Tag Archives: Andy Tauro

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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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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Moving from On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS): Web User Interfaces

April 26, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects In the previous post in this series , we looked at the differences between utilities offered in Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) for administrative functions and automating these for lights-out maintenance.  This second post in this series focuses on the similarities and differences between the web user interfaces (UIs) in the solutions. Long-time Oracle Hyperion Planning users may recall…   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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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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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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What is the Source Cube in Oracle PBCS…and What Does HSP_NOLINK UDA Do?

January 4, 2017

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects The “Source Cube,” or “Source Plan Type,” is a feature of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) that determines the flow of data between the models or plan types of an application. The idea behind this is that the plan for a model is authored in one plan type, and the others use that as a…   Read More


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How to Address “The Startup Folder Specified Does Not Exist in the Repository” Error in Oracle EPM (Hyperion) Workspace

September 7, 2016

Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects During a recent project, where we were upgrading the base operating system (OS) of an Oracle Exalytics X2-4 In-Memory machine to Oracle Linux 6 image, we had to create a temporary pre-production server. This machine was meant to stand-in for production support activities, while the Oracle Hyperion Planning environments that the Exalytics machines hosted were offline. As part of this, 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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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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