Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

Updated BI Applications v11 Test Drive Scripts

We have hosted the BI-Apps v11 Test Drive onto an Exalytics box, and have updated the Test Drive workshop manuals for the Finance, HR & Procurement Modules.

If the “Test Drive” idea is new to you, we have created for our specialised partners, the ability to run Test Drive Workshops for your customers. For example, a challenge you may be facing is how to easily show the business value of BI to a set of customers.  We find the key to achieve this is to show best in class business analytic examples specific to a business person's role and needs - e.g. "HR analytics" for HR professionals, "Spend Analytics" for procurement professionals, and so on.

These Test Drive Workshops are carefully scripted to allow a customer business person (usually not IT) to navigate for themselves around a series of dashboards and analysis targeted to show how BI can help their business and drive ROI.

Oracle hosts the demo system for this, and partners can book this facility and download the whole kit. We have different types of Test Drive such as:

    For the latest BI-Apps 11g scripts, and the Endeca test drive, you need to gain access to the Emea Analytics Partner shared folder. If you do not already have access granted (e.g. the link above does not work), then send to Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com your Oracle.com logon-ID, and I will add you.

    Thursday Apr 02, 2015

    BICS Demonstration Environments

    Partners can now access BICS (OBI Business Intelligence Cloud Service) demo environments on the Oracle hosted “GSE” (Global Sales Engineering) https://demo.oracle.com.

    However, prior to making a request, a partner must register with GSE for access to the demo systems as previously explained here at OBI Foundation Demonstration Systems for Partners.

    In summary, OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE, and once approved can access the link to book and run “On Premise” OBI and BICS demos @ https://demo.oracle.com.

    As your partner business with BICS grows, I would recommend you will need to rent your own BICS “pod” on the Oracle Cloud, which you can then persist any demonstration, trial and POC materials you need for working with your clients, and to ensure you always have access to the very latest version of OBI on BICS. For OPN Member Partners, we are currently offering an attractive promotional rate for partners to purchase their own BICS pod for Demo purposes: for more information, contact me at Mike.Hallett@Oracle.com.

    Thursday Nov 20, 2014

    Partners’ Get-Started-Kit with Oracle Big Data and Analytics

    If you are struggling with how (and why) to get started with “Big Data” and Hadoop based tools with Oracle and your Analytics practice, then see below for some resources and I will post some additional topics and hints on this theme in the next month. Especially start by trying the ETL tools (ODI & GoldenGate) on Hadoop as a lower cost ETL and staging platform for any data warehouse, and try out the new Oracle Big Data Discovery, Now Available - The Visual Face of Hadoop.

    Hands-on Labs - Big Data and Analytics

    There are several hands-on-labs available to help you get started with the platform which you can practice by downloading the pre-configured VM (Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine):

    Oracle Big Data Learning Library

    Numerous hands on labs and videos for capabilities that span the Oracle Big Data platform.

    Analyze All Your Data with Oracle Big Data SQL

    Learn how to securely analyze all your data - across both Hadoop and Oracle Database 12c - using Oracle Big Data SQL

    Access Data in Oracle NoSQL Database from Oracle Database

    Access data in Oracle NoSQL Database from Oracle Database 12c using external tables.

    Tame Big Data with Oracle Data Integration

    Learn about how to design Hadoop data integration using Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle GoldenGate.

    Integrate Hadoop Data with Oracle Database using Oracle Big Data Connectors

    Use Oracle Loader for Hadoop to efficiently load data into the Oracle Database using MapReduce jobs. Access data in HDFS directly from the Oracle Database using Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop.

    Using SQL Pattern Matching

    This series features both OBEs and recorded webcasts. Learn how to use SQL for Pattern Matching. Row pattern matching in native SQL improves application and development productivity and query efficiency for row-sequence analysis.

