Friday Jun 13, 2014

OBIEE Sample App V406 is available via OTN

(in via Ian )

OBIEE SampleApp V406 virtual box appliance
is now available for public download from  OTN.

( VirtualBox Image (includes OEL6.5, Mobile App Designer v2 & Oracle Database 12c and more) )

OBIEE Sample Application V406 combines a

  • BI-platform
  • ad-hoc queries
  • Dashboards
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Scorecards
  • Multidimensional OLAP
  • and more

in a standalone virtual box image, creating a comprehensive OOB collection of examples and integrations designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities, product integrations, and design best practices.

The OTN Public V406 image appliance is a collection of OBIEE examples demonstrating capabilities of 11.1.1.7.1 OBIEE stack, as well as some design best practices.

V406 image is an enhanced version of the earlier Internal V403 version. V406 includes latest code patches, several bug fixes, new ODM content examples, new workshops and new datasets.

It does ">not include Cloudera installation.

SAMPLEAPP V406 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Latest GA Software & Patches
    Oracle Db 12c PDB, OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 (two instances), EID 3.1, BI MAD V2, TT 11.2.2.6, Oracle Loader for Hadoop, Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS
  • Mapviewer html5 JS integration, Integrated ADF visualizations
  • New BIMAD V2 examples and BIMAD plugins
  • Enhanced OAA integration : ODM Workflows, new ORE scripts
  • EPM and BIApps Companion plug-ins to V406, EID Demos, Domain Demos, Workshops, MVDemo
  • Custom Interactions & Configurations Examples

Find the release documentation (zipped) here.

Instructions:

Download all zip files into a single directory (approx 28.5 GB).
Optionally verify integrity of zip files using checksums.
Open a zip file manager such as 7zip and select the first zip file (001) and extract.
This will extract a compressed VMDK file, and .ovf file into Sampleappv406appliance folder.
Open VBox Manager, select Import, navigate to the directory, select the .ovf file and click import.
After import the initial image size is about 67 GB.

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
.

The last previous release was also blogged here:
https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/entry/obiee_11_1_1_73

We recommend to use the videos on the Youtube Channel "Oracle BI Techdemo" to get started with the OBIEE Sample Apps.

Update: 23 September 2014: Sample App FAQ:


    (layout and post: Torben, authorized: Lia)

    Use Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to monitor OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x Dashboards

    (in via Senthil

    If your OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x is set up in the following way:

    1. The OBIEE repository is an Oracle Database and is set up as a data warehouse
    2. Usage tracking is enabled in OBIEE.
      ( For information on how to enable usage tracking in OBIEE, refer to the following link: Setting Up Usage Tracking in Oracle BI 11g )
    3. The OBIEE instance is discovered in EM Cloud Control.
      ( For information on how to discover an OBIEE instance in Cloud Control, refer to the following link: Discovering Oracle Business Intelligence Instance and Oracle Essbase Targets )
    4. The OBIEE repository is discovered in EM Cloud Control.
      ( For information on how to discover an Oracle database, refer to the following link: Discovering, Promoting, and Adding Database Targets )

    then we've got news for you:

    KM Article:  OBIEE 11g: How To Diagnose Slowly Performing Dashboards using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control (Doc ID 1668236.1)

    takes you step by step through monitoring the SQL query performance behind your OBIEE dashboard.

    This Diagnostic approach ...

    • .. will help you piece together information on BI dashboard performance, e.g. processing time from the different layers of the BI system including the repository.
    • .. should enable you to get to the bottom of slow dashboards by using the wealth of information available in EM Cloud Control on OBIEE and Oracle DB.
    • .. will NOT fix any performance issues on its own, but will help identify bottlenecks while processing dashboard requests.

    (layout and post: Torben, authorized: Lia)

    Thursday Jun 05, 2014

    OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140527 bugs fixed list

    For anyone interested the bugs fixed list for OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140527 is now available

    OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.140527 (Doc ID 1678846.1)

    Wednesday May 28, 2014

    OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140527 Now Released

    (in via Martin)

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140527 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates.

    This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch  18507268 and is comprised of the following:

    Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
    Patch 18507640 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
    Patch 18657616 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
    Patch 18507802 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
    Patch 18507778 - 5 of 6 Oracle BI Presentation Services (BIPS)
    Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
    Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
    Patch 18507823 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer


    NOTE:
    Also required to be downloaded:
    Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

    This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

    • 11.1.1.7.0,
    • 11.1.1.7.1,
    • 11.1.1.7.131017,
    • 11.1.1.7.140114,
    • 11.1.1.7.140225 and
    • 11.1.1.7.140415

    NOTE:
    It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.


    For more information refer to:

    OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140527 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE ( Doc ID 1676798.1 )


    The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.
    Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information. 
    This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.

    Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

    OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets (Doc ID 1488475.1 )


    Monday May 12, 2014

    OBIEE 11g Test-to-Production (T2P) / Clone Procedures Guide

    (in via Steve)

    We want to take this opportunity to highlight a document that has been written by one of our OBIEE Advanced Resolution Engineers (thanks Steve).


    OBIEE 11g Test-to-Production (T2P) / Clone Procedures Guide
    Doc ID 1625533.1


    This document is intended to assist with the test-to-production (T2P) process for an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) installation i.e. cloning. 

    The documentation has steps that are posted in various sections of the Fusion Middleware Administration Guide; therefore, the intent of this document is to link all the steps together in a "cookbook" format to make the process easier to follow and help one to avoid common pitfalls or mistakes. 

    The intended audience are OBIEE and Fusion Middleware Administrators who have access to the environment and are able to run scripts providing the appropriate variables.

    For questions or an issue that you can not identify - visit the OBIEE Community as a first step on your way to a solution:

    • My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) OBIEE


    Wednesday Apr 23, 2014

    Oracle BI Mobile For Android Now Available

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile app for Andriod is now available via the Google Play Store.

    The Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile app provides a full range of BI functionally, from interactive dashboards to location intelligence, and allows business processes to be initiated directly from the mobile device.

    Oracle BI Mobile for Android is a mobile analytic app that allows you to view, analyze and act on Oracle Business Intelligence 11g content.

    • Using Oracle BI Mobile, you can view, analyze and act on all your analyses, dashboards, scorecards, and reports all on the go.

    • Oracle BI Mobile allows you to drill down on reports, apply prompts to filter your data, view interactive formats on geo-spatial visualizations, view and interact with Dashboards, KPIs and Scorecards.

    • Advanced features include Android Beam (NFC) report and connection sharing, voice commands and voice search, and search suggestions.

    This app is compatible with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, version 11.1.1.6.2BP1 and above.

    The documentation is available from the Oracle Documentation Library - direct link:

    Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile for Google Android 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oracle.obi Available for download on an Andriod Device via the Google Play Store:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oracle.obi

    Interested in more information on BI Mobile?

    Visit the BI & Analytics Pulse Wiki page for a discussion by Product Development:

    BI Mobile: What’s the Deal with Android?


    Version: 11.1.1.7.0.76
    Date: Apr 18, 2014
    Size: 1.3M

    My Oracle Support Knowledge Article reference:
    OBIEE 11g: Is There An Android Application? [Doc ID 1167499.1]

    Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2397 Now Available

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD app has been updated, with Version 11.1.1.7.0.2397 now available from the Apple iTunes store.

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile is designed for Apple iPhone and iPad. It 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 visualizations, view and interact with Dashboards, KPIs and Scorecards.

    • You can save your analyses and Dashboards for offline viewing, and refresh them when online again; thus providing always-available access to the data you need.

    • This app is compatible with Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, version 11.1.1.6.2BP1 and above.


    What's New in Version 11.1.1.7.0.2397

    - Bug fixes including prompts, stability and much more
    - iPhone UI update and general clean-up
    - MAD external links open in Safari


    Now available for download via Apple store [ Link]



    Version: 11.1.1.7.0.2397
    Updated: Apr 18, 2014
    Size: 17.2 MB

    Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

    OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140415 Now Released

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

    This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18283508 and is comprised of the following:

    • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
    • Patch 18290942 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
    • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
    • Patch 18291001 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
    • Patch 18290979 - 5 of 6 Oracle BI Presentation Services (BIPS)
    • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
    • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
    • Patch 18291015 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

    NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

    Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

    This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017, 11.1.1.7.140114 and 11.1.1.7.140225. 

    NOTE: It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

    For more information refer to:

    OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140415 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
    Doc ID 1663101.1

     The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

    Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


    Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

    OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
    [Doc ID 1488475.1]

    Friday Apr 11, 2014

    OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x - End of Error Correction Support

    Following on from a previous Blog post ...

    A reminder that the "Error Correction Support" for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.6.x. ended on 2nd April 2014.


    For more information refer to:

    OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: End of Error Correction Support
    Doc ID 1642219.1



    Every version within a product's life cycle has an "End of Error Correction Support" after a defined Grace Period" date. 

    OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 was the Final Regular Bundle Patch and Error Correction Support in Product Life Cycle for OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x. It will continue to be supported under the Lifetime Support Policy.

    For assistance on upgrading to OBIEE 11.1.1.7 refer to the following documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com):

    Doc ID 1517518.1 - OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 11.1.1.x to 11.1.1.7.0
    Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets

    For further details on the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy refer to:

    • Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Oracle Fusion Middleware [ PDF]



    Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the OBIEE Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

    My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
    Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition


    Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

    Advisor Webcasts Recordings for March 2014 Sessions

    Did you miss one of the recent Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts?

    The recordings and presentations (PDF) are available for the following recently hosted (March 2014) Advisor Webcast sessions:



    • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

      ... recommended for technical users who are interested in integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal. The objective is to provide an overview of the system requirements and the steps required to perform a basic integration.

