Monday
Aug222016

SampleApp v607 Webinar Replay

In case you missed Dan’s demonstration of Oracle Business Intelligence using the latest release V607 from the Oracle BI SampleApp team, the replay is available now. Featuring hundreds of dashboards, analyses, and scripts, SampleApp is known in the Oracle BI consulting community as THE go to platform for showcasing the full capabilities of Oracle BI. Release V607 of SampleApp runs on version 12.2.1.1 (first 12c patch release) of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Dan also presented additional free visual analytic demo tools for BI and analytic professionals, including the new BI Public Demo Store. This platform is geared towards Oracle BI (and Data Visualization Desktop) users, allowing them to learn new techniques, and even to download additional visualizations into Oracle's Data Visualization Desktop tool.
All content shown is available for free from Oracle and Vlamis.

 

Friday
Jul292016

Controlling permissions in OBIEE and DV

I was asked recently about permissions of uploaded data in OBIEE and Data Visualization.  (New) in version 12.2.1.1 I am able control who gets to see the data I upload via the Permissions tab of the Data Sources dialog box.  I can control via individual Users (good for quick collaboration between users) or via Roles (good for controlling access for corporate and departmental initiatives).  See the below screenshot.

Here I prodney has granted permission to abell to access the Accounts data set.  Similiarly, you can control who has access to the data that you upload. This has huge implications on how OBIEE users share data across an organization.  As more and more users use the data mashup capabilties (including the new ones I shared in my webcast on new OBIEE 12.2.1.1 features), it will become more important how users control access to spreadsheets and raw tables in Oracle (and other) data sources.  Let me know what best practices you are developing with this capability.

Monday
Jul252016

Dan and Tim Vlamis to Present at Oracle OpenWorld 16

Both Dan and Tim have been selected to present at Oracle OpenWorld this year! They will be presenting at the User Group Forum sessions on Sunday, September 18. Here is the information you need to see them in action:

Dan Vlamis:

Session ID: UGF6604
Session Title: Analytic Views Simplify Complex Business Intelligence Queries

Tim Vlamis:

Session ID: UGF6603
Session Title: Oracle Big Data Science

See the abstracts here.


Wednesday
Jul202016

Embedding Data Visualizations from VA in OBIEE Dashboards

As previously mentioned, we had a huge turnout for my presentation on What's New in OBIEE 12.2.1.1.

Two questions that came up are:

  1. How do I integrate VA content into an OBIEE dashboard?
  2. Can I specify in a URL that I want VA content in presentation mode?

Philippe Lions from Oracle answered both questions in a video he made and posted in his blog entry.

Thanks, Philippe!

Tuesday
Jul192016

Oracle BI 12.2.1.1 New Features Webinar Replay Available Now

We would like to thank everyone who attended Dan’s webinar Oracle BI 12.2.1.1 New Features. We had an overwhelming interest in this webinar as one attendee wrote: “What to say great presentation! I will be looking out for more!” Unfortunately, demand for this webinar exceeded the available resources. If you were not able to attend or are interested in viewing the webinar again, the replay is available now.

Topics that were covered in this webinar:
  • Feature parity with BI Cloud Service (BICS) and Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS)
  • New Visualizations in VA
    • Donut
    • Combo (with dual axis)
    • Stacked Scatter
    • Images
  • Dashboard subpages
  • Insights, Storytelling and Presentation mode
  • Color management (change the palette)
  • Improved filtering and drill down
  • Data Wrangling
    • Wrangling interface available on the Stage (VA has Canvas and Stage)
    • Matching RPD to XSA and XSA to XSA
  • Detailed Upgrade Guide
  • BVT enhancements (for upgrading from OBIEE 11 or 12.2.1)
  • BI Publisher Enhancements