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11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

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New Features for Oracle BI Installation

This preface describes changes to installation features for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release 1 (11.1.1).

If you are upgrading to Oracle BI EE from a previous release, read the following information carefully, because there might be significant differences in features, tools, and procedures. For more information about upgrading to Oracle BI EE 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence .

This preface contains the following topics:

New Features in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7)

This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.7). It includes the following topics:

Installing Oracle Business Intelligence on IBM WebSphere

Oracle WebLogic Server is the primary platform for Oracle Fusion Middleware software components. In this release, when you perform a Software Only install of Oracle Business Intelligence you can select Oracle WebLogic Server or IBM WebSphere. For more information, see "Chapter 10, Managing Oracle Business Intelligence on IBM WebSphere" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Third-Party Application Server Guide.

Configuring Oracle Essbase Suite when Installing Oracle Business Intelligence

Oracle Essbase database provides multidimensional analysis, enabling rapid development of custom analytic and enterprise performance management applications. In this release, when you install Oracle Business Intelligence you can select to configure Oracle Essbase database and its associated tools. For more information, see "Chapter 27, Introduction to Using Oracle Essbase and Associated Components in Oracle Business Intelligence" in Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Installing BI Composer

When performing a new 11.1.1.7 BI installation, BI Composer is automatically installed and configured. For more information, see Section 5.3, "Installing and Configuring BI Composer for Oracle BI EE."

Note:

When upgrading to Oracle Business Intelligence 11.1.1.7 from a previous 11g release, see "Enabling Oracle Business Intelligence Composer Features" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Patching Guide.

New Features in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6)

This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6). It contains the following topics:

New Features for 11.1.1.6.2

New installation features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.2) include:

Installing BI Composer Using a Script

After applying the 11.1.1.6.2 patch, you install the BI Composer using a script. This procedure replaces the series of manual steps you performed previously. For more information, see Section 5.3, "Installing and Configuring BI Composer for Oracle BI EE."

Note:

If you have previously installed and configured BI Composer and subsequently applied the 11.1.1.6.2 patch, then you must run the same script to re-configure BI Composer.

New Features for 11.1.1.6.0

New installation features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.0) include:

Standalone Installer Includes Catalog Manager Client Tool

The separate, standalone installer for the Oracle Business Intelligence client tools (previously included only Oracle Business Intelligence Administration Tool and Job Manager), now also installs Oracle Business Intelligence Catalog Manager (online mode only). The Oracle Business Intelligence client tools installer is provided for organizations that install Oracle Business Intelligence on computers running a UNIX operating system, or that install Oracle Business Intelligence on computers running 32- or 64-bit Windows operating system but want to use the client tools on other computers. The installer significantly simplifies the installation, deinstallation, and configuration for the Oracle Business Intelligence client tools. It is supported on computers running 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems only.

Manually Installing BI Composer

The ability to install BI Composer by extending an Oracle WebLogic Server domain to include BI Composer runtime implementation shared libraries, and configuring the Oracle BI Presentation Services configuration file. For more information, see Section 5.3, "Installing and Configuring BI Composer for Oracle BI EE."

New Features in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5)

This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5). It contains the following topics:

New Features for 11.1.1.5.0

New install features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.5.0) include:

Install Software Updates

The ability to install software updates for the Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer, as part of the Oracle Business Intelligence installation process. This includes the option to download and install updates through your My Oracle Support account (if one exists), install updates previously downloaded to a local directory, or skip software updates altogether.

Key Optimizations for the Simple Install Type

With the Simple Install type, all architectural components are installed except Node Manager and the Managed Server. Furthermore, the components that are typically hosted and executed by the Managed Server are instead hosted and executed by the Administration Server. These optimizations reduce the memory footprint and complexity of Oracle Business Intelligence, and are especially targeted for demonstration, evaluation, and proof of concept use cases.

A Separate Standalone Installer for the Oracle Business Intelligence Client Tools (Administration Tool and Job Manager)

The Oracle Business Intelligence client tools installer is provided for organizations that install Oracle Business Intelligence on computers running a UNIX operating system, or that install Oracle Business Intelligence on computers running 32- or 64-bit Windows operating system but want to use the client tools on other computers. The installer significantly simplifies the installation, deinstallation, and configuration for the Oracle Business Intelligence client tools. The client tools run on 32- and 64- bit Windows operating systems and are accessible from installations on all platforms.

Support for Existing Metadata Services (MDS) Schemas.

The MDS schema provides a unified metadata store for Oracle Fusion Middleware products and components, such as Oracle Business Intelligence. Customers can integrate an Oracle Business Intelligence installation with an existing MDS schema instance (that is, one that was previously created). This includes integrating an Oracle Business Intelligence installation with an MDS schema instance that is physically and logically separate from a Business Intelligence Platform (BIPLATFORM) schema instance, which is the other schema required by Oracle Business Intelligence.

New Features in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3)

This section describes new features for Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3). It contains the following topics:

New Features for 11.1.1.3.0

New install features in Oracle BI EE 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.3.0) include:

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer is Used for installation tasks

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer replaces the installer that was used in previous versions of Oracle Business Intelligence. See Chapter 1, "Installation Overview." Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer includes online help for each installation screen.

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer is Used to Seamlessly Install and Configure all Oracle Business Intelligence Products

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer is used to seamlessly install and configure all Oracle Business Intelligence products, such as Oracle BI EE, Oracle Real-Time Decisions, and Oracle BI Publisher.

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer Provides Flexibility

Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Installer provides the flexibility to perform software installation and configuration steps in the same process or separately in their own processes.

Oracle WebLogic Server Replaces Oracle Application Server and Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J)

Oracle WebLogic Server replaces Oracle Application Server and Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J), which were used in previous Oracle Business Intelligence releases. WebLogic Server also handles the Java components and provides many of the administrative services formerly provided by Oracle Business Intelligence services in previous releases.

Oracle Business Intelligence Uses New Command Line Utilities

In addition to the Oracle Business Intelligence command-line utilities from earlier releases, this release uses the following command-line utilities:

New Concepts for Oracle Business Intelligence

There are many new concepts in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1, and other concepts whose meanings have changed since the 10g release. For a detailed description of these concepts, see "Understanding Oracle Fusion Middleware Concepts" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide. You may also refer to the "Glossary" in other Oracle Business Intelligence guides, such as in Oracle Fusion Middleware System Administrator's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Topics of Interest in Other Guides

Additional topics may be of interest to those installing and upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence. These topics are covered in other guides and shown in the following list by general topic and titles of books to consult for more information.