Tuesday, April 02, 2013

OBIEE Available

The latest release of Oracle Business Intelligence, 11g ( is now available for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). This is a significant release of Oracle BI and has enhancements across the stack.
A few of the more than 200 enhancements are:
  • New visualizations, including the Performance Tile, Waterfall graph, 100 Percent Stacked Bar graph
  • A new Visualizations Suggestion Engine
  • Breadcrumbs for contextual awareness and navigation.
  • Templates support for printing Dashboards
  • Ability to freeze headers when navigating long tables or pivots
  • Hadoop integration in the BI Server, which can now connect to Apache Hadoop data sources, fire off Hive QL queries across federated data sources.
  • Use a new, faceted user interface to search for your web catalog content. Directly launch content with the search criteria passed through as filters/prompts from the search results.
  • A model checker to flag off possible errors or warnings in your model. Can also be invoked via the command line, which makes it easy to automate.
  • Improved document genration performance in BI Publisher
  • A new report wizard in BI Publisher
  • Layout editor enhancements and extensions in BI Publisher
  • Support for local CSV and XML data sources in BI Publisher
  • Create private JDBC connections in BI Publisher
  • A new Smart View add-in with support for the BI Presentation catalog
  • Embed dashboards, with support for dashboard prompts, and analyses using the Smart View add-in
  • Create new analyses using Smart View and save them in your Excel workbook or back to the Presentation Catalog
  • Use BI Publisher to directly report against Presentation Catalog subject areas without having to create data models beforehand
  • Export dashboards to BI Publisher - the data models, layout, (supported) views and formats are carried over.
  • Performance improvements in the Scorecard and Strategy product.
  • Improved dashboard prompt support for Scorecards
  • And much much more...
A few links are in order now.
Over the coming days and weeks there will be a ton of information put out on this release on the site, and disseminated via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and other channels.

Happy downloading and thank you.
Bangalore, April 2, 2013