OBIEE at OOW

blogBlogs of the week

1. Installing BITeamwork on SSL Configured WebLogic Admin Server

Christian Screen writes, “ Although not a very common integration but every now and then an organization will install OBIEE with SSL configured between the components.”

He lets us know of common errors and how to fix them!

2. APS 11.1.2.3.502 diagnostic report failure

John Goodwin says, “If you are running 11.1.2.3 and a Provider Services version before patch 502 then if you run a diagnostics report you should hopefully see a pass for the Essbase web services. If you decide to apply patch 502 or later then there are some changes that have been made to the web services.” Read on for more details.

3. My Oracle Open World Objectives

Debra Lilley explains the many hats she will be wearing this year at OOW!

  • Oracle ACE Director*
  • Oracle Applications UX Advocate
  • Usergroup Leader
  • Speaker
  • Partner - My new job
  • With Analysts
  • Just for fun
  • As a mum

4. OBIEE 11G INTERVIEW QUESTIONS PART 2

This blog goes through interview questions regarding Agregate Tables such as:

  • What is granularity?
  • What is content logical level ?
  • If Two fact tables, due to some reason has same granularity then how to decide the priority?

5. The importance of BI specific skill sets

Lyndsay Wise writes, “BI implementations are becoming more commonplace as organizations realize they cannot overlook the management of and access to their data in order to facilitate better decision-making. What this means for many is the re-evaluation of resources, skill sets, and project planning to ensure that the proper resources exist to support BI and analytics development.”

6. #OOW14 Sessions & Interests & Social

Gurcan Orcan lists his sessions:

Here are my sessions to speak for this year’s Oracle Open World.

and then goes on to list the sessions he himself would like to attend.

7. Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Resources

Pravin Khadakkar says, “Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) is one the most significant product to enter into the Big Data space, this blog is an attempt to give a brief overview of the OEID and list down links for resources for the same.”

8. Building KPIs And Using KPIs Presentations

Boris Dahav says, “At the last ILOUG we presented the “KPIs creation in OBIEE”  and “Using KPIs in OBIEE”.

Download them here.

9. Treemap Visual Now Available on Oracle BI Cloud Edition

Last but certainly not least, Christian Screen blogs, “We all like new shiny-spoon features and it looks like the Oracle BI public cloud edition will be brandishing at least one new visual on which we can feast our eyes. Treemap visualizations have long been a staple in analytical visual renderings and many a business user will be happy to explore this new functionality.”

He links to the following video: 

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service: Convert Data into Insight

linkedin logoThis week on LinkedIn

Marije Nelis asks How are technologies like #Cloud & #BigData transforming business?

Monwabisa C. Sibiya asks the question “Is there anyway of reporting using Google maps in OBIEE other than Oracle Spatial reporting?” Answer him here.

ANAND EKBOTE shared OBIEE Smartview Integration

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KPI Partners tweeted one from the archives - Complex Row Level Security in Oracle BI (OBIEE)

Gerd Aiglstorfer shared his blog post Oracle BI Mobile HD App

Daan Bakboord posted Update to the FAQ-section of the OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 – Sample Application (V406)

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Stories from debrasoracle.blogspot.comjohn-goodwin.blogspot.com and kentgraziano.com

Videos such as

No Silver Bullets – OBIEE Performance in the Real World

and Deploying an Application to an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance

Summer Loving – And OBIEE Greases the wheels of Industry

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You may have noticed that Sailing features strongly on this blog, so today was a great day for us as we joined thousands of sailors around the World who raced against each in Barts Bash – http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/

The only downside is that a certain large competitor of Oracle is presenting the results – We need to get the full Oracle based results analysis system out there to show that Oracle Database and OBIEE are better than a certain TLA.

I hope it didn’t pass you by – The Major news of the week is the launch of the Cloud BI solution from Oracle.  I don’t know how this will change IT departments, but look out for reviews on this as we find them.

