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 […]

Tips and Tricks for the OBIEE linux sysadmin

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 by

As well as industry-leading solution architecture, consultancy and training on Oracle BI, here at Rittman Mead we also provide expert services in implementation and support of such systems. In this blog I want to share some of the things I find useful when working with OBIEE on a Linux system. OBIEE Linux start up script […]

Configuring SSL on OEID v3.0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 by

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) version 3.0 now supports secure connection over HTTP, something useful for when implementing Endeca in a production environment where its expected that all security risks been controlled. Sending requests and data over unsecured HTTP is generally considered one of the more higher-risk vulnerabilities, with the solution generally being to add […]

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