Microsoft .NET Provider for Oracle dead
Products, die, come back to life, die again… Anyway, those of you building cubes from Oracle data sources may be interested to know that the Microsoft .NET provider for Oracle has been killed off. Here’s the official announcement-disguised-as-a-blog-entry:
Yet again, it’s those persuasive “customers, partners, and MVPs” who are asking for the product to be canned. I just hope that there aren’t any “customers, partners, and MVPs” who are asking for Steve Ballmer to sell Microsoft to Google for $1, because then we’ll all be in trouble… Anyway, needless to say, not everyone is pleased:
One blog entry I’ve had half-written for a long time is a discussion of the problems faced when building cubes from Oracle data sources (thanks for your help on this David; anyone else with any hints, please leave a comment). There are a lot of bugs and data type issues that need to be dealt with, and from what I’ve gathered using the Microsoft .NET provider was part of how they could be worked around.