Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Updated: OBIEE 11.1.1.6 is here

Well, you really had to surf the web yesterday with your eyes shut to not get the news that Oracle has released the latest version 11.1.1.6 of its business intelligence flagship.

The community is already abuzz with postings about new features and enhancements, so for now, I'll just provide a compilation of recommended reading.

Mark Rittman always manages to provide indepth information from the start.
Make sure you visit Adrian's blog frequently for news on 11.1.1.6.
fiston also shares a nice compilation of new features.
Michael Verzijl posted a comprehensive list too.
Check Antony's blog for information about 11.1.1.6
Bravesoft has some details on BI Publisher enhancements.

Sparklines didn't make it into OBIEE 11.1.1.6 but hopefully the next release.
(Thanks to Mark for the update)
The software is available on Oracle's Software Delivery Cloud or OTN. The documentation can be downloaded from there as well and there is an online version as usual. A good resource to check out the "What's new...." pages.

As most of you are aware, OBIEE 11.1.1.6 is the base for Oracle's Exalytics machine, so you might want to check out some information on this as well.

Update: Antony Heljula has compiled a no-further-questions-thank-you-sir FAQ on Exalytics.

have a nice day

@lex

9 comments:

Mark Rittman said...

Hi Alex

Microcharts (grid of charts) didn't make it into 11.1.1.6 in the end, neither did the view suggestion engine that was previewed at OOW. I would imagine these will come in a later update, as they would be very useful in an Exalytics environment.

Mark

Alexander Hansal said...

Hi Mark,

well, that's embarrassing ;-)

Thanks for the update

@lex

Anonymous said...

On a different note, seems like Siebel 8.2.2 has been pulled off the edelivery site. Any particular reason for this?

Alexander Hansal said...

Hi Anonymous,

ensure that you search for the 64 bit OS version, there you'll find it.

have a nice day

@lex

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have my hands on exalytics, but i still cannot see features like Microcharts or PSE(presentation suggestion engine) as shown in Oracle Exalytics White Paper.

Is there anything I have been missing or anything more needed to be done to enable these features?

Alexander Hansal said...

Hi Anonymous,

as Mark pointed out, these features will come in a future patch set (11.1.1.6.2 BP1).

have a nice day

@lex

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the quick reply.

I tried to download 11.1.1.6.2 patch, but the very first line of Readme File says :

"This patch is highly recommended for all the customers (except Exalytics customers)"

Will exalytics get separate patch? & btw what does BP1 stand for, in your comment above?

Thanks

Alexander Hansal said...

Hi Anonymous,

I recommend that you contact Oracle Support to get the patch that is right for you.

If memory serves me well, "BP" stands for "Batch Pack(age)".

have a nice day

@lex

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot Alex.