Oracle announced the much awaited Oracle Business Intelligence Release 18.104.22.168 introduces support for the iPad and iPhone today along with the Certification of OBIEE 11g for Oracle BI apps 22.214.171.124. The BI apps was a big pain point as since 126.96.36.199 OBIEE 11g was supported but not certified. Now we are past that barrier and companies now using or planning BI apps for go-live over next few quarters should look at OBIEE 11g.
OBIEE Release 188.8.131.52 content is now optimized for use with the iPad and iPhone, no third party drivers or software neded. Hence, no need for any design changes to existing reports and dashboards.
Now 184.108.40.206 supports for additional data sources including Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle OLAP, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services and SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW). This is interesting move after the 7.9.7 that was ODI based release for SAP Finance Analytics only.
The new software is not yet available for download, the announcement does not tell a date.