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New Features in OBIEE 12c

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Presentation for UTOUG Training Days 2016. Covers new features of OBIEE 12c.

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New Features in OBIEE 12c

  1. 1. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics What’s New With Oracle Business Intelligence 12c 2 Michelle Kolbe medium.com/@datacheesehead @mekolbe linkedin.com/in/michellekolbe michelle.kolbe@redpillanalytics.com
  2. 2. © 2014 RED PILL Analytics Who is Red Pill Analytics?
  3. 3. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2014 RED PILL Analytics Red Pill Analytics: Ownership 4 Stewart Bryson Oracle ACE Director Previously From: Rittman Mead Informix Software Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence since 1996 Kevin McGinley Oracle ACE Director Previously From: Accenture BI Consulting Group Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence since 1997
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  5. 5. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics 6
  6. 6. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Red Pill Analytics Sessions at UTOUG Training Days 2016 7 Regression Testing with Ease: The Baseline Validation Tool
 Stewart Bryson Tuesday 9:45 - 10:45 am in MFEC 223 Performance Analytics: Visualizing the Power of the AWR Warehouse Stewart Bryson Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 pm in MFEC 223 What’s New With OBIEE 12c and BICS
 Michelle Kolbe Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 pm in MPDC 105
  7. 7. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics 12c Enhancements, Changes, New Features •Installation, Configuration, Architecture •Upgrade •System And Lifecycle Management •Data Sources And BI Server •Front-End Enhancements •Data Visualization And Mashups 8
  8. 8. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Front-End Enhancements
  9. 9. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Alta UI 10 Dashboards Answers
  10. 10. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Home Page Refinements 11 “Classic” Home Page New Home Page
  11. 11. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Search 12 Search for content Search for data
  12. 12. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Enhanced Sorting For Graphs / Pivot Tables 13
  13. 13. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Heat Matrix View 14 Percentile Binning ResultContinuous Color Fill
  14. 14. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics View Properties Access In Compound Layout 15 You no longer need to edit view to tweak properties!
  15. 15. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Data Visualization And Mashups
  16. 16. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Oracle Data Visualization (Visual Analyzer) •Separately licensed add-on to OBIEE •Designed for true ad- hoc analysis, data exploration, data discovery •Uses curated subject areas and/or uploaded spreadsheets as data sources 17
  17. 17. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Oracle Data Visualization (Visual Analyzer) •Separately licensed add-on to OBIEE •Designed for true ad- hoc analysis, data exploration, data discovery •Uses curated subject areas and/or uploaded spreadsheets as data sources 18
  18. 18. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics 19
  19. 19. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Mashups •Requires ODV license •Upload spreadsheets and join to subject areas in ODV •Extend facts and dimensions •Once uploaded and joins defined in ODV, Answers users can benefit from using the files as XSA’s •Data can be refreshed manually in ODV 20
  20. 20. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Repository
  21. 21. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Filtering on Aggregate Persistence •Allows for “Fragmented Aggregates” •Can add WHERE clause to aggregate build •Useful for Popular data sets like Current Year 22
  22. 22. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Changes to Time Dimensions •Can assign a sequence number to Time Dimensions •Improves performance of time series calculations 23
  23. 23. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Command Line •New utilities: • Upload Repository • Download Repository • List Repository Variables • Update Repository Variables • List Connection Pool • Update Connection Pool • Rename Users • Delete Users • Rename Application Role • Delete Application Role 24
  24. 24. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Installation, Configuration and Architecture
  25. 25. © 2014 RED PILL Analytics Eating Their Own Dog Food
  26. 26. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Installation Overview And Changes 27 Step Change from 11g to 12c Download Software Fewer files, smaller download, RCU is included Run BIFoundation Installer Install only; configuration done separately Create database repository Can run RCU 11g-style, or generate scripts to be run by DBA later Configure BI Domain Full offline configuration results in faster creation of the domain Scale out (optional) Command line scripts to clone domain
  27. 27. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Singleton Data Directory With High Availability 28 Oracle BI Domain - Server 1 Oracle BI Domain - Server 2 Shared Storage (e.g. NFS) Config Config Singleton Data Directory NodeManager Admin Server Managed Server BI System Components NodeManager Admin Server Managed Server BI System Components bi-environment.xml bi-environment.xml Service Instance Singleton Data Directory contains the Service Instance BI Content for the cluster
  28. 28. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics File System Changes •No more ‘instances’ folder •No more Oracle_BI1 folder •user_projects contains most of what you’re looking for 29
  29. 29. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Other Architecture Changes •Separation of Environment Metadata and Configuration • Single source of truth for both – no environment info in RCU DB schemas • Reduced dependency on hardwired server names in configuration • One place to edit environment and/or configuration • Most files can be edited directly by customer using any tool including Chef / Puppet •Removal of OPMN process control • Nodemanager used throughout to control components 30
  30. 30. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Goodbye, Old Friend
  31. 31. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics BISystemUser Security GUIDs Complicated SSL Configuration
  32. 32. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Upgrades
  33. 33. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Validate Upgrade •Install new OBIEE 12c instance •Upgrade from 11.1.1.7 (latest patch) or 11.1.1.9 •12c Upgrade Utility • Copy bi-migration-tool.jar file from 12c to 11g machine • Run utility to generate an upgrade bundle • Move upgrade bundle to 12c machine and import using bi-migration- tool.sh •Run Baseline Validation Tool 34
