Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

Patch Set Update: Oracle Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.4.003

Hyperion Product Management has advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Hyperion Shared Services (HSS) 11.1.2.4.x.

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Shared Services PSU 11.1.2.4.003
Patch 22535737

This PSU is supported for all platforms as stated for 11.1.2.4 in Release 11.1.2.x Certification Matrix. You can apply this patch to EPM System Release 11.1.2.4.002 (Patch 21473221) only.

Refer to the Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file.

The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Shared Services Patch 22535737, click the "Start a Discussion" or "Reply to Discussion", and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Shared Services ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Friday Mar 18, 2016

FDM Classic to FDMEE Migration Utility V 1.1

The following patch contains a migration utility from FDM Classic to FDMEE :

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

FDM CLASSIC TO FDMEE MIGRATION UTILITY V 1.1
Patch 22659123


This patch contains a utility to migrate from Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management to Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition.

Refer to the patch readme for more information.

Full details of installation steps and execution of this utility are provided in the FDM Migration Guide included in the patch. The guide is also available here.






Friday Feb 26, 2016

OBIEE 12c and MapViewer - Common Issues and Troubleshooting Steps

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Common Mapviewer Issues in OBIEE 12c
Doc ID 2109293.1


This article provides common issues with MapViewer and OBIEE 12c and includes helpful troubleshooting steps.


To assist in locating an article of interest for future reference, consider adding a bookmark.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.




Monday Feb 15, 2016

OBIEE 12c - Infrastructure Tuning Guide

The following whitepaper describes techniques for monitoring and optimizing the performance of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c components.

The reader of this document should have knowledge of server administration, Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW), hardware performance tuning fundamentals, web servers, java application servers and database.

OBIEE12c: Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning Oracle® Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c (12.2.1)

(Doc ID: 2106183.1)

  • Performance Overview
  • Top Tuning Recommendations for OBIEE
  • Performance Monitoring and Testing OBIEE
  • Tuning OBIEE Components
  • Tuning Oracle Essbase

All tuning information stated in this guide is for orientation only and should be tested and monitored closely to determine what best suits your needs.

Thursday Feb 11, 2016

Oracle BI Mobile Support for iOS 9

Information on iOS 9 Support with Oracle BI Mobile Apps



 We've recently been receiving questions on compatibility with iOS 9, so this post is to inform you that..

iOS 9 has been supported since app release 11.1.1.7.45 and higher.

For more information on support compatibility with iOS9 and BI Mobile App versions, please review the following:

  • OBIEE 11g|12c: BI Mobile (iOS/Android) Latest Application Versions and Supported Compatibility
     Doc ID 1986237.1)

In addition, if you're interested in knowing if third party devices can be used with iOS and OBIEE Mobile Applications, please review this document for more information:

  • OBIEE 11g FAQ: Can Third Party Mobile Device Management ( MDM ) Be Used With The iOS and Android OBIEE Mobile Application?
     Doc ID 1672436.1

Additionally, the respective app store will show the operating system compatibility and requirements:


Wednesday Jan 20, 2016

Patch Numbering for Oracle DB, Enterprise Manager and Middleware

A change in the version numbering for new Bundle Patches, Patch Set Updates and Security Patch Updates for Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager and Middleware products was implemented in November 2015.

Oracle Database, Enterprise Manager and Middleware
- Change to Patch Numbering from Nov 2015 onwards

Doc ID 2061926.1

This new format has the numeric 5th digit of the bundle version with a release date in the form "YYMMDD" where:

  • YY is the last 2 digits of the year
  • MM is the numeric month (2 digits)
  • DD is the numeric day of the month (2 digits)

The new numbering makes it easier to see which bundle patches are from which time-frame, and in particular which patches are from the same Critical Patch Update release.

Note: the existing patches retain their current version numbering.

Ensure to review Doc ID 2061926.1 for additional details and examples of the new patch numbering.

Wednesday Jan 13, 2016

New Knowledge Articles: Support of BIApps with OBIEE 12c

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles have been made available for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA):

OBIA 7.9.6.4: Support of BI Applications 7.9.6.4 with OBIEE 12.2.1(12C)
Doc ID 2087632.1

OBIA 11g: Support of BI Applications 11g[11.1.1.9.2 & 11.1.1.10.1] with OBIEE 12.2.1(12C)
Doc ID 2084688.1


These articles provide information for those that are planning to use OBIA 7.9.6.4 or OBIA 11.1.1.9.2 /11.1.1.10.1 with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12.2.1.0.

The notes discuss how to perform the 'Out of Place Upgrade' of OBIEE to ensure compatibility.

To assist in locating these article for future updates, they can be easily bookmarked.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and article quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

A listing of Information Centers and Upgrade Advisors for Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) can be found in the index page:

Information Center: Business Analytics Index (EPM/BI)
Doc ID 1378677.2

Questions specific to OBIA or OBIEE ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIA | OBIEE



Friday Jan 08, 2016

Top Gun EU 2016: EPM Conference (by Infratects)

This years Top Gun EU Conference will be in Berlin:

https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/resource/postpics/topgun16.jpg

(click to see more details @infratects)

As of the announcement:

"The 5th Annual Infratects Top Gun EU Conference will provide the Oracle Hyperion EPM user community with a forum to share knowledge around the design, setup, installation, configuration, management and support of best-in-class EPM environments, without any sales or marketing content."

https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/resource/postpics/kemp_tg16.jpg
(click for more details)

This highly technical event is located at the well known Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin.

Keynote Speakers will be

  • Kash Mohammadi
  • Rajesh Bhatia

Find more details regarding

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Saturday Dec 19, 2015

Oracle Support - Technical Support and Lifetime Support Policy

Oracle Support Website provides information on Product Support and Support Resources. Amongst these are Technical Support Policies, Lifetime Support Policy and EPM Error Correction documents.


To assist in locating these documents, a Bookmark section has been made available within this Blog:

"Oracle Support"

This is located in the right side column when viewing the posts via:

Business Analytics - Proactive Support

Note: not available by RSS or Atom streams.

The following list provide the links and details of each of these current Blog Bookmarks. These include references to Oracle Website pages, along with direct links to PDF documents and My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles.


Oracle Support Services and Resources
Oracle Support website providing information Product Support and Support Resources.


EPM Error Correction Policy (login required)
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Software Error Correction Policy (Doc 1617238.1)


EPM 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction (login required)
Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction (Doc ID 1590676.1)


Oracle Technical Support Policies - General
Provides access to all Oracle Technical Support Policies documents


Oracle Software Technical Support Policies (PDF)
The Software Technical Support Policies document is the primary document used to communicate Oracle's software support policies


Oracle Lifetime Support Policies - General
Lifetime Support Policies for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications


Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products (PDF)
Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products (PDF) details for Business Intelligence - includes OBIEE, OBIA, EPM


Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications (PDF)
Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Applications (PDF) details information for Hyperion and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products.


Supported Platforms - BI
Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations and Requirements, including OBIEE.


Supported Platforms - EPM
Oracle EPM Supported Platforms website contains links to documents providing supported platform information for Premier Supported, Oracle EPM System products.



Tuesday Dec 15, 2015

Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Update (December 2015)

Oracle Product Management have advised the Fusion Middleware - Lifetime Support Policy was recently updated.

This document contains the Lifetime Support details relating to the Oracle's Hyperion software releases, and now includes information pertaining to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Certifications

The document is available from Oracle Support website (PDF direct link):

Lifetime Support Policy: Oracle Fusion Middleware Products

New entries have been made for:

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware 12.2.x
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.10.1
  • Oracle GoldenGate Monitor 12.2.1
  • Oracle GoldenGate Veridata 12.2.x

An update has been done for:

  • Oracle Crystal Ball 11.1.2.x (support dates extended)

To learn about the Oracle Lifetime Support Stages, Lifetime Support Exclusive Benefits and to access the related Oracle Lifetime Support documentation visit the Oracle webpage:

Oracle Lifetime Support Policies

MORE INFORMATION:

  • Oracle Premier Support - Overview
  • Oracle Advanced Customer Support - Overview
  • Enterprise Performance Management Error Correction Policy - Blog post

Thursday Dec 10, 2015

OBIEE SampleApp V511 is available via OTN

The lastest Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) SampleApp has been made available.

