Demystifying Oracle’s Data Integration Offerings: DRM, EPMA, FDMEE, GoldenGate, & ODI

August 27, 2014

With all of the current data integration offerings available from Oracle, it’s important to understand the strengths of each, what they accomplish, and how they might fit into your existing technology landscape. Read on to learn a few facts about each of these tools. Data Relationship Management (DRM) is Oracle’s “enterprise-wide” analytic master data management utility used to maintain…   Read More


Enhanced Planning Validations: Part 2 – by Tyler Feddersen (featured on Cameron Lackpour’s blog)

August 21, 2014

Last month, Tyler Feddersen was featured in a blog post by Cameron Lackpour , a well-known veteran in the EPM community with specialties in Hyperion Essbase, Planning, ODI, Financial Reporting, and system automation. Tyler is featured again in the closing segment of this two-part series on Planning validations – a small snippet is below. “If you recall from Part 1, I created…   Read More


Data Discovery and Business Intelligence: Are They The Same Thing?

August 6, 2014

Using a sports metaphor, business intelligence and data discovery are akin to blocking and tackling in the sport of American football . You need to be able to block and tackle well to stay in the game – these actions are the bare minimum requirements to not get blown away by your competition during the game. One team that blocked and…   Read More


What’s new in Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management (DRM)? Release 11.1.2.3.500 Highlights and What to Expect in Release 11.1.2.4

July 30, 2014

As many of you know, Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) was originally called “Razza DS” and was acquired by Hyperion. The product name was then changed to Hyperion Master Data Management (MDM). Shortly after Oracle acquired Hyperion, the product was again renamed to Data Relationship Management (DRM) and is now one of several Oracle offerings in the data governance and…   Read More


Discovering the Power of Data Discovery Using Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID): U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Use Case

July 23, 2014

What resources are available to organizations that want to use traditional transactional reporting and analysis capabilities (traditionally know as business intelligence or BI solutions), as well as data discovery functionality (research of trends, hunches and intersections of events that fall outside of standard BI solution offerings)?  How can a non-technical business user act like a “ data scientist ” and navigate both structured…   Read More


Enhanced Planning Validations: Part 1 – by Tyler Feddersen (featured on Cameron Lackpour’s blog)

July 22, 2014

Cameron Lackpour is a well known veteran in the EPM community with specialties in Hyperion Essbase, Planning, ODI, Financial Reporting, and system automation. Our very own Tyler Fedderson was featured in one of Lackpour’s recent blog posts – a small snippet is below. “Data form validations offered in Hyperion Planning 11.1.2+ were a nice step in…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Business Intelligence Track Observations…Part Two!

July 16, 2014

This is a continuation of my review of the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference Business Intelligence track, which focuses mostly on Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) and Oracle’s related analytic applications .  This post focuses specifically on my learnings around Oracle’s roadmap for BI solutions, new features in the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile offering, and the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service . As I mentioned in my last article, the next major version of OBI will…   Read More


How to Use Linux Grep to Search the OBIEE Web Catalog

July 11, 2014

Searching the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Web Catalog is not a fun process.  You can use the Catalog Manager to perform the search, but I have found this time consuming, impractical, and inconsistent. For Windows, your options are very limited, so I usually use a third party tool like Grep  for Windows.  This helps simplify my script portfolio, so now…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Business Intelligence Track Observations

July 2, 2014

Last week, I attended the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference.  For those of you not familiar with Kscope, it is one of the largest Oracle conferences in the country that is not run by Oracle. The conference content is divided into multiple tracks that span the Oracle application stack.  I attended to mainly participate in the Business Intelligence track, which…   Read More


Outcomes from Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Kscope14: Put All Your Eggs in the Oracle Hyperion FDMEE Basket!

July 2, 2014

As an Oracle EPM (Hyperion) implementer, one of the biggest highlights for me at Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG)’s annual Kscope14 conference is the EPM Sunday Symposium , where product experts from Oracle provide roadmap information on future releases. Mobile technology and cloud computing owned the day at this year’s Symposium…however, Oracle’s product management team revealed another item that stole the show (well, at least for me)….   Read More