Monday, April 02, 2012

OBIEE 11g Book

There is a new book on Oracle Business Intelligence 11g that is due out later this year - in August 2012, as per the publisher's web site (Packt Publishing Technical & IT Book and eBook Store), titled, " Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial ", and authored by three OBIEE experts, Christian Screen, Haroun Khan, Adrian Ward.
Adrian Ward, co-author, and long-time Oracle BI user, developer, and consultant, emailed me a few days back, which is how I got to know of this new book coming out, and asked if I would mention the book on this blog. I agreed, since books on Oracle Business Intelligence, the leading, integrated, and best-in-class business intelligence suite in the market, are always welcome.
Adrian also told me this book is "aimed at relative beginners who need a good grounding without too many techie details."
More importantly, for would-be readers, "It's based on 11.1.1.6 and uses a tennis stats database as hands on guide.  All the code will eb available as well." As you know, the 11.1.1.6 release is the latest release from Oracle Business Intelligence, and is also the software release for the Exalytics In-Memory Machine from Oracle. It would be very helpful for readers if this book contains at least a chapter on Exalytics - configuration and optimizations for example.

As of writing this post there is not much additional information available about the book - neither the Amazon book page nor the publisher's site have a table of contents or a sample chapter download available; I suppose that will change as the book nears publication.

In the meantime here are three links for the book:
http://www.obi11gbook.com/ - a site dedicated to the book
Packt Publishing - The publisher's page for the book
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g: A Hands-On Tutorial - Amazon's page for the book.