OBIEE BI Server Cache Management Strategies

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 by

The OBIEE BI Server cache can be one of the most effective ways of improving response times of OBIEE dashboards. By using data already in the cache it reduces load on the database, the network, and the BI Server. Should you be using it? I always describe it as the “icing on the cake” – […]

What’s New in OBIEE for Systems Administrators and Developers

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by

After over two years since the last major release of OBIEE, Oracle released version in May 2015. You can find the installers here and documentation here. is termed the “terminal release” of the 11g line, and the 12c version is already out in closed-beta. We’d expect to see patchsets for 11g to continue […]

Collecting Usage Tracking Data with Metric Extensions in EM12c

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by

In my previous post I demonstrated how OBIEE’s Usage Tracking data could be monitored by EM12c through a Service Test. It was pointed out to me that an alternative for collecting the same data would be the use of EM12c’s Metric Extensions. A Metric Extension is a metric definition associated with a type of target, […]

Building alerts in EM12c with OBIEE Usage Tracking data

Friday, November 1st, 2013 by

Introduction Enterprise Manager 12c is the latest and greatest incarnation of Oracle’s toolset for Enterprise Management (the clue’s in the name), of which Cloud Control (neé Grid Control) is one of the key tools. It can be used for a unified overview of disparate services including servers, databases, and of course OBIEE. Monitoring and alerting […]

OBIEE performance tuning myth : BI Server logging

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 by

One of the frequent recommendations around performance in OBIEE that one hears is a blanket insistence on disabling the BI Server log. It is a line that is repeated by Oracle support, propogated in “Best Practice” guides, and repeated throughout blog posts on the subject. Antony Heljula did a talk on the subject at the recent […]

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