Anyway, on with the show…

Blogs of the week

1. Your indispensable guide to DW at OpenWorld in iBook and PDF formats

Keith Laker has put together a comprehensive downloadable guide of all the data warehousing and big data activities at OracleOpenWorld 2014. Download it here.

2. Analytics Hands on Labs at OOW 14

Brendan Tierney says, “After trawling through the list of Hands-on-Labs it was disappointing to see that there was no Oracle Data Mining or Oracle R Enterprise hands-on-labs this year.

But there is a hands on lab that looks are how to use the new SQL for Big Data feature (announced over the summer).”

3. Who moved my data?

John Booth pays homage to ‘Who moved my cheese?’ in this blog about data.

4. OBIEE common Pre-defined System Session Variables

Praveen shares the common Pre-defined System Session Variables in this blog post.

5. It’s almost time! #OOW14 and #OTW14 – the biggest gathering of Oracle experts anywhere

Kent Graziano writes, “There will be much to see, do, and learn at what is arguably the largest (60k+ people) gathering of Oracle users and experts in the world. Expect big news from Oracle Corp, great sessions from Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors, and of course the annual customer appreciation event.

So here is my short list of what to check out this year:”

Read the full blog for what he expects to be highlights!

6. Minimalist Design for the Criteria Tab

Jeff McQuigg says, “When it comes to OBI report design, minimalist is the only way to go when it comes to the Criteria Tab.” Read his full blog post to find out why.

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This week on LinkedIn

Anshu Monga shared ETL Part 1

Kent Graziano posted It’s almost time! #OOW14 and #OTW14 – the biggest gathering of Oracle experts anywhere

Gerd Aiglstorfer shared Top 4 BI Articles

Mohamed Abdelaziz posted MERGE Two Repository in OBIEE 11G

twitterThis week on Twitter

David Haimes posted Focus on Oracle Social Network at OpenWorld

Danny Byrant shared Direct Database Request

 

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Stories from siebel-essentials.com and thatjeffsmith.com

Videos such as The Oracle ACE Program – An Overview

and 35th America’s Cup Press Conference – Full Replay

and Mark Hurd Previews Oracle OpenWorld Theme – the Social, Mobile Customer

OBIEE 100

 

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This is post 100.

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun.

And boy, OBIEE is just too much fun  :)

 

Yes, there maybe new technologies turning your head, but stay faithful to OBIEE, it just gets better and better.

 

 

Blogs of the week

1. Execution Plans Part 9: Multiplication

Jonathan Lewis writes: “In part 8 we looked at a very simple execution plan involving a hash join; but that example was too simple to give us the full flavour of the arithmetic involved in Oracle’s predictions because every operation executed just once. We need to see some plans where each execution of a parent operation could requires multiple executions of its child operations; and that’s what we’re going to do in parts 9 and 10.”

2. Oracle OpenWorld Agenda Released

Eric Helmer lets us know that the Agenda is released – catch him (VP of Global IT Services at ADI Strategies and an Oracle ACE Director)  presenting CON4996, Session Title: “SaaS? Cloud? Oracle Exalytics? On-Premise? Exploring Oracle EPM Deployment Options” on Monday September 29, from 2:45 – 3:30 PM at Moscone West – 3010.

3. 30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 3: Syntax Highlighting

Jeff Smith gives us 30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days.  This one is day 3! Lots more tips to come.

4. 2 Options For Data Security in Tableau

Kumar Krishnaswamy goes though the Manual and Automatic options.

5. Build Your Own Time Hierarchy

Jeff McQuigg says, “Every single BI system has a time/date/period/calendar hierarchy in it. If you use the BI Apps, it actually comes with 2 different tables for this purpose alone, along with a ton of OOB capability. However, when you are faced with a pure custom system from scratch, how do you build one? What does it look like? What sort of data should it have in it?”

