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Posted on July 17, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

If you missed it, Oracle recently launched a revised Exalytics In-Memory Machine, versioned X3-4. This is a version to get excited about! “What’s the big deal,” you ask? To recap, the X2 version was powered by four Intel Xeon E7-4800 series, providing a total of 40 cores, 1 TB of primary memory (also known as RAM), and 3.6 …

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Posted on July 12, 2013
Author: The Performance Architects Team, Performance Architects

Performance Architects Announces Launch of Oracle Exalytics Discovery Center Boston, MA, United States, July 15, 2013 – Performance Architects, Inc. (www.performancearchitects.dev), an Oracle Platinum Partner, announced today the opening of the Performance Architects Oracle Exalytics Discovery Center, which highlights the functionality of Oracle’s in-memory machine that delivers business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) …

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Posted on July 1, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

Microsoft Active Directory (MSAD) is a popular choice as an Authentication Provider for the entire Oracle BI Foundation Suite (OBIEE) for a variety of reasons, including the fact that many companies use it for their network authentication system. For those of you who are not familiar with how an authenticator is set up within BI Foundation Suite …

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Posted on June 27, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

in Shakespeare’s Tempest, Trinculo is forced to shelter from a storm with someone he scorns and says of it “misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” The storm facing today’s technology titans is cloud computing. Oracle has announced a number of cloud computing related deals with bedfellows recently scorned. Strange bedfellows #1: Oracle and Dell announced on June …

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Posted on June 26, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

With the release of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.3, the Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) toolset got a much needed overhaul. This tool has been popular with administrators and users of the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) application software since it was known as Upstream. And as its capabilities expanded (and after it was renamed FDM), it has been …

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Posted on June 18, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

BI Publisher has long been a companion application to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) since the early days of OBIEE version 10g and is now part of the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite (BIF). This is often a confusing point since BIF is referring to OBIEE and its companion products where OBIEE is referring to Oracle Business …

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Posted on June 13, 2013
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects

This is a question that we get often from clients and potential clients. What’s the fuss with the sequencing of these three words? After all, there will be an Extract (E) from the source system; the extracted data will undergo a Transformation (T) process; and all this will undergo a Load (L) process into the …

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Posted on June 12, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

The new Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) sample application (V305) is now available as of June 12, 2013. The new sample application does a good job at displaying all the latest and greatest features of OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0. As with the prior release, the sample application is now deployed only on Oracle Virtual Box (OVB) – and …

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Posted on June 10, 2013
Author: Ron Woodlock, Performance Architects

It is self-evident that porting an existing application onto an Exalyticsserver will improve performance. However, anecdotal evidence of a possible performance improvement is generally not enough to justify an organization’s adoption of new technology. What is needed is a comparative set of metrics on performance and cost between Exalytics and the legacy platform. As a result, …

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Posted on June 6, 2013
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

The question of build versus buy is an old and much-debated topic in the field of Information systems and data-related technologies. Oracle has clearly been selling the “buy” proposition when it comes to building a metadata model in OBIEE (aka: Oracle Business Intelligence Applications or OBIA), and there are many great and valid reasons for this that I …

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