‘Unboxing’ Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Procuring Your Environment

April 21, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects You can quickly provision an Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) environment and start building dashboards within a day. For purposes of this discussion, we focus on a “self-starter” model, where we assume you will upload small personal data sets to get started.  Below is the typical end-to-end process for setting up BICS, from provisioning the…   Read More


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An Explanation of Oracle Database Cloud – Schema Service in Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

April 13, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) comes with a specific instance of the Oracle Cloud Database environment called “ Oracle Database Cloud – Schema ”. Oracle Database Cloud – Schema Service is a managed single schema instance of an Oracle database. The Oracle database version is 11g R2, and all of the underlying components are managed by Oracle. Administrative access is provided by Oracle…   Read More


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Join us at COLLABORATE16 in Las Vegas!

April 7, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects We are busy prepping for the annual  COLLABORATE Conference , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database software. COLLABORATE 16 is co-hosted by Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), and Quest International Users Group (Quest), in Las…   Read More


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Introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) Components

April 6, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service or “BICS” is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform that is based on the same underlying technology as the full on-premise version of Oracle Business Intelligence 12c . BICS is part of Oracle’s cloud ecosystem and is integrated with the Oracle Database Cloud Database “Schema” Service. BICS is mobile-ready at no additional cost. Content that is created in BICS…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Data Loader: Under the Hood

March 23, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle’s Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) offers several different ways to load data into the complementary cloud database schema that comes with a subscription to BICS. The most basic data loading utility is the Data Loader which is accessible off the home screen after logging into BICS. This post describes the data load process and then…   Read More


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A Quick Look at the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) Architecture

March 16, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects The Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) architecture is highly integrated into Oracle’s cloud ecosystem. Your BICS application is a “tenant” called a “Service Instance” that is sharing a slice of a larger multi-tenant instance of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) called a “BI POD”. Each POD hosts multiple service instances. The BI “POD” Each…   Read More


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Why are Cloud Services Popular?

March 9, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects                                                   There is a great deal of information to understand if you are just beginning your journey to cloud-based software solutions. One of the first things to understand is that there are varying levels of services within the “cloud.” Cloud deployment strategies are often categorized either as: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Platform…   Read More


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Join us at Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2016!

March 3, 2016

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects We are just days away from the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2016 conference in Seattle! Alliance is the largest meeting of Higher Education, Public Sector, and Federal users of Oracle applications in the world. If you are attending Alliance, click here to schedule a 15-minute meeting with one of Performance Architects’ team members and we will…   Read More


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Data Discovery versus Business Intelligence (BI)

February 24, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects In the ever-changing landscape of industries large and small, a question that arises in the minds of financial decision makers is, “What is data discovery and how it is changing the approach to business intelligence (BI)?” At Performance Architects , we are also often asked, “Why do I need a solution for…   Read More


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EPM Automate in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

February 17, 2016

Author: Tom Blakeley, Performance Architects EPM Automate is the utility used in Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) that is used to manage automation routines, including the upload of data files; running Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) data rules; building dimensions; and managing the application. As part of most projects, we spend a good chunk of time with this utility, setting up business users for success with automation…   Read More


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