Category Archives: Technical

Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: Remote Data Connector (RDC) Overview and Configuration

June 21, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers several options for those data requirements that go beyond simple data upload. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. Only one option…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: When to Use Data Sync Versus Remote Data Connector (RDC)

June 14, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Introduction As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers two options for these data requirements that go beyond simple data uploads: Data Sync and Remote Data Connector (RDC). Other options range from simple manual data loads of spreadsheets…   Read More


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Three Big BI Market Drivers to Watch for The Rest of 2017 and Beyond

May 24, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects In 2017, we’ve seen an expansion of business intelligence’s (BI’s) scope, changes in consumption, and shifts in the roles of BI consumers and creators. Traditional and fundamental BI practices and processes, however, remain more important than ever. As a result, the three major market drivers of BI trends so far…   Read More


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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) RPD Management Changes in Version 11g Versus 12c

May 10, 2017

Author: Jordan Adams, Performance Architects One of the first significant changes you will notice as a developer when upgrading from OBIEE 11g to 12c is RPD management capabilities , including uploading or downloading new or existing RPD models.  In the past, loads were always handled through Enterprise Manager (EM) and required a restart of the server when uploading a new RPD,…   Read More


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How to Configure the Gantt Chart Plugin from Oracle’s BI Public Store for Oracle Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)

May 3, 2017

Author: Astha Patni, Performance Architects Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)  supports custom visualizations to satisfy the requirements of developers and end users. These plugins are available on Oracle’s BI Public Store . Within this website, Oracle provides a variety of data analysis and visualization plugins that can be installed on a user’s local client installation.  Once installed, these plugins are immediately visible within DV…   Read More


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Configuring the Calendar Heatmap Plugin for Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)

April 19, 2017

  Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects One interesting new feature in Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is the ability to go to the Oracle BI Public Store and install new visualizations in your local product install. This blog post shows how to download and install a “Calendar Heatmap” plugin from the Public Store and to use this plugin with a sample data…   Read More


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Moving from On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Administrative Utilities

April 12, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects As with any move to a new solution and process, the transition from Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) presents some new (and sometimes improved) implementation and administration approaches.  In this first installment of a two-part series, I explain the differences between administrative utilities in the solutions.  In short, Hyperion Planning offers multiple utilities to…   Read More


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How to Analyze Major League Baseball Statistics Using Oracle’s Data Visualization (DV) Desktop with the Quadrant Plugin

April 5, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects One of the lesser known but powerful capabilities of Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DV) tool is the ability to extend the available visualizations with plugins from Oracle’s BI Public Store .  Within this website, Oracle provides a variety of data analysis and visualization plugins that can be easily installed on a user’s local client installation.  Those plugins are…   Read More


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Using Oracle HTTP Server 12c with Oracle EPM (Hyperion) 11.1.2.4

March 29, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects Ever since Oracle released Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c (12.2.x), it has been a waiting game to see when Oracle EPM (Hyperion) would move to the 12c versioning.  As of the date of publication of this blog post, the latest version of Oracle EPM is 11.1.2.4.x, which bundles many improvements over the prior releases of Oracle EPM. However,   Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW)…   Read More


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Clearing Data in the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Simplified Interface

March 22, 2017

Author: Ben Hogle, Performance Architects If you’ve ever loaded data into Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) , you’ve almost inevitably had to clear data from your ASO and/or BSO cubes. Maybe you goofed, maybe something changed; it doesn’t matter, your data must be purged and reloaded; and the ability to clear large amounts of data relatively easy is a life…   Read More


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