OBIEE SampleApp in The Cloud: Importing VirtualBox Machines to AWS EC2

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 by

Virtualisation has revolutionised how we work as developers. A decade ago, using new software would mean trying to find room on a real tin server to install it, hoping it worked, and if it didn’t, picking apart the pieces probably leaving the server in a worse state than it was to begin with. Nowadays, we […]

SampleApp v406 – Automatic startup of OBIEE

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by

Last week Oracle released v406 of SampleApp. SampleApp is a one-stop-shop for a demonstration of pretty much any conceivable thing that OBIEE is capable of, and then some more on top of it. It is a VirtualBox appliance with everything on the one machine (Database, OBIEE, Endeca, TimesTen, Essbase, etc), and demonstrates basic analysis building […]

Visual Regression Testing of OBIEE with PhantomCSS

Friday, May 23rd, 2014 by

Earlier this year I wrote a couple of blogs posts (here and here) discussing the topic of automated Regression Testing and OBIEE. One of the points that I was keen make was that OBIEE is a stack of elements and depending on the change being tested, it may be sensible to focus on certain elements […]

Mobile App Designer mis-configuration error

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by

I’ve been doing some work recently with OBIEE’s new Mobile App Designer (MAD). It’s a great bit of software that I’m genuinely impressed with, but it’s got its little v1 quirks, and helpful error messages are not its forte. I hit a MADdening (sorry) problem with it that Google and My Oracle Support both drew blanks on, […]

Extended Visualisation of OBIEE Performance Data with Grafana

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by

Recently I wrote about the new obi-metrics-agent tool and how it enables easy collection of DMS data from OBIEE into whisper, the time-series based database behind graphite. In this post I’m going to show two things that take this idea further: How easy it is to add other data into Graphite How to install and […]

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