1 Installation Overview

This chapter provides an overview of installing software on the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. The Exalytics Machine is an engineered solution that includes a memory-centric hardware platform, proven in-memory technology from Oracle TimesTen, and an optimized version of Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite functionality.

Oracle Business Intelligence applications, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management applications, and Oracle Endeca can be installed on an Exalytics Machine to provide greater value to Exalytics customers.

The Exalytics Machine enables Oracle Business Intelligence software users to gain quick insight, make better decisions, and take immediate actions. For system administrators, the pre-engineered system simplifies the process of configuring and maintaining an enterprise-level, high-performance Oracle Business Intelligence implementation. It eliminates the risks associated with procuring, deploying, maintaining, and tuning the system infrastructure from multiple vendors. Oracle's technology is designed to scale seamlessly from small workgroup installations to large scale enterprise Business Intelligence deployments.

The term "Oracle Business Intelligence" is used throughout this guide to collectively refer to Oracle BI Enterprise Edition and Oracle BI Publisher. In cases where a description or instruction specifically applies to one of these products, the individual product's name is used instead.

This chapter includes the following sections: