OBIEE SampleApp v406 Amazon EC2 AMI – available for public use

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by

I wrote a while ago about converting Oracle’s superb OBIEE SampleApp from a VirtualBox image into an EC2-hosted instance. I’m pleased to announce that Oracle have agreed for us to make the image (AMI) on Amazon available publicly. This means that anyone who wants to run their own SampleApp v406 server on Amazon’s EC2 cloud service […]

Auditing OBIEE Presentation Catalog Activity with Custom Log Filters

Monday, November 10th, 2014 by

A question that I’ve noticed coming up a few times on the OBIEE OTN forums goes along the lines of “How can I find out who deleted a report from the Presentation Catalog?”. And whilst the BI Server’s Usage Tracking is superb for auditing who ran what report, we don’t by default have a way […]

Analytics with Kibana and Elasticsearch through Hadoop – part 3 – Visualising the data in Kibana

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by

In this post we will see how Kibana can be used to create visualisations over various sets of data that we have combined together. Kibana is a graphical front end for data held in ElasticSearch, which also provides the analytic capabilities. Previously we looked at where the data came from and exposing it through Hive, […]

Analytics with Kibana and Elasticsearch through Hadoop – part 2 – Getting data into Elasticsearch

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 by

Introduction In the first part of this series I described how I made several sets of data relating to the Rittman Mead blog from various sources available through Hive. This included blog hits from the Apache webserver log, tweets, and metadata from WordPress. Having got it into Hive I now need to get it into […]

Analytics with Kibana and Elasticsearch through Hadoop – part 1 – Introduction

Monday, November 3rd, 2014 by

Introduction I’ve recently started learning more about the tools and technologies that fall under the loose umbrella term of Big Data, following a lot of the blogs that Mark Rittman has written, including getting Apache log data into Hadoop, and bringing Twitter data into Hadoop via Mongodb. What I wanted to do was visualise the […]

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