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April 9, 2010

A dose of good news from Oracle?

Filed under: Discoverer — kkempf @ 3:00 pm

A few months ago, I was grumbling about the end of life for Discoverer 10g, which was occurring without a replacement certification in sight for 11i.  Since then, Discoverer 11g has been certified, and it appears that iAS/Application Server/(con)Fusion/Discoverer 10g has received a 1 year reprieve from the powers that be at Oracle via a free extension of premier support until December 2011. The .pdf states:

“Includes: BPEL, InterConnect, B2B, Business Activity Monitoring, Discoverer, Reports, Forms, Portal, Internet Directory, Single Sign-On, Certificate Authority, Containers for J2EE, Web Cache and Developer Suite (Designer, Forms Builder, Reports Builder & Discoverer Administrator)”.

It’s less than clear, and it looks like Steven Chan minces no words when he says he’s not allowed to answer questions or discuss the issue much.  His recommendation is to log an SR to ask specific questions; my personal recommendation, in the case of Discoverer, is just to get off of Discoverer 10g and go to 11g.

In related news, I’ve seen a few demos of the OBIEE plus product.  Wow, no wonder Discoverer has been left to die on the proverbial vine.  This is a polished, feature-rich product which is eye candy for non-IT folks.  It ain’t cheap.

Heading to OAUG next week, will be my first time there.  Might make for some interesting blog fodder.


1 Comment

  1. Thanks for helping us get the word out, Kevin.


    Comment by Steven Chan — April 9, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

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