Tag Archives: business intelligence (BI)

Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: Data Sync Overview and Configuration

June 28, 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 several options for those data requirements that go beyond simple data upload. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. One of…   Read More


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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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How to Generate, Populate and Integrate an Essbase Cube into an OBIEE 12c Environment Using the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard

August 17, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects One of the lesser known and (mostly) undocumented features of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c is the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard.  This new component provides a very simple way to generate, populate, and integrate an Essbase cube into an OBIEE environment to boost query performance through aggregate redirection.  Utilizing the Essbase server that can be…   Read More


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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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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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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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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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Five Ways to Evolve Your Business Analytics Software Environment to Address the Big Data Revolution

February 17, 2015

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably tired of wandering into meetings where your colleagues debate the proper definition of “important” terms such as enterprise performance management (EPM) , business intelligence (BI) , business analytics , master data management (MDM) , data scientist …and, my favorite, big data .  While confusion reigns in your working group about what these terms mean, you’re undoubtedly also experiencing requests for different kinds of analysis…   Read More


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