    Oracle Data Mining 12c Tutorial Series

    The OBE's in this series provide you with instructions on how to perform data mining with Oracle Database 12c, by using Oracle Data Miner 4.0. Oracle Data Miner 4.0 is included as an extension of Oracle SQL Developer, version 4.0.

    Oracle R Enterprise v 1.4 - Tutorial Series

    Oracle R Enterprise (ORE), a component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option, makes the open source R statistical programming language and environment ready for the enterprise and big data.

    Introduction to Oracle NoSQL Database

    Use Oracle NoSQL Database in the context of the Oracle MoviePlex application. Create schemas, load data and then utilize that data in the online movie application.

    Oracle NoSQL Database - Installation/cluster topology deployment (pdf | scripts)

    Learn how simple and intuitive it is to deploy a highly available (production ready) Oracle NoSQL Database cluster.

    Data Manipulation with Hive and Pig (pdf  | script)

    A Quick introduction to HDFS, Pig and Hive.

    Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine: Free Download (for testing, demo and educational purposes only)

    This (version 4.0.1) provides an integrated environment to help you get started with Big Data. Many Oracle Big Data platform components have been installed and configured - allowing you to begin using the system right away, including:

    • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (12.1.0.2)
    • Oracle Big Data SQL-enabled external tables
    • Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH5.1.2)
    • Oracle Big Data Connectors 4.0
    • Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition 12cR1 (3.0.14)
    • Oracle JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3)
    • Oracle SQL Developer and Data Modeler 4.0.3
    • Oracle Data Integrator 12c R1 (12.1.3)
    • Oracle GoldenGate 12c
    • Oracle R Distribution 3.1.1

    Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

    OBI Foundation Demonstration Systems for Partners

    If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current version of OBI Foundation is available for partners to book and use to show to your clients. This demonstration covers all the modules in the OBIEE Sample Application v406 which provides a comprehensive out-of-the-box collection of examples and integrations designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practice. 

    Highlights of SampleApp v406 include:

    • Showcases mapviewer HTML 5 Integration examples
    • Showcases latest Mobile Application Designer (MAD) v2
    • Internet Accessible – VPN is NOT required to demonstrate SampleApp functionality (although VPN is required for the native Mobile HD client).
    • Showcases ADF visualization & dense visualization examples
    • Essbase integration
    • Advanced Analytics (R and Data mining) integration
    • Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 with integration to OBI11g

    OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE, and once approved can access the link to book and run demos @ Access Demonstration Systems. These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”). GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs. 

    Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

    Try It Live Oracle BI Demonstration SampleApp V406

    Further to the previous Blog post Oracle BI Demonstration with BIMAD2 SampleApp V406 on OTN which provides information for downloading the Sample App, you can now access this software hosted on an Oracle server via the "TRY IT LIVE" option.

    This is a great resource if you just need quick and easy access across the internet to OBI11g and all the great examples in the SampleApp.

    To access the OBIEE Sample App V406, visit Oracle Technology Network (OTN) @ OBIEE Samples and select the "Try It Live" icon.... then enter the User ID and Password as detailed on the OBI log-In screen. Note that the SampleApp contents, its code and the Try It Live are distributed free for demonstration purposes only: it is neither maintained nor supported by Oracle as a licensed product or service.

    Tuesday Jul 01, 2014

    ODI12c ETL on Hadoop and Oracle Big Data Appliance

    One of the best reasons to start using Hadoop, is to off-load ETL processing away from a potentially higher cost “Data Warehouse staging system” and deploy it onto a platform with a better performance-to-cost ratio for this ETL load.

    If you do this, you will likely still want high productivity ETL tools such as Oracle Data Integrator (ODI12c), and if you are handling large volumes of data in a limited batch window, you need fast processing and most importantly high speed loading into the Data Warehouse.

    ODI12c on Hadoop gives you this, when combined with the Oracle Big Data Connectors. This works especially well on our engineered systems (Big Data Appliance to Exadata), but is still also the best solution for any ETL work from Hadoop to an Oracle database, even on so called “commodity hardware”.