Download SampleApp v511 now from:
Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

SampleApp is a complete BI virtualized environment for showcasing Oracle BI solutions. It provides a fully self-contained and configured environment with comprehensive out of the box collection of examples to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practices.

The V511 prebuilt Virtual Box image includes OBIEE 12c, Visual Analyzer, Advanced Analytics & Oracle Database 12c. It provides numerous examples of OBI 12c capabilities, and includes new features and capabilities of 12.2.1 release.

NEW FEATURES OVERVIEW

  • BI 12c Native Advanced Analytics
    • Native Advanced Analytics Function Examples in VA and in Answers
    • R/ORE integration, R visualizations embedding in dashboards
  • VA Projects
    • Numerous VA feature and functional examples
  • Mashups & XSA datasets
    • Numerous external Mash-up demo datasets & examples
    • Joining datasets, persisting BI reports as datasets
  • More...
    • BI Search, new answers Heatmap visual, new BLOB data examples
    • Baseline Validation Tool : ready to use regression results of V506/V511 migration

For additional information refer to the whats new in SA 511 document via the OTN download page.

INSTALLATION

To assist in getting started, installing and starting the services for Sample App v511 refer to the Quick Deployment Guide made available from the OTN Download Page.

For further assistance in getting started, visit the Oracle BI TechDemo YouTube video Step by Step demo on how to deploy this release. This 4 minute video demonstrates how to download, deploy, setup and run the Sample App v511.

Disclaimer:
The SampleApp contents and its code are distributed free for demonstrative purposes only.
It is neither maintained nor supported by Oracle as a licensed product.


Wednesday Dec 02, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Information Center For OBIEE Release 12C

(In via Tanya)

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Information Center:
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Release 12C

Doc ID 2068950.2


This article an ideal first stop for all Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c related information. The information center is dynamically generated each night, and covers areas such as: Overview, Install and Configure, and Upgrade

To assist in locating this article for all future updates, it can be easily bookmarked.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

A listing of Information Centers and Upgrade Advisors for Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) can be found in the index page:

Information Center: Business Analytics Index (EPM/BI)
Doc ID 1378677.2

Questions specific to OBIEE ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIEE



Thursday Nov 26, 2015

Data Visualization Cloud Service - Now Available

(In via Tanya)

Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) is a new Oracle Cloud Service. It is a subset offering of the currently supported Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).

Data Visualization Cloud Service

Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service is a web-based tool that enables you to explore analytical data visually and on an individual basis. It makes it easy to visualize your data so you can focus on exploring interesting patterns and outliers.

Just upload your data files, select the elements you are interested in, and let Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service find the best way to visualize it. Of course, you can also choose from a wide range of visualizations yourself if you want to look at your data in a specific way.

It is a simple solution providing data visualization capabilities targeted to a line-of-business (LOB).

For more information on Data Visualization Cloud Service visit:


Wednesday Nov 11, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Hyperion Planning JVM Crash FAQ

(In via Daniel)

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Hyperion Planning JVM Crash Frequently Asked Questions
Doc ID 2071231.1


This article provides a detailed discussion regarding Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Hyperion Planning JVM Crashes.

The Questions and Answers covered include:

  • Why does the Planning JVM crash?
  • Why doesn’t it crash right away?
  • How can I avoid the crash?
  • What do we search in the logs for?

Seeking more information ...

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) documentation is available from Oracle Help Center:


Oracle Help Center | Applications | Business Analytics |
Compatibility information with EPM product versions, and supported languages for EPM products, is available in the Oracle EPM System Certification Matrix.

This matrix can be downloaded from Oracle Technology Network (OTN):


Enterprise Performance Management - Supported Platforms

To access additional information including the Cumulative Feature Overview Tool and EPM Defects Fixed Finder, visit:


Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Documentation Portal


Tuesday Nov 10, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Troubleshooting HFM Crash and Hang Issues

(In via Tanya)

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Troubleshooting Hyperion Financial Management Crash and Hang Issues
Doc ID 2060755.2


This article provides a series of step-through processes, to assist and guide in investigating a Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) crash or hang issue.

Along with getting started and investigating a crash or hang, the article contains details on common crash and hang symptoms, log and configuration file locations, along with additional references.

To assist in locating these articles for all future updates, they can be easily bookmarked.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.



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