Build Something Awesome: ODTUG GeekAThon

I included the content of this post in my Week In Review, but I think it deserves a separate post altogether.  ODTUG GeekAThon is the first contest of this type that ODTUG has conducted, so let’s make it a success.  This way we get more contests, more awesome ideas, and more prizes. So what’s this contest…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: August 8, 2016

It was another light week in the Hyperion EPM blog community.  Oracle however, did not help out with any new product releases. Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: None… Hyperion EPM Blog Posts: I posted about converting your applications to Hybrid Essbase this week. Vijay tells us about a error in the Oracle documentation for DRM.  I’m certain…

Hybrid Essbase: Rapidly Make Parents Dynamic Calc

Hybrid Essbase is the biggest advancement in Essbase technology since ASO was released.  It truly takes Essbase to another level when it comes to getting the best out of both ASO and BSO technology.  Converting your application from BSO to Hybrid can be a long process.  You have to make sure that all of your…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: August 1, 2016

It was a light week in the Hyperion EPM blog community.  Oracle helped out a bit with some updates. Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: Tax Provision 11.1.2.4.103 has been released.  As previously mentioned, totally out of my area of knowledge. The Oracle support site was updated this week.  You can find out more here. Kash…

Hyperion EPM Week In Review: July 23, 2016

Welcome to another Monday edition of the Hyperion EPM Week In Review.  Let’s just jump right in… Hyperion EPM Patches and Updates: Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.820 has been released.  This one is way out of my wheel-house, so… OBIEE 11.1.1.9.160719 has also been released.  This is an extrememly long patch number and includes a extremely long…

My First FreeNAS: Part 1 – Build and Burn-In

Kscope16 is over, my parts have arrived, and its finally time to start my FreeNAS build.  Today I’m going to run through my actual build process and the start of my burn-in process.  Let’s start with the hardware…what did I order again? SuperChassis 846TQ-R900B (2) E5-2670 @ 2.6 GHz Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F-JBOD 256GB Registered ECC DDR3…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending July 16, 2016

This week, Oracle was kind enough to give us a few patches while the EPM community in general is still recovering from Kscope16.  We still have some great content this week, so let’s check it out. Patches and Updates: HFM 11.1.2.4.202 was released.  This appears to be general bug fixes. Speaking of bug fixes, Essbase 11.1.2.4.011…

Changing the Planning Repository without Restarting Planning

One of the long-running tenets of working with the Planning repository is that you must restart Planning to see your changes.  I’ve always heard that there were ways around this, but Oracle hasn’t ever been forthcoming with the specifics of how to make that happen.  Finally, at Kscope16 during my presentation on the Planning Repository,…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending July 9, 2016

Welcome to the week after Kscope.  This week brings us a lot of posts about Kscope16 (including mine!).  There were even a few posts not about Kscope.  This is also my first Week in Review that will be posted on Monday rather than over the weekend.  It has been suggested that posting on Monday will…

Kscope16 is over…Kscope17 is coming!

As has been the case for many of my Kscope experiences, Kscope16 was quick and yet still exhausting. The conference, as always, provided seemingly limitless information for Oracle EPM and BI professionals. Even in the small amount of time that I was able to attend, I managed to learn a great many things. I also…