New Features for Oracle Business Intelligence System Administrators

This section describes changes to system administration 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, then read the following information carefully, because there are significant differences in features, tools, and procedures.

This preface contains the following topics:

New Features

New system administration features in Oracle BI EE include:

Integrated Management Experience

This release introduces a fully integrated management experience for the administration of Java and non-Java components using Fusion Middleware Control and Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console. Because of this new integrated management experience, you no longer need to manually change configuration files for most administration tasks.

Centralized System Administration

In this release, you can now perform most system administration tasks using centralized management capabilities, including the following:

For information, see Chapter 2, "Managing Oracle Business Intelligence."

Programmatic and Scripting Capabilities for Administrative Operations

This release enables the automation of configuration and system management. The new BI Systems Management API Java programming interface includes a rich set of standards-based JMX MBeans to enable developers to automate administrative operations using Java and scripting technologies such as WLST (WebLogic Scripting Tool) and JPython. For information, see Chapter 30, "Introducing the Oracle BI Systems Management API."

New Configuration Settings for Views

This release provides new configuration settings for table, pivot table, graph, and gauge views. The release also introduces a new type called map view. For information on configuring these views, see Chapter 19, "Configuring and Managing Analyses and Dashboards."

Management of Users and Groups

This release introduces several enhancements and changes in how users and groups are managed. This release also uses application roles for organizing users. The Presentation Services groups from the previous release are now known as Catalog groups. For information, see Appendix C, "Managing Security for Dashboards and Analyses."

Enhancements for Localization

This release introduces several enhancements for localizing your system, including lookup tables and alias tables. For information, see Chapter 16, "Localizing Oracle Business Intelligence."

Upgrade Considerations

The following list identifies what you must be aware of if your site is upgrading from Oracle Business Intelligence 10g to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Release 1 (11.1.1):

For information about upgrading to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence.