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In case you missed the news - OBIEE 18.104.22.168 has been released and is ready for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.
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new release of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, Release 22.214.171.124, 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
- New Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office
The Smart View 126.96.36.199 Add-in replaces the Oracle BI Office Add-in as the
primary Office application for Oracle BI Foundation. Both are still available
with OBI 188.8.131.52. 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
- BI Mobile Enhancements. All new 184.108.40.206 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.
BI 220.127.116.11 is not certified for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.
OBI 18.104.22.168 certification for Exalytics is planned for a later release.
The Documentation of this release can be found here.