At Kscope19, Oracle announced some changes to Essbase that will impact anyone using – or planning to use – this platform. Get the details of the changes below, along with expected features and functionality of Essbase 19c (both on-prem and cloud) and what to expect based on your existing application landscape.
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Essbase has been separated from Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)
Next version is 19c, both on-premise & cloud
Essbase 19c Cloud to be released before EOY 2019.
Full Essbase 19c available first half of FY2020
What are the feature benefits of Essbase 19c Cloud?
Even with the new EPM 11.2 release you will still only have Essbase 220.127.116.11 until you upgrade or migrate. But do weigh the advantages presented by the Free Form Planning
Even with the new EPM 11.2 release, you only have Essbase 12.x until you upgrade or migrate. And your BIFS ultimately becomes OAS - without Essbase. Potential opportunity to migrate both your OBIEE and Essbase to the cloud!
Your OAC - Essbase is now essentially end-of-life and is frozen at Essbase 12c until you upgrade to 19c.
OAC Essbase is effectively in maintenance mode. Support will continue, including patching, for life of existing contracts, but then you must migrate to Essbase 19c. If you want a "runway of time" on OAC in order to plan your 19c migration/implementation in due time, buy or extend OAC contracts NOW. The OAC SKU will cease to exist when 19c SKU becomes available.
Wait and Implement 19c Cloud or On-Prem when it comes out OR buy an OAC contract now and migrate to 19c Cloud or on-prem later.