Saturday, 24 October 2015

OBIEE 12c released

OBIEE 12c TrellisJust in time for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Oracle BI OBIEE 12c is released. The new version Oracle Business Intelligence 12c (12.2.1.0.0) is available for download on Oracle OTN for Linux, Windows, Solaris, AIX and UX.

OBIEE 12c TreemapThere are many new interesting OBIEE 12c functionalities to talk about. For now we just want to let you know this great news and provide an overview. We will add more information to new blog posts subsequently. Documentation is available at Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Help Center.

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask for our OBIEE expert consulting, support, coaching and training.

Enjoy OBIEE 12c - a great new BI and analytics chapter!

New Features for Oracle BI Users
  • Visual Analyzer
  • Mashup data using Visual Analyzer and Analysis editor
  • New view type named heat matrix
  • Ability to sort graph, heat matrix, pivot table, table, treemap, and trellis views by using a context menu (right-click)
  • Specify whether to multiply data by a 100 to display it as a percentage in an analysis
  • Add data from an external source to an analysis
  • Style and customize KPI Watchlists and every watchlist that appears in a scorecard
  • Set advanced dashboard page properties to specify incoming navigation parameters
New Features for Oracle BI Metadata Repository
  • Logical Level Sequence Numbers for Time Dimensions
  • DISPLAY | SORTKEY Syntax Supported in the SQL ORDER BY Expression
  • Oracle Database Fast Application Notification and Fast Connection Failover Supported by Oracle BI Server
  • Generate Fragmented Aggregates in Aggregate Persistence
  • New Command Line Utilities:
    • Download Repository Command
    • Upload Repository Command
    • List Connection Pool Command
    • Update Connection Pool Command
    • Rename Application Role Command
    • Delete Application Role Command
    • Rename Users Command
    • Delete Users Command
    • List Repository Variables Command
    • Update Repository Variables Command
New Features for Oracle BI System Administrators
  • Invoking WLST From a Single Location
  • Oracle Home Location Redefined and No Middleware Home
  • OPMN is No Longer Used in Fusion Middleware
  • Oracle Web Cache Not Part of Fusion Middleware
  • Moving From Test To Production is Carried Out in a Different Way
  • New Commands For Process Control
  • Managing Metadata In Business Intelligence Archive Files
  • Single Enterprise Install
  • Changes to Scaling Out
  • Simplified Configuration
  • Managing System Component Instances Using Commands
  • Collecting Diagnostic Bundles
New Features in Oracle BI Security
  • BISystemUser and BISystem Removed
  • User GUIDs Removed
  • Database Security Store
  • Easier SSL Configuration
  • Migrating Catalog Groups to Application Roles
New Features for Oracle BI Publisher 12c
  • Generate Explain Plan from SQL Data Set
  • Best Practices Information
Oracle BI 12c Release Notes (12.2.1.0.0)
  • Reports File from BI Search in High Availability Environment
  • Visual Analyzer Does Not Support Bidirectional (BIDI) Languages
  • Avoid Including Internet Protocol Version 6 Addresses in Configuration Files
  • Essbase Connections Require A Shared Logon
  • Treemap View Fails To Download In PDF, Excel, or Powerpoint Format
  • Metadata Dictionary XML Files Must Be Opened in MS Internet Explorer
  • Using The TRENDLINE SQL Function
  • Correction to the TRENDLINE Function Syntax
  • Ignore The Chapter On The BI Systems Management API

Friday, 23 October 2015

Oracle BI Bundle Patch OBIEE 11.1.1.9.5

The new bundle patch set for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Exalytics OBIEE 11.1.1.9.5 was released recently.

There is currently no detailed patch description available. The patch is currently only available for Linux64. It's tagged to be a recommended security patch. We will publish further news in this blog post.

Further information on the current bundle patch respectively on OBIEE 11g patch sets:

OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.9.5 (not available at the moment as support document)
OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets

Oracle BI Bundle Patch OBIEE 11.1.1.7.151020

The new bundle patch set for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and Oracle Exalytics OBIEE 11.1.1.7.151020 was released recently.

There is currently no detailed patch description available. The patch is available for Windows64, Linux32 and Linux64. We will publish further news in this blog post.

Further information on the current bundle patch respectively on OBIEE 11g patch sets:

OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.151020 (not available at the moment as support document)
OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Overview of Available Update Patches for Oracle BI Publisher Enterprise 11g

OBIEE Mobile Apps News

Oracle released new version 11.1.1.7.0 (11.7.45) of Oracle BI Mobile HD app for Apple products (see App Store). And that's new:
  • Localization Updates
  • Bug Fixes
  • Handoff Support
  • iOS 9 Support
Oracle BI Mobile HD app requires iOS 8.0 or later. It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App is currently in version 11.1.1.7.0.412 as already mentioned in our last OBIEE Mobile blog post (see Google Play):
  •  Share as Image
  • Alerts
  • Presentation Mode (Chromecast)
  • Share Nearby
  • Bug Fixes
  • Support for Oracle Visual Analyzer Content
Please find former Oracle BI Mobile release information also in this blog.

Friday, 31 July 2015

OBIEE Advanced Analytics for Business Users

Maybe you already heard about Gerd's OBIEE expert class Oracle BI Analyses Insights for End Users introducing several interesting OBIEE topics to users. Please find expert session participants' feedback and additional information at:
We now moved forward, adapted and enriched the seminar content to our very own OBIEE Advanced Analytics for Business Users training session. Find out how a clients' employees with controlling background rate the seminar Gerd recently delivered:

"Sound knowledge from a long practical project experience."
"Eye-opener!"
"Practical operation with concrete questions."
"Very professional and helpful. Good approach!"
"Absolute recommendation!"
"It's worth the investment."

We appreciate if you are interested in our OBIEE expert events. Please contact us for more details via +49 (0) 8709 / 915 202 or training@ga-itbs.de.