As reported in Datamation ("Oracle's Smarts for Small Businesses") Oracle has announced a new BI suite aimed at small businesses.
Oracle's BI Standard Edition One might be just the right tool to bootstrap a BI project for your organization. (The proviso here is that you never want to start any IT project with a tool!)
SE One " includes Oracle's Database 10g Standard Edition One, as well as the Oracle Business Intelligence Server for churning metadata and Oracle Warehouse Builder 10g, which ensures data quality and auditing and relational and dimensional modeling.
Mindful that SMBs typically have small or no IT departments to help them install and configure software, the system employs business user interfaces that do not require coding or other technical skills, said David Planeaux, director of BI product marketing for the company."
You will probably still need an Oracle DBA. No? Or are Oracle databases now self-supporting and self-tuning? I will follow-up with Oracle to see whether this product is available for higher education.