Category Archives: Technical

Fun with Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC): Creating Essbase Cubes

August 16, 2017

Author: Andrew Tauro, Performance Architects Just like there are multiple ways to skin a cat, there’s more than one way to create an Essbase cube in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) . While the best way to migrate on-premise Essbase cubes to OAC is to use the standalone “EssbaseLCMUtility” tool, to create cubes from scratch there are three ways that I have…   Read More


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Secure Dashboard Access in Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Sales and Marketing Dashboard Example

August 2, 2017

 Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) is part of Oracle’s Platform as Service (PaaS) offerings.  The Oracle cloud offerings permit enterprise IT teams to rapidly build and deploy applications without the need to set up expensive infrastructure.  There’s still a need, however, for strong security capabilities in the cloud, and this blog post discusses how BICS security…   Read More


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Important Design Considerations When Moving from Oracle Essbase On-Premise to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)

July 26, 2017

 Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects We have witnessed a steady stream of commentary on the promise of what Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) , otherwise known as Essbase , BI Cloud Service , and Data Visualization (DV) in the cloud, would do when it is released, as well as where to buy a subscription. Now that OAC is generally available as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, we decided to…   Read More


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Using Smart View with an Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Planning or Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Application

July 12, 2017

Author: Ben Hogle, Performance Architects  Oracle Smart View for Office (Smart View) can be immensely powerful, convenient, and very useful for Hyperion Planning on-premise or Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) users. Smart View allows end users to retrieve their planning data via an add-on to MS Office for PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Most end users will use Smart View to see their raw data and drill into it from…   Read More


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Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Web Studio: FR Studio with a Fresh Coat of Paint

July 5, 2017

Author: Mohan Chanila, Performance Architects Back in October of 2016, the announcement was made that the traditional Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Studio desktop client that we all loved (or loathed), was going to be replaced by a new Web based report developer called the.. wait for it… Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) Web Studio . While the name itself isn’t the most original, I’ve had the chance…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: Data Sync Overview and Configuration

June 28, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects  Introduction As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers several options for those data requirements that go beyond simple data upload. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. One of…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: Remote Data Connector (RDC) Overview and Configuration

June 21, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers several options for those data requirements that go beyond simple data upload. Each has a specific purpose, features, benefits, and limitations. Only one option…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Access Options: When to Use Data Sync Versus Remote Data Connector (RDC)

June 14, 2017

Author: Doug Ross, Performance Architects Introduction As more organizations move their business intelligence (BI) environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as the front-end visualizations.  Oracle’s BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers two options for these data requirements that go beyond simple data uploads: Data Sync and Remote Data Connector (RDC). Other options range from simple manual data loads of spreadsheets…   Read More


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Three Big BI Market Drivers to Watch for The Rest of 2017 and Beyond

May 24, 2017

Author: Tony Tauro, Performance Architects In 2017, we’ve seen an expansion of business intelligence’s (BI’s) scope, changes in consumption, and shifts in the roles of BI consumers and creators. Traditional and fundamental BI practices and processes, however, remain more important than ever. As a result, the three major market drivers of BI trends so far…   Read More


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Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) RPD Management Changes in Version 11g Versus 12c

May 10, 2017

Author: Jordan Adams, Performance Architects One of the first significant changes you will notice as a developer when upgrading from OBIEE 11g to 12c is RPD management capabilities , including uploading or downloading new or existing RPD models.  In the past, loads were always handled through Enterprise Manager (EM) and required a restart of the server when uploading a new RPD,…   Read More


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