Get Started with Administration

Let’s explore Oracle Analytics Cloud and what you need to know to get started with deployment and administration on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2.

Note

If your Oracle Analytics Cloud subscription started before Oracle Analytics Cloud was available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2, read these topics to find out what's new and different:

About Oracle Analytics Cloud on Gen 2

Oracle Analytics Cloud is a scalable and secure public cloud service that provides capabilities to explore and perform collaborative analytics for you, your workgroup, and your enterprise.

Oracle Analytics Cloud is available on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2 in several regions in North America, EMEA, APAC, and LAD when you subscribe through Universal Credits. You can subscribe to Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition.

When you deploy Oracle Analytics Cloud on Gen 2, you complete some initial setup steps, and then Oracle takes care of most service management, patching, backup and restore, and other maintenance tasks. You determine the size of your service when you set up the service and you can increase or decrease capacity if your requirements change. Oracle Analytics Cloud offers two sizing options, you can specify the number of Oracle Compute Units (OCPUs) you want to deploy or how many people you expect to use the service.

Region Availability

Oracle Analytics Cloud is currently available on several data regions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Latin American (LAD). Thereafter, Oracle Analytics Cloud will expand to other regions.

For the latest information on availability in regions, see Data Regions for Platform and Infrastructure Services.

Service Limits

Oracle Analytics Cloud has various default limits. Whenever you create an Oracle Analytics Cloud instance or scale up, the system ensures that your request is within the bounds of your limit. The limit that applies to you depends on which edition you subscribe to: Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition.

Resource Limit Limit Short Name Default Value (Universal Credits) Default Value (Trials) Description
Professional Edition OCPUs se-ocpu-count 4 4 Maximum number of OCPUs available with Oracle Analytics Cloud Professional Edition.
Enterprise Edition OCPUs ee-ocpu-count 12 4 Maximum number of OCPUs available with Oracle Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition.
Professional Edition Users se-user-count 200 - Maximum number of users available with Oracle Analytics Cloud Professional Edition.
Enterprise Edition Users ee-user-count 200 - Maximum number of users available with Oracle Analytics Cloud Enterprise Edition.

You can submit a request to increase your limits from Limits, Quotas, and Usage page in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

See About Service Limits and Usage.

Service Quotas

You can use quotas to determine how other users allocate Oracle Analytics Cloud resources across compartments in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Whenever you create an Oracle Analytics Cloud instance or scale up, the system ensures that your request is within the bounds of the quota for that compartment.

The quota that you use to allocate Oracle Analytics Cloud resources depends on which edition you subscribe to: Professional Edition or Enterprise Edition.

Quota Name Scope Description
se-ocpu-count Regional Number of Professional Edition OCPUs.
ee-ocpu-count Regional Number of Enterprise Edition OCPUs.
se-user-count Regional Number of Professional Edition users.
ee-user-count Regional Number of Enterprise Edition users.

Example Quota Statements for Oracle Analytics Cloud

  • Limit the number of OCPUs that users can allocate to self-service analytics services they create in MyDVCompartment to 2.

    set analytics quota se-ocpu-count to 2 in compartment MyDVCompartment

  • Limit the number of OCPUs that users can allocate to enterprise analytics services they create in MyEnterpriseCompartment to 10.

    set analytics quota ee-ocpu-count to 10 in compartment MyEnterpriseCompartment

  • Limit the user count for enterprise analytics services that users create in MyEnterpriseCompartment to 100.

    set analytics quota ee-user-count to 100 in compartment MyEnterpriseCompartment

  • Don't allow users to allocate any OCPUs to enterprise analytics services in MyTestCompartment.

    zero analytics quota ee-ocpu-count in compartment MyTestCompartment

See About Compartment Quotas.

Service Events

Actions that you perform on Oracle Analytics Cloud instances emit events.

You can define rules that trigger a specific action when an event occurs. For example, you might define a rule that sends a notification to administrators when someone deletes an instance. See Overview of Events and Get Started with Events.

This table lists the Oracle Analytics Cloud events that you can reference.

