1 Get Started with Administration

Let’s explore Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic and what you need to know to get started with administration.

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About Oracle Analytics Cloud

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.

With Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic deployed on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic, you get flexible service management capabilities including fast setup, easy scaling and patching, and automated lifecycle management with standards-based REST APIs.

For information about editions and features available, see Getting Started with Oracle Analytics Cloud.

Typical Workflow for Administrators

If you're new to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic, use these tasks as a guide.

Task Description More Information

Subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

Provide your information, and subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic.

Other Oracle Cloud services are also required: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic, Oracle Database Cloud Service.

Before You Begin With Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

Set up prerequisite services

   

Set up the storage service

Select a storage replication policy (only required if your cloud account was created before March 2018) and make a note of the REST URL endpoint for your storage service.

Select a Replication Policy for Your Account Using the Web Console

Find the REST Endpoint URL for Your Cloud Storage Account

Set up a cloud database service

Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic needs a cloud database deployment to store various schemas and data and you can use the same database to store your own data if you want.

Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic requires the database to be Oracle Database 12c Release 1, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, or Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and deployed in the same region and availability domain as Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic.

Create a Customized Database Deployment

Set up Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

   

Create a SSH key pair

(Optional) Create SSH public and private key pairs to secure access to your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic deployment.

Manage SSH Access

Create a service

Create a service with one or more Oracle Analytics Cloud components.

Create a Service

Enable network access

Permit access to network services associated with your Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic deployments.

Control Access to Service Components

Add and manage users and roles

Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges.

About Users and Roles

Migrate data and content

Move data from on-premises or other cloud services to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic.

Migrate to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic from Other Environments

Monitor service instances

Check on the day-to-day operation of Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic, monitor performance, and review important notifications.

Monitor Services

Patch a service

Apply a patch or roll back a patch.

Patch and Roll Back

Back up a service

Take regular backups in case you need to restore earlier content.

Back Up a Service On Demand

Scale a service

Scale various aspects of your service environment up (or down) as demands change: storage, compute shape, compute nodes.

Scale Services

Before You Begin With Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

You must have a subscription for Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic and several other services, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic, Oracle Database Cloud Service, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

If you subscribe through Oracle Universal Credits you automatically have access to all the required services.

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic

    Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic uses block storage in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic to store binary files and logs. See How to Begin with Compute Classic Subscriptions in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic.

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service

    You need Oracle Database Cloud Service to store various schemas and data associated with Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic. Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic supports Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Database 12c Release 1 and Release 2. See How to Begin with Database Cloud Service Subscriptions in Administering Oracle Database Cloud Service.

    Note:

    Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic doesn't support Oracle Database 18c, non-UTF databases, or Real Application Clusters (RAC) databases.
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic

    Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic uses Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic containers to store analytics data sets and backups. See How to Begin with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic.

  • Oracle Identity Cloud Service

    This service is available through Oracle Universal Credits. Foundation is automatically provided when you subscribe to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic through Oracle Universal Credits. Some additional features are available with basic and Standard Editions. See About Oracle Identity Cloud Service Pricing Tiers and Features in Administering Oracle Identity Cloud Service.

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Classic

      (Required for single sign-on using Oracle Identity Cloud Service and clustering) An Oracle managed load balancer is configured automatically for services using . See About Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Classic in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Classic.

  • Oracle Big Data Cloud

    (Optional) Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic can integrate with Oracle Big Data Cloud. If you have a big data service that you want to associate with Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic, check everything is set up correctly.

    Note:

    Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic – Essbase Edition is required to integrate with Oracle Big Data Cloud.

How to Begin With Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

As an administrator, your job is to set up Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic for others to use.

  1. Sign up for a free credit promotion or purchase a subscription to Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic.

    See Request and Manage Free Oracle Cloud Promotions or Buy an Oracle Cloud Subscription in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud.

  2. Access Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console.

    See How to Access Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic.

  3. Set up a service, with one or more components.

    See Create a Service.

  4. Learn about user accounts and roles. Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges and roles.

    See About Users and Roles.

How to Access Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic

You can access service created with Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic in several different ways. You can click the URL link in your welcome email or sign in to your Oracle Cloud account.

To access Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic:
  1. Sign in to Oracle Cloud as the Cloud Account Administrator.
    If you're signing in for the first time, you can find your account name and login information in your welcome email.
  2. In Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, click Navigation menu icon Navigation menu icon in the top left corner.
  3. Under More Oracle Cloud Services, go to Platform Services and click Analytics Classic.

    When you access Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic for the first time, you see a Welcome page.

    If any services exist, they are listed on theOracle Analytics Cloud Classic page that is displayed.

  4. To access an existing service, click Manage this instance menu, and then select Open Analytics Cloud URL.

About Users and Roles

One of the first jobs you do after setting up a service with Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic is to add user accounts for everyone you expect to use the service and assign them to suitable roles.

The way you do this depends on the Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic option you plan to deploy and the identity management system you plan to use.

Oracle Analytics Cloud - Classic Option Adding Users and Assigning Roles Book
  • Self-Service Data Visualization, Preparation and Smart Discovery

  • Enterprise Data Models

Manage What Users Can See and Do

Preparing Data in Oracle Analytics Cloud

  • Collaborative Data Collection, Scenarios and What-if Analysis

Manage Users and Roles

Using Oracle Analytics Cloud - Essbase