Thursday, June 4, 2015
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Software can be downloaded at:
I am yet to see the documentation to get the full list of enhancements. Oracle hasn't published the documentation for this release yet.
Marketwire announcement here:
Monday, November 29, 2010
- OBIEE 11g install is a huge footprint. 11-12 weeks were considered enough for simpler OOB Analytics applications such as Service and Order Management where as with this kind of platform install, that kind of timelines cannot be met.
- Documentation is about 1 GB, which is just too much to even carry around.
- Limited Platforms in Release 1 is another thing. When you cannot have software for all platforms, you always get a feeling that it is not stable. Next release is supposed to address this and the next release is expected in early 2011.
- Only application server available to support OBIEE is Weblogic, which is a huge reason for not many upgrades planned.
- Installer cannot install client tools alone. I am surprised how Oracle could let this out without addressing this.
- OBI Presentation looks really great and I liked the way the samples are presented. Users will have to be trained all over on 11g due to significant differences and more complex presentation may loose its USP.
I would like to hear from people about experiences with RPD and Catalog upgrade. I will certainly take sometime in the next few weeks on the upgrade part and post my observations.
Friday, September 24, 2010
I came across many resources on web about using Essbase as a data source in OBIEE but all the content is around configuring cube once the cube is imported into RPD. I had problems with OBIEE connecting to Essbase service and with no experience on Essbase, it just makes it difficult to debug where the problem is. Below is the error that I was getting.
Network error : Unable to connect to [
The very fact that there is not much content on issues like this on web confirms my belief that there are not that many implementations hosted on Solaris. Anyway, here are the steps that should be followed to fix the issue, if the Essbase server installation is default installation. Essbase agent can be run on a different port; check with your Administrator or run netstat to identify what ports are used.
- Chcek what your Essbase server version is and install the same version of client on BI Server machine.
- Open port # 1423 (Essbase agent port) and port range 32768-33768 (ports on which Essbase clients connect to Essbase agent) in Essbase server for BI server to connect
- Run BI Server in 64-bit mode after adding environment variables that maintain paths to Essbase client. Changes in user.sh are pasted below.
- Import cubes in Admin Tool, check consistency and save the RPD
- Run Answers reports and validate data.
# Essbase Parameters
Oracle created this as a documentation enhancement.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
I have been bit busy for last few months due to some recent changes in my work activities. I have been trying to get some of my colleagues to take up the task of blogging or contributing to this blog but didn't get any positive responses. I was afraid at sometime that the blog will become inactive in a while as I get busy with my new role but thankfully, Aneel agreed to become a contributor and I am more than happy to have him contribute to this blog. His unique skills and areas of expertise add not just more technical value but also more variety to this blog and I am sure readers will be greatly benefited.
Aneel has experience with Discoverer Configuration and Administration for quite a bit and in his current role, he administers a huge OBIEE & OBIA Infrastructure. Aneel's posts will speak for his experience than me. I sincerely thank Aneel for doing this and for the kind words about me in his own introduction post. I wish Aneel all the best and I am sure readers will see great benefits from the posts as always.
You will see posts more on OBI Applications and OBI Administration hereafter. Happy reading!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I was asked to configure iBots in our Staging environments last week. I came across a error while configuring iBots and it was observed that our paths are not set in Solaris. I believe this is a common error and might occur in many of your servers too.
The following steps will let you configure the iBots in minutes.
Issue : I got the following error when I ran ../OracleBI/Server/Bin/schconfig :