           Visit:

      Doc ID 1613815.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
      MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



    • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

      ... recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

           Visit:

      Doc ID 1623123.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
      MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.



    • Interpreting the EPM Registry

      ... recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

           Visit:

      Doc ID 1623837.1 to obtain recording and presentation.
      MOS Community for additional discussion about this session.


    To view Advisor Webcasts scheduled sessions & archived recordings for Business Analytics (EPM & BI) visit:

    Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts
    Doc ID 1456233.1



    Friday Mar 07, 2014

    Advisor Webcasts this month - March 2014

    Coming to you in March 2014 ...

    During this month of March the Proactive Support Team will be presenting the following Advisor Webcasts.

    These are one hour live sessions delivered via Webex to your desktop and presented by subject matter experts, with the Q&A sessions (where applicable) enabling you to recieve answers to specific questions.


    • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

    March 19th ( 2:00 PM UTC/GMT ) - Recommended for technical users who are interested in integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal. The objective is to provide an overview of the system requirements and the steps required to perform a basic integration.

    For further information and to REGISTER visit:

    Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal
    Doc ID 1613815.1


    • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

    March 26th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

    For further information and to REGISTER visit:

    Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
    Doc ID 1623123.1


    • Interpreting the EPM Registry

    March 27th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

    For further information and to REGISTER visit:

    Interpreting the EPM Registry
    Doc ID 1623837.1


    The date/time specified above are based on UTC/GMT. The timestamp hyperlink will redirect to "timeanddate.com" to view your local time. The Advisor Webcast recordings and presentation (PDF) are made available within 3 business days after the event.

    Missed an Advisor Webcast?

    You can view recordings of past Advise Webcasts via the Archived pages at:

    Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archive Recordings
    Document 1456233.1



    Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

    OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released

    The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

    This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18057570 and is comprised of the following:

    • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
    • Patch 18057680 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
    • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
    • Patch 18057654 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
    • Patch 18057646 - 5 of 8 Oracle BI Foundation (BIFDN)
    • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
    • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
    • Patch 18057667 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

    NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

    Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

    This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017 and 11.1.1.7.140114.  It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

    For more information refer to:

    OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
    Doc ID 1626928.1

     The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

     The list of bugs fixed can be found at:  OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.140225 Doc ID 1629458.1

    Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


    Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

    OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
    [Doc ID 1488475.1]

    Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

    OBIEE certification against Web Browsers

    (In via Julie)

    One of the most common questions coming into Oracle Support is about Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers.

    In the past there have been numerous articles relating to one or some of the browsers... well now we've gone ahead and consolidated this information into a single article:

    OBIEE 11g - Browser Certification Advisor
    Doc ID 1615805.2

    Please go ahead and bookmark it. The advisor will be updated regularly and we hope it will become your single source of truth for browser certification information.

    Feel free to add comments to the article or here in the blog if you want to find out more information, we're always seeking to improve on the information that's available.

    Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

    Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration

    (In via Tanya)

    Did you ever wonder what port numbers are used during an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) installation and configuration?

    To assist and help during installations and ongoing support a new document has been created:

    Information Regarding Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration
    Doc ID 1619572.1

    This document outlines the default ports, custom ports, instructions on how to determine active ports and much more.

    It is definitely worthwhile reviewing this document prior to undertaking any installation or configuration.

    Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

    OBIEE Tuning Guide Whitepaper - update available

    (In via Ahmed)

    New updates have been made to the OBIEE  "Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning" whitepaper.

    This updated whitepaper is for 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6, 11.1.1.7) and can be downloaded from the My Oracle Support knowledge article:

    OBIEE 11g Infrastructure Performance Tuning Guide
    Doc ID 1333049.1

    The new revised document contains the following useful new and/or updated tuning items:

    • Optimized JVM switches for Oracle JRockit / Sun JVM / IBM JVM etc
    • New tuning parameters settings / values for JavaHost / OPIS / OBIS components.
    • Improved BIEE / platform performance monitoring techniques.
    • IBM WebSphere tuning parameters.
    • More WebLogic Server tuning parameters.
    • Windows Server 2012 tuning parameters.
    • New optimized Linux / AIX tuning parameters.
    • Additional Essbase ASO tuning parameters.
    • libOVD authenticator search tuning

      And many more….


    Disclaimer: All tuning information stated in this guide is only for orientation, every modification has to be tested and its impact should be monitored and analyzed. Before implementing any of the tuning settings, it is recommended to carry out end to end performance testing that will also include to obtain baseline performance data for the default configurations, make incremental changes to the tuning settings and then collect performance data. Otherwise it may worse the system performance.


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    This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

    Authors:

    italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
    torben.hein@oracle.com
    paul.anderson@oracle.com
    julie.foster@oracle.com





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