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 […]

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 […]

Why Oracle Big Data SQL Potentially Solves a Big Issue with Hadoop Security

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by

Oracle announced their Big Data SQL product a couple of weeks ago, which effectively extends Exadata’s query-offloading to Hadoop data sources. I covered the launch a few days afterwards, focusing on how it implements Exadata’s SmartScan on Hive and NoSQL data sources and provides a single metadata catalog over both relational, and Hadoop, data sources. […]

Exploring OBIEE Web Services through Python

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 by

My very first blog post for Rittman Mead was on the subject of Web Services in BI Publisher 11g, and now I want to return to the subject here, looking at the Web Services of OBIEE itself. Web Services are basically a way of enabling an application or service to offer up an API to […]

Make Use of OBIEE’s Command Line Tools with Reduced Exposure of Plain Text Passwords

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by

Introduction We all love a good commandline utility. It gives us that warm feeling of control and puts hairs on our chests. Either that, or it means we can script the heck out of a system, automate many processes, and concentrate on more important matters. However, some of the OBIEE commandline utilities can’t be used […]

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