Business Intelligence

White papers and resources to help technology professionals make meaningful business decisions through data analysis and intelligence.

  • Webcasts // Feb 2011

    Oracle Systems Strategy with John Fowler Webcast

    Hear John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems, provide an update on the strategy and roadmap for Oracle's Sun servers, storage and complete systems including Oracle Solaris. The webcast features how Oracle systems are optimized to run Oracle software, with systems built on open standards that work with your existing infrastructure...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Turbo-charge your SOA - Cloudy with a chance of services and events

    While the value proposition of SOA is no longer the question, achieving maximum returns on SOA investments remains an art. In the new release of the SOA Suite (11g), Oracle has delivered the next generation SOA platform that greatly simplifies the development, deployment, management and monitoring of service-oriented architectures, while...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Complimentary Research Report: Enterprise Performance Management, The Australian State of the Art

    The field of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) continues to grow. New performance indicators (KPIs) routinely emerge and are said to provide new performance insights and a panacea to the problems of aligning behaviors with key performance drivers. However, many Australian organisations are still extracting an insufficient return on measurement from...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2004

    Analytic Workspace Manager and Oracle OLAP 10g

    Designing and implementing the dimensional model is one of the core activities of building a business intelligence application. The OLAP Option to Oracle Database 10g is the OnLine Analytic Processing (OLAP) server for business intelligence. Analytic Workspace Manager, the primary administrative tool of the OLAP Option, provides users with the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Deploying Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition

    Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, Fusion Edition (Smart View) provides a common Microsoft Office interface for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite of products along with Business Intelligence (BI) data sources. Using Smart View, one can view, import, manipulate, distribute and share data in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How to Build Business Intelligence Using Oracle Real User Experience Insight

    This whitepaper highlights how Oracle Real User Experience Insight complements traditional Web analytics technologies and solutions, enabling them to maximize their value to the business. Specifically, Oracle Real User Experience Insight enables the monitoring of closed environments, adds business context, provides integration with Business Intelligence (BI) systems, and supports user...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Integrating Oracle Application Express With BI Publisher

    Oracle Application Express - a feature of the Oracle Database - is a powerful and easy to use web application development platform. With Oracle Application Express, one can quickly develop and deploy applications in a matter of hours, often without writing a single line of code. Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    HP Oracle Database Machine: Extreme Performance for the Data Warehouse

    Data warehouses are managing more and more information while business users expect consistently fast query response times. But, getting the right balance of servers, storage, networking and intelligent software to meet these critical business needs can be a challenge. Meeting these growing demands for more information in a timely manner...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Oracle Data Mining 11g: Competing on In-Database Analytics

    The Oracle Data Mining Option is powerful data mining functionality embedded in the Oracle Database that enables one to discover new insights hidden in the data and leverage the investment in Oracle Database technology. With Oracle Data Mining, businesses can build and apply predictive models that help them target their...

    Provided By Oracle

  • eBooks // Dec 2010

    Oracle CRM On Demand - eBook

    Growth is the focus for many executives: increase market share, increase revenue, lower costs, acquire new customers, and enhance the value of existing customers. However, as competition increase and customers become more sophisticated and demanding of products and services, this goal becomes harder to achieve. To survive and thrive,...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Run Your Business Better With Oracle's EPM Solutions

    Comprehensive and effective performance management is an ongoing challenge for organizations with increasingly complex systems and processes. In addition to the in-depth strategic, financial and operational support that businesses now require, executives and decision-makers must also be able to count on integration with their existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions....

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Oracle Business Process Management

    Managing the many and often complex business processes inherent within nearly all organizations can be a difficult and all too often time-consuming experience. By failing to effectively manage a wide variety of human, system, document and decision-based processes, today's enterprise risks competitiveness, market position and even revenue. On the other...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Database 11g: Manageability and Real Application Testing Overview

    Change is relentless in today's rapidly evolving IT environments. But it doesn't have to be difficult for data center managers and administrators. Oracle Real Application Testing helps organisations reduce their testing effforts by giving DBAs and system administrators an easy-to-deploy solution for testing and rolling out data center changes....

