RM BI Forum Notes – Day 3

Day 3 of the Rittman Mead BI Forum is the second of the two core days filled with 1 hour and 10 minute presentations.

A few notes related to the 1 hour presentations. These notes by far do not cover everything that has been presented, but should give you a indication and possibly a starting point for further investigation.


Adam Bloom – Oracle BI 11g Diagnostics and Logging
Three places for logging; BI, Enterprise Manager and Weblogic
There is a whole lot of logging. Check the documentation to find your way.
Check JRockit
Rotation and location can be managed
ExecutionId’s should make it ‘easy’ to link the various logfiles together and find the cause of the problem
A clean set of logs –> DocId 1434514.1 on Oracle Support

Emiel van BockelAgile going all the BI way
People and Information engineerd to work together
Information cycle –> from data to information to knowledge back to data again
Adding sense to data
Agile is the abilty to react to change with focus and total control
Communication is the key – Post-IT
Begin with the end in mind – learning

Mike DurranExalytics (Analytics without Limits)
Infiniband for Networking excellence
Check the Times-Ten documentation on OTN
Oracle SQL Developer to check on source databases, the RCU schemas & Summary Statistics and Times-Ten
1 TB becomes 400 GB effective mememory due to the perm and temp space for Times-Ten (800 GB total, equally devided)
Essbase for faster planning
Certified to run Oracle BI Applications
Summary Advisor to identify hotspots based on Usage Tracking information

Michael WilckeFrom spreadsheets to dashboards
Understand the Business – Never believe a customer but try to understand him / her
Set Expectations and live up to them
The Information Network – Connecting Oracle BI Dashboards
Information Integration by Conforming Dimensions
Insist on Decisions – Commitment

More to come

RM BI Forum Notes – Oracle Keynote

Day I of the Rittman Mead BI Forum 2012 ended (besides a delicious meal) with a Keynote provided by Oracle (Alan Lee and Mike Durran). First Alan thanked us for being Oracle BI evangelistic. I guess a thanks back is well in place for a great product (portfolio).

Nothing spectacular to announce. I guess luckily for us, because it has been a busy year ;-).

A few notes:

Oracle BI will be Oracle (Business) Analytics

Next to the Oracle BI Foundation products like Endeca, Big Data (is this a product or a process), Engineered Systems (Big Data Appliance, Exadata, Exalytics) have been covered. Especially the last two products were subject to discussion. How do Exadata and Exalytics work together? We were presented with a Exalytics demo. Do you need to now where the data is coming from (TimesTen Oracle BI Cache) or is the fact that the data is retrieved very fast enough? This discussion will continue when Mike Durran does his presentations. Personally I would like to now where the data is coming from an I wasn’t the only one…….

More to come

Oracle TimesTen for Oracle Exalytics

One of the most important subjects regarding Oracle Exalytics is Oracle TimesTen.

Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is a memory-optimized relational database that provides applications with extremely fast response time and very high throughput as required by many applications in a wide range of industries (Oracle)

If you want to make good use of Oracle Exalytics, knowledge of the Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database is an absolute must.

Start your journey here;

Good Luck!

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)

Although Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) has already been released a few weeks ago, I thought I would be nice to write some sort of wrap-up post with some interesting links to documents and various websites.

The latest version of Oracle BI 11g is available on OTN as well as on eDelivery.

Of course you should start by reading the documentation. The docs have been duplicated compared to Maybe because there is an additional part reserved for Oracle Exalytics. As always there is a lot of buzz around the Oracle BI Blogosphere. Christian has a nice up-to-date Link Library with a list of interesting websites with regards to documentation and functionality posts/docs/etc.

Some interesting documents

Oracle BI opens the door for Oracle Exalytics. When you want to get more information about Oracle Exalytics, check the following sites;

Happy Upgrading!