Line56 reports on a talk given by Ellison:
“We think the database business and the apps business are very closely related,” Ellison said, adding that the ultimate value is more in the information delivery capability of the database and transactional systems in general. “Modern systems will deliver information so people can log on and see how well they are doing.”
Creating such dashboards is something that can be done even if a company is working with several different vendors, with business intelligence (BI), data warehousing, and other software helping to pull in transactional information from systems of record.
This seems quite aligned with our philosophy – events routed through an information refinery, delivered to subscribers via info aggregators/email clients or digital dashboards, which can then be re-published through RSS/blogs.