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Hyperion EPM Architecture Layouts & Guides

Is there a right way to architect a Hyperion EPM infrastructure?  I think the answer to that is yes.

Christian Screen | November 25, 2010

YPDNGG: You Probably Don’t Need Golden Gate

Before launching into this, I must give due deference to Mogens Nørgaard’s landmark article, You Probably Don’t Need RAC (YPDNR), available here, but originally published Q3 2003 in IOUG Select Journal.

Jeremiah Wilton | November 22, 2010

MySQL Editions and Support- what do I get with community?

The new licensing that was announced by Oracle earlier this month caused some FUD in the community that was addressed last week in an updated graphic comparing support and binary options.

Sarah Novotny | November 22, 2010

OBIEE 11g Pre-Requisites Kernel Failure

This post attempts to help alleviate that from becoming your fate by speaking to the only part of the OBIEE 11g pre-requisite on Linux that continually fails.

Christian Screen | November 22, 2010

OBI 11g Patching on Linux – Setting Library Paths

Patching requires calling one of the OBI XML APIs which is all fine and dandy when it works.

Christian Screen | November 21, 2010

Defining MySQL Backup Strategies

Backups may seem like a complicated subject, but they can be simplified into one multi variable question.

Sarah Novotny | November 4, 2010

OBI11g GoURL, Navigate, JavaScript Reference

It finally explicitly answers one question that we always get which is “Can you dynamically call a report to automatically download it into a format other than MS Excel?”

Christian Screen | November 4, 2010

Oracle GRC & Hyperion EPM (Planning, HFM, etc.) Adapters

One of the newest integrations released earlier this year is the Shared Services integration Adapter with Oracle’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Manager application.

Christian Screen | October 25, 2010

InnoDB tablespace fragmentation (find it and fix it!)

If you frequently delete rows (or update rows with variable-length data types), you can end up with a lot of wasted space in your data file(s), similar to filesystem fragmentation.

Mike Hamrick | October 22, 2010

ODI 11g Installation Steps (Basic Dev Env)

If you haven’t taken a look at the new Oracle Data Integrator 11g, let me tell you that it is definitely worth a look-see.

Christian Screen | October 21, 2010

EPM 11.1.2 and Latest FireFox Browser (3.6.10) – Not so much!

After some recent testing with OBI 11g and EPM 11.1.2 and utilizing several browsers I found that both the EPM and OBI 11g front ends are a bit clunky when viewing the GUI from the latest Firefox browser version release.

Christian Screen | October 20, 2010

Debugging Stored procedures

Over the past several weeks, we’ve been working on debugging a stored procedure bug for a client. Coming from a software development background, I looked at the procedure like any piece of code — how can I debug the program and be able to use some means of knowing the values within the program while it’s running?

Patrick Galbraith | October 15, 2010
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