Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI platform that provides the best foundation for delivering the full range of BI capabilities, including interactive dashboards and real-time predictive intelligence.
The Oracle BI EE consists of components such as BI Server, BI Administration tool, and BI Presentation services. The following section describes Oracle BI EE and its internal components.
Oracle BI Server is a highly scalable, highly efficient query, reporting, and analysis server that provides services that enable the other components of the Business Intelligence Suite, such as Answers, Dashboards, Data Mining, Reporting, and Analytic Applications.
It enables you to concentrate on asking the right business questions, because the server decides which tables provide the fastest answers. For Oracle BI Server to have enough information to navigate to aggregate tables, you must configure certain metadata in the repository.
You can perform tasks such as setting permissions for business models, tables, columns, and subject areas; specifying filters to limit data accessibility; and setting authentication options. The administration tool contains three layers:
represents the physical structure of the data sources to which the Oracle BI Server submits queries. The physical layer is displayed in the right pane of the Administration Tool.
represents the logical structure of the information in the repository. The business models contain logical columns arranged in logical tables, logical joins, and dimensional hierarchy definitions. The business model and mapping layer also contain the mappings from the logical columns to the source data in the Physical layer. It is displayed in the middle pane of the Administration Tool.
represents the presentation structure of the repository. The presentation layer enables you to present a view different from the Business Model and Mapping layer. It is displayed in the left pane of the Administration Tool.