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 […]

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 […]

Rittman Mead BI Forum Atlanta Special Guest: Cary Millsap

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by

I feel like I’m introducing the Beatles… though I think Kellyn Pot’Vin calls them the “DBA Gods”.  Today I’ll be talking about Cary Millsap, and tomorrow I’ll introduce our other special guest: Alex Gorbachev. As many of you know, I grew up as a DBA (albeit, focusing on data warehouse environments) before transitioning to development… […]

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