Having used Oracle Discoverer for many years and developed a few applications for clients using the tool, it was sad to see the statement of direction from Oracle in January 2009 encouraging users to migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence.
Whilst recognising that things cannot stand still Oracle Discoverer was a very good relatively light weight product. Oracle Business Intelligence whilst being a good product doesn't really class as light weight, which ever way one looks at it, requiring a Web server and all that that entails.
This recent article is just another encouragement to those Discoverer users to migrate. Could we soon be seeing the nail in the Discoverer coffin?