Hybrid Essbase 101 for EPBCS Users

Session Number: 8393
Track: Planning
Sub-Categorization: Design
Session Type: Solutions
Primary Presenter: Glenn Schwartzberg [Analytics Practice Lead - interRel Consulting]
Time: Jun 25, 2019 (02:15 PM - 03:15 PM)
Room: 6A, Level 6

Speaker Bio: Glenn Schwartzberg has been an IT professional for more than 30 years. He started his career in IT (MIS at the time) working on IBM mainframes, writing COBOL and CICS programs. He quickly worked his way up the food chain, becoming a manager with 15 people working for him. At this pivotal juncture, he decided he would prefer to be a technical resource rather than spend his time telling other people what to do and justifying his life through paperwork. He entered the world of consulting, in which he was a DBA on Teradata DBC1012 computers, programming, and maintaining databases. This was his introduction to SQL.

During his stint working on data warehouses, Glenn ran into a little program from Arbor Software called Essbase. Glenn immediately saw the value of allowing users to get their own data, so he started learning all he could about it. This was version 3.11. As time and versions progressed, Glenn continued to learn, and the versions became more feature-rich and complex. Although Glenn did not like being a manager, he did feel it was important to assist others as they attempted to solve the issues they were having with the application. He joined bulletin boards and forums and was an ardent contributor, answering others’ questions and gaining more knowledge. In 2008, due to his ongoing efforts to assist others and evangelize Essbase, he was honored with the title of Oracle ACE in Business Intelligence. In 2010, he had the privilege of being named an Oracle ACE Director. He continues to share his knowledge of Essbase and its associated products though the Oracle EPM discussion forums, presentations at conferences, user group meetings, webcasts, and his blog. He was one of the founding members of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG Board.
Technologies or Products Used: Essbase, OAC, PBCS, EPBCS

Session Summary for Attendees:  Did you hear the news? Hybrid is the default Essbase cube type in OAC and is now supported in EPBCS! Join Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg as he leads a Hybrid Essbase 101 course for EPBCS developers. Curriculum topics include: key differences in BSO vs. ASO vs. hybrid, when to use hybrid, how to make a cube hybrid EPBCS, design best practices for hybrid in Essbase, design best practices in EPBCS, gotchas, and other things to look out for. After this session, you’ll be fully fluent in Essbase hybrid.