Thursday, June 27, 2013

OBIEE Certified with Database 12c

Couple of updates in the world of Oracle, both related. The first is that the Oracle Database 12c is now generally available and can be downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network here (subject to the OTN Developer License Terms). Three platforms are supported - Linux x86-64, Solaris Sparc64, and  Solaris (x86-64).

You may want to take a look at the Plug into the Cloud with Oracle Database 12c White Paper. Coincident with the release, there is a series of events being organized. You can find one in your city or near it at Oracle Database 12c | Oracle Technology Day page.
The first place to begin to learn about this new release is of course the documentation library. Specifically, you should have the 2 Day DBA, 2 Day + Security Guide, the New Features Guide, and the Concepts guide bookmarked. I have, and my summer plan (monsoon plan here in India) is to go over these books.

The documentation library is also dedicated to the memory of Mark Townsend, who passed away unexpectedly in April 2012.
Contributor: The Oracle Database 12c documentation is dedicated to Mark Townsend, who was an inspiration to all who worked on this release.

The second update is that the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page has an updated System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1 matrix for, which now includes Oracle Database 12c as a supported database. Specifically, Oracle Database version and above are now supported with Oracle BI EE only. This certification does not extend to older releases of Oracle BI.