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What is SAML?... More About A Tool For Enterprise Cloud Security

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

What is SAML?

SAML is the XML-based Security Assertion Markup Language being standardized at OASIS Security Services. SAML enables single sign-on and other security scenarios, and provides details about the authentication, attribute, and authorization information between security domains. SAML has the specific XML-based protocol by which security information can be transported securely across domains from SAML Authorities i.e. Identity Provider and the SAML Consumers i.e. Service Providers.

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Tags: OBIEE, Cloud Services, Security, Shiva Molabanti, Blog

Oracle BICS and Identity Management – A New Security Architecture

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

 by Shiva Molabanti

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Tags: OBIEE, Cloud Services, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Cloud Application Integration, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications, Oracle BICS

Treemap Views, Global Variables & Adapting To Oracle BICS From OBIEE 11g

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 14, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) - Every organization should carefully evaluate the tool, as well as its potential for end-user adoption.

In today’s technological landscape there’s an ever-accelerating demand for increased efficiency and effectiveness. An organization, before evaluating a new solution, must consider end-user adoption for every technology prior to implementation, particularly when the cost of deployment and training are often driven by the rate of user adoption.  

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Tags: OBIEE, Migrations, Cloud Services, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Oracle BI, Oracle BICS, Blog

Free OBIEE Cache Purge/Seed Utility

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

To see reports with the most up-to-date data from the latest extract-transform-load (ETL) process, we typically purge the Oracle BI Server Cache using a common job called, "Cache Purge."

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Tags: OBIEE, Pre-Built Solutions, Shiva Molabanti, Cache, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, ETL, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications, Blog

Oracle BI Mobile App Now Available For Android

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

Whew.. The wait is over.

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Tags: OBIEE, Mobile BI, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Oracle BI, Blog

Top 12 BI Articles of 2013

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 05:10 AM

The results are in... here are KPI's Top 12 Business Intelligence Articles of 2013*

JANUARY

The Primary Differences Between OBIEE 10g & 11g Security Models

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Tags: OBIEE, Mobile BI, Awards, White Paper, Security, Shiva Molabanti, Ashok Das, Ashwin Pujari, Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, Rushendra Prasad, Imtiyaz Basha, EBook, Business Intelligence, Sridhar Kasthuri, Interactive Reporting, infographic, Jeremiah Johnson, HR Analytics, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications, Book, Jaime Seagraves, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Hyperion, Blog

Installing The Oracle BI Mobile App Designer

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 @ 08:37 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

Prerequisites:

  • OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 (If your version of Oracle BI EE is not 11.1.1.7.1, download Patch 16556157: OBIEE BUNDLE PATCH 11.1.1.7.1 from My Oracle Support).
  • To support Oracle BI Mobile App Designer with Oracle BI Web Catalog, Apply OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 MLR Patch 17004920.
  • Download Oracle BI Mobile App Designer Patch 17220944 from My Oracle Support.

Installation Steps:

  1. Stop All OBIEE 11G services (Weblogic Admin Server, Managed Server and OPMN services).
  2. Apply OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 MLR Patch 17004920 using OPatch Utility.
  3. Apply Oracle BI Mobile App designer Patch 17220944 using OPatch Utility.
  4. Deploy the Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (MAD) manually using Weblogic Configuration Assistant as shown below.
  5. Open Command prompt window and Navigate to: <MW_HOME>\Oracle_BI1\common\bin
  6. Run "config.bat" to start the WebLogic Configuration Assistant Tool.

On welcome screen, select ‘"Extend an existing WebLogic domain" and click "Next."

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Tags: OBIEE, Mobile BI, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle BI Mobile App Designer, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, Oracle BI, Oracle BI Applications, Blog

Oracle BI Mobile App Designer For Any Platform, Device or Screen Size

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:41 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

Oracle introduced another great application called “Oracle BI Mobile App Designer (MAD)” in Release 11.1.1.7.1 of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (Oracle BI EE). 

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Tags: OBIEE, Mobile BI, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, Oracle BI, Blog

OBIEE 11G Configuration: Maximum Limits

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 01:13 PM

by Shiva Molabanti

In OBIEE 11G, The instanceconfig.xml file stores the Oracle Business Intelligence Presentation Services configuration settings. Many configuration settings are available in EM and those should be controlled within EM only unless if we disabled centralConfigurationEnabled option. If any particular setting is not available in EM then we should make changes directly in instanceconfig.xml file. There are many situations where we need to change the default OBI configuration settings to a new value.

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Tags: OBIEE, Shiva Molabanti, Oracle, Oracle BI, Blog

Build OBIEE Reports For Impact Analysis & Data Lineage

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

by Shiva Molabanti

"If a column is deleted from a RPD, what reports will be affected?" 

In general every OBIEE Application user/developer needs to know the origin of the data displayed on reports. The general questions that everyone looks for answers to understand their application are:

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Tags: OBIEE, Shiva Molabanti, Data Lineage, Impact Analysis, Oracle, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, Oracle BI, Blog