Concurrent RPD Development in OBIEE

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 by

OBIEE is a well established product, having been around in various incarnations for well over a decade. The latest version, OBIEE 11g, was released 3.5 years ago, and there are mutterings of OBIEE 12c already. In all of this time however, one thing it has never quite nailed is the ability for multiple developers to […]

Connecting OBIEE11g on Windows to a Kerberos-Secured CDH5 Hadoop Cluster using Cloudera HiveServer2 ODBC Drivers

Sunday, December 28th, 2014 by

In a few previous posts and magazine articles I’ve covered connecting OBIEE11g to a Hadoop cluster, using OBIEE 11.1.1.7 and Cloudera CDH4 and CDH5 as the examples. Things get a bit complicated in that the DataDirect Apache Hive ODBC drivers that Oracle ship are only for HiveServer1 and not the HiveServer2 version that CDH4 and […]

TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 by

TIMESTAMPS and Presentation Variables can be some of the most useful tools a report creator can use to invent robust, repeatable reports while maximizing user flexibility.  I intend to transform you into an expert with these functions and by the end of this page you will certainly be able to impress your peers and managers, […]

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 […]

News and Updates from Oracle Openworld 2014

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 by

It’s the Saturday after Oracle Openworld 2014, and I’m now home from San Francisco and back in the UK. It’s been a great week as usual, with lots of product announcements and updates to the BI, DW and Big Data products we use on current projects. Here’s my take on what was announced this last […]

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