RPD in OBIEE stands for Rapid File Database. It is a repository that helps in storing the metadata of the BI Server. The metadata allows you to define logical and physical schemas, aggregate table navigation, and physical-to-logical mappings. Further, you can also edit the Oracle BI repositories with the help of the Oracle BI Administration Tool.
OBIEE RPD is a repository database while RPD is a file extension. You can work on the server-side development as well as the data modeling with the help of RPD. It is password protected since it consists of the metadata. It can be deployed or uploaded via the Oracle Enterprise Manager. At the time of deployment, the user has to enter the required password using the enterprise manager.
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