By PradeepSharma-Oracle on Jan 27, 2016
Oracle BI Publisher has been in the cloud for quite sometime ....as a part of Fusion Applications or few other Oracle product offerings. We now announce certification of BI Publisher in the Java Cloud Services!!
Oracle Java Cloud Service (JCS) is a part of the platform service offerings in Oracle Cloud. Powered by Oracle WebLogic Server, it provides a platform on top of Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure for developing and deploying new or existing Java EE applications. Check for more details on JCS here. In this page, under "Perform Advanced Tasks" you can find a link to "Leverage your on-premise licenses". This page cites all the products certified for Java Cloud Services and now we can see BI Publisher 18.104.22.168 listed as one of the certified products using Fusion Middleware 22.214.171.124.
How to Install BI Publisher on JCS?
Here are the steps to install BI Publisher on JCS. The certification supports the Virtual Image option only.
Step 1: Create DBaaS Instance
Step 2: Create JCS Instance
To create an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, use the REST API for Oracle Java Cloud Service. Do not use the Wizard in the GUI. The Wizard does not allow an option to specify the MWHOME partition size, whereas REST API allows us to specify this. The default size created by the Wizard is generally insufficient for BI Publisher deployments.
The detailed instructions to install JCS instance are available in the Oracle By Example Tutorial under "Setting up your environment", "Creating an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance".
Step 3: Install and Configure BI Publisher
- Set up RCU on DBaaS
- Copy RCU
- Run RCU
- Copy BI Installer in JCS instance
- Run Installer
- Use Software Only Install
- Extend Weblogic Domain
- Configure Policy Store
- Configure JMS
- Configure Security
You can follow the detailed installation instructions as documented in "Oracle By Example" tutorial.
Minimum Cloud Compute and Storage Requirements:
- Oracle Java Cloud Service: 1 OCPU, 7.5 GB Memory, 62 GB Storage
- To install Weblogic instance
- To Install BI Publisher
- To set Temp File Directory in BI Publisher
- To install RCU
- To use DBaaS as a data source
- To Enable Local & Cloud Storage option in DBaaS (Used with Full Tooling option)
So now you can use your on-premise license to host BI Publisher as a standalone on the Java Cloud Services for all your highly formatted, pixel perfect enterprise reports for your cloud based applications. Have a great Day !!