Getting The Users’ Trust – Part 1

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by

Looking back over some of my truly ancient Rittman Mead blogs (so old in fact that they came with me when I joined the company soon after Rittman Mead was launched), I see recurrent themes on why people “do” BI and what makes for successful implementations. After all, why would an organisation wish to invest […]

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 […]

Monitoring OBIEE Performance for the End User with JMeter from EM12c

Friday, November 8th, 2013 by

This is the third article in my two-article set of posts (h/t) on extending the monitoring of OBIEE within EM12c. It comes after a brief interlude discussing Metric Extensions as an alternative using Service Tests to look at Usage Tracking data. Moving on from the rich source of monitoring data that is Usage Tracking, we […]

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