Kaleidoscope Second Half Report
Howdy from San Antonio, TX!
I presented a good session with Ron Moore on sensitivity analysis where I demoed Essbase Cloud (EssCS) Sandbox capabilities. OAC with EssCS and DataVisualization are what got me the most excited at this conference.
Essbase Cloud is actually the next version of Essbase that will be available in 2019 on premises with Oracle EPM 11.2. It is a completely new engine and sits on a recent Java version. This version of Essbase has been around for quite a while actually, it was available with OBIEE for more than a year. It means that you are not going to find the usual bugs you can find with a new release here. Hybrid BSO is the default with EssCS and all existing limitations with Hybrid BSO are eliminated. The pricing model is different with a pay per use billing. With OAC, you are purchasing a platform, which is different from a software as a service model.
Essbase Hybrid BSO (the ability to have BSO base data and ASO aggregations) was the other hot topic, even if it is not supported, two sessions (Ron and Brian Brockway’s presentation and Cameron and Essbasedownunder session) talked about using Hybrid with Planning. I used Hybrid BSO with Planning and it allows you to do things you could not do before and I agree with the presenters: some administrators spend weekends aggregating, doing backups, and updating Planning databases, Hybrid BSO gives their lives back.
Last, ODTUG hosted a party at the San Antonio Sunset Station to celebrate their 20 years. That was a lot of fun and it was perfectly organized. I take the opportunity of this post to thank all the volunteers at ODTUG, they do a wonderful job planning an organizing this event.
See you next year in Orlando (link to kscope 18) !