ODTUG Board of Directors Voting Ends Today!

Voting ends today for the ODTUG Board of Directors.  This may seem familiar, but with voting coming to an end today…here it is one more time: It’s that time of year.  Election season.  No, not THAT election.  The ODTUG Board of Directors election!  You can see the very long list of 16 nominees along with their campaign…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: October 25, 2016

So now I’m extremely late…  On the bright side, there is a ton of great content, including several Hyperion Patches! Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.013 has been released.  This patch includes almost all products (Server, RTC, Client, MSI, EAS Server, EAS Console, and APS).  The notable exception is Essbase Studio. Hyperion Smart…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: October 7, 2016

This week we review our EPM week of only seven days, unlike the ten days of last week.  We had some great content, but no patches or updates.  Let’s get to it! ODTUG Board of Directors It’s that time of year.  Election season.  No, not THAT election.  The ODTUG Board of Directors election!  You can see…

Essbase Performance: Part 5 – Network Storage (Anvil)

Introduction Welcome to part five the Essbase Performance series that will have a lot of parts.  Today we’ll pick up where we left off on network storage baselines.  Before we get there, here’s a re-cap of the series so far: Essbase Performance Series: Part 1 – Introduction Essbase Performance Series: Part 2 – Local Storage…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: September 30, 2016

You know you are running late on your Hyperion EPM Week in Review when someone asks you about in on a phone call…  It’s been about 10 days since my last week in review, so welcome to this weeks “Hyperion EPM 10 Days in Review.” Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: Hyperion Financial Reports 11.1.2.4.703 has…

Essbase Performance: Part 4 – Network Storage (CDM)

Introduction Welcome to part four of a series that will have a lot of parts.  In our lost two parts we took a look at our test results using the CrystalDiskMark and Anvil synthetic benchmarks.  As we said in parts two and three, the idea here is to see first how everything measures up in synthetic…

My First FreeNAS: Part 2 – Install, Test, and Configure

Re-Introduction It has been quite a while since my last post on my new FreeNAS build.  This project was placed on the back-burner while I had a lot going on.  I’m finally starting to get everything stabilized, so now I’m back at working on my new FreeNAS box.  You can view part 1 of this…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: September 20, 2016

Last week was clearly the calm before the Oracle OpenWorld storm!  This week in Hyperion EPM has been really, really busy! Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: Hyperion DRM 11.1.2.4.342 is now available.  It appears to be a few bug fixes.  Hopefully your bug was fixed! Hyperion EPM Blog Posts: Rodrigo continues his series on ODI 12c….

Recovering an Oracle Database from Unexpected Failure

Oracle Database Introduction I’ve been a user, developer, and administrator of SQL Server databases many times over the years.  I’m really comfortable with that product and how to fix things when they break.  Oracle Database on the other hand, I’ve only ever really been a consumer of information.  Someone who writes queries to the data….

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: September 14, 2016

Welcome to another later edition of the Hyperion EPM Week In Review.  I actually waited a little later this week as it was a really, really slow week.  No PBCS updates, no FCCS updates, no on-prem updates. Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: While this isn’t a patch or an update, the new Profitability and Cost…