OBIEE 11.1.1.9: New Features for Front-End Developers and Business Users

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by

OBIEE 11.1.1.9 was released this May and Robin and Mark wrote great posts about New Features from System Administrators and the new support for HiveServer2 and Cloudera Impala respectively. In this post, we will see some useful new features for Front-End development. Some of these features like tree map, new styles, etc. were included in the […]

Deploying Oracle BI Mobile HD within Good, Oracle OMSS and Other Secure MDM Containers

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 by

A few months ago ODTUG announced their ODTUG Mobile Day in Utrecht, Netherlands and asked if I’d like to put forward an abstract for a presentation. Something that’s been on my mind for a while is the issues some of our customers have been reporting trying to run Oracle BI Mobile HD with the Good […]

New Oracle Magazine article on Oracle BI Cloud Service

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 by

The May/June 2015 edition of Oracle Magazine is now out, and my Business Intelligence article in this edition is on Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS). In “Upload, Model, Analyze and Report” I focus on the “departmental power-user” use-case where someone with a small team wants to share data and dashboards with others in the department, […]

Using HBase and Impala to Add Update and Delete Capability to Hive DW Tables, and Improve Query Response Times

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by

One of our customers is looking to offload part of their data warehouse platform to Hadoop, extracting data out of a source system and loading it into Apache Hive tables for subsequent querying using OBIEE11g. One of the challenges that the project faces though is how to handle updates to dimensions (and in their case, […]

OBIEE 11.1.1.9 Now Supports HiveServer2 and Cloudera Impala

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 by

As you all probably know I’m a big fan of Oracle’s BI and Big Data products, but something I’ve been critical of is OBIEE11g’s lack of support for HiveServer2 connections to Hadoop clusters. OBIEE 11.1.1.7 supported Hive connections using the older HiveServer1 protocol, but recent versions of Cloudera CDH4 and CDH5 use the HiveServer2 protocol […]

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