CDN$ 64.03
  • List Price: CDN$ 71.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 7.92 (11%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Oracle Essbase & Oracle O... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution Paperback – Oct 28 2009

4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
"Please retry"
CDN$ 64.03
CDN$ 57.53 CDN$ 25.69

Save an Additional 10% on Textbooks When you Join Amazon Student

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Student members save an additional 10% on Textbooks with promo code TEXTBOOK10. Enter code TEXTBOOK10 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (Oct. 28 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071621822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071621823
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.4 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #487,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Complete Coverage of Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP

Written by renowned experts on both Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP, this exclusive Oracle Press guide explains the unique features and benefits of these powerful online analytic processing products. Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution provides the details you need to architect the OLAP solution that meets your requirements. Proven techniques for building robust applications and tuning and maintaining your OLAP environment are included in this authoritative resource. Real-world case studies illustrate the material presented.

  • Learn OLAP concepts and history
  • Understand OLAP as a key component of any business intelligence architecture
  • Design and build Oracle OLAP analytic workspaces
  • Plan and create Oracle Essbase databases
  • Generate reports from Oracle OLAP, Oracle Essbase, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, and other tools
  • Accelerate and enhance data warehouses with Oracle OLAP
  • Use Oracle Essbase with performance management applications, including Oracle Hyperion Planning, Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Oracle Crystal Ball, and Oracle Smart Space
  • Develop custom applications using Java APIs
  • Configure, optimize, tune, and maintain Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP

About the Author

Dan Vlamis has been developing OLAP applications since 1986 when he graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. He worked with Express at Information Resources Inc. (IRI) where he led the back-end team that wrote Oracle Sales Analyzer in Express. In 1992 he left IRI and moved to the Kansas City area where he founded Vlamis Software Solutions Inc. which has led more than 200 OLAP implementations. Dan has been a frequent speaker at major Oracle conferences such as Oracle OpenWorld IOUG, Collaborate, and ODTUG for over a decade. As an Oracle Business Intelligence Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) board member he chaired BIWA Summit 2008 and was the BI/EPM/DW Track Chair for Collaborate 10 and Collaborate 11. Dan was a co-author on the Oracle Press book Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP - The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution. Recognized by Oracle as an Oracle ACE he is often featured in Oracle Magazine. Dan is a customer advisory board member for Oracle BI and OLAP-related products and he consults with Oracle Product Management regularly. Dan covers BI and OLAP through his popular blog at

Inside This Book

(Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Nice review of the engine. I used it in order to understand the different parts of Oracle offerings in the BI world.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa4ff2f00) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0872ba0) out of 5 stars About Olap and Essbase Feb. 23 2010
By Andrea Cozzani - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a very good guide for a Business Intelligence specialist. Olap technology concepts help you for the best comprehension of the multidimensional environment (Essbase). This manual speaks about the Hyperion Essbase product history and contains many screenshots to illustrate the use of the principle application such as Smart View or Essbase Server. The architecural schemas are very clear and simple and help you to understand the complexity of the structure.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d8f5120) out of 5 stars Best Book on Essbase Jan. 17 2012
By Backbutton - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Clear, well-written and fully explanatory, assumes almost blank slate. Logically organized.

Can gain both theorectical insight and key concepts and understanding of how to use. How to's are step by step, with good screen shots.

Much better than other books on Essbase available to get a good grasp of Essbase as well as Oracle OLAP.

What I like about this book is that it is a no-nonsense book; there is no silly humor like the "Look Smarter Than You Are..." books on Essbase/Hyperion. This really covers the subject well, and is an easy read.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d5ca48c) out of 5 stars Very good comparison of 2 distinct Oracle OLAP products April 17 2013
By C. Lewis - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I found this book to give a good compare and contrast between the 2 Oracle OLAP products currently on the market. I was looking for a reference that articulated the both functional and technical differences/similarities and this book fits the bill pretty well. Definitely helps to have some OLAP background, but this is a well written technical manual and I found it straight-forward to find both high and lower level information.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9b3f84) out of 5 stars What you really need to know... Nov. 27 2009
By Candid Feedback - Published on
Format: Paperback
Once again, Mike Schrader and his co authors provide valuable insights and guidance that helps those with lesser proficiency to elevate their capabilities, to get it right the first time as well as to address historic issues. Thanks to all.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d4c89fc) out of 5 stars mediocre book July 20 2014
By johnny - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
First this book covers both Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP applications so you basically are reading half a book it you are only interested in one of the applications. The author introduces interesting topics such as slowly changing dimensions, effective dating, attributes but doesn't show you how to actually set them up in Essbase. There are pages showing discussion how to load dimensions and data but nothing about how to delete data. There is nothing about database security. The last quarter of the book is a waste of time where it discusses various reporting applications (mostly from Oracle) that don't even come with Essbase. The chapter that shows how to build a cube using Essbase Studio from a relational database does nothing to show you what Essbase is doing behind the scenes as it automates the build. Virtually no information on using the administrator console to build a cube such as how to implement a time dimension type. Also throughout the book there is a lot of fluff on getting information from users and gathering requirements which offer nothing from a technical aspect. After reading this book I have more questions than answers. This book shows that there are no shortcuts to reading the actual product manuals.