Monday, February 27, 2012

11.1.1.6.0 Now Available

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, version 11.1.1.6.0, is now generally available.

Here is information pertinent to the release.

Firstly, the bits. 

You can download it from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, which where you download all licensable Oracle products. Customers should use this site.

You can also download the bits from the Oracle Technology Network from this page (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/biee-111150-393613.html). Note that downloads on the OTN site are provided for evaluators under the OTN License Agreement.

Download Oracle BI 11.1.1.6.0 from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at https://edelivery.oracle.com/

The 11.1.1.6.0 release is available for download for the following platforms:


  • Microsoft Windows x86 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows x86-64-bit
  • Linux x86 (32-bit)
  • Linux x86-64-bit
  • Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
  • Sun Solaris x86-64 (64-bit)
  • AIX (64-Bit)


Second, the list of supported system configurations. 
Also known as the SR&SP guide by some. To get the doc, you need to go to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html. On that page, click the link for "System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1", which downloads a spreadsheet file with the required information. You could use this link directly - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/bi-11gr1certmatrix-166168.xls - but for the sake of getting the most current link, I would advise first going to the web page above, and then clicking the download link.

Third, the documentation.
You can get the documentation for this release from the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Documentation page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/documentation/bi-ee-087853.html
Specifically, for the 11.1.1.6.0 release, this is the landing page: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/bi.htm

And if you are interested in the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, there are two docs that should be of interest to you:
1. "Owner's Guide for Linux x86-64", which "describes how to set up, install, and commission the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine"
2. "Installation and Administration Guide", which "explains how to install and manage Oracle Business Intelligence products (including Oracle BI Enterprise Edition and Oracle BI Publisher) on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. Includes how to monitor and administer an Oracle Business Intelligence system"

Fourth, the Release Notes.
In general, the Release Notes is of immediate concern and use to most people in any new release. You can find the Release Notes for this release here (http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E23943_01/relnotes.htm).

This, then, is a list of links to get you started with the latest and greatest release in the world of business intelligence. The Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, 11.1.1.6.0 release.

Happy analyzing.