Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

OBIEE Sample App (V309 R2) released

As you may have heard via the newsletter or other channels, the 

OBIEE Sample App v. 309 R2 

has been released via  OTN.
( The public V309 image is approximately 23GB zipped and 59GB once deployed. )

To quote from the release site:

The Sample Application (SampleApp) for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive collection of examples designed to demonstrate Oracle BI capabilities and design best practices.
It brings together several integrated Oracle BI products & technologies and illustrates how they can seamlessly work together in solving functional problems.
These examples include latest OBIEE functionalities and OBIEE architecture examples

  • Semantic layer modeling
  • Multi-source federation
  • Integration with Essbase
  • Integration with ORE
  • Integration with Endeca
  • Integration with TimesTen
  • and more

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.

A quick overview of its contents is also available via the Oracle BI Techdemo Youtube channel and detailed product information can be found in the user guide.
The Deployment Guide will give you all necessary information on how to set up a system with the Sample App.

Wednesday Jul 03, 2013

OBIEE 11g is Available For BI Enterprise

(in via Ian)

The Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) patch set has been released.  This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Now available to download from My Oracle Support

Patch 16556157: OBIEE BUNDLE PATCH

This single OBIEE patch set download is comprised of the following:

  • 1 of 6 Oracle Business Intelligence Installer (BIINST)
  • 2 of 6 Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP)
  • 3 of 6 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer (BIFNDNEPM))
  • 4 of 6 Oracle Business Intelligence Server (BIS)
  • 5 of 6 Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services (BIPS)
  • 6 of 6 Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer
Ensure to review the readme file on the Installer download for important installation instructions

The following is also required to be downloaded and applied:

Patch 16569379: Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

Additional important notes are available in  the following document:

Document 1566124.1: OBIEE 11g is Available for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Tuesday May 14, 2013

Oracle Real-Time Decisions latest version released

(in via Lia)

The latest versions of Oracle Real Time Decisions have been released.

RTD Platform
RTD Base Applications

As they are part of the Oracle Business Intelligence (10.1.3) Media Pack, you need to search for that one on  eDelivery.

Select Product Pack:    Oracle Business Intelligence
Select Platform:           Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
then select the               “Oracle Business Intelligence (10.1.3) Media Pack” (MAY-13-2013)

We got you interested?

Read more about what RTD is all about

here here or here

Monday Apr 29, 2013

EPM is available on eDelivery

(in via Greg)

Word just came in that


is available for download from  eDelivery.

We checked and it really is there (or - in the process of being uploaded ;) )

Plans are, to share some of the new functionality on this blog as we find it in the readme files and docs in the coming few days - so - stay tuned.

Friday Apr 05, 2013

OBIEE ia available on eDelivery

(in via Lia)

In case you missed the news - OBIEE has been released and is ready for download from the  Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.
You need to select "Oracle Business Intelligence" and your Operating System to find this release.

What’s New

The new release of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, Release, features more than two hundred enhancements, designed to add new functionality, improve performance, and deliver an enhanced end-user experience. Some of the major new features and enhancements are:

  • New visualizations and user-interactions, including Performance Tile, Waterfall, and 100 percent stacked bar graphs. Breadcrumbs provide contextual awareness and navigation. Users can now anchor the header for tables or pivot views using the “Freeze Header” feature, which is also available on the BI Mobile app via the scroll gesture.
  • New Visualization Suggestion Engine helps business users select the chart type best suited for the display of current data and the analysis task they wish to perform— “Comparing Values”, “Analyzing Trends”, “Comparing Percentages”, etc.  An algorithmic engine evaluates data types and the cardinality of the result set to recommend the most optimal visualization.
  • New Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office Integration. The Smart View Add-in replaces the Oracle BI Office Add-in as the primary Office application for Oracle BI Foundation. Both are still available with OBI  Users now can access the Oracle BI Foundation Catalog in Smart View, add dashboards and analyses, create new analyses from scratch, in Excel, and save them as either Excel worksheets or back in the Oracle BI Foundation Catalog.
  • BI Mobile Enhancements. All new visualizations are touch enabled and support gestural interactions. Double-tap on a view renders it in full-screen mode. Enhancements to email settings now allow users to email attachments in the PDF format also.
  • Tighter OBI-BI Publisher Integration. Translate OBI Dashboards to BI Publisher layouts automatically. Use multiple templates to  allow pixel-perfect printing of dashboards.  BI Publisher can now directly access subject areas in the Oracle BI Foundation Catalog, removing the need to create separate BIP data models.
  • BI Publisher Enhancements. Report Wizard enhancements, Layout Editor Extensions for Interactive Viewer, improved Data Model Editor usability, and private JDBC connections are now supported. XML and CSV formats can now be configured as “local sources”.  Integration with enterprise applications has been enhanced with the ability to convert an E-Business Suite catalog to BI Publisher. E-Business Suite Flex Fields are now supported as BI Publisher Report parameters.
  • Advanced and Predictive Analytics. OBI Dashboards and prompts can run Oracle R for Enterprise (ORE) scripts that perform complicated statistical analyses, and Oracle Data Mining algorithms and cluster analysis, and visualize the data set as interactive images embedded in Dashboards.
  • Big Data integration to Apache Hadoop as a data source. The BI Server is now able to generate Hive query language commands to query federated Hadoop data sources.

no Exalytics support yet

  • Oracle BI is not certified for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

    OBI certification for Exalytics is planned for a later release.

The Documentation of this release can be found here.

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

OBIEE released ( as patch 13742915)

As we hear from the communities, OBIEE has been released on 20th of April ( see  here ).

As stated by Ian there is some background info that needs to be taken into consideration:

Who Should Apply This Patch

  • This patch is highly recommended for all the customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • This patch is primarily intended to improve quality as it includes some high priority bugs. Please see the Fixed bugs list (in the patch readme) for the detail.

NOTE: Customers who are currently using a version earlier than Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition should not apply this patch.

Important Information for Customers using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Suite version

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition customers currently running version may encounter patch conflicts if this patch is applied.

A patch conflict occurs when two or more patches have some files in common but contain independent fixes, resulting in a roll back of previously applied fixes. It is very important that customers currently running version pay attention to any notifications regarding conflicting patches presented by Opatch during application of this patch, as these patches will be rolled back if patch application continues.  Any patch rolled back due to the application of this PSU must be re-built for this patch before you can reinstall that fix.
Open a service request with Oracle Support to request a merged patch if required.

Thanks for sharing this important bit of info, Ian. 

Thursday Nov 10, 2011

There will be no OBIEE release, all fixes will be merged into

In order to stay aligned with the ascending numbering scheme, Development has decided to merge all fixes that were
scheduled for the MLR* into the superseding SF**

At this stage we cannot provide any information regarding a release date for

*MLR - Maintenance Level Release
** SF - Service Fix Release


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