Tag Archives: Oracle Business Intelligence

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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The Oracle NodeDB Connector – A Useful Tool for BI and EPM Pros

October 19, 2016

Author: Anthony Tauro, Performance Architects Since 2009 when it was first written, Node.js has grown to become a colossus in the open-source software community. Initially Linux-only, today it is a cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for building a variety of tools and applications. While it does not have much of a direct impact for those of us working…   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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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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‘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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Installing Oracle Database 12c

January 20, 2016

Author: Tom Blakeley, Performance Architects At Performance Architects, we have a lovely sandbox environment where many of us work on pilot programs, demos, and code snippets. It’s a nice central server that we all share access to, with plenty of horsepower and space (to blow things up). Recently, we went on a journey to revamp…   Read More


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Oracle Business Intelligence 12c: “Hide Object If” Solution to Permissions Issue

December 16, 2015

Author: Thomas Dodds, Performance Architects Running into a snag where permissions in Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Edition or OBIEE) BI Roles were such that the use of the “Permissions” feature to restrict access to a particular presentation layer object is ineffective? Use the “Hide object if” capability to solve the issue. Create an AD…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Data Sync Utility Overview

July 29, 2015

Author: Michael Bender, Performance Architects Late last year, Oracle released its Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) business intelligence offering called Business Intelligence Cloud Service , or BICS. One of the requirements for using this tool is that all relational database data must be first uploaded to a cloud version of the Oracle database: The next obvious question is, “What are the ways in which…   Read More


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