Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?
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reporting and OLAP capabilities, all available with the idea of minimal training. The BI market is currently crowded with a number of vendors with adept product suites. Some players in the market include MicroStrategy , Informatica , Information Builders , Oracle , IBM , SAP , Microsoft , Teradata , and Ascential , which was reunited with its short-term foster parent Informix , when Ascential was acquired by IBM , and See IBM Buys What's Left of Informix ). Other vendors include Applix , arcplan ,