A comprehensive guide from Oracle experts, that will act as your single point of reference for building an Oracle BI 12c system that turns data in actionable insight.
About This Book
* Come, start your first Oracle Business intelligence system and excel in BI with this exhaustive guide
* An all-encompassing guide for your Oracle business intelligence needs
* Learn from the self-paced professional guidance and implement Oracle business intelligence using this easy-to-follow guide by our experts
Who This Book Is For
If your job includes working on data, improving the financial or operational performance of your organization or you are a consultant for the above, then this book is for you. If you have been placed on a business intelligence project, then this book is for you. If you are the Project Manager, Business Analyst or Data Scientist then this book is for you. If you are an end user of Oracle Business Intelligence, then this book is for you too.
Having a basic understanding of databases and the use of Business Intelligence is expected, but no knowledge of Oracle BI is required.
What You Will Learn
* Install OBIEE in Windows, including how to create the underlying Weblogic Application server and the required database
* Build the BI system repository, the vital engine connecting your data to the front end of Oracle BI
* Develop effective analysis, draw out meaning from the data, and present it to end users on interactive dashboards
* Build pixel-perfect, printable reports using the embedded BI Publisher feature
* Build agents for actionable insight and enable your users to act on Business Intelligence at their desktop or on the move
* Understand the various aspects of securing the Oracle BI system, from data restrictions to whole dashboard access rights
* Get acquainted with the system management tools and methods available for the continuous improvement of your system
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c is packed full of features and has a fresh approach to information presentation, system management, and security. OBIEE can help any organization to understand its data, to make useful information from data, and to ensure decision-making is supported by facts. OBIEE can focus on information that needs action, alerting users when conditions are met. OBIEE can be used for data analysis, form production, dashoarding, and workflow processes.
We will introduce you to OBIEE features and provide a step-by-step guide to build a complete system from scratch. With this guide, you will be equipped with a good basic understanding of what the product contains, how to install and configure it, and how to create effective Business Intelligence.
This book contains the necessary information for a beginner to create a high-performance OBIEE 12c system.
This book is also a guide that explains how to use an existing OBIEE 12c system, and shows end users how to create.
Style and approach
This book will take you from one feature to another in a step-by-step manner and will teach how you can create effective business intelligence using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition. You will be taught how to create BI solutions and dashboards from scratch. There will be multiple modules in the book, each module spread in chapters, that will cover one aspect of business intelligence in a systematic manner.
Adrian Ward is an Oracle ACE Associate who started working in Siebel Analytics back in 2001 and quickly realized the potential in the technology. He formed the UK's first independent consultancy focusing purely on OBIEE (nee Siebel Analytics) and Oracle BI Applications. He has led many large successful OBIEE implementations in a wide range of business sectors, from investment banking to military operations. His deep technical OBIEE and BI Applications knowledge has been applied on dozens of projects throughout the globe, including HR, Sales, Service, Pharma, and Custom Analytics, which is enabling hundreds of thousands of users in their day-to-day roles.
He was also one of the first bloggers on Oracle BIEE at http://www.obiee.info and today runs the Addidici OBIEE consultancy, which has operations in the UK, Europe, and South Africa. Adrian runs one of the largest Oracle BI networking groups on LinkedIn -- Oracle Business Intelligence, is an active tweeter (@Addidici), is a speaker at Oracle conferences, and helps others learn.
In his spare time, he loves sailing at Hayling Island, skiing, enjoying life with his family, and learning new technologies. Christian Screen (@christianscreen) is an Oracle ACE, technologist, and Business Intelligence evangelist with over 20 years of experience in technology ranging from low-level programming, e-commerce, Data Warehousing, Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management, product management, IoT, and of course, analytics. Founder of Art of BI Software and Consulting Group, one of Oracle's top Oracle Analytics partners in North America, his company was acquired by Datavail (@datavail) Corporation in 2016.
In his spare time, he enjoys writing technical articles, learning new technologies, inventing new products, writing software, spending time with his family, trying to change the world, and running his blog and podcast which are read and heard all across the globe. Haroun Khan is one of Europe's leading OBIEE consultants. A computer science graduate of Imperial College, London, he has been involved with OBIEE from its early days as an acquisition from nQuire by Siebel, and subsequently as part of the Oracle family. Haroun worked as a consultant on projects worldwide for Siebel and as a Principal Consultant for Oracle over a period of 10 years. He has specialized in BI and data warehousing over a longer period including time working at MicroStrategy.
Haroun is also an entrepreneur, successfully founding and currently running the online travel site https://www.jrpass.com/. His experience in e-commerce has given him new insight into how analytics is vital to the running of any business nowadays. He engages with cohort analysis, clickstream analytics, and conversion tracking.
He still freelances in leading and designing projects in the traditional BI and data warehousing space. In his downtime, Haroun likes to climb, is an avid squash player, and can sometimes be found prone, deep in despair, as he tries his hands at writing a novel.