Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Oracle BI Apps Available

The latest version of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, version, became available for download on the Oracle Technology Network.

You can download the software here.
The documentation library can be accessed here.

Some of the highlights of this release of Oracle BI Apps are:
  • New applications, including Student Information Analytics, that provides an integrated view of admissions and recruiting, student records and student financials. It is certified with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0 (Bundle # 25),  and Indirect Spend Planning, that enables procurement teams to forecast indirect spend, and use packaged what-if modeling tools to reduce spend.
  • Content enhancements to Financials, HR, Projects, CRM, Procurement and Spend Planning, and Supply Chain & Order Management Applications.
  • New TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) tools, including a GUI based configuration and a functional setup tool.
  • This version of BI Apps is based on the technology infrastructure of the Oracle BI EE release.
  • As an optional feature to this release, an enhanced ETL architecture using Oracle Golden Gate is now available.
  • These BI Applications are now available with the next-generational ELT architecture of ODI (Oracle Data Integrator)
A busy season for analytics releases.
8th May 2013, Bangalore

Friday, May 03, 2013

BI Mobile Security Toolkit for

The Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile Security Toolkit for Apple iPad (iOS 5 & 6) is now available for download at

The Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit "provides the ability to generate a signed version of the Oracle BI Mobile HD application. The toolkit includes the instructions and necessary content to build this application making use of Apple’s Xcode and the IOS SDKs."

Please see my previous post, Oracle BI Mobile Security Toolkit, for more details.

Weekend, it's fast approaching.
Abhinav, 3 May 2013
Bangalore Bundle Patch for OBIEE Now Available

Earlier in the week the latest bundle patch for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition - - became available to Oracle customers on the My Oracle Support portal. "This patchset is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition,,, BP1,,,,,, and"
  1. Oracle Business Intelligence Installer: Tracking Bug 16504136
  2. Oracle Real Time Decisions: Tracking Bug 16504143
  3. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: Tracking Bug 16504148
  4. Oracle Business Intelligence ADF Components: Tracking Bug 16504154
  5. EPM Components Installed from BI Installer Tracking Bug 16504156
  6. Oracle Business Intelligence: Tracking Bug: 16427939
  7. Oracle Business Intelligence Platform Client Installers and MapViewer: Tracking Bug 16504161
You can search for this patchset on the My Oracle Support portal by using the "Recommended Patch Advisor" and selecting "Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition" from the "Product" dropdown and "" from the "Release" dropdown. 

This will lead to the search results page listing all the available patches available.

Why are bundle patches recommended? They are recommended because these are a collection of critical bug fixes for a product or specific products. These patches can sometimes also contain minor enhancements as well as security updates. These patches undergo a rigorous set of tests before they are released for consumption by customers. Furthermore, these bundle patches are cumulative in nature, which means a bundle patch contains the contents of previous bundle patches that have been released. 

As always, you should carefully go over the documentation accompanying the bundle patch and come to a considered decision on applying the patch.

Thank you,
Abhinav, 3 May 2013