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Look at OBIEE from an Essbase perspective. As EPM, Hyperion, and Essbase move toward the Oracle BI Reporting and Analytical platform, gain insight into detailed information and guidance on working ...

Look at OBIEE from an Essbase perspective. As EPM, Hyperion, and Essbase move toward the Oracle BI Reporting and Analytical platform, gain insight into detailed information and guidance on working with Essbase in the OBIEE world. Topics to be covered include: repository and presentation design, security and tuning considerations, EPM integration, and mobile access.

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Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) from an Essbase Perspective Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) from an Essbase Perspective Presentation Transcript

  • Oracle Business Intelligence from an al Essbase Perspective a nz te rR e wa E dgMarch 20, 2013 y of ert P ropJames WorthingtonEdgewater Ranzal
  • About Edgewater Ranzal z al an r R Focus w ate Services d ge People fE 15 Years o 700+ clients rty Methodology pe 1000+ projects Pro Customers Partnership
  • Our Services Dashboards & Scorecards, Profitability & Cost Mgmt, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operational Analytics, What-if Analysis, Query & Reporting, Visual Exploration Financial performance, Legal, Business z al Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, anSegment & Mgmt Reporting, Financial Intelligence Workforce Planning, Capital Planning, rR Close Project Planning, Campaign Planning, HFM Optimization, Performance Lab ate Strategic Finance SOX Compliance Support Consolidation Planning w Installation, Upgrades, d ge Project/Program Mgmt, EPM fE Migration, System Project Road Maps, Application yo Infrastructure Management Reviews, Business Monitoring, Backup and rt Recovery, Disaster Requirements, Process pe Recovery, Load Testing, Change, Documentation ro Hardware Sizing Data Support Services Services P Data Integration, Financial Data Support Services - Project/ProgramManagement, Data Warehousing, Master Training Mgmt, EPM Road Maps, Application Data Management, ETL Services, Reviews, Business Requirements, Performance Tuning, Automation Process Change, Documentation Dashboards/Scorecards, Profitability Cost Mgmt, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operational Analytics, What-if Analysis, Query & Reporting, Visual Exploration
  • Oracle Business Intelligence from an Essbase Perspective z al an rR – Repository Designate ew dg – Presentation Design fE yo – Security ert Considerations rop P – Tuning Considerations – EPM Integration – Operations – Mobile Access4
  • Ranzal Presenter James Worthington al a nz Over 15 years designing, building, and implementing information analytical systems to insure delivery of the right information R the right people at the ter to a right time for the right price. He provides complete end to end BI, Analytics, and EPM expertise, from analysis and ew service solution delivery. His strongdg advice, planning and oversight, to full E functional, financial, operational, and ofhealthcare, software, manufacturing, technical background includes startups and Fortune 500 companies, and rty apparel, and media. pe spans many verticals, including P ro5
  • OBIEE and Essbase OBIEE z al Oracle’s strategic enterprise BI Platform. an rR ate from (almost) all ew Access, model, and present data dg fE sources. t yo erand HFM). rop EPM (Essbase P Automatic metadata modeling. ‘Almost’ fully integrated.6
  • Repository Design Accounts – Flattened vs. Dimensional Dimension Flat z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P7
  • Repository DesignFlattened HierarchyAdvantages: Advantages: z al an Display differing levels equally rR Control order, formatting, etc. individually Drill Down te aDynamic wDisadvantages: d ge fE No Drill Down on Accounts (Measures) o rty ASO could be thousands Disadvantages: pe Re-Import and Re-Flatten for new Accounts P ro Difficult to present multiple levels Formatting control by CASE statements8
  • Repository Design Accounts – Flattened vs. Dimensional You can have both! z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P9
  • Repository Design Time Dimension z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P10
  • Repository Design Essbase Federation z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P11
  • Repository Design Essbase Federation z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P12
  • Repository Design Relational Drill Down z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P13
  • Repository Design Essbase Substitution Variables z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P14
  • Repository Design Automation and Life Cycle Management WLST Command or scripting utility z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P wls:/offline> connect(weblogic,weblogic,t3://localhost:8001) Connecting to weblogic server instance running at t3://localhost:8001 as username weblogic...15
  • Repository Design Automation and Life Cycle Management MUDE Multi user Development Environment z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P16
  • Repository Design Automation and Life Cycle Management MUDE Multi user Development Environment z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P17
