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Oracle® Retail Data Model Installation Guide
Release 11.3.2

Part Number E20362-05
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1 Hardware and Software Requirements

This chapter describes the hardware and software requirements of Oracle Retail Data Model:

Before you install Oracle Retail Data Model, you must verify that all hardware and software requirements are met.

Supported Platforms

Oracle Retail Data Model is supported on the following platforms:

For more information about Oracle Linux, see Oracle Linux Notes.

Oracle Linux Notes

For information about the Oracle Linux, go to http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/index.html. To download Linux, under Downloads, click Oracle Linux; this takes you to the Oracle Linux download site, https://edelivery.oracle.com/linux. Oracle Linux is a free download.

Hardware Requirements

The Oracle Database installation guide for your platform includes procedures for checking that your installation meets the hardware and operating system requirements described.

The minimum hardware requirement for Oracle Retail Data Model installation is:

The minimum hardware requirement for Oracle Retail Data Model Sample Reports installation is:

Software Requirements

The minimum software requirements for the Oracle Retail Data Model are as follows:

Note:

The recommended patches and software versions are accurate as of product release. For the latest recommendations for database supported platforms, see https://support.oracle.com/.

Oracle Database Requirements

Oracle Retail Data Model requires Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition (11.2.0.3 or later).

Installation of the Oracle Retail Data Model component requires the following options to the Database:

  • Oracle Partitioning

  • Oracle Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)

  • Oracle Data Mining

  • When you install the Database ensure that the database character set is Unicode (AL32UTF8) to support multi-language installations due to the Oracle Retail Data Model permitting installation with support for English and several other languages.

Tip:

To confirm that you have Oracle Data Mining and OLAP options installed, follow the instructions outlined in "Confirming that Oracle Data Mining and OLAP Options are Installed" on page 3-2.

After you download and install the Database, upgrade to the latest patch. Patches are available from My Oracle Support at the following location:

https://support.oracle.com

Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition

You must have the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition installed before you view the Oracle Retail Data Model sample reports (this is Optional for Oracle Retail Data Model and Sample Reports installation steps but is required to deploy the Oracle Retail Data Model sample reports RPD and webcat and to view the sample reports on the Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11g instance).

Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.6 or higher can be downloaded from the "Oracle Business Intelligence 11g downloads" link on Oracle Technology Network at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

Installation instructions are included in the documentation.

Platform Specific Requirements

Oracle Retail Data Model has the following platform specific requirements:

AIX Platform Requirements: Database and Configuration Parameters

On the AIX platform, there are additional database configuration requirements. On AIX platform, use the ulimit command to determine process memory related resource limits. Verify that the shell limits are set to the appropriate values and verify that the kernel parameters are set to values greater than or equal to the minimum values as specified in the Oracle Database Installation Guide for IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-Bit).

You need to modify certain ulimit settings that determine process memory related resource limits, including the following settings:

  • Soft DATA segment: set to -1 (Unlimited)

  • Soft Real Memory size: set to -1 (Unlimited)

Note:

For details review the section, "Configure Shell Limits and System Configuration Parameters" in Chapter 2, "Oracle Database Preinstallation Requirements", in Oracle Database Installation Guide for IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-Bit).