Basic concepts of OBIEE Online Training

What is OBIEE?

OBIEE stands for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, which is introduced by Oracle Corporation. Mainly it is a set of business intelligence tools. Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition or OBIEE is also termed as OBI EE Plus. The key competitors of OBIEE are Microsoft BI, SAS Institute, IBM Cognos, SAP AG Business Objects.

OBIEE is an open, complete and architecturally unified business intelligence tool. It has some useful features like ad hoc query and analysis, reporting, OLAP (online analytical processing), scorecards and dashboard etc.

Sometimes OBIEE is used interchangeably with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA), which is a pre-built BI and data warehousing system built on the OBIEE technology stack, however OBIEE is the platform whereas OBIA is an application that uses the platform. The OBI EE Plus incorporates the components of the toolset to include a service-oriented architecture, an analytic, data access services, and calculation infrastructure, semantic business model, metadata management services, a security model and user preferences, and administration tools.

Main features of OBIEE

  • Graphical reporting
  • Scheduled report generation
  • Ad hoc query and analysis also
  • Gives global support
  • Hierarchy piercing
  • It can connect to other sources like Excel, XML, Oracle OLAP, MS Analysis services, Essbase etc.
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