OBIEE Job Available Now!

There is a great RPD Developer role available in the UK, Manchester Area – Who wants it?

There is also another job available in the USA – Any Takers?


There are hundreds of other jobs too, but these are worth taking a look at.

Message me if you are currently located and eligible to work in the UK or USA.

The Rugby is on now, so not going to add any more, except:

  1. I owe you all the next install of the Security Series (Tomorrow I promise)
  2. You need to read the blogs below…

Blogs of the week

  1. Intelligent Analytics in Data Visualization Desktop V4 (

Mike Hallett shares a link to download Data Visualisation Desktop (DVD), and also links to this video:

and the Youtube playlist.

There are also lots of links to reading material and documentation.

2. UKOUG Northern Technology Summit

This summit will take place in the North of England in early 2018 (April). Call for papers is now open.

3. OBIA 11g : Analyzing ODI ETL Load Performance – Part 1

Gunaranjan Vasireddy writes, “When you run an ODI ETL Load plan, it takes certain time. At times, customers would like to understand a split of the time taken by the load plan and analyze the top running maps to see if they can be optimized to run faster. In the first part in this series, we help you understand how you can easily analyze the time taken by the load plan and identify the top running maps.”

4. Essential WebLogic Tuning to Run on Docker and Avoid OOM

Andrejus Baranovskis advises us to read his previous post about how to run ADF on Docker firstly and foremost.  Then read on in this current blog to how to do the above.

5. Buffer cache hit ratio–blast from the past

Connor McDonald says, “I was perusing some old content during a hard drive “spring clean” the other day, and I found an old gem from way back in 2001.  A time when the database community were trying to dispel the myth that all database performance issues could be tracked back to,  and solved via, the database buffer cache hit ratio.  Thankfully, much of that folklore has now passed into the realm of fiction, but I remember at the time, as a means of showing how silly some of the claims were, I published a routine that would generate any buffer cache hit ratio you desired.  It just simply ran a query to burn through logical I/O’s (and burn a whole in your CPU!) until the required number of operations bumped up the buffer cache hit ratio to whatever number you liked Smile Less performance, more work done…. all to get a nice summary number…”

6. Using D3 and OBIEE

This blog opens by saying, “OBIEE is an integration of several pieces of technology that creates an enterprise grade scalable platform for delivering business analytics.  Because of the capabilities of OBIEE, people with no programming skills can create rich and complex visualizations using just the base functionality of the product.    When organizations do need special visualizations that can’t be accomplished with OBIEE’s delivered visualizations there can be a tendency to turn to other technology stacks because of the perception that either OBIEE isn’t easy to integrate or that using JavaScript libraries, like D3, within OBI will make it harder to upgrade the OBI in the future. ”

7. Problem loading java datasource OBIEE

Boris Dahav shares his experience of the above problem.

8. Using Content and Experience Cloud with your Oracle Intelligent Bots chatbot

Dolf Dijkstra says, “In this blog, I will show how you can use the content items from Content and Experience Cloud in your Oracle Intelligent Bots chatbot.”

He goes through:

  • Why?
  • Overview of the integration
  • Breakdown of the parts
  • Content type
  • Intent
  • Entity
  • DialogFlow
  • Custom Component
  • Service Module to construct query
  • REST call to the Delivery API
  • Re-using this sample

9. Go Big…

David Fitzjarrell concludes his ‘Go Big’ blog by saying, “Automatic Big Table Caching can be a performance improvement when large tables are the norm rather than the exception. That it’s also a feature that doesn’t require additional licensing makes it all the more desirable to configure and use.”

10. Comparing ODI Scenario versions using SQL

This blog starts off by saying, “The situation that I’m about to describe often happens in large/old ODI projects. Imagine the following: you received a task to change an ODI component that was created one year ago by someone else that is not even in the company anymore. The code is running fine in PROD and the business want a small fix to it. You open the ODI package and it contains a lot of interfaces, procedures, variables, etc. You need to change the code in one single interface, which seems very simple. You change it, save it, generate a new scenario and move it to PROD. When it gets there, the job fails due to an error in another interface that you did not touch! You start to troubleshoot and figure out that someone else changed something in DEV, saved it, but did not move the code to PROD. Unfortunately this ”unwanted” code change was included by you when you generated your scenario and now the mess is already created. If you already passed through this situation, than this post may help you.”

This week on Twitter

Oracle BI Blogs shared OBIA 11g : Analyzing ODI ETL Load Performance – Part 1 posted UKOUG is coming

Gokhan Atil tweeted Oracle Cloud Day Istanbul

Stories from and

Videos such as

Tableau Analytics for OBIEE using BI Connector

and Mark Hurd Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Keynote Highlights 10-2-2017