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Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP: The Guide to Oracle's Multidimensional Solution [Paperback]

Michael Schrader , Dan Vlamis , Mike Nader , Chris Claterbos , Dave Collins , Mitch Campbell , Floyd Conrad
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Book Description

Oct. 28 2009 0071621822 978-0071621823 1

The only book to cover and compare Oracle's online analytic processing products

With the acquisition of Hyperion Systems in 2007, Oracle finds itself owning the two most capable OLAP products on the market--Essbase and the OLAP Option to the Oracle Database. Written by the most knowledgeable experts on both Essbase and Oracle OLAP, this Oracle Press guide explains how these products are similar and how they differ. Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP will help you architect the Oracle OLAP product that is most appropriate for your application, and build, tune, and maintain OLAP solutions.


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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

Michael Schrader is the director of BI Strategy at Oracle.

Dan Vlamis, founder of Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc., is a beta tester and customer advisory board member for Oracle BI and OLAP-related products.

Mike Nader is a global domain expert for Essbase and Analytics with Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence team.

Chris Claterbos is consulting manager for Vlamis Software, specializing in data warehousing and BI implementations.

Dave Collins has been working with Essbase as a consultant and instructor for more than 15 years.

Mitch Campbell is a global domain expert for Business Intelligence at Oracle.

Floyd Conrad has been working with Hyperion Planning as a customer and sales consultant for more than 15 years.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Well presented July 19 2010
Nice review of the engine. I used it in order to understand the different parts of Oracle offerings in the BI world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars About Olap and Essbase Feb. 23 2010
By Andrea Cozzani - Published on
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good comparison of 2 distinct Oracle OLAP products April 17 2013
By C. Lewis - Published on
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Essbase Jan. 17 2012
By Backbutton - Published on
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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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre book July 20 2014
By johnny - Published on
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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.
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you really need to know... Nov. 27 2009
By Candid Feedback - Published on
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.
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