  • Repository Design Automation and Life Cycle Management MUDE Multi user Development Environment z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P18
  • Presentation Design Guided Information Delivery Methodology z al an Screen size rR ate Result set size w Query complexity d ge o fE rty Caching reuse ro pe P Dynamic data access Intuitively lead users to data Browser performance19
  • Presentation DesignDashboards / Analyses / Prompts z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P20
  • Presentation Design Dashboards / Analyses / Prompts z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P21
  • Presentation Design Dashboards / Analyses / Prompts z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P22
  • Presentation Design Master / Detail Links z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P23
  • Data Visualization Multiple Visual Experiences for Decision Making al • Spreadsheets • Traffic Lighting z • Exceptions an rR • Line w ate • Bar d ge fE • Pie, etc o rty • Geographical ro pe • Organizational • Strategy P24
  • Presentation Design Visualizations z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P25
  • Presentation Design Visualizations z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P26
  • Presentation Design Action Links z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P27
  • Presentation Design BI Publisher z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P28
  • Presentation Design • BI Publisher z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P29
  • Presentation Design BI Publisher z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P30
  • Security Considerations WLS/LDAP/HSS/ERP Integration z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P31
  • Security Considerations LDAP Security Provider z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P32
  • Security Considerations • Object Security z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P33
  • Security Considerations • Data / Metadata Security z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P34
  • Security ConsiderationsEssbase Token Pass-Through z al • an SSO using CSS Token rR ate • Insure Patch levels • w Update epmsys_registry.bat • ge Update Classpath d o fE • Copy reg.properties rty • Update and execute runRegSyncUtil.bat pe • Add a few EXTRA_JAVA_PROPERTIES Pro (setEnv.cmd) • Add virtualize property to WLS provider35
  • Security Considerations • Direct Cube Access (SmartView) z al an • Planning rR w ate d ge fE • Performance (Caching) rt yo ro pe and Configuration • Installation P • OBIEE Objects • Groups and Group Management36
  • Tuning Considerations Caching z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P37
  • Tuning Considerations Query limiting z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P38
  • Tuning Considerations WLS Essbase configurations. Instanceconfig.xml z al an rR <Cube> ate <CubeMaxRecords>20000</CubeMaxRecords> <CubeMaxPopulatedCells>150000</CubeMaxPopulatedCells> w ge </Cube> <Pivot> d <MaxCells>50000</MaxCells> o fE rty <MaxVisibleRows>2500</MaxVisibleRows> pe <!--This Configuration setting is managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control--> ro <DefaultRowsDisplayedInDelivery>75</DefaultRowsDisplayedInDelivery> P <!--This Configuration setting is managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control--> <DefaultRowsDisplayedInDownload>1500000</DefaultRowsDisplayedInDownload> <!--This Configuration setting is managed by Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control--> <DisableAutoPreview>false</DisableAutoPreview> </Pivot>39
  • Tuning Considerations WLS Essbase configurations. z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P40
  • Tuning ConsiderationsMDX Queries z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P41
  • Operations Session Information z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P42
  • Operations Job Management z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P43
  • OperationsCache Management z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P44
  • OperationsData Model Diagrams z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P45
  • EPM Integration – Data Integration • Fully Integrated • Only MDX Queries al nz – Metadata Integration • Fully Integrated Ra er • Ragged, Unbalanced, Flat,tTime, Aliases – Security Integration ge wa Ed of • RPD Fully Integrated • SSO (With y rt EPM) possible with third party ro pe Integration – Presentation P • Dual Entry points • Does not share WLS instance • No Parameter passing. • No Object sharing46
  • Mobile Access • Works out of the Box z al an te rR wa • VPN access from mobile biggest hurdle. e dg • fE No mobile design required yo IPad (IPhone)p ert No Android • P ro only.47
  • Recap – Repository Design • Accounts • Security • Time Dimension – Presentation Design z al • Guided Data Navigation an rR ate • Use Linking (Master / Detail, Action Links) – Security Considerations w • Essbase vs. OBIEE d ge – Tuning Considerations o fE rty • Caching pe • Presentation settings ro – P EPM Integration • Data and Metadata complete. • Presentation Integration Soon. – Mobile Access • VPN48
  • z al an rR w ate d ge o fE rty ro pe P49