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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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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 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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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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Impersonating Users in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Test Security

September 21, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ( OBIEE ) provides the capability to impersonate another user by adding some parameters to the URL when connecting to the presentation server in order to help debug user issues.  Two permissions must be added using “Enterprise Manager” to the “BI Administrator” application policy in order to enable this capability. The steps are…   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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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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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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