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  • April 5, 2013

OBIEE ia available on eDelivery

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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.


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
  • New Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office
    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.

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