Extracting Data from Fusion SaaS via View Objects with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent 2.5 […]

Using Data Sync to Extract and Load Data from Fusion SaaS using the BI Cloud Connector (BICC) and UCM

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Oracle Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud Service (OAAC), and other oracle relational databases, or into Essbase. In the most recent release, […]

Data Sync and the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADWC) and Exadata Express Cloud Service

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), and other relational databases. In the latest release, the tool adds the ability to both load […]

UTL_Match and Soundex for ‘Fuzzy’ Matching of Data in an Oracle Database

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction In today’s data-centric world, the BI professional is often faced with the problem of joining data sets from different sources. In a normalized relational database, you can typically just join column A to column B, and be on your way. Unfortunately that’s always not the case.  Take the […]

Using Date Based Partitioning for OTBI Extracts with Data Sync to Improve Performance

For other A-Team articles about BICS, OAC, and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC), and other relational databases. I have previously written about the tool’s ability […]

Performing ELT Lookups with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. In the 2.3 release of Data Sync, new […]

Performing ELT Data Transformations with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. In the past, if you needed to transform the […]

Using Native SSH Tunnel Functionality within the Data Sync Tool to Secure Connections

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OACS), and other relational databases. Last year I covered an approach that could […]

Using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) to Load BI Cloud Service (BICS)

For other A-Team articles about BICS, click here Introduction Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers most data integration scenarios.  It has long been possible to use ODI to load data into BI Cloud Service (BICS) environments, that use Database as a Service (DBaaS) as the underlying database. The recent 12.2.1.2.6 release […]

BICS Data Sync – Running Post Load Procedures against a Schema Service DB

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), and other relational databases. In the recent 2.2 release of Data Sync, the functionality to run Post Session […]

BICS Data Sync – Running Post Load Procedures Against DBCS and Oracle RDBMS

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), and other relational databases. In the recent 2.2 release of Data Sync, the functionality to run Post […]

Installing Data Sync in Compute for Cloud to Cloud Loading into BICS

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The Data Sync tool provides the ability to extract from both on-premise, and cloud data sources, and to load that data into BI Cloud Service (BICS), and other relational databases.  In some use cases, both the source databases, and the target, may be in ‘the […]

Loading Data from Generic JDBC Sources into BICS

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction Version 2.2 of the Data Sync tool was released September 2016 and added the ability to connect to a number of different data sources via JDBC. Setting up these Data Sources in Data Sync varies by the source.  Rather than create a single article […]

Loading SalesForce Data into BICS with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction Version 2.2 of the Data Sync tool was released Septembert 2016 and added the ability to connect to a number of different data sources via JDBC. Setting up these Data Sources in Data Sync varies by the source.  Rather than create a single article […]

Loading Oracle Service Cloud (RightNow) Data into BICS with Data Sync

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction Version 2.2 of the Data Sync tool was released September 2016 and added the ability to connect to a number of different data sources via JDBC. Setting up these Data Sources in Data Sync varies by the source.  Rather than create a single article to […]

Using SSH for Data Sync Loads to BI Cloud Service (BICS)

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction Since this article was written, the ability to create an SSH tunnel has been added as inbuilt functionality to the Data Sync tool.  For more details of how to use that, please see this article.  The method detailed in this article can be […]

Configuring the Remote Data Connector (RDC) for BI Cloud Service (BICS)

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction The BICS Remote Data Connector (RDC) was released in March 2016.  It allows reports and analyses in BI Cloud Service (BICS) to directly connect to an On-Premise Oracle Database.  When a report is run, a SQL request is generated by BICS and sent to […]

Using BICS Data Sync to Extract Data from Oracle OTBI, either Cloud or On-Premise

For other A-Team articles about BICS and Data Sync, click here Introduction Last year I wrote about configuring the BICS Data Sync Tool to extract data from ‘On-Premise’ data sources and to load those into BI Cloud Services (BICS).  That article can be found here. In March 2016 the Data Sync Tool added the ability to connect and […]

Setting up Oracle’s Database as a Service (DBaaS) Pluggable Databases (PDBs) to Allow Connections via SID

Introduction With the release of Oracle 12c Database the concept of Pluggable Databases (PDBs) was introduced.  Within a Container Database (CDB) one or many of these PDBs can exist.  Each PDB is a self-contained database, with its own system, sysaux and user tablespaces.  Each database has its own unique service name, and essentially functions as a stand-alone database. Oracle’s […]

Using Oracle BI Publisher to Extract Data From Oracle Sales and ERP Clouds

Introduction Many Cloud products such as Oracle Sales Cloud, and Oracle ERP Cloud come packaged with Oracle Transaction Business Intelligence (OTBI). OTBI allows users to create and run reports against both Transactional and Warehouse databases.  At times there may be a need to extract that data to an external system. On-Premise customers can create ETL jobs […]