OAC Connection to On-Premise Essbase via Remote Data Connector

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction This article walks through the steps to set up the Remote Data Connector (RDC), for Oracle Analytics Cloud, to connect to an On-Premise Essbase source.   Two methods will be described: A direct connection from the Data Visualization tool without the need to use a repository (RPD) […]

Restricting Access to Oracle Analytics Cloud by IP Range

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction 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 […]

Creating a Dashboard Landing Navigation Page in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) & Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI/OBIEE)

Background                                                                         Dashboard Landing Navigation Pages (also known as start page, landing page, default page, default dashboard, home page) can be […]

SaaS Data Replication in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC, and OAAC)

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction In the recent Oracle Analytics Cloud release, exciting new SaaS data replication functionality was added.  This allows Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC and OAAC), to replicate data, on a schedule, from a number of Oracle’s SaaS offerings.   For many use cases, this will mean that a separate […]

Fusion SaaS – Finding The View Object You Need for Data Extracts

For other A-Team articles by Richard, click here Introduction For good reason, the database of Fusion SaaS products is not available for ETL tools to work directly against. The recommended approach to extract data for most use cases, is through the BI Cloud Connector tool.  This pulls data from ‘View Objects’ in the Business Intelligence layer […]

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, […]

Creating a Connection in Data Visualization Desktop Version 4 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud

Introduction This post details the steps required to create a connection in DVD Version 4 (versions 12.2.4 and earlier) to the Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW). If using DVD Version 5 (12.2.5+) refer to Connecting Data Visualization Desktop Version 5 to the Autonomous Data Warehouse For additional details on ADW, visit the Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud page. For additional details on […]

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 the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) REST API to Clear Cached Data

Introduction   This article describes how to use the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) REST API dbcache method to clear the BI Server cached data. Prior to dbcache being added to the BICS REST API, the cache could be cleared by unlocking the Model (in Modeler) and running “Clear All Cached Data”. For DataSync version 1.2 and […]

Using Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service (ODICS) to Integrate Field Service Cloud with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS): An ODICS Perspective

Introduction   This article discusses how to use Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service (ODICS) to integrate Oracle Field Service Cloud (FSC) with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).  ODICS provides pushdown data processing with high performance ETL for the Cloud. ODICS executes data transformations where the data lies without having to unnecessarily copy data to remote […]

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 […]

Integrating Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS) with Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

Introduction This article describes an overview of how to integrate Oracle GoldenGate Cloud Service (GGCS) in terms of populating or loading data into Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) from On-Premises. Both GGCS and BICS are Platform as a Service (PaaS) services that runs in the Oracle Public Cloud (OPC). For GGCS to be integrated with […]

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 […]

Integrating Big Data Preparation (BDP) Cloud Service with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)

Introduction This article presents an overview of how to integrate Big Data Preparation Cloud Service (BDP) with Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS).  BDP is a big data cloud service designed for customers interested on cleansing, enriching, and transforming their structured and unstructured business data.  BICS is a business intelligence cloud service designed for customers interested […]

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 […]

Extracting Data from Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Using the BI Publisher REST API

Introduction This post details a method of extracting data from an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) environment that is integrated with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) 12c. The environment may either be Cloud-Based or On-Premise. The method utilizes the BI Publisher REST API to extract data from a BIP report. It also uses BIP […]