What Is The Difference Between Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA ) And OBEE Standard Edition One (OBIEE-SE1)


Where Can I Find Out More Information About Oracle’s Business Intelligence Foundation Products?

Please see the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation page on the Oracle Technology Network at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/overview/index.html

What is Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition ?

Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI products that delivers a full range of analysis and reporting capabilities. Featuring a unified, highly scalable, modern architecture, Oracle BI EE Plus provides intelligence and analytics from data spanning enterprise sources and applications empowering the largest communities with complete and relevant insight.

Oracle BI EE Plus also bundles key Oracle Hyperion reporting products for integrated reporting with Oracle Hyperion financial applications. (see OBIEE plus.)

Oracle Business Intelligence System includes:

  • Comprehensive BI functionality built on a unified infrastructure includes interactive dashboards, full ad hoc queries and analysis, proactive intelligence delivery and alerts, enterprise and financial reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis and presentation, high-volume production reporting, real-time predictive intelligence, disconnected analytics, as well as integration with Microsoft Office.
  • Pervasive insight to everyone, everywhere provides relevant insight to everyone, not just analysts. All levels of the organization can see information optimized for their role.
  • Unified business model built on an enterprise information model that unifies metadata across the Oracle BI tools and analytical applications for the lowest TCO.
  • Hot-Pluggable BI infrastructure integrates with any data source, extraction, transformation and load (ETL) tool, major business application, application server, security infrastructure, portal technology, other front-end and analytical tools, and databases including IBM DB/2, Teradata, Microsoft SQL Server; SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW), Microsoft Analysis Services; flat files; XML data; and unstructured data.

The components of OBIEE include:

  • Oracle BI Answers: Ad-hoc query and reporting
  • Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards: Highly interactive dashboards for accessing business intelligence and applications content
  • Oracle BI Delivers: Proactive business activity monitoring and alerting
  • Oracle BI Disconnected Analytics: Full analytical functionality for the mobile professionals
  • Oracle BI Briefing Books: Snapshots of dashboard pages to view and share in offline mode
  • Oracle BI Administrator

 

What is Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus?

The Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (EE) is a comprehensive suite of enterprise BI products, delivering the full range of BI capabilities including interactive dashboards, full ad hoc, proactive intelligence and alerts, enterprise and financial reporting, real-time predictive intelligence, disconnected analytics, and more. In addition to providing the full gamut of BI functionality, the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite EE Plus platform is based on a proven, modern Web Services-Oriented Architecture that delivers true next-generation BI capabilities.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus has the following components:

  • Oracle BI Answers: Ad-hoc query and reporting
  • Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards: Highly interactive dashboards for accessing business intelligence and applications content
  • Oracle BI Delivers: Proactive business activity monitoring and alerting
  • Oracle BI Disconnected Analytics: Full analytical functionality for the mobile professionals
  • Oracle BI Publisher (formely known as XML Publisher): Enterprise reporting and distribution of “pixel-perfect” reports
  • Oracle BI Briefing Books: Snapshots of dashboard pages to view and share in offline mode
  • Hyperion Interactive Reporting: Intuitive and highly interactive ad-hoc reporting
  • Hyperion SQR Production Reporting: High volume, presentation-quality formatted report generation
  • Hyperion Financial Reporting: Formatted, book-quality financial and management reporting
  • Hyperion Web Analysis: Web-based online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis, presentation, and reporting

What are Oracle Business Intelligence Applications?

Oracle Business Intelligence  Applications (OBIA) are complete, prebuilt BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization from front line employees to senior management that enable better decisions, actions, and business processes. Designed for heterogeneous environments, these solutions enable organizations to gain insight from a range of data sources and applications including Siebel, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and third party systems such as SAP.

Oracle BI Applications are built on the Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition, a comprehensive, innovative, and leading BI platform. This enables organizations to realize the value of a packaged BI Application, such as rapid deployment, lower TCO, and built-in best practices, while also being able to very easily extend those solutions to meet their specific needs, or build completely custom BI applications, all on one common BI architecture.

Oracle BI Applications (OBI Apps) consist of the following (at the time of this publication):

  • Oracle Financial Analytics
  • Oracle HR Analytics
  • Oracle Marketing Analytics
  • Oracle Order Management Fulfillment Analytics
  • Oracle Vertical (Industry Specific) Analytics
  • Oracle Sales Analytics
  • Oracle Service Analytics
  • Oracle Contact Center Analytics
  • Oracle Supply Chain Analytics

The following is what is delivered on eDelivery/OTN for OBIA:

 

  • Web Catalog
  • RPD
  • Informatica (3rd party software),
    • Informatica repository,
    • data Warehouse Application Console (DAC) repository,
    • warehouse database schema.
      (Note that Informatica is only available through eDelivery).

 

 

What is Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One?
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/standard-edition-one-095406.html

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One is a complete, integrated and attractively priced BI solution in a box for the small to medium sized business. It was based on the exact same technology platform as Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, making it simple to scale as your business needs grow. Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Standard Edition One features the basic components to manage and build your departmental BI solution. Oracle BI Standard Edition One provided comprehensive business intelligence functionality, interactive dashboards; highly formatted reports, self-service ad hoc analysis, data integration, and server administration all delivered on one common, modern Web architecture. Oracle BI Standard Edition One was compatible with Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition, protecting your investment as your usage requirements grow.

Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One included:

  • Oracle BI Server
  • Oracle BI Server Administrator
  • Oracle BI Answers
  • Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards
  • Oracle BI Publisher
  • Oracle Database Standard Edition One
  • Oracle Warehouse Builder (core ETL)

Question: Can Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One (OBISE1) components be upgraded?

Yes, for 10g-to-10g, please see, Note 743916.1 ‘Upgrading Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition One (OBISE One) to higher versions of the underlying components’

Where can I download products based on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html

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