to data are immediately reflected in maps, tables and charts.

Example: Color-coding police patrol zones by number of grand larceny crimes within a region. (Click for larger image)


Oracle Locator and Oracle Spatial
Oracle Locator is a feature of Oracle Database (all editions) that provides core location functionality needed by most customer applications. Oracle Spatial is an option for Oracle Enterprise Edition that provides advanced spatial features to support high-end GIS and LBS solutions. In addition to tools in Oracle Locator, Oracle Spatial features include raster and 3D data management, spatial Web services, topology, network data modeling, RDF and semantic Web capabilities. Oracle Spatial and Oracle Locator support relevant Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards.

Oracle Application Server MapViewer
Oracle Application Server MapViewer is a J2EE service for rendering maps using spatial data managed in Oracle Database by Oracle Spatial and/or Locator. MapViewer provides services and tools that hide the complexity of spatial data queries and cartographic rendering while providing customizable options for more advanced users. MapViewer is designed to integrate with location-based services and applications, and supports relevant Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard specifications.

Oracle Business Intelligence
Oracle Business Intelligence is a portfolio of technology and applications that provides the industry's first integrated, end-to-end Enterprise Performance Management System, including category-leading financial performance management applications, operational BI applications, BI foundation and tools, and data warehousing.


Published Friday, October 12th, 2007

Written by Oracle Staff



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