An Oracle BI “Blast from the Past”: Ten Products from Oracle’s BI History You May Not Have Heard Of…

Sunday, April 28th, 2013 by

With Oracle BI Enterprise Edition, the BI Apps and Hyperion EPM Suite, Oracle have a set of reporting and analysis tools that can be considered “best of breed” and compete with any other tool on the market. Coupled with the Oracle database, the engineered systems strategy and the Fusion Apps/Apps Unlimited ERP suites, as a BI […]

Report Flexibility, or Split-Second Performance : Pick One or the Other

Monday, March 11th, 2013 by

Kevin McGinley wrote an interesting post the other week reflecting on Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID), and the role that it’s come to play within Oracle’s BI tools strategy. Kevin’s view was that whilst Oracle positioned OEID originally as an “unstructured data”, or even “big data” tool, where it’s got the most take-up in Kevin’s […]

Oracle OLAP 11gR2 and Single-line Indexed Attributes

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by

Just a quick post today to demonstrate an issue I ran into with an Oracle OLAP 11gR2 dimension today. I was maintaining the dimension when I encountered the following error: I found Oracle support document 1258925.1, which has a handle on the problem. It describes a deficiency OLAP has with indexing attributes that contain newline characters. […]

OBIEE 11.1.1.5 and Oracle OLAP Support

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by

One of the welcome (but strangely unheralded) new features introduced with OBIEE 11.1.1.5 is support for Oracle OLAP as a data source. Earlier releases of OBIEE supported Oracle OLAP through SQL access, either directly through SQL views or through cube-organized materialized views, and there was even a plug-in to Analytic Workspace Manager to help you […]

Oracle OLAP 11g – Reporting in Excel using Simba MDX OLE-DB Provider

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 by

If you had looked at my blog entry here, i would have shown a way of reporting on Oracle OLAP 11g using the newly introduced Essbase XOLAP. As mentioned there, one of the biggest advantages of using Essbase is its tight integration with Excel through Smart View. Unfortunately, in the case Oracle OLAP, the excel […]

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