BI Forum 2014 preview – No Silver Bullets : OBIEE Performance in the Real World

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by

I’m honoured to have been accepted to speak at this year’s Rittman Mead BI Forum, the sixth year of this expert-level conference that draws some of the best Oracle BI/DW minds together from around the world. It’s running May 8th-9th in Brighton, and May 15-16th in Atlanta, with an optional masterclass from Cloudera’s Lars George […]

Visualising OBIEE DMS metrics with Graphite

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by

Assuming you have set up obi-metrics-agent and collectl as described in my previous post, you have a wealth of data at your disposal for graphing and exploring in Graphite, including: OS (CPU, disk, network, memory) OBIEE’s metrics Metrics about DMS itself Carbon (Graphite’s data collector agent) metrics In this post I’ll show you some of […]

Built-In OBIEE Load Testing with nqcmd

Friday, March 28th, 2014 by

nqcmd ships with all installations of OBIEE and includes some very useful hidden functionality – the ability to generate load tests against OBIEE. There are lots of ways of generating load against OBIEE, but most require third party tools of varying degrees of complexity to work with. It’s easy to try this out. First set the […]

Installing obi-metrics-agent, Graphite, and collectl

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by

In the previous post I introduced obi-metrics-agent, an open-source tool from Rittman Mead that can collect DMS metrics from OBIEE and write them to several formats including graphite. Graphite is a tool for storing and graphing time-based metrics. Now in this post we will look at how to install the tools and get them up […]

Introducing obi-metrics-agent – an Open-Source OBIEE Metrics Collector

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by

Understanding what is going on inside OBIEE is important for being able to diagnose issues that arise, monitor its health, and dig deep into its behaviour under stress in a load test. OBIEE exposes a set of metrics through the Dynamic Monitoring Service (DMS) and viewable through Enterprise Manager (EM) Fusion Middleware Control. EM is a […]

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