Oracle Data Integrator Essentials [Video]

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  • Get to know the difference between ETL and ELT
  • Find out how to make the best use of ODI objects such as joins, datasets, filters, and sequences
  • Build workflows based on packages to execute a process
  • Define your strategy with Knowledge Modules and adapt these module to your needs
  • Create reusable pluggable procedures for recurring tasks
  • Perform your daily tasks such as administration, maintenance, and deployment easily
  • Understand how the architecture of ODI can be set up and how and where ODI stores its metadata
  • Comprehend the use of scenarios as the smallest deployments units in ODI
  • Discover how solutions are used to resolve dependencies between different ODI objects

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) is Oracle’s strategic tool covering all your data integration requirements. ODI lets you write custom code easily, extract data from source files, transform data in a staging area, and load this data to your target database. So, if you are a database administrator with an aim to effectively use ODI as a powerful tool for data integration solutions, it’s time you started making the most of it.

This video course will show you how to use ODI for your data transformation and integration projects. It will also provide you with valuable input on which methods to use for various ODI objects according to the situation, with examples based on real-life requirements.

Covering all the key ODI concepts, this video course shows you how to make the best use of ODI’s declarative approach to define your strategy with Knowledge Modules.

First, you are made familiar with the basics of ETL processes and then learn how to use of ODI development objects with the help of practical examples. You then move on to get an understanding of ODI’s transformation vehicles and its interface, followed by how ODI packages can be used to develop more workflow-based data integration tasks. Next we show you how reusable objects can be customized by using variables to suit your needs. The following sections broaden your understanding of topologies, scenarios, load plans, and data integration solutions.

By the end of the course, you will have enough knowledge of ODI, development, deployment, and maintenance techniques to give you the confidence to develop your own data integration projects.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

A practical guide bursting with tips and real-world best practices to get you on your way with Oracle Data Integrator and help you make the most of this tool.

  • Develop the necessary skills for effectively carrying out data integration and transformations in ODI interfaces
  • Understand the use of ODI development objects with methods and concepts illustrated from real projects
  • Master the key concepts of ODI’s physical and logical architecture and the use of Knowledge Modules and data models
Course Length 2 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781782170488
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2013


Andreas Nobbmann

Andreas Nobbmann is a specialist in Oracle DWH and Business Intelligence, and has been working as a consultant in this field since 1998. With a vast know-how and substantial experience, he coaches and advises clients, teaches courses, and manages different Oracle DWH/BI projects. His expertise ranges from backend tools, such as the ELT tool Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), to frontend technologies, such as the Oracle BI Foundation Suite and the multidimensional Oracle database Essbase. Besides being a passionate Linux user, Andreas is active on Twitter (@ANobbmann), and keeps a blog about many interesting tech topics, which can be found at

Currently, Andreas occupies the roles of Principal Consultant and Technology Discipline Manager within Trivadis AG in Switzerland, a top Swiss IT service provider that invests more than 5 million Swiss Francs per year in Research and Development. With his skill set, Andreas leads research on Oracle BI topics and has the freedom to check out the upcoming technology releases, such as the newest OBIEE 11g and ODI releases, and new features, for example, the new Oracle 12c database DWH/BI features.