A UK company has launched what it claims is the first Java Enterprise Executive Information System.
The software, called OLAP Jiver, was a major feature at last week's Business Intelligence 97 show at Olympia, West London. Developed by London-based Show Business Intelligence, it is said to provide a way for Lotus users to access OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) databases from a Lotus Domino Server and run ad-hoc queries.
The company claims that by using Lotus Domino Server, users can gain unlimited access to the OLAP database from either the Internet or an intranet.
Either Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator can be used to access an OLAP database from the Domino Server.
OLAP Jiver works in conjunction with Show Business' IntraOLAP Pump software, which pushes data from OLAP databases onto Lotus Domino where it is then published.
IntraOLAP Pump is able to connect to a number of OLAP databases from Hyperion, IMS, TMI, SAS and Essbase.
According to Show Business Intelligence, several Notes development specialists are already working with a pre-release version of OLAP Jiver.
Morel Fourman, managing director of Show Business Intelligence, commented: "We are using network centric computing to deliver an enterprise-wide business intelligence solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional EIS."
OLAP Jiver will be included as part of the company's Intelligence Publish for OLAP data warehouse package.
The complete package will be available for #9,995 until the end of June.
Other highlights of the show included the first public demonstration of Brio Technology's Brio Enterprise 5.0 and the launch of DecisionWorks' Track Objects Version 1.1. Brio Enterprise 5.0 is claimed to be the world's first distributed OLAP "everywhere" product. Track Objects is a tool set designed to accelerate the speed at which EIS applications can be developed.
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