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Presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2012
October 1, 2012,
Moscone West 3020 10:45am

By Christian Screen & Adrian Ward


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  • 1. New Features ofOBIEE 11.1.1.6.xOracle Open World 2012October 1, 2012,Moscone West 3020 10:45amChristian Screen & Adrian Ward
  • 2. Oracle Analytics Services Offerings Capgemini has a full range of enterprise solutions available  Oracle Analytics Practice Oracle BI Offerings  Oracle BI 11g Upgrade Service Solution  Location Intelligence Service Solution  Oracle BI Applications  Oracle Endeca  Oracle Hyperion Essbase, Planning, and Financial Management Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 2
  • 3. Haroun Khan – @hakattak BI Evangelist / Solutions Engineer  15 years in Business Intelligence  Ex-Oracle  Ex-Microstrategy  Co-Author: Oracle BI EE 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial  Founder JRPass.com “Loving Ruby on Rails” Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 3
  • 4. Christian Screen – “Just a Guy” BI Evangelist / Solutions Engineer  15 years in technology  8 years in Business Intelligence  Oracle ACE  Oracle Deputy CTO  Hyperion Essbase Certified Consultant  Microsoft Technology Specialist  Co-Author: Oracle BI EE 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial  Oracle Open World Alumni  ArtOfBi.com Blogger & Podcaster @ http://www.ArtOfBi.com @artofbi Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 4
  • 5. Adrian Ward – “The British OBIEE Chap” BI Evangelist / Solutions Engineer  20 years in Business Intelligence  Siebel Analytics to OBIEE 11g  Siebel Apps to Oracle BI Apps  Ex-Accountant  Ex-Private Detective  Co-Author: Oracle BI EE 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial  addidici.com Blogger “Its all about the Database” Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 5
  • 6. Agenda The Book, of course Front-Runner Enhancements Front End Enhancements Repository & Administration Tool Enhancements Mention-Worthy Product Release – Oracle BI Teamwork Collaboration– Demo Questions & Answers Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 6
  • 7. Oh, yeah the Book…Its Kind of a Big Deal Released July 19th, 2012 Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial Haroun Khan, Adrian Ward, & Christian Screen Published by Packt Publishing, July 2012 Years in the making, 6-months to write…Finally! Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 7
  • 8. Why this OOW Session…not the book Book is about learning the application’s core end-to-end Book is a hands-on instruction set with annotations Blogs often highlight only pieces of new functionality We know this stuff but the book could only be so leggy What better way to gap-fit the book and the latest 11g release Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 8
  • 9. Front Runner Enhancements
  • 10. Oracle Mobile BI HD : iPad Application iPad Application  Only available with the 11.1.1.6.2 BP 1 (Bundle Patch)  Much Improved over Indicators and 11g iPad app • Both still available Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 10
  • 11. Oracle Mobile BI HD : iPad Application Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 11
  • 12. Oracle Mobile BI HD : iPad Application Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 12
  • 13. Exalytics In-Memory Machine “Appliance” - GA Still an Amazing Hardware / Software Combo Yes, organizations are making the investment Infiniband is actually getting popular What about Failover and High Availability? Yes, it’s still Middle-Tier Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 13
  • 14. SampleApp V207 : 11.1.1.6.2 BP1 Released August 2012 Highlights features of OBIEE 11g  Mobile BI HD Ready  Custom Views  JavaScript API Calls Uncovers New Catalog Manager CLI capabilities  Used in Web Catalog Statistics Subject Area / Dashboards  Automated Report Exporting Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 14
  • 15. BISQLGroupProvider – Integrated Security Leverage RDBMS Table-based Security Started in 11.1.1.5 but less buggy in 11.1.1.6.x The only practical way to move along the FMW / OPSS / BI roadmap Best practice is to use a 3NF Normalized set of tables, minimum of 3 Database Authentication Provider also potentially an option Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 15
  • 16. Front-End Enhancements
  • 17. First thing you see… Customize Global Header with Custom Links  Unfortunately must update template files and potentially InstanceConfig.xml Favorites  Ties in with Mobile Favorites Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 17
  • 18. Prompt Enhancements A.) Reset Button B.) Currency Prompt Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 18
  • 19. New(er) Native Views MicroCharting Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 19
  • 20. Prompt Enhancements – Auto Completion Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 20