    Mark installed all the software elements directly, but if you need to get going quickly, you may be able to use our downloadable VM ( Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN ... although this is now updated to version 3.0) which works on non-BDA hardware.

    Friday Jun 20, 2014

    Oracle BI Demonstration with BIMAD2 SampleApp V406 on OTN

    The latest new version “SampleApp” V406 BI VM is now available for download by partners from OTN here. This includes a wealth of examples and how-to demonstrations, as well as examples for the new BI Mobile Application Designer V2.

    This server image is based on the standard OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 install within a VirtualBox image and will run on a 64 bit pc/laptop with => 8Gb Ram, and ~ 90 Gb disk. There is also an optional download for users who require a full standalone EPM and BI-Apps deployment.

    The SampleApp V406 R2 image includes following preconfigured and integrated software:

    · Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 x64

    · Oracle Business Intelligence EE 11.1.1.7.1401527

    · Mobile Application Designer V2

    · Essbase Server 11.1.2.3, Essbase Studio,FR

    · Sample Application Content

    · Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

    · Endeca Server 7.6.1,Studio 3.1

    · Oracle MapViewer Version 11g ps6 (11.1.1.7.2)

    · Oracle Database 12c 12.1.0.1.0

    · R 3.0 & ORE 1.4

    · Oracle APEX 4.2.0.0.27, Listener 2.0.1

    · SQL Developer 4.0.2

    · TimesTen 11.2.2.6

    · Standalone EPM 11.1.2.3 Suite (plug and play add-on)

    · BIApps 11g (plug and play add-on)

    Friday Apr 25, 2014

    Hyperion Demonstration Systems for Partners

    If you need to get access to a demonstration environment, hosted by Oracle, then the current version of the Hyperion EPM Applications v11.1.2.3 are available for partners to book and use to show to their clients. This demonstration covers all the modules including HFM, Planning and Tax provisioning: and there is a demo image which is the same as the PBCS Planning in the Cloud version.

    These Oracle Demonstration Services are run by the Oracle Global Sales Engineering team (“GSE”).

    OPN Member Partners can Learn more and Apply for Access to GSE, and once approved can access the link to book and run demos @ Access Demonstration Systems.

    GSE provides a platform to demo Oracle products in an enterprise setting in the way Oracle is meant to be used. We provide demos that are easily accessible and fast performing, consistent with product strategy and sales needs.  See specifically the notes for PBCS @ How to Access and Use Planning & Budgeting Cloud Services Environments.

    Tuesday Apr 22, 2014

    UPDATED Demonstration VM for BI Partners (BIC2g 2014-03 Download)

    Most of this Demo VM is now very similar to the OTN SampleApp V309, but BIC2g has BI-Apps (with ODI) with all the extra Vision-demo data, plus it has Endeca v3.1 (the SampleApp is still v3.0 Endeca), and it includes the standard Test-Drive kits.

    Compared to the prior version, the new BIC2g 2014-03 has:

    Ø Updates to the Executive Vision Demo (EVD).

    Ø Merged SampleApp content with both EVD and BI Apps 11g rpd/webcats.

    Ø Test-drive customer workshops:

    o BI Apps

    o BI Foundation

    o Endeca Information Discovery 3.1

    Ø Updates to BI Apps 11g Demos

    o New OM and Projects Mobile demo scripts

    o New 11g DW for future demo script development

    Ø Updated demo process control features

    The OBIEE installed is 11.1.1.7.1. with BI Mobile Application Designer (BIMAD) added.

    The “BIC2g” demo VM is downloadable from our BIC2G Beehive Online Workspace portal for OPN member partners.

