The Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite is a complete, open, and integrated solution for all enterprise business intelligence needs, including reporting, ad hoc queries, OLAP, dashboards, scorecards, and what-if analysis. The Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite includes Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (Oracle BI EE) is a comprehensive set of enterprise business intelligence tools and infrastructure, including a scalable and efficient query and analysis server, an ad-hoc query and analysis tool, interactive dashboards, proactive intelligence and alerts, and an enterprise reporting engine.

The components of Oracle BI EE share a common service-oriented architecture, data access services, analytic and calculation infrastructure, metadata management services, semantic business model, security model and user preferences, and administration tools. Oracle BI EE provides scalability and performance with data-source specific optimized request generation, optimized data access, advanced calculation, intelligent caching services, and clustering.

This guide contains usage and reference information about both the Oracle BI Server MDS XML API and the legacy Oracle BI Server XML API.


This document is intended for metadata repository developers who use MDS XML or Oracle BI Server XML in their repository development processes, or for system administrators who use the Oracle BI Server XML API to programmatically interact with the Oracle BI repository.

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Related Documents and Other Resources

See the Oracle Business Intelligence documentation library for a list of related Oracle Business Intelligence documents.

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