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)


Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

New version of Oracle BI Mobile App for Android now available

A new Oracle BI Mobile App for Android has been released!

New features include:

  • Share as Image
  • Alerts
  • Presentation Mode (Chromecast)
  • Share Nearby
  • Bug Fixes
  • Support for Oracle Visual Analyzer Content
mobile App

For more information on this release and BI Mobile App versions,
please review the following documents:

  • Oracle BI Mobile Android 11.1.1.7.0.412 New Features
     Doc ID 2060791.1)
  • OBIEE 11g: BI Mobile (iOS/Android) Latest Application Versions
     Doc ID 1986237.1)  

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

For details on what is new you can always visit the release notes.

(text, info: Lia; layout: Torben)

Monday Sep 28, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Focus On Business Analytics

Oracle OpenWorld Flag

Oracle OpenWorld is only a few weeks away ...
October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco

If your interest is in Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), or Big Data Analytics then this if for you ...

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
Focus on Business Analytics

The "Focus on Business Analytics" provides information relating to the events, presentations and demonstrations during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for Business Analytics - EPM, BI and Big Data Analytics.

To register for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 visit: Registration

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015
http://www.oracle.com/openworld


Oracle OpenWorld - Facebook Oracle OpenWorld - Twitter Oracle OpenWorld - Linked In Oracle OpenWorld - Blog

Friday Sep 18, 2015

Remote Diagnostic Agent - RDA 8.09 released

The latest quarterly release has been made available for:

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.09

The RDA Bundle 8.09 can be downloaded from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started
Doc ID 314422.1

Refer to the "Download RDA" section on the main RDA page, and then select the RDA zip file for relevant platform by clicking on the related link. Each zip file contains all the files required.

Why Use RDA?

"Oracle strongly encourages the use of Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) diagnostics collections because it provides a comprehensive picture of the customer's environment. Providing RDA diagnostic output, especially when submitting a Service Request online, can minimize the requirement for follow up questions that may delay problem resolution."

More Information ...

The RDA 8.09 New Features and Improvements are outlined in:

Doc ID 392719.1: Oracle Support Announces RDA 8 - Production Release!

A comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been documented in:

Doc ID 330363.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - FAQ

Listing of the available Collection Profiles are outlned in article:

Doc ID 391983.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - Profile Manual Pages

Training is available by viewlet presentations describing step-by-step instructions for installing and executing RDA:

Doc ID 330344.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - Training

Links to the RDA documentation are listed in:

Doc ID 414966.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - RDA Documentation Index

For related information on the recent release of Diagnostic Assistant (DA) 2.9.0 visit:

Diagnostic Assistant: Information Center
Doc ID 201804.2

The DA tool provides a common, light-weight interface to multiple diagnostic collection tools, which includes RDA, and is bundled with RDA 8.09.

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Focus On EPM

Oracle OpenWorld Flag Oracle OpenWorld is a large conference with great contacts and experts from all over the world ...

If your focus is on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), then Focus on EPM is for you.  This provides all the EPM information relating to events, presentations and demonstrations during Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
Focus on EPM

To register for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 visit: Registration

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

http://www.oracle.com/openworld

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015 via:


Oracle OpenWorld - Facebook Oracle OpenWorld - Twitter Oracle OpenWorld - Linked In Oracle OpenWorld - Blog
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This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events regarding Oracle EPM abd BI.
Author:
Tanya Heise




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