Oracle Magazine BI Articles

Oracle Magazine is published bi-monthly and is put up online as part of the Oracle Technology Network. The magazine often contains useful articles on Business Intelligence, usually written by Mark Rittman. Here are some recent examples that may be of interest: Upgrade to Oracle Business Intelligence EE 11g Putting Business Intelligence on the Map Using […]

Oracle Business Intelligence 11.1.1.5

Oracle announced yesterday that Business Intelligence 11.1.1.5 is due for release. My current client will be delighted to get the long-awaited iPad and iPhone support whereas I’m more interested in the support for MS Analysis Services and Oracle TimesTen. I’ll be sure to post more over the coming days as I get a chance to […]

Oracle SQL Developer 3

SQL Developer version 3 is now available to download. This new version seems pretty good to me and has a few nice features that might win over people more used to Quest’s Toad product. For example there is now a visual query builder which allows drag and drop from the left pane. Oracle Data Miner 11g is now […]

Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter

Just a quick update to plug the Quarterly Oracle Fusion Middleware Newsletter. You can also subscribe to get future updates. One day (if I get 5 minutes spare time!) I plan on creating a resources page on this site to list all the useful links like this. Watch this space…

Oracle BI Foundation Tutorials

Following on from the tutorials I mentioned earlier here and here, you may be interested in this bunch of tutorials concerning Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation. There are some nice demos here showing the technology addressing some hypothetical business scenarios such as personalising content or event-based alerting. Introduction Introduction to Oracle BI Foundation Suite Examining Metadata […]

OBIEE 11g Tutorial from Oracle

I’ve just come across a new tutorial from the Oracle By Example range: Creating Analyses and Dashboards 11g Could be useful if you’re new to OBIEE and have a spare couple of hours.

Using Oracle SQL Developer with MS SQL Server

If, like me, you’re a fan of Oracle’s free SQL Developer application, then you may want to use it to access other types of database. This is possible by installing a third party JDBC driver. E.g. for SQL Server, Sybase or MySQL. Here’s the configuration needed for SQL Server: Download the JTDS driver from Sourceforge. […]

Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6.2 Available

BI Apps 7.9.6.2 is available to download from Oracle right now. I haven’t had a chance to evaluate this yet but I’m looking forward to having a play and in particular trying out the supposed tighter integration with Informatica PowerCenter 8.6.1. You can read more detail in the official Oracle Press Release.