Groovy, Web Services and OBIEE 12c

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know I’m a fan of the Groovy language. It’s unfettered support for closures has made it a popular choice for writing domain-specific language (DSL) projects such as Gradle and Jenkins, and the healthy dose of syntactic sugar spooned in at runtime means that developers spend less time boiler-plating and more time […]

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Forecast: Partly Cloudy (Part 2)

If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably seen my other post on connecting OBIEE to Amazon Web Services’ Redshift database offering. If not, thanks for joining in for this part of the adventure. To summarize the last post, cloud applications are becoming increasingly more common, and because of this fact, more of the data that is produced […]

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Forecast: Partly Cloudy (Part 1)

One thing that is for certain is that the cloud is here to stay. With more and more offerings having a cloud component, managing data and applications that are not on-premises will become commonplace. Some applications are optimized for this brave new world we’re living in (Oracle BICS comes to mind), but the old guard […]

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When Node Manager and OPMN Won’t Play Nicely

Who doesn’t love a solid VM workstation? I’m a big fan of these given their scalability and low maintenance (just update that master image and redeploy!). Not to mention the fact that I can use fancy buzzwords like “cloud” and “virtualization”. Jokes aside, VMs are awesome developer tools and here at Red Pill, we recommend using […]

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OBIEE 11.1.1.7.1 Cross Drilling:

Next on the list… cross drilling. In dimensional modeling terms, we refer to this as “drilling across”… as in “drilling across fact tables.” We do this when we need metrics from two or more fact tables in the same analysis. This is easy when the analysis is using all conformed dimensional attributes. In most cases, […]

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Weblogic Admin Server Fails to Start

If you work with OBIEE 11g in an administrative role, one of the most debilitating issues you can experience is an Admin Server that fails to start. A large majority of OBIEE configuration and management tasks take place within the WebLogic Server Administrative Console and Enterprise Manager; when the Admin Server is down, neither tool […]

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