Data Integration and ETL with Oracle Warehouse Builder: Part 1

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This Data Integration and ETL with Oracle Warehouse Builder: Part 1 training teaches you how to load data by executing the mappings or the process flows. Explore the integration of Warehouse Builder with OBI EE, along with the Warehouse Builder architecture and configuration.

Learn to:

  • Load data by executing the mappings or the process flows.
  • Use OWB features to manage metadata changes, debug mappings, backup metadata, manage security and tune the
  • ETL mappings for better performance.
  • Integrate Warehouse Builder with OBI EE.
  • Explain the Warehouse Builder architecture and configuration.
  • Retrieve data from different types of sources, including flat files or relational schemas.
  • Use the different transformation operators to design an ETL task.

Please Note:
This course serves as the prerequisite for the 2-day instructor-led course, Data Integration and ETL with Oracle Warehouse Builder: Part 2. The Part 2 course covers advanced Warehouse Builder functionality, including slowly
changing dimension loading, heterogeneous connectivity, fast bulk data loads, changing data capture and real-time data integration.

  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Analyst
  • Data Warehouse Developer
  • Developer
  • Support Engineer
Experience in basic use of Oracle RDBMS, including SQL DDL and DML, and PL/SQL
  • Define a process flow for a set of simple mappings
  • Use OWB tools to deploy tables, mappings, and related objects
  • Load tables and view the resulting data
  • Use the Mapping Debugger to debug mappings
  • Apply performance enhancement methods in the mappings
  • Backup the OWB Projects using the MDL Export/Import and create snapshots to manage metadata changes
  • Report on the ETL Jobs using the Repository Browser
  • Describe the OBI EE integration
  • Use OWB to define, deploy, and execute basic source to relational target ETL programs
  • Describe the Name and Address cleansing and Match-merging
  • Define metadata representing flat file and relational sources, and relational table targets
Installing and Setting Up the Warehouse Builder Environment
  • What Is Oracle Warehouse Builder?
  • Basic Process Flow of Design and Deployment
  • Oracle Warehouse Builder Licensing and Connectivity Options
  • Installing Oracle Warehouse Builder 11.2
  • OWBSYS Schema
  • Using OWB 11.2 with Database 10g R2
  • Using the Repository Assistant to Manage Workspaces
  • Supported operating systems (OS), sources, targets, and optional components

Getting Started with Warehouse Builder
  • Logging In to OWB Design Center
  • Overview of the Design Center
  • OWB Projects
  • Overview of Objects within a Project
  • Overview of Objects within an Oracle Module
  • Organizing Metadata Using Foldering
  • Locations Navigator and Globals Navigator panels
  • Setting Projects Preferences: Recent Logons

Understanding the Warehouse Builder Architecture
  • Warehouse Builder Development Cycle
  • Overview of the Architecture for Design, Deployment, Execution
  • Overview of Configurations, Control Centers, and Locations
  • Creating Target Schemas
  • Registering DB User as an OWB User
  • Roles and Privileges of Warehouse Builder Users
  • Registering an Oracle Workflow User

Defining Source Metadata
  • Data warehouse implementation: Typical steps
  • Difference Between Obtaining Relational and Flat File Source Metadata
  • Creating Flat File Module
  • Sampling Simple Delimited File
  • Sampling Multi-record Flat File
  • Creating an Oracle Module
  • Selecting the Tables for Import

Defining ETL Mappings for Staging Data
  • Purpose of a Staging Area
  • Define OWB Mappings
  • Mapping Editor Interface: Grouping, Ungrouping, and Spotlighting
  • Creating External Tables
  • Create and Bind process
  • Levels of Synchronizing Changes
  • Using the Automapper in the Mapping Editor
  • Set loading type and target load ordering

Using the Data Transformation Operators
  • Component Palette
  • Using a Joiner
  • Lookup Operator: Handling Multiple Match Rows
  • Using the Subquery Filter Operator
  • Using the Set, Sequence, and Splitter Operators
  • Pivot and Unpivot Operators
  • Using the Aggregator, Constant, Transformation, and Pre/Post Mapping Operators
  • Deploying and Executing in Projects Navigator Panel

Cleansing and Match-Merging Name and Address Data
  • Integrating Data Quality into ETL
  • Name and Address Data Cleansing
  • Name and Address Server
  • Name and Address Software Providers
  • Settings in the Name and Address Operator
  • Reviewing a Name and Address Mapping
  • Consolidating Data Using the Match Merge Operator
  • Using the Match Merge Operator in a Mapping

Using Process Flows
  • Process Flow Concepts
  • Creating a Process Flow Module, a Process Flow Package and a Process Flow
  • Types of Activities: Fork, And, Mapping, End Activity
  • Creating Transitions Between Activities
  • Some More Activities: Manual, SQLPLUS, Email
  • Generating the Process Flow Package

Deploying and Reporting on ETL Jobs
  • Logical Versus Physical Implementation
  • Setting Object Configuration
  • Deployment Concepts
  • Invoking the Control Center Manager
  • Deploy Options and Preferences
  • Repository Browser
  • Starting OWB Browser Listener and the Repository Browser
  • Browsing Design Center and Control Center Reports

Using the Mapping Debugger
  • Overview of the Mapping Debugger
  • Initializing a Mapping Debugging Session
  • Preparing the testing environment and test data
  • Setting breakpoints and watch points
  • Evaluating the flow of data to detect mapping errors

Enhancing ETL Performance
  • Performance Tuning at Various Levels
  • Performance-Related Parameters in ETL Design
  • Configuring Mappings for Operating Modes, DML Error Logging, Commit Control, and Default Audit Levels
  • Enabling Partition Exchange Loading (PEL) for Targets
  • Performance-Related Parameters in Schema Design
  • Configuring Indexes, Partitions, Constraints
  • Enabling Parallelism and Parallel DML
  • Setting Tablespace Properties and Gathering Schema Statistics

Managing Backups, Development Changes, and Security
  • Overview of Metadata Loader Utilities (MDL)
  • Managing Metadata Changes by Using Snapshots
  • Using Change Manager
  • Version Management of Design Objects
  • Graphical UI for Security Management
  • Object-Level Security
  • Setting Security Parameters

Integrating with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE)
  • Business Justification: Tools Integration
  • Integrating with OBI EE and OBI SE
  • Transferring BI Metadata to OBI EE Server
  • Setting Up the UDML File Location
  • Deriving the BI Metadata (OBI EE)
  • Deploying the BI Module
  • Converting the UDML File for OBI EE
  • Oracle BI Admin and Answers Tool

Appendix B: Creating Experts
  • Harnessing OWB Power and Complexity for New Users
  • OWB “Experts” : Directed Guidance and Knowledge Management
  • Creating an Expert
  • Starting an Expert
  • Creating Your Own Custom Dialog
  • Scenario: ROLAP to MOLAP in Five Easy Steps
  • Scenario: Expert for Creating External Table

Appendix C: Using Diagnosis and Debugging Techniques
  • Collecting Information Before Contacting Oracle Support
  • Sequence Used by Oracle Support Representatives to Process Calls
  • Activating Debugging and Logging for Full Java Debug Trace
  • Activating Tracing
  • Using the Service_Doctor.sql Script
  • Troubleshooting and Diagnosing Errors in Control Center Agent (CCA)
  • Run-Time Views and Utilities
  • Online Warehouse Builder Resources