He covers:

  • There Are Multiple Hierarchies to be Aware of
  • A Closer Look at a Level

  • Optional Columns
  • Column Naming
  • Putting the Table Design Together
  • OBI Configuration
  • Building Calendar data
  • Testing
  • Other Notes

He wraps up by saying that a good time hierarchy should be very robust and flexible for users.

twitter logoThis week on Twitter

Danny Byrant linked to Direct Database Request

Cameron Lackpour tweeted Oracle OpenWorld 2014 EPM/BI meetup

KPI Partners shared What Is Cache?… 5 Steps to Automatically Purge Cache in Oracle BI

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This week on LinkedIn

Gerd Aiglstorfer added OBIEE Mobile App Designer Release 2

Monica Hasebi shared The Answer to the Analytic Needs of a Business

Daisy Ding posted How to join related tables in database construction and analysis?

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Stories from artofbi.comthatjeffsmith.com and siebel-essentials.com

Videos such as Kevin McGinley’s ice bucket challenge

and Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Man on the Street

Sweet Summer Lovin OBIEE

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Have a look at our blogger database.  Contact us if you would like to be added on.

1. OBIEE 11g: Unable to Add condition to run Agent during the Agent Creation or Insufficient Privileges.Access Condition Evaluation Service Service

Venkata Nagarjuna says that the scenario is as follows: 
“I would like to create a new agent. The Agent has to run as per another report. I would like to pass the other report as a condition for this Agent.”

2. Oracle SQL Developer: Code on Demand

Jeff Smith writes that he has recently spent a few hours debugging some user defined reports.

He said if the code that he detailed did not work then upgrade! He found that a few of his wouldn’t work, and he found a bug. It’s been fixed in v4. Another reason to go upgrade, like…today.

3. SAML – A go-to tool for Enterprise – Cloud Applications Security

Shiva writes, “SAML is the XML-based Security Assertion Markup Language being standardized at OASIS. It enables Single Sign-On and other security scenarios, and provide details about the authentication, attribute, and authorization information between security domains.

He then blogs about :

  • Terminology
  • How does SAML work?
  • Why is SAML Used? And how it is related to Cloud?
  • What are the benefits of SAML?
  • SAML usecase

4. OpenWorld on your iPad and iPhone

Keith Laker writes about how for this year’s conference, he has made all the information available in an HTML app that runs on most smartphones and tablets.

The app will include:

  • Getting to know 12c – a series of video interviews with George Lumpkin, Vice President of Data Warehouse Product Management
  • Your presenters – full biographies and links to social media sites for all the key data warehouse presenters
  • Must see sessions – list of all the most important data warehouse presentations at this year’s conference
  • Our customers – profiles our most important data warehouse customers
  • Must attend labs – list of all the most important data warehouse hands-on labs at this year’s conference
  • Links – a list of links to the most important data warehouse sites

5. Calculation Manager, BSO Planning, and ASO Planning combine for an awesome ASO Essbase procedural calculation hack — Part 3

Cameron Lackpour says, “This is the third and final installment of a three part series on ASO calculations, and specifically, ASO Planning calculations.  Thus far I’ve showed how to use the @CalcMgrExecuteEncryptMaxLFile via Calculation Manager which is pretty cool, and then how to make ASO procedural calculations in MaxL fast, fast, fast.”

6. Migrate Your SQL Developer User Defined Reports

Danny Byrant says, “I’m in the process of upgrading my work computer and in an effort to make sure it is configured the way I want it, I decided to forego the automated “side-by-side” migration.  Everything was going well until I got around to SQL Developer.  The install as we know is easy enough, and I even went so far as to download and configure the Oracle Instant Client (OCI).  You can read more about that on Jeff’s Blog post.”

7. Importing Data from SQL databases into Hadoop with Sqoop and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Benjamin Perez-Goytia says, “This article illustrates how to import data from relational databases into Hadoop Distributed File Systems (HDFS) with Sqoop and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).  This article features two ODI knowledge modules designed to work with Sqoop: IKM SQL to HDFS File (Sqoop) and IKM SQL to HDFS Hive (Sqoop).”

