Introducing: EssBench

Background What on earth is EssBench?  First…some background.  I have a number of clients who have transitioned to either new physical hardware, have been virtualized, or are being sent to the cloud.  All of these options bring along challenges around performance.  When you go to new physical hardware, you might end up attached to network…

Kscope17 is a Wrap!

Kscope17 is officially over.  I was fortunate to attend several sessions this year along with presenting a few times myself.  It’s always great to get together with the ODTUG community and all of my friends that I only get to see a few times a year.  Kscope is a great event and I’m happy to…

Kscope17 is Almost Here

The year has really flown by and Kscope17 is less than 2 weeks away.  I thought I would take a moment to highlight the top 9 sessions I’d like to attend this year.  But, before I do that, let’s start with a shameless plug of the sessions that I have to attend…my sessions. IT Made…

Hyperion Planning and PBCS: Dynamic Forms

Have you ever built a form in Hyperion Planning (or PBCS) that really needed to have the same dimension represented in both the user selectable page and the rows or columns?  Normally, we want to give the user the ability to filter a form dynamically.  As an example, perhaps I would like to select and…

EPM Marshall Weekly Newsletter, Sign Up Now!

As Kscope17 rapidly approaches and I continue to look for new ways to procrastinate on the final preparations necessary for my presentations.  In the meantime, I welcome you to sign up for the new EPM Marshall Weekly Newsletter!  The newsletter is an automatic, once a week e-mail with the most recent posts on this blog….

Around The Lab: Garage Data Center

It has been quite some time since my last lab update!  I’ve done quite a bit of updating since my post in January.  Today we’ll focus on my new Garage Data Center.  My Oracle rack has finally filled up for the most part and as a result, it has become a little loud and a…

HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com

You may have noticed a massive change in the way things look around here.  HyperionEPM.com is now EPMMarshall.com!  And yes…this is a totally corny play on words, and I’m okay with that.  I’m Brian Marshall and I like to blog about EPM.  It also makes for a cool looking badge logo.  As it happens, EPMMarshal.com…

Hyperion EPM Month in Review: February 2017

It’s that time again…the EPM Month in Review.  February was just as active as January with another 44 contributions from our great community. Adashek EPM Gary tells us about a new feature in Smart View 11.1.2.5.620.  He also has an in-depth look at the Query Designer in Smart View. Cameron’s Blog for Essbase Hackers Cameron has the…

Essbase BSO Parallel Data Loads

As I continue down the path of my Essbase testing and benchmarking, I’m always looking for ways to make Essbase lay waste to hardware.  As I was working on my new benchmarking application, I needed to load a lot of data into a BSO cube.  I’m impatient and noticed that the data load was terribly inefficient…

Hyperion EPM Month in Review: January 2017

Welcome to the second installment of the Hyperion EPM Month in Review.  This month was pretty busy with 44 contributions by the community (45 if you include this post). Adashek EPM Gary has a quick update letting us know that the Smart View 11.1.2.5.620 has been released. Cameron’s Blog for Essbase Hackers Cameron has a pair of…