ODI 12c - OWB Migration, Integration Plus Components
By David Allan-Oracle on Nov 15, 2013
Today is another big day for ODI and OWB! Get your hands on the much anticipated functionality covering everything from new components added into the ODI 12c mapping designer, to the ETL design migration utility (announced here) to move designs from OWB 184.108.40.206 into ODI 12c which all complement the integration and auditing of OWB jobs from ODI which was included in 12c.
The patches for ODI and OWB are great news on many fronts, not only in being a major point in the roadmap. As well as the OWB migration this is great for the ODI the product, the new components provide a lot of great capabilities (and will help with a lot of those 'how do I do this' questions).
Included in the ODI patch you'll find a component bundle including transformation components from pivot/unpivot through subquery filtering on to table functions and the like. All great examples of the product's extensibility - a fusion of declarative design and technology specific knowledge modules in harmony. Lots of good stuff that you will hear much more of.
There are multiple patches - if you are only interested in ODI features and enhancements then all you need is the ODI patch below;
- ODI 220.127.116.11.0 installed (ODI 18.104.22.168.0 plus patch number 17053768)
If you want the OWB migration utility then you will need the following patch to OWB as well as the ODI patch above;
- OWB 22.214.171.124 installed (OWB 126.96.36.199 plus patch number 17547241)
If you install the ODI patch you will find some new components in the palette, the components let you express many more transformations - these were transformations which could be designed in OWB, now in ODI as well as the components we have knowledge modules to support their code generation for heterogenous environments.
The ODI 12c release included a new ODI Tool and support for monitoring OWB jobs - jobs can be initiated using the tool OdiStartOwbJob tool which is available for use from within packages, procedures, KMs or command line. The jobs can be monitored from ODI, this includes OWB mappings and process flows. The patch provides the migration utility plus components.
In subsequent postings we will deep dive into these areas.