Oracle Data Integrator 11g FAQ





General
 


What is Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)?

Oracle Data Integrator is a comprehensive data integration platform that covers all data integration requirements: from high-volume, high-performance batch loads, to event-driven, trickle-feed integration processes, to SOA-enabled data services.

Which projects are suitable for Oracle Data Integrator?

Oracle Data Integrator can be used in several projects including:

  • Conventional Data Integration
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
  • Modernization Initiatives
  • Migrations and Consolidations
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Initiatives
  • Master Data Management 

What platforms does Oracle Data Integrator support?

The Oracle Data Integrator system requirements and supported platforms can be found at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Which technologies does Oracle Data Integrator integrate with?

A list of the source and target technologies supported by Oracle Data Integrator is included in the Oracle Data Integrator system requirements and supported platforms.

Where can I find the Oracle Data Integrator documentation?

The Oracle Data Integrator documentation can be found in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Documentation Library.

I want to get started with Oracle Data Integrator, is a demo environment provided?

Yes you can find the Getting Started Guide and the Demo Environment on the Oracle Data Integrator OTN page.


New Features

 

Where can I find a list of all the new features in this release?

The ODI Overview page on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) contains several white papers covering the new features included in ODI 11.1.1.7, 11.1.1.6, 11.1.1.5 and 11.1.1.3.
 

Installation


Where can I download Oracle Data Integrator?

Oracle Data Integrator 11g is available in the Oracle Data Integrator Downloads on OTN and on eDelivery (Oracle Fusion Middleware > Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack).

Where can I download Repository Creation Utility (RCU)?

RCU 11g can be downloaded on eDelivery (Oracle Fusion Middleware > Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack) or in the Oracle Data Integrator Downloads on OTN.

There is no installer available for my platform, is a generic install available?

Yes, the Oracle Data Integrator Companion CD contains all the files required to do a manual installation of ODI. The manual installation process and the configuration steps are detailed in the Oracle Data Integrator Documentation.


Architecture

 

Where can I find some information about the Oracle Data Integrator concepts and its architecture?

You can find such information in the Introduction to Oracle Data Integrator in the Oracle Data Integrator Documentation.

Where can I find the High Availability Guide for Oracle Data Integrator?

You can find more information about High Availability in ODI 11g in the Fusion Middleware High Availability Guide.


Upgrade


Can I upgrade from a previous version of ODI to ODI 11g?

Yes, previous version of ODI can be upgraded to ODI 11g. You can refer to the Upgrade Guide in the ODI 11g Documentation for more information.

Why should I upgrade to Oracle Data Integrator 11g?

Oracle Data Integrator 11g includes numerous fixes and performance enhancements and Oracle invested in the following key areas in this release:

  • Enterprise Scale Deployment Patterns
    • High availability, failover, and security
  • Developer Productivity and Run-Time Performance
    • new IDE and core features improving integration flow design efficiency, simplicity, and performances
  • Component Administration
    • template-driven deployment, Enterprise Manager integration
  • Run-Time Management, Debugging and Diagnosability
    • code simulation, enhanced error management and session control
  • Hot Pluggability and Heterogeneous Connectivity
    • continuous improvements each release to support new technologies and features for integration 

You can refer to the white papers covering the new features included in ODI 11.1.1.7, 11.1.1.6, 11.1.1.5 and 11.1.1.3 which are available on the ODI Overview page on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).


Customers

 

Where can I find more information about current customers and how they implemented Oracle Data Integrator?

You can find more information about our ODI customers in the Oracle Data Integration Successes.


Licensing


Where can I find information about the Oracle Data Integrator Pricing and Licensing?

The latest Oracle pricing and licensing information can be found in the Global Pricing and Licensing page on Oracle.com.

Does Oracle Data Integrator 11g include WebLogic Server?

Oracle Data Integrator 11g includes a restricted use license of WebLogic Server Standard Edition to use for running the Oracle Data Integrator Web Console.

What is the Oracle Data Integration Suite?

The Oracle Data Integration Suite which includes the following products:

  • Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management
  • Oracle BPEL Process Manager
  • Oracle Service Bus
  • Oracle WebLogic Suite

Oracle Data Integrator Enterprise Edition combines Oracle Data Integrator and Oracle Warehouse Builder into a single unified product offering.

Which products complement Oracle Data Integrator?

The following products are integrated with and complimentary to Oracle Data Integrator:

ODI is also embedded in several Oracle products including Business Activity Monitoring, Complex Event Processing, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management etc.


Training


Are there any public training courses available for Oracle Data Integrator?

Yes, Oracle University offers instructor-led and online trainings. You can go to http://education.oracle.com to get a complete listing of the courses available.


Miscellaneous


Where can I find the Oracle Data Integrator Applications Adapters?

The Application Adapters are available in the xml-reference directory contained in the Oracle Data Integrator Companion CD. The ODI Companion CD can be found in the Oracle Data Integrator Downloads on OTN or eDelivery (Oracle Fusion Middleware > Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Media Pack).

Where can I find a list of known issues and workarounds?

Known issues and workarounds are documented in the Oracle Data Integrator Release Notes.

Where can I find a list of the Oracle Data Integrator error codes?

You can find all the ODI error codes in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Error Messages Reference 11gR1 book.

I have more questions about Oracle Data Integrator, where can I find additional information?

There is a Data Integrator Forum , please submit your Oracle Data Integrator product related questions to the discussion forum. 
You can also find the Oracle Data Integration blog at http://blogs.oracle.com/dataintegration/