Performance Architects: Looking Forward to Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) Forum 2017

April 21, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The Higher Education Data Warehousing (HEDW) Forum 2017, an event that focuses on learning and networking for technical developers and administrators of data access and reporting systems, data custodians, institutional researchers, and consumers of data representing a variety of university audiences, is coming up this Sunday, April 23rd – Wednesday,…   Read More


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Configuring the Calendar Heatmap Plugin for Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD)

April 19, 2017

  Author: Cameron Ross, Performance Architects One interesting new feature in Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DVD) is the ability to go to the Oracle BI Public Store and install new visualizations in your local product install. This blog post shows how to download and install a “Calendar Heatmap” plugin from the Public Store and to use this plugin with a sample data…   Read More


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Moving from On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Administrative Utilities

April 12, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects As with any move to a new solution and process, the transition from Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) presents some new (and sometimes improved) implementation and administration approaches.  In this first installment of a two-part series, I explain the differences between administrative utilities in the solutions.  In short, Hyperion Planning offers multiple utilities to…   Read More


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How to Analyze Major League Baseball Statistics Using Oracle’s Data Visualization (DV) Desktop with the Quadrant Plugin

April 5, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects One of the lesser known but powerful capabilities of Oracle’s Data Visualization Desktop (DV) tool is the ability to extend the available visualizations with plugins from Oracle’s BI Public Store .  Within this website, Oracle provides a variety of data analysis and visualization plugins that can be easily installed on a user’s local client installation.  Those plugins are…   Read More


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Using Oracle HTTP Server 12c with Oracle EPM (Hyperion) 11.1.2.4

March 29, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects Ever since Oracle released Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c (12.2.x), it has been a waiting game to see when Oracle EPM (Hyperion) would move to the 12c versioning.  As of the date of publication of this blog post, the latest version of Oracle EPM is 11.1.2.4.x, which bundles many improvements over the prior releases of Oracle EPM. However,   Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW)…   Read More


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The Performance Architects Insider’s Guide to COLLABORATE 17

March 27, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects COLLABORATE 17 , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database software, is taking place Sunday, April 2nd through Thursday, April 6th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The event is co-hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) , and Quest International Users Group (Quest) , which means this is…   Read More


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Clearing Data in the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Simplified Interface

March 22, 2017

Author: Ben Hogle, Performance Architects If you’ve ever loaded data into Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) , you’ve almost inevitably had to clear data from your ASO and/or BSO cubes. Maybe you goofed, maybe something changed; it doesn’t matter, your data must be purged and reloaded; and the ability to clear large amounts of data relatively easy is a life…   Read More


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Important Patch Set Exceptions (PSEs) for Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4.005

March 15, 2017

  Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects For folks who are deploying Hyperion Planning (the Oracle EPM on-premise budgeting, forecasting and planning solution) 11.1.2.4.005, or for those of you who are already on that version, the Performance Architects team strongly recommends to apply Patch Set Exception (PSE) 24597360. One very important consideration: PSEs are usually not compatible with…   Read More


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How to Implement Slowly Changing Dimensions (SCD) Type 2 in Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) 12c

March 2, 2017

Author: Margaret Motsi, Performance Architects Tracking historical changes in data (slowly changing dimensions) is a very common Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) task since many industries require the ability to monitor changes and to be able to report on historical data accurately at a point in time. Implementing slowly changing dimensions (SCD) in ODI 12c is relatively easier than in…   Read More


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Oracle EPM Architect (EPMA) versus EPM Automate: What’s the Difference?

February 22, 2017

Author: Zack Carman, Performance Architects The introduction of Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS) not only saw Oracle EPM’s (Hyperion’s ) introduction into the cloud but also the addition of more acronyms. One of these acronyms, EPMA, has caused confusion because this acronym describes different capabilities within PBCS versus on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning solutions. So, what’s the difference? Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA) is an on-premise component that is…   Read More


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