OBIEE What You Need to Know

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As you might know, Oracle has released OBIEE   There are a host of new features that I know some of my clients have been looking for; including the ability to save calculated fields for reuse in other analyses, enhanced export functionality, and Hyperion Planning data source support.  We are installing at one of our clients right now and will let you know our impressions in the next couple of weeks.  The reason we are moving to is due to some important changes to the Certification Matrix.

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Updated Operating System Support

  1. Windows 2012 R2: BI Server and BI Admin Client Support
  2. Windows 8.1 64-bit: BI Server (dev use only) and BI Admin Client Support
  3. 32-bit OS no longer supported

NOTE: Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 64-bit requires JDK/JRE 1.7.0_80+.

Expanded Database support for the OBIEE RCU Repository

  1. MS SQL Server 2012 SP1 (Native Drivers recommended)

Expanded Microsoft Office Support

  1. Microsoft Office 2013 is now supported for the OBI Add-In

Newer versions of Browsers are now required for support

  1. Apple Safari 7
  2. Apple Safari 8
  3. Firefox 31+
  4. Google Chrome 42+
  5. MS Internet Explorer 11

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About the Author

John is a Senior Project Manager in the National Oracle Business Analytics Practice. He has over 18 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of Enterprise Software Applications including Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Industry Analytics solutions. John has expertise in leading large scale projects in multiple industries including Fortune 500 companies, leading research universities and government agencies. He is currently specializing in the development of Oracle BI Cloud Services solutions including Retail, Healthcare and Higher Ed Analytics.

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Thoughts on “OBIEE What You Need to Know”

  1. Looking for a solution for BI11.1.1.9.X where I can’t get external iplanet LDAP to authenticate. I read about a problem with virtual=true. I have applied all the patches. Any updates on this problem?

  2. We are going to upgrade Microsoft office to 2016. Is there any impact for OBIEE version ?

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