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Database 11g Product Family - 2010

    By deploying Oracle Database 11g within their IT architecture, organizations can leverage the power of the world's leading database to reduce their server and storage costs and improve quality of service. Read this white paper to get an overview of the Oracle Database family of products and learn how you...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Advanced Compression with Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    Advanced Compression with Database 11g Release 2 helps you manage more data in a cost-effective manner. With data volumes, on average, tripling every two years, Oracle Advanced Compression delivers compression rates of 2-4x across all types of data and applications. Read this white paper to learn more about how Oracle...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    High Availability with Oracle Database 11g Release 2:

    As the use of IT-enabled services becomes more prevalent, modern enterprises have become increasingly dependent on their IT infrastructure and its continuous availability. Application downtime and unavailability of data directly translates into lost productivity and revenue, dissatisfied customers, and tarnished corporate image. This white paper reviews the common causes...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Lowering your IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2

    Organizations across the world are using grid computing with Oracle to make the most of their IT resources. And now, Oracle is making grid computing even more accessible. Learn how you can transform your business, budgets, and service levels with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. You'll discover how its new...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Using Oracle In-Memory Database Cache

    Oracle In-Memory Database (IMDB) Cache enables you to improve application transaction response time by caching the performance-critical subset of tables and table fragments from an Oracle database to the application tier. Caching data using IMDB Cache is superior to other caching techniques as it brings full relational functionality, incremental scalability...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Partitioning with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 - 2010

    Database partitioning can greatly enhance the manageability, performance, and availability of almost any database application. Since partitioning is transparent to the application, it can be easily implemented for any kind of application because no costly and time-consuming application changes are required. Read this white paper to learn about the latest...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Database 11g: Manageability and Real Application Testing Overview-2010

    Change is relentless in today's rapidly evolving IT environments. But it doesn't have to be difficult for data center managers and administrators. Oracle Real Application Testing helps organisations reduce their testing effforts by giving DBAs and system administrators an easy-to-deploy solution for testing and rolling out data center changes....

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    QAVA: Quota Aware Video Adaptation

    Two emerging trends of Internet applications, video traffic becoming dominant and usage-based pricing becoming prevalent, are at odds with each other. Given this conflict, is there a way for users to stay within their monthly data plans (data quotas) without suffering a noticeable degradation in video quality? In this paper,...

    Provided By Association for Computing Machinery

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Enabling Pervasive BI Through a Practical Data Warehouse Reference Architecture

    Many things have changed in the world of business and IT since Data Warehouses were first popularized. Many studies have suggested that by far the majority of IT spend is on simply running the business rather than changing the business: just keeping the lights on rather than delivering competitive advantage....

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Kraft Foods Eliminates 500,000 "Empty Miles" in One Year With Routing Tools

    Kraft Foods wanted to reduce costs of a large-scale food product distribution operation that, in the United States alone, includes 500 shipping points, more than 6,000 destinations, and approximately 2,500 trucks on the road each day and support the company's aggressive sustainability goals, which include reducing global manufacturing plant energy...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Siebel BI Publisher Integration Concepts

    Reports can be written in BI Publisher using Web Services or SQL to retrieve data from the Siebel application. The reports can be executed from the Siebel application using a button that opens up a URL calling the report in a separate Internet browser window. Users can also log onto...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Delivering Value With PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1: Financial Management

    Long before these recessionary and uncertain times, finance organizations have been on a path to transform themselves into a more strategic partner to the business. To combat the affects of globalization, organizations have been driving towards centralization and standardization, which will result in simplification. Globalization is an inescapable force in...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Oracle Warehouse Builder 11gR2 New Features: Data Integration and Data Warehousing

    This paper provides an introduction to Oracle Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL 11gR2 (OWB-EE), a new feature overview, and its place in Oracle's data integration roadmap. Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is the long-term strategic data integration offering from Oracle. Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL 11gR2 (OWB-EE) updates the most widely adopted data...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Warehouse Builder 11.2: Upgrade and Migration Paths

    This paper provides an overview of upgrade and migration paths to move existing designs and runtime metadata from older releases of Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB) to OWB 11.2. Previous discussions of OWB migration and upgrade have used the terms "upgrade" and "Migrate" almost interchangeably, which has produced some confusion. This...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Best Practices for Implementing a Data Warehouse on the Sun Oracle Database Machine

    Increasingly companies are recognizing the value of an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). A true EDW provides a single 360-degree view of the business and a powerful platform for a wide spectrum of business intelligence tasks ranging from predictive analysis to near real-time strategic and tactical decision support throughout the organization....

