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Obiee 12c: Look under the bonnet and test drive

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Presentation from the Infratects Top Gun conference in Berlin, 2016. We'll look at the simplified installation, architecture and administration that OBIEE 12c offers and examine the 11g to 12c out-of-place upgrade.

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Obiee 12c: Look under the bonnet and test drive

  1. 1. 1 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Look Under the Bonnet and Test Drive Guillaume Slee – EPM Services Director Infratects Top Gun Conference 2016
  2. 2. 2 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Disclaimer • The following is intended for information purposes only on behalf of Infratects, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any services or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. This provides no warranties with respect to the offerings described within. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. Any third-party names, trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are the property of their respective owners.
  3. 3. 3 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Agenda • OBIEE 12c overview • New Architecture • Installation • Upgrade • Administration • EPM Connectivity Update •New Features • BI Ask • Visual Analyzer • BI Application Archive • Advanced Analytics (R) •Demo
  4. 4. 4 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Guillaume Slee • EPM Services Director - Brovanture • 15+ years experience in the EPM domain • First OBIEE-Essbase integration project in 2009 • Previous experience… • Infratects – EPM & BI Infrastructure Specialist • KPMG – EPM Manager • Analitica – Essbase/Planning consultant, Support and Infra Team Lead • Hyperion – Senior Essbase Product Specialist • Blog: http://hyperion-epm-bi.blogspot.com
  5. 5. 5 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com About Brovanture • Oracle Platinum Partner, Blackline Systems Gold Partner • Formed in 2005, approximately 20 consultants all UK based • Certified in: • Oracle Essbase • Oracle Planning • Oracle HFM • Oracle DRM • Oracle OBIEE • Blackline Reconciliation (Financial Close/Reconciliation) • Oracle Cloud Specialized (PBCS) • www.brovanturecloud.com • Functional and Infrastructure consulting • Managed Support for all EPM/BI components • Standard, Proactive, Pay-as-you-go • Infrastructure Hosting
  6. 6. 6 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com The Story So Far… R1 12c (10/15) BICS DVCS
  7. 7. 7 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Overview • Released October 2015 • Most significant update in 3+ years • New features in BI Cloud service trickle down to on premise • Cleaner look and feel • Easier to use • Simplifies data visualization (compete with Tableau/Click) • Easily blend/mashup data from multiple sources • Even better mobile capabilities
  8. 8. 8 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Refined Classic BI Home Page • Makes better use of space and incorporates common Oracle 12c header • Strikes a balance between new design patterns and providing a familiar environment for 11g users • Consistency across on-prem and cloud 8
  9. 9. 9 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 12c Architecture • Similar topology to 11g • Removal of OPMN
  10. 10. 10 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Compatibility • Repository Database: • Oracle 12.1.0.1+, 11.2.0.4+ • SQL Server 2008 R2*, 2012 • Operating System • Win 2012, 2012 R2 • Oracle Linux 6,7 • RH Linux 6,7 • SLES 11 • Solaris x86, SPARC
  11. 11. 11 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Installation and Configuration
  12. 12. 12 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 12c Installation (Oracle Slide)
  13. 13. 13 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 12c Installation • Weblogic not bundled with installer • Installation sequence: • Install Java JDK 8 update 66 • Install Weblogic 12.2.1 • Install OBIEE 12c • One install type (no Simple/Enterprise/Software Only) • Configuration sequence: • Run RCU now bundled with installer: Oracle_Homeoracle_commonbinrcu.bat • Run configuration: Oracle_Homebibinconfig.cmd
  14. 14. 14 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 12c Installation • Much quicker installation • Less selection steps
  15. 15. 15 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 12c Installation • OBIEE Admin Tool • Requires separate installation (not included with Windows server installation) • Add ODBC connection manually (note port number!):
  16. 16. 16 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE Installation • EPM and OBIEE on same server? OBIEE will not start. • OBIEE will pick up older EPM libraries from the system path and OBIEE will fail to start. • Create a separate batch script to start OBIEE:
  17. 17. 17 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 11g – 12c Upgrade Process 1. Install and configure OBIEE 12c 2. Run migration tool on 11g to extract repository, catalog and user roles to single migration file. 3. Copy migration file to 12c environment and import
  18. 18. 18 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 11g – 12c Upgrade Process • Upgrade to 12c supported from 11.1.1.7 and 11.1.1.9 • Before upgrading to 12c, make sure 11g catalog is upgraded(set <UpgradeAndExit> tag to true in instanceconfig.xml). • Copy the OBIEE 12c migration tool from your 12c installation to your 11g installation and launch tool • E:OracleOBIEEOracle_Homebimigration-tooljlibbi-migration-tool.jar
  19. 19. 19 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com 11g – 12c Upgrade Process • Copy the exported file to your 12c install • Launch the bi-migration-tool again to import RPD, catalog and application roles
  20. 20. 20 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE Baseline Validation Tool • Enables the creation of a baseline set of data that can be compared with data from another system • Automated regression testing on any two compatible Oracle BIEE environments • Data verification • Visual verification • Query verification
  21. 21. 21 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BVT - Data Verification
  22. 22. 22 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BVT - Visual Verification
  23. 23. 23 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BVT - Query Verification
