As Pieter reminded me this morning a sleek, slim, new installer is available for BIP 11g. The Oracle BI Publisher 11g Trial Edition has
been released on OTN. In comparison to the fatty monster that is, OBIEE Suite, tipping the scales at more than 7Gb; BIP Trial Ed is a svelte, muscular beauty a tad under 600 Mb. A fully functional, free server provided for evaluation purposes. It is not intended for production deployments thou. For that you have to go start the BIEE download and go for a cup of joe.
The installer includes the Derby database and BIP is configured out of the box with a bunch of new demos and samples so just download, unpack, run the config script and you're ready to roll. You can of course hook it up to your own data sources and get building. Check the links below.
Trial Edition 11g for Windows 64 bit (587 MB)
Trial Edition 11g for Windows 32 bit (582 MB)
Windows installers include Java SE 6 Runtime Environment
Trial Edition 11g for Linux 32 and 64 bit (533 MB)
Linux installer requires Java SE 6 Runtime Environment (download)
Install Guide | Quick Start Guide | Getting Started Tutorial
BIG NOTICE ... right here, read this!
BI Publisher Trial Edition is not supported
for production deployments.
You can save
any reports developed on the Trial Edition
and upload to your production environment.