OracleOracle not announced has changed pricing for its flagship software suite BI (Business Intelligence) Foundation Suite.

BI Foundation Suite previously sold at a price of 450,000 per processor license, but since June 25, it costs 300,000 dollars, while the user license now costs 3675 dollars.

Recall that in the BI Foundations Suite includes products such as Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 11g, BI Publisher, Essbase, Scorecard and Strategy Management and Essbase Analytics Link.

The new price tag is now working against BI Suite Enterprise Edition Plus, which fell from 295,000 dollars to 221,250 dollars, and Scorecard and Strategy Management from 149 250 to 89 550 dollars. It is also appropriate to recall that earlier this year, Oracle has extended the supported data formats in BI and add the format support Apache Hadoop, as well as connectors for use with MS Excel.

Oracle itself does not comment on reduction of prices on a number of products, but software consulting expert of Miro Consulting Boris Evelson says that the main reason is that competition in the market. “The market is growing BI-making competition both from traditional players, and by the newcomers. We now track the BI-solutions in the market and it can be said that the industry now has about 20 similar products that are intersected by a large part of the functional. Obviously that customers tend to be more affordable alternatives,”- he said..

“We had previously applied to Oracle for an explanation on the subject of whether the fact of price reduction due to reduced capacity. We do not comment on the price aspect, but said there is no change in functionality,” – says the analyst.