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Considerations before an OBIEE 11g Upgrade

Oracle is one of the leading business intelligence software vendors for medium and large enterprises, serving them with its Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) software. Before reaching a decision on an OBIEE 11g upgrade from 10g as part of your business intelligence strategy, you will want to evaluate the following value points and considerations.

Value points

OBIEE 11g has an integrated analytics foundation with a common infrastructure for developing enterprise reporting, scorecards, dashboards, ad hoc analysis, performance management, mobile BI, and full integration with Oracle’s Fusion Middleware Stack. This integration allows for cost reduction and increased productivity over 10g.

OBIEE 11g also provides improved performance, high availability, superior scalability, and a robust security model through its integrated systems management console. The console also makes upgrades and system management easier. Taken together, it gives 11g best of breed status in the areas of scalability, reliability and performance.

A powerful, task-oriented framework enables organizations to improve user adoption through an enhanced user experience. Providing rich visualization and charting options, interactive dashboards, and unique search and actionable collaboration capabilities delivers an unmatched user experience.

Considerations

With all these value points, you may want to expedite your decision to upgrade. But before making that decision, it is important to have a good understanding of

  • The hardware changes necessary to support the upgrade
  • Common issues associated with upgrading the metadata and web components
  • Resource requirements and milestones
  • How the security model converts and scales versus 10g
  • Impact of the upgrade on customizations in the metadata, XML messages, or skins and styles

Working with a partner that possesses the domain and technical expertise to provide valuable insight and guidance for your business intelligence strategy will ease your OBIEE 11g upgrade experience. eVerge Group is an Oracle Platinum Partner with extensive Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition implementation experience. Contact us to ensure your upgrade experience is successful.

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