What Is Oracle Warehouse Builder?
– Oracle Warehouse Builder is Oracle’s industry-
leading enterprise business intelligence integration
– Warehouse Builder manages the full life cycle of
data and metadata for Oracle Database.
• Provides an easy to use, graphical environment to design,
deploy, and manage business intelligence systems
• Enables the extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL)
of data for quality information in the Oracle database
• Protects and leverages customer investment in the Oracle
technology stack through data and metadata integration
Producing Quality Information
Transformation intelligence Action
Data Information Knowledge
• Warehouse Builder enables the extraction,
transformation, and loading of data to produce quality
information in the Oracle database.
Managing the Full Life Cycle of
Metadata and Data
BI Environment from an OWB
OWB Model, extract,
and manage BI data
repository analytic business
Sources and/or Plus page
• Relational Multi- Disco
• Flat files dimensional Spread Repo Viewer
• Applications (OLAP) -sheet rts BI
• Mainframe Beans
• SAP add-in
Oracle database Tools using applicat
Typical Flow of Design and
metadata. 3 Design source-to-
Capture or for ETL.
2 sample OWB
source repository Validate, generate,
metadata. 4 and deploy code.
Derive and deploy
5 BI reporting
Execute process flows
6 or individual mappings
to extract, transform, Capture knowledge Define A.
and load data. 7 using “experts.” Define B.
Map A to B.
Tasks Involved in Warehouse Builder
– Administer the repository
– Perform metadata backup – Manage repository
and recovery and target users
– Manage metadata – Manage security
– Diagnose errors
Target – Maintain target
warehouse schema objects
– Tune performance
of ETL processes
Steps for Setting Up the
Warehouse Builder Environment
1. Verify the installation
2. Determine the environment
3. Prepare the server
infrastructure (OS, Database).
4. Install optional components.
5. Install Warehouse Builder.
6. Create the Warehouse Builder
Installing Warehouse Builder
– Warehouse Builder uses
Oracle Universal Installer
to install components
and to configure
– OUI installs all the
software at the same
– This software can play
the role of client or
depending on where you
run the installation.
Creating a Warehouse Builder
– Two ways of defining a Warehouse Builder repository:
• Using Repository Assistant (wizard)
• Using the OMB Plus OMBINSTALL OWB_REPOSITORY
– Two ways to create a repository when using the
• Basic Install
• Advanced Setup
Logging In to OWB Design Center
If you have not yet created a
repository, click the Get Started
button to create one. This launches
the Repository Assistant.
Project Explorer: Holds all project organized
metadata (also known as your design).
Connection Explorer: Holds all information
about physical locations and how these are
managed in control centers
Global Explorer: Holds all objects that are
shared among users across the repository. It
holds pre-built content, and you can create your
own content for sharing across projects.
– A project is the highest-level object in Warehouse
– You should have all the objects you need in one project,
as objects are not shareable across projects.
Objects in a Project
Objects Within a Project
Process Flow module
and Control Centers
Oracle database location
Directory and DB connectors
SQL Server location
Global Explorer Objects
functions, procedures, and
Security node seen
only by users granted
the ADMINISTRATOR role
Deleting a Project
You cannot delete the current
active or expanded project, or
the only project in a repository.
Scripting in Design Center
You can run OMB Plus
Tcl scripts to perform
any function available
in Design Center You can run OMB Plus
(for example, to create, in Design Center or in
modify, delete, import, a stand-alone
or examine your OWB command-line mode.
with the Control Center Manager
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