By exchanging Oracle Business Intelligence metadata from the Oracle BI Server with your Oracle Database or IBM DB2 database, you enable the database to accelerate the performance of data warehouse queries.
You use the Oracle BI Server utility
sametaexport to exchange the metadata. When you run this utility to generate cube views for DB2, the utility is called the DB2 Cube Views Generator. When you run this utility to generate metadata for Oracle Database, the utility is called the Oracle Database Metadata Generator.
The Oracle BI Server export utility works with the following tools:
In the Oracle Database, the SQL Access Advisor creates materialized views and index recommendations on optimizing performance. Note that in database releases prior to 10g, this feature is called the Oracle Database Summary Advisor.
In the IBM DB2 database, IBM DB2 Cube Views creates materialized query tables (MQTs).
sametaexport utility generates the information necessary for the SQL Access Advisor or IBM DB2 Cube Views tool to preaggregate the relational data and improve query performance.