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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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Tutorial: Updating Connection Pools in OAC & OBIEE 12c

Posted by Kevin Jacox   |   Business Intelligence,   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud

I recently ran into an interesting issue with a client — each RPD connected to different databases based on the environment (Dev, Test and Production). Due to the client’s security policy, OBIEE developers were not permitted to have the passwords for the data sources.

To migrate the RPD, a member of the DBA team must be contacted to input the passwords for the connection pools. At times, a DBA with available bandwidth can be difficult to locate (even for a few minutes), and the existing ticketing system does not lend itself to “on the fly” RPD promotions (such as Dev to Test).

If only we had a way to apply connection pools to the RPD while keeping the connection pool information secure…

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Oracle Data Flow

In part one, I talked about the common concepts and goals that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share. In part two, I looked at a brief overview of both tools and took an in-depth look at Tableau Prep.

In this third post, let's dive deeper into Oracle Data Flow.

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Getting In-Depth with Tableau Prep

In part one of this series, I shared an overview of the common concepts that Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow share as well as a brief look at the tools themselves. In part two, I want to take a more in-depth look at Tableau Prep and share my experiences using it.

In my first example, I have three spreadsheets containing data collected from every World Cup Match from 1930 to 2014. One contains detailed information about each match individually.

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Self-Service Data Transformation: Intro to Oracle Data Flow & Tableau Prep

In the world of self-service analytics, Tableau and Oracle Data Visualization are two tools that are often put on the same discussion platform. In the last year, the conversations surrounding these two tools have increased dramatically — with most of our clients using self-service analytics. In this blog, I am not going to do a comparison rundown between Tableau and Oracle DV. What I do want to show you is two similar tools which introduce exciting new possibilities: Tableau Prep and Oracle Data Flow.

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Oracle Analytics Roadmap: OBIEE & OAC

After attending Kscope18, one thing is still extremely clear — Oracle continues and will continue to be all about the cloud. For example, the title of the Kscope presentation detailing what’s coming to OBIEE is “Oracle Analytics: How to Get to the Cloud and the Future of On-Premises.”

While that does tell you there’s still a future in on-prem Oracle BI, it's also clear that all the innovation will be put into the cloud. In this blog post, we’ll look at…

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Oracle BI Commentary Tools: Open Source or Enterprise?

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   OBIEE,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   CollaborateBI

Commentary support in Oracle BI tools has been a commonly requested feature for many years. As with many absent features in our beloved tools, the community has come together to develop methods to implement this functionality themselves. Some of these approaches, such as leveraging Writeback, implement out-of-the-box Oracle BI features.

More commonly you’ll find custom-built software extensions or free “open source” applications that provide OBIEE comments as extensions.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the difference between custom-built extensions and open-source applications. We’ll also consider two different tools — one open source, another a custom-built extension.

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UnifyBI Community Edition: Free OBIEE Tableau Connector

Posted by Nicholas Padgett   |   OBIEE,   |   Tableau,   |   Oracle Analytics Cloud,   |   UnifyBI

Typically, issues that arise with your enterprise software require costly solutions, but occasionally you’ll find something that’s both helpful and affordable.

UnifyBI, the Tableau to OBIEE connector, is now available in a community edition and free to download. That’s right, free. So, what’s the catch? It doesn’t come with all the bells and whistle of the paid versions, but it will still help the community of Tableau and Oracle BI users solve their biggest problems.

This blog post will cover the issues the Community Edition helps solve, installation, as well as how its features stack up to the UnifyBI Professional Edition and Server Edition.

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