‡ Understanding OBIEE

Amit Sharma OBIEE/Hyperion Trainer learnhyperion.wordpress.com

Objective 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introduction to OBIEE. A History View : OBIEE OBIEE Architecture. OBIEE Various Components. Role of OBIEE in Enterprise Data Warehousing Technology

What is OBIEE ?
‡ It is a query tool ‡ Unlike simple reporting tool, it allows users to carryout Analysis ‡ It has far more rich features than Discoverer. ‡ It is completely web based design ‡ It has an impressive common sense, intuitive user interface, very easy to learn. ‡ It is a myth to assume OBIEE can improve performance, improving performance depends on optimal Data Source Schema design and accurate Metadata setup in the repository

Traditional Reporting Tool

History View : OBIEE. 
OBIEE stands for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise edition (Formerly known as siebel analytics).  When Oracle Corp. has acquired Siebel System and decided to make siebel analytics their flagship analytic engine and renamed it OBIEE (OBIEE server + ETL engine+ Reporting). The OBIEE product is coming with preconfigured ETL mappings and DW schema available for Siebel CRM, Oracle E Business Suite (Financials, HR etc.), JD Edwards, and SAP. OBIEE is a complete Data Warehouse technology server+application+ETL+report) where other reporting tools like Business Object (BO) is reporting components only. Other reporting tools BO, Cognos, IR, can also access and deliver reports that can be build based on OBIEE DW tables..

OBIEE Plus and Features
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI EE Plus) is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI products that delivers a full range of analysis and reporting capabilities. Featuring a unified, highly scalable, modern architecture, Oracle BI EE Plus provides intelligence and analytics from data spanning enterprise sources and applications²empowering the largest communities with complete and relevant insight. Oracle BI EE Plus also bundles key Oracle Hyperion reporting products for integrated reporting with Oracle Hyperion financial applications

Comprehensive BI functionality built on a unified infrastructure²Includes interactive dashboards, full ad hoc queries and analysis, proactive intelligence delivery and alerts, enterprise and financial reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis and presentation, high-volume production reporting, real-time predictive intelligence, disconnected analytics, as well as integration with Microsoft Office.
Hot-Pluggable BI infrastructure²Integrates with any data source, extraction, transformation and load (ETL) tool, major business application, application server, security infrastructure, portal technology, other front-end and analytical tools, and databases including IBM DB/2, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server; SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW), Microsoft Analysis Services; flat files; XML data; and unstructured data.

± Oracle BI Answers to build Requests (Reports) ± BI Dashboards to Display results of the Answers Requests ± BI Administration Tool to build repository

Oracle BI Presentation Services
± Renders pages ± Extension to Web Server ± Users a catalog folder to store user content ± Acts as an intermediary, receives data from Oracle BI server and provides it to the client

Oracle BI Server
± Uses the RPD file (metadata) to form dynamic SQL ± It can connect natively (Oracle OCI) or through ODBC to the RDBMS ± It Structures the results set Data Sources ± Relational Database, OLAP databases, Flat Files, Spreadsheets, XML files

Other Objects
Oracle BI Scheduler ± Just like Concurrent Manager, it schedules Answers Requests, Scripts, Alerts Oracle BI Delivers ± Few Web pages that allows us create alerts based on Answers Requests ± IBOTS (OBIEE provides few web pages that allows us to create alert setups) ± It works with the Scheduled BI Administration tool to manage Analytics Metadata RPD files ± (Windows Based only)

Disparate Data Source (Operation Data Source), flat files, xml, personal data

Data Warehousing Architecture
Monitoring & Administration Metadata Repository OBIEE Layer OLAP Servers

Reconciled data
External Sources


Extract Transform Load Refresh


Operational Dbs

Data Mining



Typical Data Warehouse Architecture
Data Marts Metadata
Select Extract Transform Integrate Maintain
Data Stage

Select Extract

ODSData Stage Transform

Data Warehouse(OLAP Server or RDBMS Data Repository)

Operational Systems/Data Data Preparation MultiMulti-tiered Data Warehouse with ODS

Data Preparation


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