Tag Archives: Business analytics

Your Three Must-Know EPM and Analytics Themes from OpenWorld 2017

October 18, 2017

Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects The enterprise performance management (EPM) and enterprise analytics (business analytics, BI, data visualization) arenas may have seemed like an afterthought at Oracle OpenWorld this year, since the conference focus areas seemed to be autonomous (self-learning) databases , blockchain and cloud infrastructure!  Never fear!  I’ve distilled the top three themes from these areas to bring you up to speed in this arena as quickly as possible. Everyday Low…   Read More


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September Webinars – Register NOW!

September 6, 2017

Author: Melanie Mathews, Performance Architects Are you an on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning customer and evaluating moving to the cloud? Or are you you wondering what solution is best suited for certain types of analytics and reporting? September will be your month to learn more! We have FOUR exciting webinars this month and we encourage you…   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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Modeling and Analysis in the Cloud – Defying Gravity to Gravitate Towards the Clouds

January 27, 2016

Author: Sree Kumar, Performance Architects A cloud-based analytics solution can really change the way you view things, from the tiniest bit of data to the most complex business problem that you are trying to solve; however, you’ll want to proceed with caution as this can impact the people, process and technology within your organization. There…   Read More


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Two Big Questions When Thinking About Mobile Business Intelligence

November 4, 2015

Author: Kelli Pircio, Performance Architects Earlier this year I had the opportunity to facilitate a discussion at Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) COLLABORATE15 on mobile business intelligence (BI). The process of preparing for the discussion was an interesting one. There is quite a bit of research on mobile and a decent amount of thought as…   Read More


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Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): Data Sync Utility Overview

July 29, 2015

Author: Michael Bender, Performance Architects Late last year, Oracle released its Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) business intelligence offering called Business Intelligence Cloud Service , or BICS. One of the requirements for using this tool is that all relational database data must be first uploaded to a cloud version of the Oracle database: The next obvious question is, “What are the ways in which…   Read More


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How to Address the Top Three Trends in Gartner’s “BI and Analytics Platforms 2015 Magic Quadrant”

June 10, 2015

Gartner’s BI and Analytics Platforms 2015 Magic Quadrant was released back in February 2015, so it’s hardly “new news” any more…except that our current and prospective clients and partners keep asking us for feedback on how to address the top trends highlighted in the report, especially given that the key players on the report and the trends represented a major change from…   Read More


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Five Ways to Evolve Your Business Analytics Software Environment to Address the Big Data Revolution

February 17, 2015

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably tired of wandering into meetings where your colleagues debate the proper definition of “important” terms such as enterprise performance management (EPM) , business intelligence (BI) , business analytics , master data management (MDM) , data scientist …and, my favorite, big data .  While confusion reigns in your working group about what these terms mean, you’re undoubtedly also experiencing requests for different kinds of analysis…   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2014: Business Analytics News

October 15, 2014

My introduction about Oracle OpenWorld business analytics trends is going to sound suspiciously like my colleague Chuck Persky’s recent blog about Oracle OpenWorld EPM (Hyperion) news …the overwhelming theme of OpenWorld (and for the business analytics software category) this year was CLOUD, CLOUD, and CLOUD! Setting the Stage: Business Analytics Definition and Strategy I want to clarify how the Performance Architects team defines the term “business analytics.” …   Read More


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What the Oracle Exalytics X4-4 Launch Means for Oracle Customers

September 25, 2014

Oracle recently released the next generation of the X4-4 Exalytics In-Memory Engineering System (X=Intel, ‘-4’ = 4 physical processors).  While X4-4 now comes with two terabytes (TB) of RAM, 2.4 TB of PCIe Flash disk, networking hardware upgrades, and the option to use Oracle 12c In-Memory Database , the most noteworthy change is the switch to Intel’s E7-8895v2 processors. You might ask, “What’s the…   Read More


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