Collaborate 2014 Conference Resources and Outcomes

April 23, 2014

The Performance Architects team recently attended the Collaborate 2014 Conference (COLLABORATE 14)  in Las Vegas. COLLABORATE 14 is the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database software, and is co-hosted by Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) , and Quest International Users Group (Quest) . Performance Architects made significant contributions to the COLLABORATE 14 conference by presenting nine sessions on…   Read More


Large JVMs or Many Small JVMs for Oracle Hyperion Planning

April 16, 2014

With the cost of server memory (RAM) falling, and availability of highly capable hardware (with high Mean-Time-to-Failure ) now common, it is not abnormal to deploy multiple instances of the Oracle Hyperion Planning service on a single server. This improves server hardware utilization, and also provides some degree of high-availability. This is especially important as it is not uncommon to have…   Read More


Using “Selection Steps” to Filter Data from Essbase Hierarchy Dimensions in OBIEE 11G

April 10, 2014

Is it possible to select or filter on any specific members after a query is applied to your business intelligence (BI) analysis?  Absolutely!  You can apply “Selection Steps” to filter any specific members from your BI analysis even after a query has been executed.  The next few diagrams demonstrate exactly how this concept can be…   Read More


Optimizing the Supply Chain with Oracle Hyperion Essbase

April 2, 2014

As modern day business leaders are constantly seeking new ways to add value for stakeholders, focus has turned much more intently on supply chain management (SCM) . The overarching goal of SCM is to boost profitability by managing resources and costs efficiently to maximize returns on capital employed. Within this realm, there are multiple areas to target for analysis…   Read More



Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2 Fails to Export Member Block Variable

March 20, 2014

During a recent project involving Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) , we encountered an issue migrating Calculation Manager Rules via Life Cycle Management (LCM). While LCM did a good job of re-creating most of the variables used in the rule on the target, one variable didn’t make it. On further investigation we found that the variable is different from the…   Read More


So…What is FDMEE? And Why Should I Care?

March 19, 2014

Several months ago Oracle released a product called Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) in Version 11.1.2.3 of EPM – hallmarked as the more athletic, and handsome, brother of the old standby Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) . After working through a couple implementations of the tool I’ve come up with a short list of reasons why you should care about this product, and what it means…   Read More


How to Fix “208 Days” Bug in Oracle Exalytics

March 10, 2014

Have you ever gone on vacation only to come back and realize that you cannot access your Oracle Exalytics machine anymore? Your ILOM (Integrated Lights Out Manager) shows that system is up and your network team says that ports are open in the firewall…but it isn’t working? It turns out that there is a bug in the…   Read More


Why an Operational Data Store (ODS) Provides Important Capabilities in an Analytic Architecture

March 5, 2014

The Operational Data Store (ODS) concept is a viable architectural option when considering complex requirements that deal with data transformation and mapping logic for large data sets.  At times, data feeds from multiple source systems require manipulation through the use of various reference data that may exist either as look-up tables or master data tables residing within the repositories…   Read More


Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service

February 26, 2014

Last month Oracle and Performance Architects hosted a great overview and demo webinar on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Oracle now has a video library on PBCS with great tutorials to help you get started. For even more information and learn more about what is and isn’t offered in PBCS, how you can use PBCS…   Read More