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Guest Blog: Oracle EPM Cloud in Focus at OpenWorld 2016

August 23, 2016

Author: Jennifer Toomey, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle  Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco (September 18 – 22, 2016) offers more Oracle EPM content and expert experience than any other conference in the world. It features more than 60 EPM conference sessions, a dedicated EPM Showcase area for demos, three hands-on labs, plus presentations from multiple…   Read More


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The Inside Scoop on Special Performance Architects Events and Happenings at Oracle OpenWorld 2016

August 23, 2016

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) (Oracle’s annual conference that draws close to 60,000 attendees to learn about Oracle products and services) is a little over a month away, and the Performance Architects team wants to make sure that you’re up to speed on what we think are some of the “can’t miss” events and sessions…   Read More


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How to Generate, Populate and Integrate an Essbase Cube into an OBIEE 12c Environment Using the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard

August 17, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects One of the lesser known and (mostly) undocumented features of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 12c is the Essbase Business Intelligence Acceleration Wizard.  This new component provides a very simple way to generate, populate, and integrate an Essbase cube into an OBIEE environment to boost query performance through aggregate redirection.  Utilizing the Essbase server that can be…   Read More


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Webinar Preview: Leadership Essentials in Successful Business Intelligence (BI) Programs

August 8, 2016

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects I discussed this topic earlier this year at the COLLABORATE conference, and it was such a hot topic that I’m now running webinars for both Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) and Oracle Developer Tools Users Group (ODTUG) to expand upon this discussion.  If you want to join me live to dive deeper into the content outlined below, you can register for the…   Read More


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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Living with the New and Improved Simplified Interface

August 3, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects It has been over a week now since Oracle rolled out the 16.07 update to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) in their customer’s production instances, and the reaction has been mixed because customers need to get used to doing things a little bit differently.  In other words, the functionality is the same, just organized differently….   Read More


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New OBIEE 12c Feature: Dashboard Subpages

July 20, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle released Version 12.1.1.1.0 of the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) platform in late June 2016. While the majority of new features are focused on the “Data Visualization” component, there is one new feature for traditional OBIEE environments that may be of interest, called “dashboard subpages.” These can be very beneficial to implementations requiring dashboards…   Read More


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Considerations for Migrating On-Premise Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) to Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS)

July 13, 2016

Author: John McGale, Performance Architects As of the date when this was written, the only items that can be migrated from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) on-premise to Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) are the OBIEE RPD and the underlying relational data.  This is a one-way move because the RPD cannot be moved back to on-premise OBIEE from BICS.  Reports created against the on-premise RPD cannot be…   Read More


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Yes, Master! Creating a Master-Detail Visualization in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS)

June 22, 2016

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers data analysts a wide range of visualization options through its Visual Analyzer component. One of the features of Visual Analyzer that may not be as widely known is the ability to create master-detail relationships between visualizations to help make analyzing data even more interactive. Creating a master-detail view begins with logging into…   Read More


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Entropy on a Linux Server

June 8, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects A quick “Google” search for the word “entropy” yields this: However, recently we found a completely different meaning for the word that I had not heard since I was a senior in high school. Turns out the word has a pretty significant relevance to Linux machines. While building from scratch an…   Read More


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When to Run a Financial Report in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) versus Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS)

June 1, 2016

Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects Many organizations have more than one system that can be used to run financial reports because both the enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) application markets are fairly mature and “grew up” separately. This is often a point of discussion during requirements and design as there isn’t one…   Read More


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