This preface describes the new features and certifications for the components in Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 4 (220.127.116.11).
For a list of new features and certifications in previous patchsets, see the "New Features" preface in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation and Administration Guide for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine which is available at the following location:
The Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 4 includes additional certifications and new capabilities for the components that are described in the following sections:
The Base Image 18.104.22.168 upgrade utility includes the following enhancements for non-virtual deployments:
Kernel upgraded from 2.6.100 to 2.6.32-400 with Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.8
Release 1 Patchset 4 Upgrade Utility: Existing customers on Release 1 Patchset 3 (Base Image 22.214.171.124) can use the utility to upgrade to Release 1 Patchset 4 (Base Image 126.96.36.199).
The Exalytics Domain Management Utility (embedded in Base Image 188.8.131.52) enables you to perform the following Exalytics domain management and Oracle Business Intelligence life cycle management functions on both virtual and non-virtual deployments:
Create multiple Exalytics domains on a single virtual or non-virtual Exalytics Machine
For each domain (on a virtual or non-virtual Exalytics Machine), the Exalytics Domain Management Utility automatically installs and configures Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle BI EE, Oracle Essbase, Oracle TimesTen, optionally creates schemas, and configures the BI domain.
Start and stop an Exalytics domain
View current status of an Exalytics domain
List Exalytics domains
Scale out an Exalytics domain
Remove an Exalytics domain
For more information on running the Exalytics Domain Management Utility, see Chapter 4, "Installing Software on an Exalytics Machine."
For information, see Oracle VM User's Guide for Release 3.2.1.
The following new application software component releases are certified to run on Oracle Exalytics Release 1 Patchset 4:
For the latest application software component certifications on Exalytics, see the Oracle Exalytics Certification Matrix at the following location:
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 184.108.40.206.140715 includes a number of bug fixes for the components that comprise Oracle Exalytics. These bug fixes are described in the component-specific ReadMe files.
Enhancements to Oracle TimesTen for Exalytics 220.127.116.11 include the following:
Significant improvements on query performance for Oracle BI EE in Oracle Exalytics
Enhanced SQL Optimizer enables faster query response time for selected Oracle Business Intelligence applications (e.g. Financials, CRM)
Reduction in SQL prepare time enables faster data retrieval for Oracle BI EE Dashboard reporting
Additional star-join query optimizations speeds up query response time for data marts and aggregations
Improved SQL execution plan selection and generation
Enhanced Index Advisor enables more precise recommendation
SQL Developer 4.0 Integration
New Data Loading wizard for populating TimesTen tables using existing data from the Oracle Database
New Index Advisor wizard for query performance tuning
New Performance Metrics wizard to simplify performance reporting
Quick Start Guide: New How-To guide for data loading and query performance tuning
For information, see the "Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database" documentation at the following link:
The link to the "Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database" documentation is also available from the Oracle Exalytics Documentation library.
Both Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (3.0 and 3.1) and Oracle Endeca Server (7.5.1 and 7.6.0) are certified to run on the Exalytics Machine. Key parts of Oracle's extensive range of business analytics products and solutions, these components are designed to help customers make smarter and faster decisions. For more information, see Oracle Exalytics Certification Matrix at the following location:
Also see "Oracle Endeca Information Discovery" documentation, the link to which is available from the Oracle Exalytics Documentation Library.