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Jeff Smith shared Oracle SQL Developer 4 and Auto Spec – Body Toggles from the archives

Danny Byrant tweeted Migrate Your SQL Developer User Defined Reports

OracleBlogs posted New Oracle Program Eases Common Pains of Cloud Migration

Follow Addidici on twitter for daily OBIEE news and updates.

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Daisy Ding shared Grouping and Summarizing Data from Big Text Files in R Language, esProc and Python

Monica Hasebi asks Are you going to Oracle Openworld this year? 

Gerd Aiglstorfer shared New version of Oracle BI Mobile App

Stewart Bryson posted Podcast Show Notes: Redefining Information Management Architecture

Join the Oracle Business Intelligence LinkedIn group for the latest OBIEE discussions, news and updates.

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This week’s OBIEE news included stories from siebel-essentials.comthatjeffsmith.com and mandsconsulting.com.

Also videos such as Oracle Storage Cloud Service Overview

and Oracle Application Testing Suite 12: Oracle Flow Builder Demo: Create Project Management Flow

OBIEE did not have a Holiday

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Have a look at our blogger database.  Contact us if you would like to be added on.

1. Partnering with Peak Indicators

Kevin and Stewart announce a planned partnership with Peak Indicators in delivering the following courses in North and South America:

  • OBIEE 11g Advanced Bootcamp
  • ODI 11g Advanced Bootcamp
  • OBIEE 11g Advanced Modelling
  • OBIEE Advanced REports and Dashboards
  • OBIEE 11g Advanced SOA Spatial
  • Oracle BI Publisher Basics

2. Privilege to see hidden objects in OBIEE 11g

Vishal Pathak suggested we:

1. Create a power user group 
2. Create a new role
3. Assign the group to the role
4. Assign the desired users to the group
5. Assign the privilege to the role

Read on for more details.

3. So you want to be a Presenter? Abstract selections for 2015 are open!

Kent Graziano says all you have to do is write some awe inspiring abstract with a catchy, SEO’d title and you are on your way to geek super-stardom. Read all about it here.

4. Reporting in SaaS or On Premises Fusion Applications – OTBI, Smart View, OBIA,BI Publisher & Other

Pravin says, “There are number of options for reporting in Fusion Applications. The most commonly used reporting technique in the implementation project is to leverage on BI Publisher. There are various tools and techniques supported by Fusion Application to generate reports for analytical and transactional reporting.”

5. Oracle BI 11g: Verifying Logical Table Sources in Analyses

Alex Hansal says, “Inspired by a nice instance of the Oracle BI 11g Build Repositories class I delivered last week as an LVC, I decided to share a little trick with you.” Read his blog to discover what it is…

6. OBIEE Change Analysis Subject Area

Gerd says, “Assume you created a more or less complex OBIEE analysis with a lot of views and settings. If you want to reuse the analysis and report settings in a new report, then there exists a very fast solution for changing the OBIEE subject area which keeps all the settings.”

7. Enhanced Planning Validations: Part 2

Cameron Lackpour writes, “At the end of July Tyler Feddersen very generously wrote part one of this two part series on data validation in Planning; you now are reading the concluding entry.”

8. An Essbase OBIEE integration walk through with tips and tricks – Finale

This is a continuation from this post.

9. OBIEE and Essbase a few observations

Glenn writes, “This post on OBIEE and Essbase is based on my creation of my KScope 14 presentation and quirks I noticed Note I was using Essbase 1112.3.5 and the latest patched version of OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1.X (I don’t remember the X). I was using a VM instance of the Sample Oracle supplies and was using Essbase Studio with it to create the cube. I then brought the cube back into OBIEE and also into Publisher to create a Mobile dashboard.”

