Tag Archives: exalytics

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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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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Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2014 Conference Recap

March 25, 2014

Earlier this month, several Performance Architects team members attended the Oracle Higher Education User Group (HEUG) Alliance 2014 Conference in Las Vegas. Community Sessions We had a chance to sit in on a handful of the Product Advisory Groups (PAG) Community Sessions, including the Budgeting and Reporting & BI sessions. PAGs are charged with advocating to Oracle on behalf of the Higher Education community and with helping to…   Read More


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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


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Still Hesitating to Move to Oracle Exalytics X2/X3-4? Upfront Costs and Training Needs Shouldn’t Stop You

November 13, 2013

As we work with our clients in helping them set up, or migrate to, an Oracle Exalytics X2/X3-4-based Oracle BI (OBIEE) or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion ) environment we have noticed a recurring theme…in-house Information Technology (IT) support personnel express apprehensions with adopting the technology. So much so that in a case or two, they have asked us to perform the complete…   Read More


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Oracle OpenWorld 2013: BI and EPM (Hyperion) News

September 26, 2013

While traveling back from the Oracle OpenWorld 2013 conference, I realized it will be several days before I recover from the very busy, long days and all that walking (yes, I was warned about the blisters!). I learned quite a bit about the America’s Cup this week but for those who were unable to attend the conference, there is also…   Read More


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Business Analytics Opportunities and Schedule Recommendations for Oracle OpenWorld 2013

September 21, 2013

With over 60,000 attendees expected to participate in Oracle OpenWorld 2013 starting on Sunday, September 22nd, you could lose a lot of time just trying to buy a morning coffee before the keynotes (you will stand in line for 45 minutes if you try this) or navigating the city (ladies, leave those killer heels at home!).  These photos published…   Read More


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What to Like in the New Oracle Exalytics X3-4

July 17, 2013

If you missed it, Oracle recently launched a revised Exalytics In-Memory Machine , versioned X3-4. This is a version to get excited about! “What’s the big deal,” you ask? To recap, the X2 version was powered by four Intel Xeon E7-4800 series, providing a total of 40 cores, 1 TB of primary memory (also known as RAM), and 3.6…   Read More


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ETL vs. ELT: What’s the Difference?

June 13, 2013

This is a question that we get often from clients and potential clients. What’s the fuss with the sequencing of these three words? After all, there will be an Extract (E) from the source system; the extracted data will undergo a Transformation (T) process; and all this will undergo a Load (L) process into the…   Read More


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Oracle Exalytics Evaluation Metrics

June 10, 2013

It is self-evident that porting an existing application onto an Exalytics server will improve performance. However, anecdotal evidence of a possible performance improvement is generally not enough to justify an organization’s adoption of new technology. What is needed is a comparative set of metrics on performance and cost between Exalytics and the legacy platform. As a…   Read More


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