A-Team Chronicles

About The A-Team and A-Team Chronicles

The A-Team is a central, outbound, highly technical team comprised of Enterprise Architects, Solution Specialists and Software Engineers within the Oracle Product Development Organization. The team works closely with customers and partners, world wide, providing guidance on architecture, best practices, troubleshooting and how best to use Oracle Cloud Services and products to solve customer business needs. They specialize in using Cloud Solutions across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS as well as On-premise and hybrid deployments.

The A-Team provides this type of support by working with Oracle Consulting, Support and Sales – engaging in the toughest of situations, solving the hardest problems and the greatest of challenges.

The A-Team is lead from Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA, but A-Team members are located and positioned globally, so that we are better prepared to respond quickly, and within an appropriate timezone for our Global customers.

“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team”


Restricting Access to Oracle Analytics Cloud by IP Range

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Customers may want to restrict access to their Oracle Cloud Services to a set of IP ranges, for instance to only allow connections coming from their corporate office.  That type of restriction is not possible within Oracle Analytics Cloud itself, but it possible to set up using the Identity Cloud Service.  This functionality requires the ‘Foundation’ level for Identity Cloud Service.  For more information on the tiers for IDCS, see …

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Connecting Oracle Analytics Cloud Essbase to the Autonomous Data Warehouse

The latest releases of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)-Essbase now support connections to the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW).

This post is a step-by-step guide to creating the connections. Links to documentation are provided for all steps where possible. Screen shots are provided for the ADW Connection steps.

It is the latest addition to the A-Team Chronicles ADW library A-Team ADW Posts


Validated February 8, 2019 for OAC-Essbase version 105.1.1-9 and ADW version 18c Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production
Published on February 13, 2019


Oracle Analytics Cloud-Essbase version 105.1.1-9
ADW 18c Enterprise Edition Release – 64bit Production
Windows 7


Preparing to Create ADW Connections

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Cloud Integration Patterns Using Oracle PaaS

Integration is a key aspect in any Cloud implementation. The integration usecases can be presented in many forms such as integrating cloud applications and on-premise applications in real-time or getting a data into an application from a file generated by a data-source or it can exposing APIs to an application which does not  expose web-services natively. This blog describes high-level integration patterns using Oracle’s PaaS services. This blog provides high-level design patterns backed by a real-world usecases. Some of these patterns may have an implementation reference that provides drill down details into the implementation of these patterns. However, some patterns may not have the implementation details as yet. Overall the objective of this blog provides the readers an h…

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Using Catalog Manager with Oracle Analytics Cloud

The latest releases of Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) now support the use of Catalog Manager. Catalog Manager is a tool that lets you perform online and offline management of OAC Catalogs.

This post describes how to use Catalog Manager with Oracle Analytics Cloud. It is a step-by-step guide if you wish to perform the steps yourself. Links to Documentation are provided for all steps. Screen shots are also provided for Catalog Manager steps.

For complete details of the extensive Catalog Manager capabilities visit Configuring and Managing the OAC Catalog.

Catalog Manager may be used to:
Manage folders, shortcuts, global variables, and objects (analyses, filters, prompts, dashboards, and so on). For example, you can rename and delete objects, and you can move and copy obj…

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Network separation of Production and Non-Production Environments using the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Oracle VM

We are currently seeing rapid adoption of Fusion Applications in the SaaS@Customer model. This and the strong Fusion Applications On-Premise installation base have been further secured by establishing strict rules for separation of Production Systems and Non-Productions Systems. Usually the mandate is to separate the network traffic on the logical level as well as the physical layer. Oracle VM technology offers a range of features to achieve different levels of separation. The Oracle Private Cloud (PCA) offers a preconfigured environment ready for rapid deployment of such a model. A typical Fusion Applications On-Premise installation or Fusion SaaS@Customer solution would have at least two instances – one for Production use and one or more for Non-Production use. This article is …

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Loren Penton

Loren Penton is a Principal Solution Architect in the Data Integration A-Team where he supports the Oracle GoldenGate product line and its integration to Kafka, Hadoop, JMS, and all sorts of databases - starting with Oracle obviously. Loren has 20 years’ experience in the design and testing of Oracle GoldenGate solutions and over 30 years’ experience designing solutions for the banking, aerospace, and healthcare industries.

Mani Krishnan

Mani Krishnan is a Cloud Solutions Architect in the 'A-Team', where he's mainly focused on integration of SaaS applications and cloud-based application integration tools. Mani has over 20 years integrating enterprise applications in various capacities at large enterprises. He is currently based in Pleasanton, California. His skill set includes standards-based application integration, integration platform as a service (iPaaS), SaaS extensions and digital transformation using both with Oracle and other industry leading tools. Mani joined Oracle in 2016 and has since worked successfully with clients around the world.