Instrumenting OBIEE Database Connections For Improved Performance Diagnostics

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by

Nearly four years ago I wrote a blog post entitled “Instrumenting OBIEE – The Final Chapter”. With hindsight, that title suffix (“The Final Chapter”) may have been a tad presumptuous and naïve of me (or perhaps I can just pretend to be ironic now and go for a five-part-trilogy style approach…). Back then OBIEE 11g […]

An Introduction to Analysing ODI Runtime Data Through Elasticsearch and Kibana 4

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by

An important part of working with ODI is analysing the performance when it runs, and identifying steps that might be inefficient as well as variations in runtime against a baseline trend. The Operator tool in ODI itself is great for digging down into individual sessions and load plan executions, but for broader analysis we need […]

OBIEE Monitoring and Diagnostics with InfluxDB and Grafana

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 by

In this article I’m going to look at collecting time-series metrics into the InfluxDB database and visualising them in snazzy Grafana dashboards. The datasets I’m going to use are OS metrics (CPU, Disk, etc) and the DMS metrics from OBIEE, both of which are collected using the support for a Carbon/Graphite listener in InfluxDB. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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