‘Unboxing’ Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Creating and Sharing Your Content

May 25, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects  Service Workflow – Report Authoring The next step in our “unboxing” of Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) workflow is to create reports. There are four basic concepts to understand when creating reports in BICS. A report is called an “Analysis,” has a drag-and-drop interface for querying data, and is the starting point for nearly all…   Read More


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‘Unboxing’ Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Creating Your First Data Model

May 18, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects  Once your data is created in Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) , the next step is to import the data into a model.  A model is a logical representation of your data that provides BICS with the information it will need in order to dynamically generate the SQL necessary to retrieve your data. The modeling…   Read More


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‘Unboxing’ Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Loading Data into Your Environment

May 11, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects All data in Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) must first be uploaded to the service, whether from a relational source or text file / spreadsheet. Data is stored in a cloud version of Oracle Database , called Oracle Database Cloud Service , which is a single database schema with ability to create tables and views. The database schema is administered via…   Read More


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

May 4, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects After you have procured your Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) environment, you should receive an email from Oracle that contains a direct link to your service.  If for any reason you misplace the link, you can simply go to cloud.oracle.com and click the sign-in button. You will then be presented with a list of choices.  Select…   Read More


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‘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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