My article on real-time data integration with Oracle Data Integrator has just been published on OTN.
This was quite an interesting article to write; apart from establishing how ODI related to OWB, I also put an example together that takes data, via Asychronous Hotlog Change Data Capture, from an Oracle database, combines it with data from a flat file, and then loads it, in real-time, into a Microsoft SQL Server database. It's a real working example, and although I've obviously had to summarize the steps to keep the article a reasonable length, you should be able to follow it along and get it working yourself, if you're interested to see what ODI is capable of.
I've also uploaded the final copy of the slides that I presented at the UKOUG BIRT SIG earlier this week ("Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition for Discoverer Users"), and we're extending the offer at the end of the presentation to all the readers of this blog in the UK and Ireland (and possibly mainland Europe): if you're considering migrating from Discoverer to Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition, and you're looking for a partner to help you with the migration process, we're offering a free day's initial assessment where either Jon or I will come in, talk to you about what's involved, give you a tour around the new BI EE software, take a look at your existing Discoverer setup and give you a road-map for making the move.
Oracle Product Development are also keen to help out, so if you go ahead with a migration or prototype, they'll provide access to an "accelerator" that will do the majority of the work in migrating the EUL and the workbooks, leaving you and us with just the task of working with the new features such as dashboard, alerting, publishing and so on. Drop us an email if you're interested in taking part.