  • 21. Prompt Enhancements – Map Prompt<MAP Name="mymap"> <AREA Shape="poly" Coords="70,84,51,300,455"Href="http://www.map.com/region1.html"> <AREA Shape="poly"Coords="25,180,125,280,485,668"Href="http://www.map.com/region2.html"> <AREA Shape="poly"Coords="152,106,186,225,340,193"Href="http://www.map.com/region3.html"> <AREA Shape="poly"Coords="675,763,929,286,10,908"Href="http://www.map.com/region43.html"> </MAP> <IMGSrc="../images/imagemap.gif" Width="500" Height="300" Alt="Image Map"Usemap="#mymap" Ismap> Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 21
  • 22. Account Options Analysis Editor Delegate Tab for Proxy As Accessibility Mode  BIComposer • Yes, it still needs to be configured but now installs with a script, no longer completely manual. Currency Prompts Auto Complete Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 22
  • 23. Analysis Development – General Enhancements Rename Views and Compound Layouts Select Steps View (similar to Filters View) Control what happens when adding a new Criteria tab column after 1st time viewing the Results tab Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 23
  • 24. Analysis Interaction Control Options Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 24
  • 25. Scorecard and Strategy Management It is alive and well. Don’t be scared of it. Comments on KPIs Smart Watch List Strategy/Contribution Wheel Set KPI Actual and Target Value  Integration with Essbase – Sweet! Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 25
  • 26. BI Publisher versus “The World” http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/bipublisher-11116-newfeatures-1578408.pdf Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 26
  • 27. BI Publisher versus “Itself” Local Excel File as Data Source Excel Template Type Excel Native Output Report Development Life Cycle Management Utility Auditing and Monitoring E-Business Suite Data Level Security Interactive View Mobile Did someone say QlikView killer? Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 27
  • 28. Repository & Administration Tool Enhancements
  • 29. RPD Presentation Layer Manage nested child table levels without the “->” Hide Object If, security  Hides object but can still be queried via nqcmd, etc.  Not true object security. Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 29
  • 30. General RPD Enhancements Exalytics Tuned  Summary Advisor  Aggregate Persistence Source Control Management – MDS XML  See my Article on OTN Print OBIEE Business Model & Physical Diagrams New Time Series Functions  First_Period, Last_Period (Are we seeing some demand from EPM here ? ) PatchRPD CLI  Best practice for migrating between environments Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 30
  • 31. Mention Worthy Enhancements
  • 32. General Enhancements to keep in Mind Oracle BI Security Diagnostics Helper  Must run and deploy against WLS  Provides information for Oracle Support, mainly around security issues Install supports existing MDS Schemas  Fusion Middleware still seems to be a silo’d effort though it shouldn’t be  Potentially separate BIPLATFORM from incumbent MDS Validate the Web Catalog to mitigate inconsistencies Update Catalog Objects from OBIPS Administration Page MUD merge and publish in one-step not two – hmmm…. Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 32
  • 33. DemoOracle BI Teamwork Collaboration
  • 34. Questions & Answers
  • 35. References New Features  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10544/whatsnew.htm  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10544/appuir.htm  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10540/aggpersist.htm#CHDIDDGA  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10539/c5_postinstall.htm#CHDDDIJA  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10540/presentationlayer.htm#CHDJFBBG  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10543/troubleshoot.htm#CHDIIIBE  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.1111/e10541/prescatadmin.htm#CDCBEEGF Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 35
  • 36. Contact information Nate Nelson Christian Screen Business Development Executive BI Evangelist / Solutions Engineer nate.nelson@capgemini.com Senior Manager – Oracle Analytics Practice (651) 403-6528 christian.screen@capgemini.com christian@artofbi.com Adrian Ward Haroun Khan Managing Partner Independent Adrian.ward@addidici.com haroun@awaan.eu Presentation Title | Date Copyright © Capgemini 2012. All Rights Reserved 36
  • 37. About CapgeminiWith more than 120,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is oneof the worlds foremost providers of consulting, technology andoutsourcing services. The Group reported 2011 global revenuesof EUR 9.7 billion.Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and deliversbusiness and technology solutions that fit their needs and drivethe results they want. A deeply multicultural organization,Capgemini has developed its own way of working, theCollaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore ®,its worldwide delivery model.Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini www.capgemini.com The information contained in this presentation is proprietary. © 2012 Capgemini. All rights reserved.

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