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Posted on June 11, 2019
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”  This is one of French journalist and novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s most famous sayings, which loosely translates to, “The more things change, the more they stay the same!” It’s that time of year again, when the technical leaders of the Oracle enterprise performance management (EPM) and Analytics/BI …

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Posted on June 4, 2019
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

Note: As a result of a travel conflict, this webinar has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 20th, from 1-2 PM EDT.  To register, please go to the registration link here. The processes and technologies related to business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) have been around in one form or another for 20+ years …

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Posted on May 28, 2019
Author: John McGale, Performance Architects

Analyzing large amounts of unstructured text is a capability at the heart of most activities in the data science and advanced analytics fields today.   In this first installment of a blog series, I introduce the topic of text analytics and describe how it relates to this evolving marketplace. When did data science become a “hot …

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Posted on May 23, 2019
Author: Astha Patni, Performance Architects

Oracle recently added functionality to the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) solution to allow administrators to start and stop individual Oracle-managed OAC instances.  This is a feature that has been highly anticipated for customers who purchased universal credits to allocate to their analytics environments.  In this blog post, I outline how to use these capabilities, and …

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Posted on May 21, 2019
Author: Linda Stewart, Performance Architects

I hope you are enjoying the “Learning R Programming for Free” series; here are links to the previous segments (Step One, Step Two, Step Three, Step Four, Step Five, Step Six, Step Seven, Step Eight, Step Nine, Step Ten, Step Eleven) to provide some helpful background. In the previous installment, we discussed the functions in the “rio package.” In this segment, we extend our mtcars …

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Posted on May 14, 2019
Author: Astha Patni, Performance Architects

The Peformance Architects team is very excited that with the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) release 105.2 in March 2019, we can finally create an Essbase cube using Data Flows in the OAC interface!  This was available in prior releases of OAC 18.1.3, but in the 105.2 release, this functionality was extended to allow Essbase cube …

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Posted on May 7, 2019
Author: The Performance Architects Team, Performance Architects

Oracle EPM Planning Cloud “batch-bursting” allows you to bundle reports so that they can be scheduled and delivered via email or deposited in the repository. Job bursting allows you to execute these reports multiple times for different members of a chosen dimension. In this blog post, we walk through setting up a monthly export of …

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Posted on April 30, 2019
Author: Astha Patni, Performance Architects

Oracle issued the Snowflake Connector for Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) in the March 105.2.0 OAC release, which means that Data Visualization (DV) in OAC can now connect directly to Snowflake with no “under-the-hood” configuration needed. In this blog post, I demonstrate my experience with the Snowflake Connector to demonstrate how this works using the CMS …

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

This blog post summarizes my top three “must know” takeaways from last week’s Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum (HEDW). My opinion is that higher education is an industry in crisis; that this audience (along with the leadership teams at most institutions) is “behind the curve” addressing these issues; and that there are concrete steps to …

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Posted on April 15, 2019
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

The Performance Architects team had a blast at COLLABORATE 19 last week – and what a week it was! First, we’re very excited that two of our team members won top awards for their contributions to the Oracle community.  Oracle Applications and Technology Users Group (OATUG) named Performance Architects Partner and Chief Sales & Marketing …

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