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Oracle Warehouse Builder 11gR2: OWB ETL Using ODI Knowledge Modules

    This paper discusses how knowledge module technology from Oracle Data Integrator is used in Oracle Warehouse Builder Enterprise ETL 11gR2 (OWB-EE) code template mappings to add fast, flexible, heterogeneous data integration and changed data capture capabilities. OWB-EE 11gR2 adds ODI-based data integration infrastructure to the most widely used data warehousing...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Deploying Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition With Oracle Active Data Guard

    This paper describes the Enterprise Deployment architecture for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI EE Plus). It also describes how to configure Oracle BI EE Plus with Oracle Active Data Guard. Oracle BI EE Plus is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI products that delivers a full range...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition: 28,000-User Benchmark on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Running Oracle Solaris 10

    Business Intelligence (BI) is no longer the domain of a few power analysts or a point application used by a small target audience of middle and upper management. BI has evolved into a mission-critical application that is being used by many thousands of users across the broad expanse of the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition: 50,000-User Benchmark on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server Running Oracle Solaris 10

    Business intelligence (BI) is no longer the domain of a few power analysts or a point application used by a small target audience of middle and upper management. BI has evolved into a mission-critical application that is being used by many thousands of users across the broad expanse of the...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    An Overview of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

    No longer a luxury item, Business Intelligence (BI) applications are required to optimize corporate profits and performance. The most valuable BI systems pull data from across the enterprise and present information to users in a meaningful way to improve decision-making. This white paper explores the advantages of investing in prebuilt...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Identity Warehouse: Best Practices

    Enterprises are always in a state of flux. They are expanding their geographical footprint, shrinking their employee count, outsourcing non-core business or service areas, changing organizational structures, or engaging with third-party service providers who are privy to sensitive data. Business dynamics, therefore, demands that technology capture these ongoing changes and...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Endeavour International Corporation Improves Budgeting and Forecasting Speed and Precision

    Endeavour International wanted to improve productivity in preparing financial reporting, enabling more time for analysis and expand "What-if" scenario capabilities for budgets that take into account varying gas and oil pricing structures for more accurate planning and forecasting. The challenge was to enable the company to quickly incorporate new offices...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Oracle Virtualization Technologies and the SAP NetWeaver Adaptive Computing Controller

    Implementing SAP landscapes using Oracle virtualization technologies can help IT organizations reduce costs, respond to green computing initiatives, and improve service levels. For example, the Oracle Solaris Operating System (OS) includes support for Oracle Solaris Containers. Oracle Solaris Containers enable multiple applications - including SAP product components such as SAP...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // May 2010

    CREA-PR Simplifies Charts and Report Generation to Monitor Activities in Real Time

    The case study throws light on how Oracle assisted Conselho Regional de Engenharia, Arquitetura e Agronomia do estado do Parana (CREA-PR) in simplification of their charts and paper generation processes and enabled them to monitor various activities in real time. CREA-PR actively guides, controls and develops various professional activities in...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Data Mining With Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Competing on In-Database Analytics

    With Oracle Data Mining, everything occurs in the Oracle Database-in a single, secure, scalable platform for advanced business intelligence. Oracle Data Mining represents a breakthrough in business intelligence. It embeds a wide-range of mining functions inside the database with power of SQL. It helps clients to target best customers, develop...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Oracle Essbase Studio Deep-Dive

    Using Oracle Essbase Studio, users can easily build a multidimensional model from data sources. The application allows users to add relational database tables, views, and flat files to OBIEE and EPMA dimensions to make their models multidimensional. Essbase Studio uses many wizard-driven interfaces that make it easy to use by...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    AutoVue Enterprise Visualization: Providing a Foundation for Viewing, Markup and Real-Time Collaboration

    In today's world of digital enterprises, industries all over the world create and use digital files and data using different types of application and platforms. This paper aims to discuss how disconnected data needs to be integrated across all applications and platforms. The purpose of this activity is to increase...

    Provided By Oracle