Tag Archives: BICS

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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How to Provide Secure Access to Dashboards in Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

January 1, 2017

Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is part of Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings.  Enterprise IT teams can use Oracle cloud solutions to rapidly build and deploy applications without the setting up expensive infrastructure.  That said, your IT team still needs to assist with security setup and configuration.  This blog post provides details important focus areas based on the Performance…   Read More


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Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): Managing Cache and Session Log for Administrator User

November 2, 2016

Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects Managing the Cache and Session Log as an administrative user in an Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) environment are very important tasks. You can do everything from filter out the session log by users, to canceling any running queries, to clearing the session log of previous queries to clear the cache. There are many other…   Read More


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Enhancing Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Visualization Projects with Text Boxes and Images

October 12, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle’s flagship data visualization tool, BI Cloud Service (BICS) Visual Analyzer , is a feature-rich product for performing interactive analytics and data storytelling. With its extensive library of visualizations, users can analyze and display data in a variety of formats with interactivity to assist further insights. There are also occasions where an analysis might prove valuable to…   Read More


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Tips and Tricks when Moving from Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting (BRIO) to Oracle BI

October 4, 2016

Author: Elinor Poole, Performance Architects It’s hard to think about moving away from a reporting solution that has become part and parcel of your reporting and analysis world to a new reporting tool, but when you take a step back and look at the advantages that come with moving to a solution like Oracle BI (either the…   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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‘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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