    The access details, for OPN member partners only, to get added to the BIC2G Beehive Online Workspace portal are shown from this page @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

    This Oracle Business Intelligence Linux VM virtual appliance (“BIC2g”) was developed to support Oracle OBI, BI-Apps and Essbase sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities.  If you do not need BI-Apps, or everything combined, then there is a smaller VM OBI Sample-App you can get from OTN: see @ Oracle BI and EPM Demonstration SampleApp V309 on OTN.

    • Join this live WEBCAST to learn more about the BIC2G 2014-03 Partner Edition – on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 5.0 pm UK / 6.0 pm CET @ WebConference URL    ( Meeting Number: 597 781 081 / Passcode: Oracle123 ).

    For Endeca 3.1 only, you can also get this @ Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download

    While for a “Big Data” demo setup including Hadoop, see @ Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN

    If you are new to them, the Test-drive customer workshops use a ‘seeing is believing’ approach with real world data that everyone can related to, and provide an opportunity for partners to invite their customers to interact with the solutions and with you, the BI experts. See here for more on Test Drives.


    Thursday Apr 10, 2014

    Introducing Mobile App for Oracle EPM

    Play this short video ~ 3 minutes ~ to get an Introduction to Mobile for Oracle EPM.

    This video gives you a quick introduction to Oracle's EPM Mobile App using sample data. EPM Mobile enables on-the-go approvals and workflow across Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, and Hyperion Tax Provision.

    To check out the App, you can download EPM Mobile on your phone with these links:

    - Android at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=oracle.epm.mobile.OracleEPM
    - Apple app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oracle-enterprise-performance/id845082117

    After downloading the App, you can view the video, the overview tour and the sample application.

    For more information see:

    • Oracle.Com Product Page: Oracle EPM Mobile App (link)
    • Oracle EPM Mobile Solution Brief (link)
    • Oracle EPM Mobile Data Sheets for Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Hyperion Tax Provisioning (link)

    Monday Feb 03, 2014

    Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” Available on OTN

    The Demonstration VM “BigDataLite 2.4.1” is now available for download from OTN.  Now, customers and partners can have easy access to many of our big data software products - all configured in an integrated VirtualBox environment.

    “BigDataLite” is an Oracle VM VirtualBox that contains many key components of Oracle's big data platform, including:

    • Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop
    • Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition
    • Oracle Advanced Analytics and "R"
    • Oracle Data Integrator 12c, Oracle Big Data Connectors
    • Oracle NoSQL Database, and more....

    It's been configured to run on at least two cores and about +5Gb memory (so this means that your computer should have at least 8Gb total memory). With BigDataLite, you can develop your big data applications and then deploy them to any compatible hardware including the Oracle Big Data Appliance.

    To expand this demonstration platform to include OBI and Endeca, you then also download these VMs and inter-connect them. For this you will likely need +16Gb of RAM and at least 4 cores to get them all running. This is targeted at “BIG data analytics”, so giving this integrated platform set +32Gb of RAM and more cores will help you to show it in its’ best light.

    Thursday Jan 23, 2014

    Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 VM Download

    The current version 3.1 of Endeca Information Discovery can now be downloaded from OTN as a self-contained VM appliance providing a VM (virtual machine) image containing a full installation of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, including:

    • Endeca Server
    • Studio
    • Provisioning Service

    The primary objective of this image is to demonstrate the Endeca Information Discovery self-service use case, allowing end users to immediately log in, upload an Excel file, and customize the resulting application within minutes.

    While this image can also be used in conjunction with Endeca Information Discovery Integrator, note that Integrator does not come installed by default on the image. Connecting to this image via Integrator from an outside source (host machine or 3rd party machine) also requires some modifications to the image's default network configuration. See the "Loading Data via Integrator" section in this README doc for details.

    PLEASE NOTE that this appliance is for testing purposes only. As such, it is unsupported, and should not be used in a production environment.

    You can also “Test Drive” Endeca 3.1 on our hosted system @ http://slc02okj.oracle.com:8001/eid/web. Note that this is shared across different public users, and self-provisioning is disabled. Use Logon ID:  prodney@oracle.com / Admin123.

    Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

    Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Demos

    For Finance executives who are drowning in spreadsheets or strapped to legacy applications, a cloud-based performance management solution offers an easy on-ramp, lower IT resource requirements and accelerated time to value.

    You can now see this set of Enterprise Planning Demos and Videos on cloud.oracle.com

    On 30 January 2014, at 14:00 h GMT/ 15:00 h CET we will also be starting a series of webcasts on “Profitable Growth with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service – for this you can Register Now.

    Otherwise, right now you can see the Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service - Partner Webcast Replay.

    For more information see on Oracle.com @

    Monday Nov 25, 2013

    Try out Latest Version of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID)

    You can get a quick introduction to the new 3.1 version of Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) from these videos which run from 3 to 10 minutes each: and then try out this latest version on our hosted system (details below), where you can test and build your own applications.

    New Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3.1 Videos on YouTube

    OEID for Voice of the Consumer

    Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for Voice of the Consumer provides deeper analytics by combining new insights found in diverse and unstructured data sources.

    OEID 3.1 Voice of the Consumer Self-Service Build Demo

    Start with an IT-controlled data warehouse, then add social media JSON. Use EID's self-service, in-app data enrichment to derive structured data from Tweet text--which you can then use to mash up the two data sets and figure out how social media comments are causing sales to decline.

    OEID 3.1 Workforce End-User Demo

    Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for workforce provides deeper analytics by combining new insights found in diverse and unstructured data sources.

    OEID for Crime Incidents

    Oracle Endeca Information Discovery on crime incident data obtained from the City of Chicago public data download site (https://data.cityofchicago.org/).

    OEID 3.1 Warranty Self-Service Demo

    Using Endeca Information Discovery 3.1, we turn a spreadsheet on our desktop into a full-featured enterprise discovery application in just a few minutes, then share our findings with the rest of our organization.

    For you to try out Endeca 3.1 as a user and self-service dashboard builder, there is a publicly accessible oracle-hosted demonstration URL available with Endeca 3.1, here at:

    You can use this URL to directly demo EID 3.1 on your browser. But please be aware that the system and content may be refreshed without notice, and we may change the URL: if we do, I will re-post the new access URL to this blog.

    Monday Oct 28, 2013

    Demonstration VM BIC2g 2013-10 Partner Edition for Download

    UPDATED ! The “BIC2g” demo VM (now version 2013-10) is downloadable from our BIC2g Beehive Online Workspace portal for OPN member partners. Compared to the prior version, Bic2g 2013-04, the new Bic2g 2013-10 has:

    • OBIEE was upgraded from 11.1.1.7.0 to 11.1.1.7.1. with BI Mobile Application Designer (BIMAD) added.
    • TimesTen was upgraded from 11.2.2.3.0 to 11.2.2.5.0
    • ODI Client 11.1.1.7.0 was installed, including a Standalone agent and empty repositories, and the BI Applications 11g ODI Repositories were included (BIAPPS_11g)
    • Informatica and DAC were removed from image
    • There are additional demos for BI-Apps and for Endeca.
    • The compact deployment of EPM is installed and configured, including: Hyperion Foundation, Essbase, Essbase Studio, Essbase Administration Services, Provider Services, Calculation Manager, Planning, Reporting and Analysis, Financial Reporting, Web Analysis, and Workspace.

    The access details, for OPN member partners only, to get added to the BIC2G Beehive Online Workspace portal are shown from this page @ BI Solutions Engineering Partner Portal.

    This Oracle Business Intelligence Linux VM virtual appliance (“BIC2g”) was developed to support Oracle OBI, BI-Apps and EPM Hyperion sales and Oracle partners in product demonstrations, training activities and POC activities.  If you do not need BI-Apps, then there is a slightly smaller VM OBI Sample-App you can get from OTN: see @ Oracle BI and EPM Demonstration SampleApp V309 on OTN.

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