  24. 24. 24 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Administration • Port changes • Standard OBIEE Login: http://server:9502/analytics • Visual Analyzer Login: http://server:9502/analytics/va • Weblogic Console: http://server:9500/console • Start/Stop process • No OPMN. • Scripts provided to start all components. • Command line/WLEM used to control individual components
  25. 25. 25 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Administration • Log file locations found in one simple location • E:OracleOBIEEOracle_Homeuser_projectsdomainsbiservers • Some file names have changed
  26. 26. 26 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Administration • RPD uploaded via command line • RPD located in user_projectsdomainsbibidataservice_instancesssimetadatadatamodelcustomizations • uploadrpd -I <RPDname> [-W <RPDpwd>] -SI <service_instance> -U <cred_username> [-P <cred_password>] [-S <hostname>] [-N <port_number>] [- SSL] [-H] • downloadrpd -O RPDname [-W RPDpwd] -SI service_instance -U cred_username [-P cred_password] [-S hostname] [-N port_number] [-SSL] [-H]
  27. 27. 27 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com EPM Connectivity Update • Full integration for following sources since OBIEE 11.1.1.9: • Essbase • Planning • HFM
  28. 28. 28 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Essbase 12c
  29. 29. 29 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Essbase 12c • Java agent replaces OPMN • Clustering still active-passive (see the venerable John Goodwin’s blog) • Essbase 12c BI Acceleration Wizard - Use Essbase to aggregate relation data source to improve query performance • Support for renegade members • http://servername:9502/cds/view
  30. 30. 30 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Essbase 12c BI Acceleration Wizard
  31. 31. 31 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Essbase 12c BI Acceleration Wizard
  32. 32. 32 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualization
  33. 33. 33 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualization • Additional paid add-on • Designed to securely scale stories across the organization • Turn on exploratory analytics for all data sources • Optimal for quick sprints in departmental initiatives where data is scattered in many places • Touch friendly mobile authoring
  34. 34. 34 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualizer – BI Ask • Just ASK OBIEE for the data you want to visualize • Interprets semantic layer, catalog artifacts and underlying data using intuitive keyword search • Generates on-the-fly queries - Visualizations auto-created while user types • Easy entry point into authoring tools
  35. 35. 35 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualizer– BI Ask • Enable Data Model and Catalog crawling from within Administration menu (Administration->BI Search)
  36. 36. 36 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualizer - Blending • Data Blending/Mashups • Ability to easily merge existing data to new uploaded data. • Excel format (.XLSX) currently supported, more file formats to follow.
  37. 37. 37 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Blending Process Take existing VA report (OBIEE RPD datasource) Upload your spreadsheet data Map the spreadsheet columns to existing datasource dimensions You’ve now blended your spreadsheet data with the OBIEE data!
  38. 38. 38 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualizer - Blending • By default data files stored in user_projectsdomainsbibidatacomponentsDSSstoragessi • Information on uploaded files (name, column mappings…) stored in S_NQ_DSS* tables: • Limits defined in EM System mBean Browser: 20GB 100MB 20GB
  39. 39. 39 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Data Visualizer Architecture • Data Set Service within bi_server manages blending process • .XLSX file uploaded to file store • Maps stored in OBIEE repository • Optional “External Subject Area Cache” (XSA) used to store data (better perf) • See Doc ID 2087801.1 for XSA config
  40. 40. 40 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BAR Archive File • New easy way to archive/migrate entire OBIEE instance to new server • Contains the following components: • Authmodel: All security roles and associated users • Content: Entire web catalog • Datamodel: Repository RPD file • No web/gui. Only done via the command line using weblogic scripting tool wlst
  41. 41. 41 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BAR Archive File Export • Oracle_Homeoracle_commoncommonbinwlst.cmd • exportServiceInstance( • domainHome, 'E:/Oracle/OBIEE/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/bi' • serviceInstanceKey, 'ssi' • workDir, 'E:/OBIEE_Files/BAR/Working' • exportDir, 'E:/OBIEE_Files/BAR/Export' • ) • exportServiceInstance('E:/Oracle/OBIEE/Oracle_Home/user_projects/dom ains/bi','ssi','E:/OBIEE_Files/BAR/Working','E:/OBIEE_Files/BAR/Export')
  42. 42. 42 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BAR Archive File Export
  43. 43. 43 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com BAR Archive File Import • importServiceInstance( • domainHome, 'E:/Oracle/OBIEE/Oracle_Home/user_projects/domains/bi' • serviceInstanceKey, 'ssi' • barLocation, 'E:/OBIEE_Files/BAR/Export/ssi.bar' • importRpd, true • importWebcat, true • importJazn, true • )
  44. 44. 44 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Advanced Analytics • Exposes Oracle R distribution to the BI Server • “The R language is widely used among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis” • Trendline, Forecast, Cluster, Outlier, Regression • Regular “R” package is bundled with install but it needs to be installed and configured manually
  45. 45. 45 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com OBIEE 12c Tuning Guide • Oracle Support doc 2106183.1 • It’s a GUIDE, if your query is awful it won’t speed thing up.
  46. 46. 46 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Should you upgrade yet? • Some great new features • Data visualizer • Blending • Still not fully mature • No UI for RPD upload • No UI for BAR archives
  47. 47. 47 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Demo • OBIEE Visual Analyzer • OBIEE Ask • Data Blending
  48. 48. 48 | www.brovanture.com guillaume.slee@brovanture.com Thank you! guillaume.slee@brovanture.com @epm_bi http://hyperion-epm-bi.blogspot.com

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