Event Name Event Type
Analytics - Instance - Create Instance com.oraclecloud.analytics.createanalyticsinstance
Analytics - Instance - Delete Instance com.oraclecloud.analytics.deleteanalyticsinstance
Analytics - Instance - Scale Instance Up or Down Begin com.oraclecloud.analytics.scaleanalyticsinstance.begin
Analytics - Instance - Scale Instance Up or Down End com.oraclecloud.analytics.scaleanalyticsinstance.end
Analytics - Instance - Start Instance Begin com.oraclecloud.analytics.startanalyticsinstance.begin
Analytics - Instance - Start Instance End com.oraclecloud.analytics.startanalyticsinstance.end
Analytics - Instance - Stop Instance Begin com.oraclecloud.analytics.stopanalyticsinstance.begin
Analytics - Instance - Stop Instance End com.oraclecloud.analytics.stopanalyticsinstance.end
Analytics - Instance - Update Instance com.oraclecloud.analytics.updateanalyticsinstance
Analytics - Instance - Change Compartment com.oraclecloud.analytics.changeanalyticsinstancecompartment

Example

This example shows information associated with the event Analytics - Instance - Create Instance:

{
        "cloudEventsVersion": "0.1",
        "contentType": "application/json",
        "source": "analytics",
        "eventID": "<unique_ID>",
        "eventType": "com.oraclecloud.analytics.createanalyticsinstance",
        "eventTypeVersion": "<version>",
        "eventTime": "2019-10-19T00:53:04.126Z",
        "data": {
            "additionalDetails": {},
            "availabilityDomain": "<availability_domain>",
            "compartmentId": "ocid1.compartment.oc1..<unique_ID>",
            "compartmentName": "my_compartment",
            "freeformTags": {},
            "resourceId": "ocid1.analyticsinstance.oc1..<unique_ID>",
            "resourceName": "my_analytics_cloud"
        },
        "extensions": {
            "compartmentId": "ocid1.compartment.oc1..<unique_ID>"
        }

Typical Workflow for Administrators

If you’re setting up Oracle Analytics Cloud on Gen 2 for the first time, follow these tasks as a guide.

Task Description More Information

Place an order for Oracle Analytics Cloud or sign up for a free Oracle Cloud promotion

Sign up for a free credit promotion or subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud through Universal Credits.

See Data Regions for Platform and Infrastructure Services.

Request and Manage Free Oracle Cloud Promotions

Upgrade to a Paid Account

Activate your Oracle Cloud account and sign in for the first time

You receive a welcome email when your account is ready. To activate your account, you must sign in with the credentials provided in the email.

As the Cloud Account Administrator, you can complete all the setup tasks for Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Signing in for the First Time

Determine your service requirements

Plan your Oracle Analytics Cloud deployment. Think about what you need before you start.

Plan Your Service

(Optional) Enable other users to set up services

If you don’t want to set up Oracle Analytics Cloud yourself, give other users permissions to create services.

Give Another User Permission to Set Up Oracle Analytics Cloud

(Recommended) Create a compartment for your service

Create a compartment for your Oracle Analytics Cloud deployment.

Create a Compartment

Create a service

Deploy a new service with Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Create a Service

Verify your service

When your service is ready, check that you can sign in and your service is up and running.

Verify Your Service and Sign In

Set up users and groups

Set up users and groups for Oracle Analytics Cloud and assign them to application roles.

Set Up Users

Set service-level options

Configure service-level options for everyone using your service.

Configure Options for Your Service

Migrate content

Leverage your existing content in Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Migrate to Oracle Analytics Cloud from Other Environments

Administer services

Monitor services and perform administrative tasks such as pause, resume, scale, delete, and so on.

Delegate administrative responsibilities to others through security policies.

Administer Services

Give Users Permissions to Manage Analytics Cloud Instances

Before You Begin with Oracle Analytics Cloud on Gen 2

When you order Oracle Analytics Cloud through Universal Credits, you automatically get access to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2 and other required services.

Here’s some information about how Oracle Analytics Cloud uses other services and what you need to do if you’re setting up Oracle Analytics Cloud for the first time.

Service What is it for? Do I need to do anything?
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Compartments: You use compartments to organize resources on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Policies: You use IAM security policies to grant permissions.

Domains: If available in your cloud account, you use identity domains to manage users and groups in your organization who will use Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

Yes.

Before you create your first Oracle Analytics Cloud instance, Oracle recommends that you set up one or more compartments in which you can deploy and secure your cloud resources.

