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Posted on January 29, 2014

In a previous post, we discussed the case for getting started with a Big Data initiative. One of the fundamental technologies underlying Big Data initiatives is Hadoop. So, what is Hadoop, and where does the technology fit into the traditional relational database environment? Hadoop is an open source platform for acquiring and processing Big Data …

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Posted on November 27, 2013

Has your team recently implemented Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), but you feel it is lacking bells and whistles you would expect with an enterprise application? Sure, the application is a great consolidation tool and it handles some incredibly complex ownership and allocation calculations with ease; but are you looking for the next big splash? Automating …

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Posted on November 13, 2013

As we work with our clients in helping them set up, or migrate to, an Oracle Exalytics X2/X3-4-based Oracle BI (OBIEE) or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion) environment we have noticed a recurring theme…in-house Information Technology (IT) support personnel express apprehensions with adopting the technology. So much so that in a case or two, they have asked us to perform the …

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Posted on October 30, 2013

The case for gathering and analyzing big data streams is growing. A recent study by the MIT Center for Digital Business found that the more a company characterizes itself as data-driven, the better the company performs in terms of productivity and profitability1. So what is “Big Data?” To start, we at Performance Architects define “Big …

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Posted on October 9, 2013

We have all heard and read volumes of content on how to implement an EPM system. However, I don’t think anyone has ever explained how not to implement an EPM solution. This blog post discusses the top five things to avoid when implementing your new EPM solution. 5. Reinventing Bad Processes Too many times (and …

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Posted on April 25, 2013

I generally think of the Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) as a document as well as an associated process. Process steps are tied to groups of columns in the matrix. In this post, we’ll explore the first two steps in the process. Capture Business Requirements. In this section, requirements are catalogued during discovery sessions. The table …

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