Why I created a blog

Its been four years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Websphere support in 11.1.2.1?

While 11.1.2.1 has not been released yet, I was looking through Oracle support to see if I could sneak a peek at anything about it. I found a Statement of direction for Websphere support in a document dated 04-Jan-2011. It says:

Statement of Direction
EPM System release 11.1.2 did not include support for IBM WebSphere Application Server. This was done only as a short-term and temporary condition. Current plans call for full certification of IBM WebSphere Application Server with EPM System release 11.1.2 Patch Set 2, with availability planned for 2HCY2011. Please note that customers who have deployed EPM System release 11.1.2 or 11.1.2.1(when available) will be able to apply this patch set to those releases.
Oracle maintains its commitment to supporting Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System on the broadest spectrum of software and hardware platforms. It is expected that IBM WebSphere Application Server as well as IBM DB2, AIX and Tivoli Directory Server will continue playing an important role in this regard and will continue to be supported in our roadmap of EPM System releases.”

So those of you who have been waiting for the patch, it does not appear websphere will be supported – Yet. I’ve heard rumor that 11.1.2.2 won’t be available until late this year (and based on how long it has taken 11.1.2.1 I would not hold my breath waiting for it).  I am going to predict that 11.1.2.1 will be released late this week or early next week, but it is just a guess.

When the patch comes out, I’ll try to review the important fixes and enhancements in it (aside from the ability to migrate apps).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kaleidoscope Early Bird Discount is Expiring

On March 25th the early bird discount for Kaleidoscope will expire. I know a number of you are “saying big deal, it always gets extended” or “its only a little bit more after that”, but it can be a big deal to register early. I’ll tell you why.

First, if you register before March 25th, you will save $300. If you use the partner code for interRel IRC you can save even more. I don’t know if the IRC code will offer a discount after March 25th. Why take the chance.

Second, The Hands on Labs are now open for registration. In a meeting yesterday, I was told the Hyperion related labs are already at 60% capacity. Signups are on a first come- first served basis. If you register now, you can also sign up for the labs. Going to a lab is like going to a free class. This IS a big deal. Think of how much you save over going to classes.

With the Sunday symposium, the sessions, the Hands on Labs, the Hyperion midnight madness (10pm Monday night). the social events, and being in beautiful downtown Long Beach in June, this is a conference that should not be missed. 

Some of you are saying, “This conference is too technical for me”. I will agree that the conference has some of the best technical presentations of any conference, but we have expanded the scope of the conference to include sessions for the less technical users. You can see what is being offered at sessions and symposiums So bring your HFM and user compatriots.

Heck, it is so close to Southern California attractions like Disneyland,  Knott’s Berry farm and beautiful beaches come to the conference then take the family on a mini vacation. Think of the brownie points you will earn from the kids.

You can register at Kaleidoscope Registration  I look forward to seeing you there.