Optionally, you can set up security policies that give other users permission to set up and manage Oracle Analytics Cloud instances. See Give Users Permissions to Manage Analytics Cloud Instances.

If identity domains are available, you can add Oracle Analytics Cloud users and groups before you create the Oracle Analytics Cloud instance or after; you can decide. See Use Identity Domains to Set Up Users and Groups for Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Oracle Identity Cloud Service

If identity domains aren't available in your cloud account, you use Oracle Identity Cloud Service to manage the users and groups in your organization who will use Oracle Analytics Cloud.

In most cases, Oracle Analytics Cloud is automatically federated with the primary Oracle Identity Cloud Service instance associated with your tenancy.

Yes.

You can add users and groups before you create the Oracle Analytics Cloud instance or after; you can decide. See Use Oracle Identity Cloud Service to Set Up Users and Groups for Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Note: If you want to federate with a secondary Oracle Identity Cloud Service instance or your tenancy is a government region where federation isn't set up automatically, you must federate with Oracle Identity Cloud Service manually. See Federate with Oracle Identity Cloud Service Manually.

Signing In to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console

Signing into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console differs depending on whether or not your cloud account uses identity domains.

If you are not sure if your cloud account uses identity domains, see Set Up Users.

Sign In to a Cloud Account That Uses Identity Domains

If your cloud account uses identity domains, you sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console as a user that's configured in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM).

Uses identity domains This topic applies only to cloud accounts that use identity domains. See Set Up Users.

  1. Go to http://cloud.oracle.com.
  2. Enter your cloud account name and click Next.
  3. Select the default domain.

    Every cloud account includes a default identity domain.

    Select an identity domain screen

    You can create and manage multiple identity domains in your cloud account. For example, you might want one for development and one for production. If multiple identity domains are available, select the domain you want.

    Select an identity domain screen

  4. Enter the user name and password provided in the welcome email, and click Sign In.
    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console is displayed.

    Take some time to explore categories and options in the navigation menu.

  5. Navigate to the Oracle Analytics Cloud landing page where you access, create, and manage Oracle Analytics Cloud instances.
    1. Open the navigation menu and click Analytics & AI. Under Analytics, click Analytics Cloud.


      Analytic & AI options

    2. Click pin pin to save the selection under the Pinned category on the Home page.
  6. Navigate to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management landing page where you create and manage compartments, identity domains, users, groups, and more.
    1. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security. Under Identity, click Domains, Compartments, Policies, and so on.


      Identity and Security options

    2. Click pin pin to save the selection under the Pinned category on the Home page.

Sign In to a Cloud Account That Does Not Use Identity Domains

If your cloud account doesn't use identity domains, you sign in to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console as a user federated through Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

Does not use identity domains This topic applies only to cloud accounts that don't use identity domains. See Set Up Users.

  1. Go to http://cloud.oracle.com.
  2. Enter your cloud account name and click Next.

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    Under Single Sign-On (SSO) options, note the identity provider oracleidenitycloudservice in the Identity Providers field, and click Continue.

  3. Enter the user name and password provided in the welcome email, and click Sign In.
    The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console is displayed.

    Take some time to explore categories and options in the navigation menu.

  4. Navigate to the Oracle Analytics Cloud landing page where you access, create, and manage Oracle Analytics Cloud instances.
    1. Open the navigation menu and click Analytics & AI. Under Analytics, click Analytics Cloud.


      Analytic & AI options

    2. Click pin pin to save the selection under the Pinned category on the Home page.
  5. Navigate to the Oracle Identity Cloud Service Console to manage end users for Oracle Analytics Cloud.
    1. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security.


      Identity and Security options

    2. Under Identity, click Federation, select oracleidentitycloudservice, and then click the Oracle Identity Cloud Service Console URL to access the landing page for Oracle Identity Cloud Service.
    3. Click pin pin to save the selection under the Pinned category on the Home page.
  6. Navigate to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Identity and Access Management (IAM) landing page where you create and manage resources on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (compartments, policies, users, groups, and more).
    1. Open the navigation menu and click Identity & Security.
    2. Under Identity, click Users and Groups to set up other users to manage resources on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and map your groups in Oracle Identity Cloud Service to groups in IAM.
    3. Click Compartments to set up compartments for the resources you want to create on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
    4. Click Polices to set up security policies that allow users to manage resources on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.