A Typical BI Client and Vendor ! Awesome conversation

Typical BI project conversation:

Client: Here are my five reports that I run on discoverer. We just bought OBIEE and we would like to port it to OBIEE and by the way, it would be great if you can finish it by end of this week.

me: Sure. We can do that, but what about the other 395 reports that you have?

Client: We will get to them when we have budget next year.

This is a perfect recipe for disaster. In trying to save time and money, many IT managers skip requirement gathering altogether and mistakenly equate existing “reports” to BI. OBIEE is just another reporting tool. Yes, it is, but it is so much more or can be so much more. OBIEE implementation is an opportunity to become an intelligent enterprise. Migrating reports as-is without thinking about the end goal will just propagate the mistakes of the past.

This also reminds me of a piece from Alice in wonderland

Alice: ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

‘I don’t much care where—-’ said Alice.

‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

Credit to the Originator .

OBIEE 11g – A Gospel about Whirlpool in BI Space

Looking about Oracle’s magnanimity in BI area specially in promoting OBIEE in there business in such of magnitudal unanimity which will must going to be heartthrob for most of the companies after the next major release of OBIEE 11g . So far the information I can collate is that , there are hell lot of improvements from look and feel & user navigation perpective , lot of functional and behavioral improvements , tons of new features and enhancements will be on your way !

Be prepare for grabing this all…. ! Just wait…till no date has been finalised by Oracle as they release on Apr2009 and target date for new release is 12 months after that .  So lets hope for the grandeur  !!! However they are promoting some beta version conference presentations to some clients .. really special one !

The preface can be briefly elucidate from couple of OBIEE screenshots that I managed to get from a Oracle presentation …

Answers + Key Features



•Hierarchy / Member Browsing



•Dimensional Columns in Pivot Tables


•Outline Total Drilling


•Custom Groups – Results



•Member Selection (Query Steps) & Calculated Items




•Modular Workspace

In addition to that : “Essbase as Performance Accelerator for OBIEE and OBI Apps Available with OBIEE 11g” . A sound aggregation strategy can
transparently improve end-user query performance by many orders of magnitude .A Fully Integrated Scorecardingin BI EE 11g Leverage Key Platform Strengths ,Best In Class Functionality(Dimensional KPIs ,Strategy maps, Cause & Effect,
Strategy Trees, Watchlists) , Seamless Navigation to Rich BI Services (Interactive Tables, Crosstabs, Charts,Alerting, Notification, Workflow)

1) Great Look & Feel

2) New Oracle Graph rendering engine

3) Improved and Enhanced Report indexing or Report search facilities.

4) Searching meta data

5) Better work with Multi-dimensional data (like Essbase) .

And finally all in nutshell as below :

OBIEE11g-13 OBIEE11g-14