OBIEE 11.1.1 - How to configure HTTP compression / caching on Oracle BI Mobile app

Applies to: OBIEE

Supported Physical Devices and OS:

The Oracle BI Mobile application with HTTP compression / caching configurations is tested on following devices:

  • iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS.
  • iPad 2 and 1.

Note these devices must be running the latest version of the iOS version, i.e. iOS 4.2.1 / iOS 5 is also supported.

Configuring Pre-requisites:

Prior to configuration, the Oracle Web tier software must be installed on server, as described in product documentation i.e. Enterprise Deployment Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence in Section 3.2, "Installing Oracle HTTP Server." The steps for configuring the compression and caching on Oracle HTTP Server are described in this PA blog at and in Oracle Support Doc ID 1312299.1.

Configuration Steps in Oracle BI Mobile application:

1. Download the BI Mobile app from the Apple iTunes App Store. The link is .

2. Add Server for example , here is how your “Server Setting” screen should look like on your OBI Mobile app:

















 Performance Gain Test (using Oracle® HTTP Server with OBIEE)

The test with/without HTTP compression / caching was conducted on iPhone 4S / iPad 2 to measure the throughput (i.e. total bytes received) for Oracle® Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Below table shows the throughput comparison with / without HTTP compression / caching settings for SampleApp using “QuickStart” dashboard accessing reports i.e. Overview, Details, Published Reporting and Scorecard. Testing shows that total bytes received reduced from 2.3 MB to 723 KB.

a. Test Results > Without HTTP Compression / Caching setting - Total Throughput (in Bytes) captured below:

Total Bytes Statistics: 




Sample graph snapshot of a navigation transaction:

b. Test Results > With HTTP Compression / Caching settings - Total Throughput (in Bytes) captured below:

Total Bytes Statistics:  




Sample graph snapshot of a navigation transaction:








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