Part I: OBIEE 11G Introduction

What is Business Intelligence ?

What is ‘Business Intelligence’ software
• A set of concepts and methods to improve business decision making by using factbased support systems. BI is sometimes used interchangeably with briefing books, report and query tools and executive information systems. Business Intelligence systems are data-driven DSS (decision support services).

Why we need BI ? • Run Your Institution Based on the Measures that Matter to you • Make Decisions Based on the Data You Can Trust • Provide Employees with Information. based on their Organizational Role • Always Have Access to the Latest Data • Create Your Own Reports & DashboardsQ` .

The Value of Business Intelligence • • • • Visibility. Transparency Compliance Profitability Customer differentiation .

Business Intelligence Challenges • • • Large and changing data volumes Differing requirements Ineffective tools .

time-consuming. and resource intensive. – Results may require accessing millions of records from those multiple data sources. – Data may reside in multiple systems. Data requires changes based on business requirements.Large and Changing Data Volumes • • • • • • Large amounts of data need to be accessed to provide meaningful results. – Data volumes are ever-increasing. Data organization may make access difficult . .

Differing Requirements • • • Based on the role of the user. but details are required at lower levels. Level of data detail required varies. different questions need to be answered. Summarized data is appropriate for executives. .

making causes difficult to determine. They: • • • • • • May require detailed knowledge of the data layout and special syntax May require manual consolidation of results from multiple sources Are often complex and single-purpose: query versus analysis Reporting tools are often static or fixed and do not allow for interactivity: --Questions may be asked. and specialized.Ineffective Tools • Analysis tools are often difficult to master. hard to use. --Drill down is often impossible. . but cannot be answered.

Key Stakeholders in BI Domain .

Oracle BI Enterprise Edition • • • • • • Is a next-generation business intelligence platform: Provides optimized intelligence to take advantage of relational database technologies – Accesses data regardless of its organization or layout Leverages and extends common industry techniques – Data warehousing – Dimensional modeling .

History .

Tools Features .

Tools Features .

Tools Features .

OBI Layers .

OBI Layers .

Node Manager used for start/stop managed servers • • System components are C/C++ executables controlled by OPMN managed by FMW Control Java components are J2EE apps installed in managed server controlled by FMW Control .OBIEE Architecture Architecture made up of three areas 1. WebLogic Admin server and FMW Control (EM) 2. System components managed by OPMN 3. WebLogic Managed server with Java components.

J2SE Oracle BI Server – Provides query and data access capabilities using an enterprise semantic model Oracle BI Presentation services – Provides framework and interface to present BI data to clients using a BI Presentation catalog Oracle BI Scheduler – Provides scheduling capabilities for analysis Oracle BI JavaHost – Provides capabilities such as graph generation Oracle BI Cluster Controller – Distributes requests to BI server.1) Java components – J2EE applications running on WLS Admin Console – UI for managing WebLogic. J2EE components FMC – UI used to manage the BI domain JMX MBeans – Used to access BI domain programmatically BI Plugin – Routes HTTP and SOAP requests to BI Presentation services BI Security – Integrates BIEE server and Fusion middleware security BI Action services – Provides dedicated web services required by AF Oracle BI Office – Integration between Oracle BI and MS Office products BIP and RTD – Reporting and Real-Time decisions using data mining 2) System components – Processes and services written in C/C++. ensuring requests are load-balanced across all BI server instances in the BI domain OBIEE Architecture .

OBIEE Architecture 1) 2) OBIEE components can be located under \WebLogic domain\Business Intelligence\coreapplication Can be individually or collectively restarted .

OBIEE Architecture During Simple installation a 1 node cluster is created Logs created in …Instances\instance1\diagnostics\logs folder .

. and management of components in Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Oracle Fusion Middleware Control Unified logging. components such as Presentation server. Management of configuration files using Oracle EM Same individual servers. BI Publisher etc. Configuration data still held in text files Single default RPD per BI server and RPD is a binary file Web Catalog is a file system directory System components need to be restarted after configuration changes . BI Server.OBIEE 11 G Vs 10G 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Main difference is in wrapping components in WebLogic Server platform.

Webcat. diagnostics) WebLogic server binaries in WL Home WebLogic domain files in Domain Home . Config files.OBIEE 11G File System BI Oracle Home contains binaries BI Instance Home contains configuration files (RPD.

Flash. primarily for hard-copy printing. Excel. Fax. Webservices. BI publisher does the following: • transforms raw data from various sources (JDBC.BI Publisher BI Publisher originated as a Java application called "XML Publisher" (hence the "xmlp" naming convention) embedded within Oracle's E-Business Suite as a means to deliver highly refined PDF-formatted output of raw transactional data. FTP. PDF. Acrobat. XML. XLS. CSV. etc) either on demand or according to a user-defined schedule . WebDAV. OBIEE. etc) • according to a layout designed using native functionality of best-of-breed layout tools (Word. etc) • into various file formats (HTML. etc) • and delivers them via various mechanisms (Email. HTTP.

HTML.Overview of Answers and Dashboards • • • • • Oracle Answers is the only report building interface that OBIEE Plus provides It is used for the construction of both Queries (the data) and Reports (the presentation) Dashboards are simply containers for reports and other content Native connectivity for sources such as Oracle. Excel Allows a dashboard or report data to be exported to PDF. SQL Server etc. Uses ODBC for MS Access. DB2. Teradata. or CSV formats . Excel.

OBIEE Administration Tool Overview • Administrator tool is the interface to create and manage repository and the logical star-schemas • Metadata Repository (semantic layer) file contains the • Business logic. security configurations etc. • Uses ODBC connectivity to connect to data sources • OBIEE uses Ralph Kimball’s Star-Schema methodology . connections.

BIAuthors. click the myrealm • Switch to Users and Groups tab. Authorization Authorization assigns privileges to users and this section demonstrates how Analysis can be secured . Click New to add a new user obieeuser and provide a password. Click OK. Click Save. Switch to the Groups tab and add the groups BIAdministrator. Logout of presentation services and login as weblogic. On the right pane. • A embedded LDAP Identity Store stores users and groups • A Policy Store file stores Application Roles and Grants • A Credential Store files stores users and system credentials Authentication • Launch Weblogic console as http://machinename:port/console. • On the left pane select Security realms. • Launch Presentation Services URL and connect as obieeuser.OBIEE 11G Security • OBIEE 11g implements the common security architecture as the rest of Fusion Middle ware tech stack. BIConsumers. • Click on obieeuser.

Basic Login process of OBIEE .

Technical Pre-requisites • It requires a suitable personal system (Desktop / Laptop) to load the OBI 11g software for the training – see below for minimum specification. Note that if the system does not meet this minimum specification then system performance will degrade.win-rar.html Downloadable from http://www.com/download.7zip.org WINRAR or 7zip Downloadable from http://www. • • • • • • • Minimum 4GB RAM.virtualbox.com/ . 25GB free disk space Internet Explorer 7 VirtualBox (the latest version) Downloadable from http://www.

End of Module Thank you .

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