10. My Oracle Data Miner Book

Brendan Tierney says, “Some of you may be aware that I have been writing a book on Oracle Data Miner. Actually the book covers the Oracle Data Miner GUI that is part of SQL Developer, the SQL and PL/SQL functions, procedures and packages that form the Oracle Data Mining option in the database and lots of other topics for the DBA, Developer and BI/DW people.”

11. A Kscope14 Review: Better Late Than Never!? (Ok, that’s debatable…)

Jeremy Harms shares his thoughts on KScope14

12. Enabling Usage Tracking for BI Publisher in OBIEE 11g

This article describes the steps for Enabling Usage Tracking for BI Publisher and how to visualize usage tracking data.

It covers:

  1. How to enable auditing from BI Publisher UI
  2. How to run RCU to create Audit Schemas
  3. How to create JDBC connection with Weblogic console
  4. How configure the Audit Policy Settings
  5. How register the Audit Storage Database to Your Domain
  6. How audit events in an Audit Table

13. BITeamwork 2.8.4 GA – Collaborative BI Focused

This version of the Collaborative BI Framework provides enhanced functionality and bug fixes.

BITeamwork 2.8.4 Features

  • Better Notifications with images and notifications
  • Better Scalability when expanded content exists in Comments
  • Comment Context Single Prompt Focus Sensitivity
  • Splash Page Administration Updates Refresh User’s Prompting Regardless of Hide
  • Print Comments functionality
  • Training Inside of Oracle BI

14. Timesten In-Memory Database – 1. Basics

Raja Malakar writes, “Oracle Timesten is an in-memory database that is either available as a standalone database system or comes bundled with Oracle Exalytics systems. The objective of Timesten is to hold the database in the server’s Main Memory so that data retrieval and processing are extremely fast, when compared to conventional disk-optimized database systems. We have recently implemented a migration of OBIEE reports from Oracle Rdbms to Timesten on Exalytics and have observed an average of 17 times faster data retrieval times, as compared to Oracle 11g database and that too across 92 reports!”

15. #OTNLATour has just started

Gurcan Orhan shares his session lists for each leg of the tour and the video that Bob Rhubart  posted on OTNArchBeat YouTube channel.

twitterThis week on Twitter

Daan Bakboord  shared Twitter Tuesday – Top 10 @ArchBeat Tweets – August 5-11, 2014 Top Tweets included KScope 2014 Preview: Stewart Bryson on OBIEE, ODI

OracleBlogs  tweeted OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: Error Correction Support has Ended – What to do to keep receiving bug fixes and enhancements

Gerd Aiglstorfer posted OBIEE Performance Monitoring with Usage Tracking

Follow Addidici on twitter for daily OBIEE news and updates.

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Gerd Aiglstorfer shared OBIEE Performance Monitoring with Usage Tracking

 asked  if anyone could help?

I have tried following below link in order to setup auditing through database.

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E28280_01/bi.1111/e22255/diagnostics.htm#enmon

Answer him here.

Ian Bristow posted OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: Error Correction Support has Ended – What to do to keep receiving bug fixes and enhancements

Join the Oracle Business Intelligence LinkedIn group for the latest OBIEE discussions, news and updates.

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OBIEE News

Stories from thatjeffsmith.comsiebel-essentials.com and artofbi.com

Videos such as Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart: Ep 021

and ORACLE TEAM USA – Team Building the Tough Way

Live Racing on the inter web

Addidici and TracTrac have teamed up to provide live tracking. Could you use it for your event?

http://www.race-face.org.uk/?page_id=77

Addidici Race Tracking is LIVE

For sports fans out there Addidici have teamed up with Race-Face and TracTrac to run the race tracking system at this years Zhik 2014 29er UK National and Open Championships.

 

You can follow the racing live, play back at the end of the day and re-live those glory moments.

 

Apps are available to, so you can follow while at work or on the train!

 

See you at http://www.race-face.org.uk/

 

Tracking systems are available for Sailing, Cycling, Running, Triathlon, Car racing, Walking, dogs.  In Fact, anything that moves.