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Discoverer 11g ( Certified with EBS on Twelve New Platforms

Steven Chan
Senior Director
Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer is an ad-hoc query, reporting, analysis, and Web-publishing tool that allows end-users to work directly with Oracle E-Business Suite OLTP data.  We certified Discoverer 11g version (a.k.a. Patchset 2) with the E-Business Suite on six platforms last month.  Those certifications included Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.  
As a follow-on to that original certification announcement, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Discoverer version is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and R12 (12.0.x, 12.1.x) on a dozen additional platforms. New platforms certified for EBS 11i
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
New platforms certified for EBS 12.0.x and 12.1.x
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
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Comments ( 21 )
  • PN Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    We are experiencing performance issues with discoverer 10g with Ebusiness suite R12 , custom queries are running slow. Have 2 questions.

    1) Is discoverer 10g compatible with R12 Ebusiness suite and 11g as database.

    2) Are there any patches that needs to be applied on either side.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, August 19, 2010

    Hi, PN,

    I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this configuration. You're running a certified configuration, so it's likely that the performance issues are due to your custom queries. I would recommend doing some analysis to isolate the bottleneck in the queries, fine-tuning the queries as needed to reduce the impact on your database or middle-tier.



  • Thomas Toepfer Tuesday, September 7, 2010


    I'm looking to upgrade a standalone Discoverer to for eBusiness Suite 11i10.2. Do I need a repository for the Discoverer, i.e. is it necessary to run the rcu.bat untility to create an additional repository or would a standalone Discoverer run without an additional repository? I don't want to use and integration with either Single Sign-On or Identity Management.

    Thanks for your answers,


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Hi, Thomas,

    This is possible. See Note 1073963.1 for details.



  • Mark P Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    I was wondering if all of the business areas from 10g are available in 11g for EBS R12? In the Oracle documentation, specifically note 1074326.1, there is a high level indication that the business areas are available, but there are no specifics. Can you advise?

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Hi, Mark,

    Remember that the E-Business Suite division produces Discoverer analytic content such as its workbooks and End-User Layer business areas (i.e. the Discoverer team only produces the analytic engine upon which this content runs). So, the Discoverer release doesn't affect the E-Business Suite analytic content available for that release.

    Following that line of reasoning through, all of the Discoverer content released as part of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is compatible with both Discoverer 10g and 11g.



  • Krishnamoorthy Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    Hi Steven,

    We are doing a Technical Upgrade from Oracle 11.5.10 to R12.1 for one of our clients. For Reporting, client is using Discoverer Reports in the 11.5.10 Instance.

    How the above task can be achieved?


    krishnmoorthy. R

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, December 8, 2010


    Please see this article for EBS 12 upgrade resources:


    You can refer to the generic Discoverer documentation for steps for upgrading Discoverer instances.



  • Jay Weinshenker Monday, January 31, 2011

    So my environment is such that I have a dedicated box for discoverer 11g pointing at my production EBS instance. When I clone PROD EBS to a development instance, I plan on having an additional Discoverer 11g box that runs all the Disco 11g web stuff (weblogic) for all my DEV instances.

    I have yet to find any analyst or any documentation specific to Discoverer 11g/Weblogic on how exactly to do this. The idea of having a Dedicated Disco 11g/WLS box for every DEV instance seems a bit crazy.

    Any suggestions on where I can get knowledgeable help on this? Weblogic Oracle Support knows nothing about Discoverer and Discoverer support doesn't get the weblogic part. If I follow the generic documentation for setting up Disco 11g, I'd end up with multiple WLS servers on the same box which just doesn't seem efficient , and even if I did go that route, I'd have to re-setup WLS after every clone...

  • Steven Chan Monday, January 31, 2011


    Sorry to hear that you're having trouble finding documentation for this kind of shared installation. This should be owned by the Fusion Middleware / Discoverer team (not the E-Business Suite division), so I'd need to engage someone in that team to help get to the bottom of this.

    Do you have an SR open with this question? If yes, I can contact someone from Discoverer Support to escalate this.



  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 10, 2011

    For others following in Jay's footsteps, this is documented in the Fusion Middleware documentation here:




  • Sudheer Friday, February 18, 2011

    Hi Steve,

    We are planning to upgrade discoeverer 11g from 10g on SOLARIS SPARC.

    I could not find the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) software for Solaris? For Linux and Windows I am able to find.

    Please advise



  • Steven Chan Friday, February 18, 2011

    Hi, Sudheer,

    I'm afraid that I don't have any insight into this one. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Discoverer specialists engaged.



  • guest Monday, October 31, 2011


    We are planning to upgrade from discoverer 10g to 11g in AIX. We could n't find steps for AIX.

    Could you please guide us?



  • Steven Chan Monday, October 31, 2011

    Hi, Vamshi,

    The generic Discoverer upgrade documentation is available here. Like you, I can't seem to find platform-specific documentation. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Discoverer specialists engaged.



  • Issangya Monday, November 14, 2011

    Hi Guru,

    Im looking forward installing discoverer 11G on redhat linux 5.5 as 10G is not certified with this OS i think, on same server with my EBS R12 instance. Would someone suggest the correct document, and about the setup does it come all-together with the Oracle BI or?

  • Steven Chan Monday, November 14, 2011


    Here's a pointer to the installation documentation for our latest EBS + Discoverer certification as of today:

    Discoverer Certified with E-Business Suite (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology)




  • subroto Tuesday, September 4, 2012


    Where can I download BI Discoverer Administrator/Desktop for MS Windows7 64-bit?



  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 5, 2012
  • Subroto Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Hi Steven,

    The link is for Oracle Forms, Reports and Weblogic; I am looking for Oracle Discoverer standalone version on 64-bit Windows platform.



  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 5, 2012


    Click on the link that says, "

    Oracle BI Discoverer Desktop and Discoverer Administrator (standalone version)" and then scroll down the page until you see an entry for Discoverer.

    If you have trouble downloading this, please feel free to log a Service Request; Discoverer Support can mail you physical media, if needed.



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