  34. 34. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Upgrade Process 35 OBIEE 11g Production Migration Tool Utility BI Application Archive (BAR) OBIEE 12c Baseline report with Validation 12c report with Validation Tool Compare Output & Fix Discrepancies 12c Production
  35. 35. © 2016 RED PILL Analytics See into Your Upgrade Future
  36. 36. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Baseline Validation Tool (BVT) •Free tool provided separately by Oracle •Runs a set of tests against two compatible systems • Within and between 11g/12c •Multiple layers of comparison •Produces output reports with test results 37
  37. 37. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics BVT In Action • Compare some or all: • Data results (Reports & Dashboards) • Logical query results • Catalog contents • Visual output • Run tests for: • Major upgrades • Minor patches • Migrate new content to prod 38 Run tests against current system to create a baseline Upgrade, apply patch, or migrate content to new system Run same tests on the new system and compare to baseline Apply fixes as needed
  38. 38. © 2014 RED PILL Analytics System and Lifecycle Enhancements
  39. 39. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Enterprise Manager - FMW 12c 40 No deployments tab!
  40. 40. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics BI Application Archive (BAR) • Contains OBIEE content in a single file (RPD, Catalog, Security Roles) • Also manages dependencies between other BI Modules (future) • Does not contain database objects nor data • Used for: • Backup/Restore • Environment Migration • Upgrades • Cloning Service Instances 41 Other StuffJAZN Data / RolesCatalogRPD BI Application Archive (BAR)
  41. 41. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Pluggable Architecture 42 Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 12c Start with a single instance of OBIEE
  42. 42. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Pluggable Architecture 43 Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 12c Metadata Modules (Optional) Metadata Modules designed to be static (OBIA for instance) Start with a single instance of OBIEE
  43. 43. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Pluggable Architecture Individual Service Instances provide customization “stripes” to Modules 44 Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 12c Service Instance 1 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 3 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 2 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Metadata Modules (Optional) Metadata Modules designed to be static (OBIA for instance) Start with a single instance of OBIEE
  44. 44. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Pluggable Architecture Individual Service Instances provide customization “stripes” to Modules 45 Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 12c Service Instance 1 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 3 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 2 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Metadata Modules (Optional) Metadata Modules designed to be static (OBIA for instance) Start with a single instance of OBIEE
  45. 45. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Non-Pluggable Architecture (so far in 12.2.1) Singleton Service Instance (SSI) with Metadata, Content and Authorization 46 Oracle BI Enterprise Edition 12c Singleton Service Instance (SSI) Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 3 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Service Instance 2 Metadata Layer Catalog Content Authorization Metadata Modules (Optional) Metadata Modules designed to be static (OBIA for instance) Start with a single instance of OBIEE
  46. 46. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Deployments •Recommended: use BAR functionality •Alternatively: • data-model-cmd.sh / data-model-cmd.cmd • Params: • uploadrpd • downloadrpd • updateconnectionpool • updaterpdvariables 47
  47. 47. © 2014 RED PILL Analytics Data Sources and BI Server
  48. 48. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics External Subject Areas (XSA) •Subject Area defined outside of the RPD •Can be joined to an RPD Subject Area, much like a federated BI Server query •Can be persisted to a database cache •Used in new Advanced Analytics capabilities, Oracle Data Visualization, and Answers* 49 *Can’t be defined in Answers - only consumed
  49. 49. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Big Data Sources Cloudera Impala • Native MPP Query Engine • Built for low latency queries •DataDirect Connect ODBC driver required/provided •OBIEE generates Impala specific optimized SQL queries •Also made available in 11.1.1.9 50 Apache Spark • Native Spark SQL connectivity to report and to analyze Big Data in Apache Spark • Alternate Option to persist results in XSA Cache for future queries • Not available in 12.2.1; coming in future 12c update
  50. 50. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Advanced Analytics: Built-in Functions Using R 51
  51. 51. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Advanced Analytics Setup (Basic) •Install R on OBIEE Server • Oracle_Home/bi/bifoundation/advanced_analytics • Uncompress r-installer.tar.gz, r-installer.tar • Edit proxy.txt if necessary • sudo ./RInstaller.sh install •Install R packages • sudo ./RInstaller installpackages •Edit NQSConfig.ini • Advanced Analytics Script Section • R_EXECUTABLE_PATH = “/usr/bin/R”; (or other install location) •Other steps/prerequisites required for Solaris/Windows 52
  52. 52. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics Custom R Functions Using EVALUATE_SCRIPT •R scripts stored on the server can be called using EVALUATE_SCRIPT •Scripts are stored on the server in a directory defined in NQSConfig.ini •Scripts contain parameters, output definition, and options for execution •Built-in functions are implemented in the same way, but stored in a different place •R generates a csv file that the BI Server treats like an XSA 53
  53. 53. www.RedPillAnalytics.com info@RedPillAnalytics.com @RedPillA © 2016 RED PILL Analytics In-Memory Enhancements To BI Server 54 Feature Benefit Native XSA Cache Better performance for mashup data Default sortsize 4mb to 64mb Faster OBIEE query performance Reduced memory usage for variable length data More efficient deployment, more memory for data Compression of temporary work data More efficient deployment, more memory for data Smaller and faster sort for aggregates and group by handling Faster query performance Single pass totals and subtotals for Pivots Faster query performance
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