Sometimes thoughts materialize – in this case, I was thinking – wouldn’t it be great if Oracle provided a configured instance of OBIEE 11G – with everything pre-configured so that it’d be easy to get evaluate it quickly without going through the pains of learning new application server (Weblogic) and installation steps.
It seems as I was heard. I’m grateful to several people making me aware of the new app:
If you want to learn and play with sample OBIEE 11g, you should download it from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-foundation/obiee-samples-167534.html
Installation is breeze. I’ve managed to installed everything in under 1 hour (downloading 25gb takes a few hours)
Again, I think it’s very thoughtful and smart move on Oracle’s part to provide this tool.