The Basic Introduction on BICS, its Services and Database Offerings

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Description of BICS:

Business Intelligence Cloud Service is the first BI platform in the cloud that makes analytics available to everyone, from the work-group to the enterprise. BI Cloud Service empowers users of any skill level, from any department, to easily combine data from diverse sources and quickly create rich, interactive analytic applications and reports.

It provides more than just spreadsheets and pretty visuals. It’s based on market leading platform that empowers you to handle the entire analytics process quickly and easily.

Advantages of BICS:

  • Easy to Use
    BI Cloud Service is designed to be accessible to everyone. It is easy enough that any user will be able to load and prep data, choose visuals, create analytics, and securely share results with co-workers.
  • Advanced Analysis and Visualizations
    Select interactive visualizations and easily create advanced calculations to reveal the insights in your data.
  • Ensure Data Security
    Data is stored in the Oracle Database Cloud Service which is hosted in the Oracle Public Cloud. The Oracle Database is well-known for its data security, and the Oracle Public Cloud meets the industry’s highest level security standards (SSAE 16 Type II Certified).
  • Fast Setup, Low Cost
    Immediately available, predictable subscription pricing: buy and use what you need, when you need it.
  • Anytime, Anywhere
    The analytics which you create in BI Cloud Service can be immediately available on mobile devices, with no additional programming or configuration required. All iOS and Android devices are supported – simply download Oracle BI Mobile to your device, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  • No need to know Database structure
    You don’t need to know the database structure to load data and create analytics. All administration part will be handled/taken care by Oracle.

Services of BICS:

There are two types of services which you can purchase from Oracle.
1) Business Intelligence
2) Database Schema Service













Database Offerings in BICS:

Oracle Cloud provides several Oracle Database offerings. Choose between a single schema based service, or a virtual machine with a fully configured running Oracle Database Instance.

Two types of offerings are:
1) Database as a Service
2) Database Schema Service

Database as a Service:
– Dedicated virtual machine for running an Oracle Database instance – Choose either Oracle
Database 11g or 12c
– Pre-installed database software – Use a wizard to create a Database with pre-defined configuration
– Your data is encrypted by default in your tablespaces
– Full Oracle Net (SQL*Net) access
– Full administrative root OS and SYSDBA access for you to manage your database
– New cloud tooling for simpler management, including one-click automated backup with point-in-time recovery and one-click patching and upgrades
– Includes Oracle Application Express (APEX), version 5.0, a highly productive browser based
application development framework for creating responsive applications with SQL and PL/SQL
– Multiple Data models can be created like in case of On-Premise OBIEE 11g
– On-Premise OBIEE rpd can be imported including complete modeling using Lift and Shift

Database Schema Service:
– 1 Schema on Oracle Database 11g
– Choice of 5, 20, and 50GB database storage (1GB for trial account)
– Includes Oracle Application Express (APEX), version 5, a highly productive browser based
application development framework for creating responsive applications with SQL and PL/SQL.
– Data access using RESTful Web Services
– Your data is encrypted by default in your tablespaces
– No Oracle Net (SQL*Net) access
– Fully managed by Oracle – no DBA necessary
– Only 1 Data model can be created
– On-Premise OBIEE rpd can’t be imported

So far so good? So in our next blog we will walk you through some of the details of BICS services.