SQR has a lengthy history that resembles those pictures of a small fish being swallowed by a medium sized fish, which is being swallowed by a large fish.
SQ Software created SQR in the mid 1980s and D & N Systems marketed it. D & N changed its name to SQL Solutions. Sybase Incorporated, a database management software company, acquired D & N Systems and SQ Software at different times. MITI bought SQR from Sybase in the mid 1990s and changed its name to SQRiBE Technologies in 1997. Brio Technology acquired SQRiBE in August 1999. Brio Technology later changed its name to Brio Software. Brio licensed the compiler source code to PeopleSoft Inc. sometime around 2000. Hyperion Solutions Corporation acquired Brio Software in October 2003. Oracle Corporation acquired PeopleSoft in December 2004 and Hyperion in March 2007.
Over the past 8 years the “Hyperion SQR” has grown away from the “Peoplesoft SQR.” Most notably, Hyperion SQR now supports Hyperion Essbase (a multidimensional DBMS), SAP (a Peoplesoft competitor), and other technologies that don’t have much use in a Peoplesoft environment. I’d love to talk about those features on this website, but I don’t have access to them.