Insert OBIEE name here

How many emails do I get each week where it says,

“hi (insert name here) I just wanted to catch up with your current situation, I have an opportunity you may blah blah blah.”

IT enables mass communication at the expensive of the personal touch.

And when it comes to recruiting, I know I prefer the personal touch.

Blogs of the week

1. Oracle APEX 5 Update from OOW

In this blog, Scott Spendolini writes that APEX 5.0 is still going to be a few months off. The good news, however, is there will be an EA3.  Read the full blog for more information.

2. What do I need to know about Data Warehousing/OLAP?

Daniel J Power says, “A data warehouse is a central, integrated repository for historical, enterprise data from multiple business systems. An expanded definition for data warehousing includes business intelligence tools for analyzing the data and OLAP is part of the broader category of business intelligence tools.”

3. Help the Riley Family Beat Cancer

As the title says.  Dig deep please for this cause.

4. OBIEE – GO URL, the old (Px) and the new (COLx) way

Boris Dahav says, “OBIEE had always the ability to run GO URL links and pass parameters. It is documented in many blogs.”  Also see Oracle documentation.

5. Execution Plans Part 10: Guesswork

Jonathan Lewis writes, “In this instalment we’re going to look at an example where some of the numbers are generated by guesswork, and some by estimates that aren’t visible in the plan.”

6. Power of/Capabilities of Oracle BI Administration – Tool Query Repository Tool

Srinivas Malyala blogs, ” I guess many people might be knowing about this but thought of re-sharing as it may help at least someone.”

7. My OOW14 Overview

Debra Lilley puts together her thoughts on OOW14

8. Oracle BICS and Identity Management – A New Security Architecture

Shiva Molabanti blogs, “Oracle BI Cloud Service, a part of PaaS, offers a highly scalable, multi-tenant Oracle BI environment that is integrated with Oracle Cloud store. Oracle BI Cloud Service features Presentation Services to create analyses and dashboards, Oracle Database Cloud Service integration, self-service web-client Data Loader and Data Modeler, simple administration, and integrated Identity Management for Security (Authentication & Authorization) Services.”

9. OBIEE BUNDLE PATCH AKA (?) is available

Boris Dahav tells us that OBIEE new general bundle patch (number 9?), is available!

10. Installing Oracle on Windows 64bit

Brendan Tierney goes through the 13 steps then tells us we can now sit back, relax and watch the installation of (with the in-memory option) complete. Then he says, we are not yet finished and gives us step 14!

linkedin logoThis week on LinkedIn

Gerd Aiglstorfer shared OBIEE Monitoring – Rating

Ian Bristow posted Bundle Patch OBIEE 11g is available

Anshu Monga shared OBIEE11g Implementing KPIs, KPI Watchlist

This week on Twitter

OracleBlogs tweeted Automating the OBIEE patching process from EM Cloud Control 12c

Boris Dahav shared OBIEE: NonEmpty MDX for Essbase (and Microsoft) – the secret life of PERF_PREFER_SUPPRESS_EMPTY_TUPLES

Shiva Molabanti posted Reporting Capabilities in Oracle BICS with respect to OBIEE 11g


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