- Paperback: 620 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (July 19, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849685665
- ISBN-13: 978-1849685665
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Christian Screen is a Business Intelligence evangelist with over 15 years of experience in technology ranging from low-level programming, e-commerce, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Performance Management, and of course, Business Intelligence. In his day job he is a Senior Manager for Capgemini North America's Oracle Analytics Practice. In his spare time he enjoys writing technical articles, learning new technologies, inventing, writing software, spending time with his family, trying to change the world, and running his blog and podcast at ArtOfBi.com.
Haroun Khan is one of Europe's leading OBIEE consultants. A Comp Sci 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 has 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 now free-lances in leading and designing projects in the BI and data warehousing space, combining this with entrepreneurial activities such as his own e-commerce business jrpass.com. In his downtime, Haroun likes to spend as much time as possible in the mountains, away from a computer screen and avoiding numerous requests to write a blog or get on another plane!
Adrian Ward started working in Siebel Analytics back in 2001 and quickly realized the potential in the technology. He formed the UKs 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 sectors, from Investment Banking to Military operations. His deep technical OBIEE and BI Applications knowledge has been used on dozens of projects throughout the globe including HR, Sales, Service, Pharma and Custom Analytics. He was also one of the first bloggers on Oracle BIEE 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", and helps others to network and learn about the product and its application, including organizing networking social events in London. In his spare time he loves sailing, skiing, enjoying life with his family, and learning new technology.
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The book also tries to plug together packages from many acquisitions made by Oracle in recent years. The term Fusion Middleware is a means to group many of those packages into a systematic overall offering, that is easier for users to understand. Interestingly, Oracle currently only supports its WebLogic server as the application server for all this. It has not made a move to using IBM's WebSphere as an alternative server. Though in time this may change.
The text provides a concise summation of the numerous packages with the BI Domain. And readers who are programmers may be interested to know that Oracle has effectively standardised on 2 languages - C++ and Java. (It of course owns Java, after its purchase of Sun.)
The installation is complex enough that several chapters are devoted to it. Which gives you a good idea of how involved the rest of the text will be. Typically these days, a book about a software product just has a short chapter near the start about installation, and the chapter is often a trivial read since the install will be mostly by defaults. In the current book, there is much more to understand and tweak, if you are so inclined.
The intricacy of the install can be extended to the observation that another chapter is just about upgrading from 10g of the Web Catalog (and of another product) to 11g.
Of the remainder of the text, you have a choice of topics. Perhaps not all will be needed by each reader.Read more ›
The first 6 chapters have me wondering who the target audience is. Setting up IIS, LDAP, etc is not typically the job of a developer. Devoting a chapter to upgrading from 10 to 11g, considering that the book audience is a new user who just installed 11g via the instructions, is just odd. Perhaps worth an appendix entry at the most.
Since i haven't finished the book, I'll reserve final judgement till then.
For those working in the OBIEE 11g realm with little time to read lengthy book reviews: Get this book!
For those who love lengthy book reviews, please read on.
Overall, the book is a very good read. The authors use a concise yet casual and entertaining language. The title holds true: the book is really hands-on, valuable information is found in abundance in each and every chapter along with pointers to the documentation and supporting web sites. Here is a quick summary chapter by chapter:
Chapter 1, Architecture, introduces the role of the WebLogic server and provides good explanations of all related system components and Java components that make up OBIEE 11g.
Chapter 2, Metadata Repository is a great overview of the metadata repository and describes in detail the process of installing the same using the Repository Creation Utility (RCU).
Chapter 3 is a precise, no-nonsense walkthrough of the installation process on Microsoft Windows.
Chapter 4 discusses installation options. It includes much appreciated information on creating high-availability and failover secure environments as well as web tier (HTTP server) installation and configuration. The chapter also covers start-up and shutdown scripts which every admin loves.
Chapter 5, System Management Tools deals with the WLS Console, going into great detail on the intricacies of the WL domain, security realms and EM, focusing of course on the coreapplication application.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very Informative, Eloborate Explanation for each and every individual conceptsPublished on July 10, 2014 by karthik koppu
I cannot use the examples starting in chapter 8 as you (apparently) need a full install of Oracle (or is it MySQL????) to follow the examples. Very confusing. Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by Thomas Woerndle
The authors of this book didn't communicate very well. One author has you setting up an oracle database, the next decided to use a MySQL database, and the dmp file they provide... Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by SA DBA
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g.. a very cool book.
Would recommend to all.
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