Is Hyperion Desperate for Some Positive Coverage?

Hyperion and MSFT Announce Great Collaboration; In the Face of Horrible Q1 Results, Is Hyperion Desperate for Some Positive Coverage? 



ccording to Hyperion, integration of Microsoft SQL Server technologies with Hyperion System 9 BI+ to will enable interoperability for mutual customers.  


Collaboration plans include four initiatives that integrate Microsoft SQL Server 2005 technologies — including SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services and SQL Server 2005 Integration Services — with Hyperion System 9 BI+. 


This announcement is a bit puzzling and seems like a desperate attempt to gain attention on the part of Hyperion. Hyperion 9 includes Ad hoc analysis, Reporting, OLAP (Essbase), as well as Planning and Budgeting, all of which (except for Planning) overlaps in functionality with SQL Server 2005 BI.