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

(text, info:Torben; authorized: Lia)


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.



Thursday Oct 29, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Information Center For Technology Cloud Services (PaaS and IaaS)

(In via Tara)

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article has been made available:

Technology Cloud Services (PaaS and IaaS) Information Center
Doc ID 2048297.1


The Oracle Technology Cloud Information Center provides useful information about our Technology Cloud products and services, ranging from Getting Started Guides to Advanced Features. The Oracle Technology Cloud includes all Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings.

Oracle Cloud Services
The Information Center is dynamically generated each night, and will be updated with new content as it is made available.

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



Monday Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c - OBIEE 12.2.1.0.0

We are pleased to announce the release of:.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c
OBIEE
12.2.1.0.0


The download is available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

Oracle Software Delivery Cloud | Oracle Business Intelligence

OTN | Oracle Business Intelligence Downloads

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Ensure to download this Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) release from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for production environments. 

Please note the OTN download is provided for non-production environments such as developing, testing and demonstrating, etc. 

For more information refer to the Oracle license agreement made available prior downloading within Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and OTN. The OTN license is also made available for review via Oracle Technology Network License Agreement.

DOCUMENTATION:

Access Oracle BI Documentation via Oracle Help Center:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation

Release notes for OBIEE 12.2.1.0.0 have been made available via:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for Oracle Business Intelligence

New Feature information is outlined within

Doc ID 2070474.1 - OBIEE 12c - New Features in OBIEE 12.2.1.0.0

OBIEE Supported Systems Configuration information is available to download from OTN:

OTN | Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations 

Please note  you will need to select the following from the Product Area Oracle Fusion Middleware Certifications 12.1.x

For OBIEE Information you need to select the appropiate tab from within the spreadsheet.


Change Log:
27-Oct-2015: OTN available only.
01-Nov-2015: OSDC link included.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

New Knowledge Article: FCM Event Monitoring Configurations with EBS and JMS Events

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM)
Event Monitoring Configurations with EBS and JMS Events

Doc ID 2066797.1


This article provides information on FCM and EBS production integration using the OracleAppsAdapter SOA Resource Adapter.

Information is also provided on:

  • EPM FCM and EBS Product Configuration
  • JMS Configuration.

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.

For questions specific to Hyperion Financial Close Mangement ...

The My Oracle Support Community "HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products



Monday Oct 19, 2015

OBI Mobile for Apple iPad Version 11.1.1.7.0 (11.7.45)

Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile for Apple iPad Version 11.1.1.7.0
(11.7.45)

is now available for download
from iTunes
https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/resource/postpics/Oracle_OBIEE_mobile.gif


This app is compatible with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, version 11.1.1.6.2BP1 and above. 
It requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Updated: Oct 17, 2015
    Version: 11.1.1.7.0 (11.7.45)
    Size: 15.1 MB


 What's New in Version 11.1.1.7.0 (11.7.45):

  • Localization Updates
  • Bug Fixes
  • Handoff Support
  • iOS 9 Support


Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile for Apple iPad is a mobile analytics app that allows you to view, analyze and act on Oracle Business Intelligence 11g content.

Using Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile, you can view, analyze and act on all your analyses, dashboards, scorecards, reports, alerts and notifications on the go
Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile allows you to drill down reports, apply prompts to filter your data, view interactive formats on geo-spatial visualisations, view and interact with Dashboards, KPIs and Scorecards.

You can save your analyses and Dashboards for off-line viewing, and refresh them when on-line again, thus providing always-available access to the data you need.

(text: Ian; layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)


Friday Oct 09, 2015

item unlocked: +++ 1000 Twitter followers +++

It is a pleasure to celebrate that we now have 1000 followers

socialmedia

 on our twitter account Oracle_EPMBI.

Who in the past would have thought that we would grow from zero to that much attention (30.000 hits/month and 1000 followers) with just about

  • ~560 tweets
  • ~540 blogposts
  • within 4 years (we started Oct 18th 2011)

We are grateful for the attention that we get from our readers, followers, partners and retweeters, and we are also a little proud to be considered a "go to- source of information" for the EPM and BI area.

So - a big

"Thank You ! "

to all the people who have contributed to make this blog a success.

(text, infoand layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)


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Authors:
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