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Becky Wagner

Becky Wagner is a Senior BI Architect at US-Analytics and an Oracle ACE. Becky specializes in OBIEE, OAC, and data integration solutions.

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What's New in the Oracle Analytics Cloud? Release 105.3 (June 2019)

There hasn't been a significant to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) since March. In May, OAC received a small update in the 105.2.3 release in which pause and resume services were added, allowing the services you deploy in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to pause, preventing users from accessing them. 

In release 105.3, we see new features added to Service Management, Data Visualization, Pixel-Perfect Reporting, as well as a new feature for connecting to on-prem data sources. 

In this blog post, we'll go over these new features, steps for how you can use the new features, as well as a list of defects fixed in this release. 

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Three Methods for Restarting OAC

In this blog post, I’ll go through three different methods for restarting Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), including the uses cases and tutorials for each.

The steps in my previous two-minute tutorial — Opening Ports for OAC – EM Browser Access and RPD Admin Tool Access — are prerequisites for the tutorials below.

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Opening Ports for OAC - EM Browser Access and RPD Admin Tool Access [Two Minute Tutorial]

Posted by Becky Wagner   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud

In this two-minute tutorial, I’ll show you how to open a port for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) to get EM browser access as well as access to the RPD admin tool.

The steps in this tutorial are necessary for the subject of my upcoming blog post — three different methods for restarting OAC.

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Two Minute Tutorial: How to Access the OAC RPD

Posted by Becky Wagner   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud

In this two-minute tutorial, I’ll walk you through how to access the OAC RPD in two methods…

  • Accessing it through the Admin Tool
  • SSH into the server
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OAC Tutorial: Setting Up Active Directory

In this OAC tutorial, we’ll go through how to install and configure Microsoft Active Directory. 

If you’re looking for other tutorials to help you get started with OAC, check out the Two-Minute Tutorials for Setting up a Database for OAC and Creating an OAC Instance. We also offer an OAC Boot Camp for those who want to become OAC experts.

In our next Two-Minute Tutorial, we'll cover how to set up single sign-on.

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Two Minute Tutorial: Creating an OAC Instance

In my last tutorial, I walked you through setting up a database for OAC — which you’ll need to do if you haven’t done so already.

In this “two-minute tutorial,” we’ll take you step-by-step, so you can confidently create an OAC instance. As always, check back for more tutorials as we continue to explore the Oracle Analytics Cloud.

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Two Minute Tutorial: Setting Up a Database for OAC

In this “two-minute tutorial,” I’ll walk you through the steps for setting up a database for OAC. This blog post does come with a caveat: while it will probably only take you two minutes or a little longer to set up the database, you have to wait for Oracle to create the database. That might take about 30 minutes.

But, after the half hour is up, you can get to work on your OAC instance, which will be covered in my next blog post.

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Two Minute Tutorial: OAC Creation Error Workaround

OAC: Oracle Analytics Cloud(OAC) Service Creation fails with "PSM-LCM-01008 Unable to create service" Error (Doc ID 2353287.1)

I was unable to find the GUID ID referenced in the above Doc ID — so I fought until I found a way to find it. This is most likely due to the most recent version of OAC and the cloud having slightly different screens and naming for things. In this quick blog post, I’ll go through the steps for a workaround for finding the GUID for your storage containers:

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OBIA New Features: ETL Error Handling & Email Notifications

The latest version of OBIA — — came with a variety of new features. In this blog post, I will show you how Error Handling is managed, how it now works within many of the knowledge modules, what the report html files look like, and how to set up the email process.

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Oracle Data Integration Cloud Platform: Everything You Need to Know

Oracle has a new data integration solution in the cloud — combining features from all your favorite on-prem data governance and data integration tools.

Oracle’s Data Integration Cloud Platform (DIPC) seeks to bring together everything you need from a data integration, data governance, and data quality solution in one platform. With this one tool, you’re able to connect to hundreds of data sources — on-prem and in the cloud.

In this blog post, we’ll cover the features included in DIPC as well as uses cases, benefits, and security.

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