Thursday, April 26, 2007

Blog hits

Even though the regularity and frequencey of my blog posts to the BI blog has been a tad irregular, the hits coming to the blog on the other hand has shown a steady increase this year.

Now I need to figure out how to extend this to work and pay... Of course there are many who have it all figured out.

OTN Forum for BI Enterprise Edition

Check this out - a little over a month old, the OTN Forum for BI Suite Enterprise Edition.
It is available under the Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence category.

Almost reads like a delayed April Fools joke

How not to ask a question... - Tom Kyte has this post which links to an OTN Forum post on the SQL and PL/SQL forum. Browse this link when you have free time... Thread: URGENT URGENT PLZ READ B4 OTHERS VERY URGENT NO TIME WASTERS

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Office Add-in in

I don't think I can quite yet start talking, showing, and in general get excited about the new BI Office Add-in the upcoming BI release quite yet, at least on the blog, but Mark Rittman (Rittman Mead Consulting) has a post (Collaborate’07 Day 2 - BI Roadmap Update) where he mentions Matt Elumba talking about the upcoming BI release that has a new Office Add-in. Yes - a brand new Excel and PowerPoint Add-in with some really, really nice functionality that I am confident shall make every single BI customer to use this add-in. I have confidence in confidence. Or... to use this spiffy new feature of Blogger (How do I use the transliteration feature?) - मन में है विशवास। हम होंगे कामयाब एक दिन.
And of course, there is the integration of Discoverer with BI Publisher - pixel perfect reporting, here I come!

Discoverer certified with Apps 11i on Linux

Specifically, if you read Steven Chan's blog post - OracleAS 10g Certified with Apps 11i - it makes things clear, and I quote:
Just to ensure that there's no confusion about what's been certified, the full name of this patchset is:

* Oracle Application Server and Oracle Developer Suite 10g Release 2 (10.1.2) Patch Set 2 ( (Patch 4960210)

This latest certification includes the use of the following Oracle Application Server 10g components with Apps 11i:

* Discoverer 10g
* Portal 10g
* Web Cache 10g

Just for Linux... For Now

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

BI EE is now available

Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition 10gR3, version (yep - 5 digits in all... say that fast without biting your tongue) is now available for download from OTN.

What's new there? In brief:
- Support for HP UX, Solaris, and IBM AIX, both 32 and 64 bit versions.
- Certification for the Sun Java System Web Server, IBM Tivoli, & CA eTrust Siteminder SSO Servers.
- Support for other of identity management products including Novell Identity Manager, IBM Tivoli Identity Management

Download from Oracle Business Intelligence (10.1.3.x) Downloads
Get the doc from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Documentation