Tag Archives: business intelligence

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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How to Use the Row Expander Visualization Plugin with Oracle Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)

May 17, 2017

Author: Margaret Motsi, Performance Architects One of the ways to enhance data visualization is by enabling a fully interactive drill up and down experience in the data hierarchy. Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) uses the “Row Expander” custom visualization plugin, available at the Oracle Public Store , to offer the capability to dynamically drill up and down attributes that may not necessarily belong…   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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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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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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Webinar Preview: Leadership Essentials in Successful Business Intelligence (BI) Programs

August 8, 2016

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects I discussed this topic earlier this year at the COLLABORATE conference, and it was such a hot topic that I’m now running webinars for both Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) and Oracle Developer Tools Users Group (ODTUG) to expand upon this discussion.  If you want to join me live to dive deeper into the content outlined below, you can register for the…   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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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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‘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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