New OBIEE 12c Feature: Dashboard Subpages

July 20, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle released Version 12.1.1.1.0 of the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform in late June 2016. While the majority of new features are focused on the “Data Visualization” component, there is one new feature for traditional OBIEE environments that may be of interest, called “dashboard subpages.” These can be very beneficial to implementations requiring dashboards…   Read More


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Considerations for Migrating On-Premise Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS)

July 13, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects As of the date when this was written, the only items that can be migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on-premise to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) are the OBIEE RPD and the underlying relational data.  This is a one-way move because the RPD cannot be moved back to on-premise OBIEE from BICS.  Reports created against the on-premise RPD cannot be…   Read More


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Yes, Master! Creating a Master-Detail Visualization in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS)

June 22, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers data analysts a wide range of visualization options through its Visual Analyzer component. One of the features of Visual Analyzer that may not be as widely known is the ability to create master-detail relationships between visualizations to help make analyzing data even more interactive. Creating a master-detail view begins with logging into…   Read More


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Entropy on a Linux Server

June 8, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects A quick “Google” search for the word “entropy” yields this: However, recently we found a completely different meaning for the word that I had not heard since I was a senior in high school. Turns out the word has a pretty significant relevance to Linux machines. While building from scratch an…   Read More


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When to Run a Financial Report in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) versus Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

June 1, 2016

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects Many organizations have more than one system that can be used to run financial reports because both the enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) application markets are fairly mature and “grew up” separately. This is often a point of discussion during requirements and design as there isn’t one…   Read More


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‘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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